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MS 461 R Rescue

A powerful and well-balanced saw that is designed exclusively for fire, rescue and emergency work service.

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MS 461 R Rescue is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A solid performer among the field of Rescue Saws on the market. The MS 461 power head is a solid performer for us. We currently have 5 front line saws spread over a truck and 3 engines. During initial testing with the modern emissions standards, it out performed the competition at idle in smoke condition. Power to weight is good, performance on scene has been solid, machines are reasonably priced, and being able to get parts and service locally were the majority of reason for us to choose Stihl. Use a premixed non ethanol fuel (Motomix is an option) for predictable results and performance. Machines are easily changed over to run a variety of rescue chains. Keep in mind with out good fuel, clean air filter, and enough oxygen in the atmosphere (out of the heavy smoke) no saw will meet peak performance.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This saw keep dying during roof operations. Our saw has been serviced several times by an authorized dealer. The sad will not keep running and often will not re start. When it does run it runs good for the few minutes. Do not depend your life or other firefighters on this saw.
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great rescue saw we have 2 engines, one serves as our rescue also. we have this saw on the rescue and another stihl on the other truck. this saw i a bit on the heavier side, so its a bit cumbersome on a roof, but it WILL cut through anthing and thensome. always starts right up. decent on fuel. overall, us at GVFC we love the saw
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great saw We bought this saw for our volunteer fire dept. We have a carbide and regular chain. Saw is easy to start with bigger starter cord handle. Has lots of power for cutting what ever you want to cut. Would recommend this saw to any fire dept.
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For firefighting its dependability is on scene is unmatched. Although a bit cumbersome while doing roof operations(not a one handed saw) the Rescue saw's dependability and durability are what we count on most when on scene and it never fails to deliver.
Date published: 2013-04-16
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