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MS 461

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MS 461
MS 461 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 93.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 461 Arctic 461 ArcticAwesome machine! Very easy to start, even in cold weather. I love the heated handles!!! I wish I did that year's ago!!!!The service after the purchase is excellent. The saw will last me during my time with it, and I will hand it down to my next generation after me. I'm a fourth generation logger in my family. This saw is a fantastic product! Excellently engineered, the BMW of production grade chainsaws!
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job as intended The saw starts easy, and runs very well. My only gripe with it is that I don't feel the automatic oiler puts out enough oil. Mine is running the 25" bar and it doesn't seem like it is using enough on logs that thick.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best investment for this year Works great, starts easy, cuts like a knife through butter.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 36" bar produces sawdust rapidly. While bucking a five foot diameter log my boot quickly gets buried under sawdust.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Chainsaw backed by Extensive Dealership Network Purchased Stihl MS461 Chainsaw and have been very impressed with this saw so far. First time buyer of a chainsaw of this magnitude. Currently own an MS250 & MS362 which are both great saws but this MS461 is simply a beast of a saw !Have used it to fell and cut up some dead post oaks some of them around 30" in diameter. Have used 28" & 32" bar and chains and this saw has cut through the dead timber like butter. Have encountered absolutely no problems so far with this saw. If you do encounter any problems our local dealership network will take care of it with whatever parts and service are necessary to get you back going again. Stihl products are made with quality craftsmanship to deliver reliable, dependable service for whatever use they are chosen for ! Stihl products are not cheap but neither is quality manufactured equipment ! If you are thinking about whether or not to purchase a chainsaw of this size do not hesitate any longer - you will not be sorry !
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 461 not like 460 This saw has a lot less power than 460. Our old 460 blows the doors off our new 461 in a race. Buy up as many old 460s as you can.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw This saw cuts big fir with ease. It may be a bit to much for the occasional firewood cutter - but it sure is nice for big jobs.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stihl priduct Bought this saw equipped with a 25" bar and chain. Have fell and cut up 2 tress with it, a 24" red oak and a 44" cherry. Saw performed great, excellent handling.
Date published: 2017-03-20
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