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MS 880 MAGNUM®

This heavy-duty chainsaw offers maximum power for the most demanding cutting conditions.

MS 880 MAGNUM®
MS 880 MAGNUM® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It has preformed great for what I got it for. Got the saw to cut down big cotton wood trees that have caught on fire do to lightning. Im on a volunteer fire department. Never falles a storm comes through and caches a trees on fire. I got tired of late nights watching to make sure the trees don't start a grass fire. Now I can get the tree down and out.
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The big timber champ I've been a professional timber faller for over 35 years. I specialize in jacking big timber. I love the MS880. I run 3/8, .063 full skip chisel chain with an 8 tooth sprocket and this saw will comfortably pull a 60" bar. One of my favorite features of this saw is the flat sided starter cover. It is much easier to sight in my lay with this flat cover as compared to the rounded cover on the 660's. I normally run a 42" bar on the 880 but when the wood gets big or difficult (like really steep ground), I'll pull a 50" or 60" bar. I do the falling with the 880 and buck the big 16's off the butt with it then finish out the top of the trees with a 660. This saw was made for people like me. It's powerful, smooth, quiet, light weight and reliable.
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a good saw but it is a handful I just bought a ms 660 and a MS 880 some of my older saws was stolen the 880 is powerful it runs beautifully with it I purchased a skip chain a 41 and 60 inch bar I cut oak wood this monster goes through it like butter I had steel products for 10 years never had manufacturer defects but like anything else you have to maintain them if you want the least amount of trouble in the field if I had to replace them again I would do it the same choice
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start, very dependable. I have been using Stihl saws for years. My bigger saws were the O46 and the O66. Both are great saws. I recently purchased the 880 with a 41 inch bar, thinking it would have around 1/5 more power than my O66 for cutting through bigger logs. I was disappointed in the power with the longer bar. I ordered a 30 inch bar and chain to try and get the cutting speed where I had expected it. It did cut faster, but for the money I would stick with the O66 (now the 660).
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw and a dream to operate! I bought this saw about six months ago and have ripped through hundreds if not thousands of board feet of storm damaged red oak, white oak, hickory and poplar. it is not amazingly hard to start once you get a feel for it. usually takes two or three pulls in the all the way down throttle position and then move one up and another two or three pulls and it fires right up! i have found that warming it up a bit at say half throttle keeps it from cutting off numerous times. i do run high octane fuel and the new two cycle engine oil for all three of my Stihl saws.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great saw for big wood A big powerful saw that will cut large wood with no problems. My 880 is equiped with a 47 inch bar and full comp chain when I cut up large oak trees here. Never have had a time where the saw was not able to do the job I ased it to do. I change to a 24" bar when I need to cut rounds into pieces small enough to move around and load onto my trailer. It cuts a good bit faster than my 066, doing the same job. Would not want to lug it around all day, but for the uses I have for it, the 880 is a perfict choice. It is also great to see the look on peoples faces when they get to run this big of a saw for the first time.
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this saw has alot more power than any other saw out there i log for a living and im allways runnning my 880 and great has a ton of power to turn a 50" bar and chain and i highly recommend this product its the best on the market
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from motocross motor in the chainsaw! I recently buy a Stihl ms 880 ,and im impress of the power of this saw!!wow!a 122cc engene,the pound of the saw is perfectly balanced and run stronger with long bars,the ms 880 is in other class!start easily with decompressive valve and elastostart starter!i recommend for experimented users!
Date published: 2013-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not to happy I just bought 880 brand new and only 7 cuts with it and done for. The dealer said it needs new power head.I owen 30 stihl saw never seen anything like this before.
Date published: 2013-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from my died after 6 months? I am a stihl fan I buy everything stihl I am lately becoming unhappy with there products. The 404 grinder wheels are not lasting long at all they break off after sharpening half a chain.. I bought a ms880 in very good used condition 2years ago it was the older model 880 with the massize muffler that saw was amazing I retired it because I rolled s big tree over it. Even after that it still ran like a monster.I bought a brand new 880 6 months ago it had problems from the beginning I felt much less power and weaker compression. Today it died I took it to Stihl they are telling me the piston and cylinder are bad . I always run St IHL 2 cycle oil. ? Over all not happy with this saw.Stihl needs to design a better air intake filter . I have the 660 and 880 there is far to much dust getting past the air filter and burning up my saws!!!!!However I have 6 bars for this saw so I will buy another 880. And hope for a longer lasting saw with no factory defects!!
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Heck of a Saw I have two MS880's one with a 32" bar and one with a 41" bar. I use the 41" to fell and the other for bucking, stumpage, or "just in case". You don't want to be felling a huge tree near structures and not have a backup saw of equal size. I have to say it is a HUGE jump in weight from the 660, however, the ease of which it pulls a .404 standard sequence chain over a 32"+ bar through extremely dense grain Texas Live Oak is really remarkable. I wouldn't worry much about the size getting you hurt unless you are climbing over limbs with the saw still running. It's so heavy that the power doesn't throw the saw back at you like the smaller saws. The only reason to have a saw like this is to fell or buck trees that are at least 40" diameter. Don't expect to cut firewood with this thing without taking a couple breaks.
Date published: 2013-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stihl ms880 if your going to run a big saw like a stihl ms880 or a stihl 084 i highly recommended you use the decompression valve when starting this big boy.i started out on smaller saw like the stihl 025,029,ms310,038,and finally went to a 066 and now i have two stihl 084,s.i run a stihl full skip tooth chain on it 404 .63.gauge which is great for cutting big.i would recommend this saw to anyone.with experience
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremly hard to start Stihl makes the best chainsaws. So I bought 2 more 391's and 2 880sStarting the new 880's is a real pain. I got some defects or I lost all my muscle mass..Its so bad Im building a holding frame to hold the saw so I can use both arms to yankon pull cord. Work terrific when running. But by the time I get them running I feel like retiring. Any suggestions. My old ones were easy to start and dealers say there is nothing wrong with new ones. I hate them.
Date published: 2013-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ITS WORTH IT THE STIHL MS880 IS great for useing if you are a tree faller. the saw dose have to have the gas and oil filled alot and air filter cleaned but its a good saw. Iam a first generration tree faller and i use this saw every time i fall a tree's. if you put a smaller bar on it will work but it's main purpose is to use with big trees and a bigg bar on it
Date published: 2012-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ultimate power saw I purchased the MS880 Magnum new in 2007 with a 36" bar for my tree service. I started off using it for firewood and to supply power to a 60" Granberg MKIII Alaskan saw mill. I have sawn several thousand board feet of lumber with this saw and felled dozens of large trees. The saw mill loads the engine when making a full width cut, but the saw powers through.My only complaint is the air filter. It requires constant cleaning. I would like to see a more efficient pre cleaning system to extend run time between filter cleanings. This is also a heavy saw, but it performs well in large log cuts like no other saw.
Date published: 2012-10-24
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