MS 461 R - $1,099.95 DSRP



Quantity:

Reserve with STIHL Express for In-Store Pick Up

Fuel efficient and low maintenance, now with a wrap-around handle (R).

The STIHL MS 461 R is a great all-around professional forestry and tree care chainsaw. With the same power and weight as the MS 460, it offers up to 20% less fuel consumption, meaning you can spend less time refueling and less money on fuel. This durable chainsaw also features a wrap-around handle for use in multiple positions for felling or limbing with hands in the proper positions. The heavy-du...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
MS 461 R Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 76.5 cc (4.7 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 4.5 kW (6.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 7.1 kg (15.72 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 800 cc (27.1 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 325 cc (11.0 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 33 RS3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 80 cm (16" to 32")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E Super
POWER SOURCE Gas
STIHL recommends #3624 (33 RS3 84) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 25" 3003 000 4030 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which power head it is installed on.
Model Features
  • Zoom
    Wrap Handle (R)
    Saw can be used in multiple positions for felling or limbing with hands in the proper positions.
  • Zoom
    Adjustable Automatic Oiler
    The Adjustable Automatic Oiler allows the user to adjust the lubricant of the guide bar and saw chain for different bar lengths and cutting conditions.
  • Zoom
    STIHL ElastoStart™
    The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.
  • Zoom
    IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
  • Zoom
    Side-Access Chain Tensioner
    The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
  • Zoom
    Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.
  • Zoom
    Decompression Valve
    The decompression valve, also referred to as 'deco' or 'deco valve', vents compression in the cylinder for easier starting. The decompression valve temporarily reduces the compression in the combustion chamber during cranking and helps reduce the effort needed to pull the starter rope. It is opened manually and closes automatically as soon as the engine fires.
Standard Features
  • Zoom
    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

    More Information

  • Zoom
    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
Click to view the STIHL Limited Warranty Time Periods
We Also Suggest
  • HP Ultra 2-Cycle Engine Oil Zoom
    HP Ultra 2-Cycle Engine Oil
    HP Ultra is a fully synthetic 2-cycle engine oil specially suited for high performance chainsaws and power tools. This oil has outstanding engine cleaning characteristics, plus “ultra” superior lubricating qualities in comparison to other 2-cycle engine oils. It is ideal for use in STIHL 4-MIX® engines. This oil is biodegradable, degrading by 80% in 21 days.

    •2.6 oz. bottle makes 1 gallon mix

    •5.2 oz. bottle makes 2 gallon mix

    •6.4 oz. bottle makes 2 1/2 gallon mix

    •12.8 oz. bottle makes 5 gallon mix

    STIHL recommends a mix of 50:1 high-quality 89 octane or higher unleaded gasoline to STIHL engine oil. This same mix ratio should be used during break-in.

  • Bar and Chain Oil Zoom
    Bar and Chain Oil
    STIHL Bar and Chain oil is formulated to adhere to the bar and chain, and to reduce wear. Special agents in the oil formulation help keep sap and pitch from clinging to the bar and chain.

    Available in quart and gallon bottles, 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums, in both summer and winter weights.

  • Complete Filing Kits Zoom
    Complete Filing Kits
    Kits available for the following chain types: STIHL PICCO Mini; 1/4" pitch chain; .325" pitch chain; 3/8" pitch chain; .404" pitch chain.
    Includes file guide, depth gauge, round file, flat file and two file handles in tool pouch.
    Chain Pitch File Diameter File Guide
    Part Number
    Sharpening Kit
    Part Number
    in. mm in. mm Part Number
    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

    1/4
    3/8 PM
    6.35
    9.32
    5/32 4.0 0811 411 8091

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1027

    0.325 8.25 3/16 4.8 0811 412 8088

    5605 750 4328

    5605 007 1028

    3/8 9.32 13/64 5.2 0814 243 3384 5605 750 4329

    5605 007 1029

    0.404 10.26 7/32 5.5 0811 412 8108 5605 750 4330

    5605 007 1030

For Your Safety
  • Pro Mark™ Wrap Chaps Zoom
    Pro Mark™ Wrap Chaps
    Same as our apron style chaps with additional lower leg full wrap-around cut-retardant protection. Waist size expands from 30" to 42". Available with 6 or 9 layers in 36" length.

    STIHL Pro Mark items are "Wash and Wear." They do not require dry cleaning as other brands do.

     

     

  • Pro Mark™ Forestry Helmet System Zoom
    Pro Mark™ Forestry Helmet System
    The STIHL Pro Mark™ Forestry Helmet System is a premium quality product, designed with NRR 25 hearing protection and adjustable ratchet-style six-point suspension.
  • Pro Mark™ Chainsaw Boot Zoom
    Pro Mark™ Chainsaw Boot
    Before you head out of the door for your next chainsaw job, lace up the stylish STIHL Pro Mark™ Chainsaw Boot. This boot will help keep your feet protected from the elements with its inner GORE-TEX® fabric, delivering water-resistant technology and optimal breathability. Plus, its deep lacing hooks will help keep your feet securely fastened while you’re hard at work. Complete with a padded steel toe and a comfort sole made of rubber, this high-quality black suede work boot is designed with safety in mind. The hardworking STIHL Pro Mark™ Chainsaw Boot meets OSHA requirements for protective footwear in chainsaw use, as well as EN 17249 (Class 2) and EN 20345 S2 requirements for chainsaw protective boots. Swing by our store and try them on for yourself!
  • STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Protective Gloves Zoom
    STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Protective Gloves
    Durable and hardworking, STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Gloves deliver professional-grade hand protection. The palm and inner fingers are made of full grain tanned leather, so you can work with comfort without sacrificing a firm hold. Featuring multiple layers of cut-retardant materials – Avertic® Pro and Dyneema fabrics by Engtex® – these gloves will help deliver protection without compromising the dexterity you need while operating a chainsaw. Accented with an orange rip-stop nylon backing, these dynamic gloves offer style and protection. Water repellant, breathable and featuring a Velcro wrist closure, STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Gloves are as ready for the woods as you.

Are You Ready for a STIHL?

MS 461 R is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well balanced and strong powerband I've always wanted a large displacement chainsaw and the time finally arrived to buy one. My friend bought the ms461 with wrap handle and I bought the ms661 with wrap handle. I've ran about a gallon of fuel through it so far and it's ran fantastic. I have cut both ash and oak to date. On large oak cuts even against the grain the 661 pulls like a boss. Fuel consumption is decent for a saw this size. Currently I'm running a 25" bar with a 3/8 chain which seems perfect for cutting the larger sized trees in this area. The fit and finish and ergonomics verse the comparable 395 husky is better on air cleaner servicing, fuel caps, trigger and basic control layout. I value attention to detail on design. I do wish stihl had a sock that went over the air cleaner that helped shed off larger sawdust chips as the Oem design clogs up quick. I would recommend this saw!
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There's a Right Tool for Every Job and for trees over 8 foot diameter; this is the right tool. I have never had a chain saw make me feel like a kid again as an adult. I knew it would have plenty of power but I didn't think it would make me feel small again. It made me smile to feel small again if only for a little while.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Saw! I run Sthils 36" "Light" bar on my 461R and couldn't imagine running anything else on the saw. No it has never bogged down because of it. Ive got 4 smaller Sthil saws and I enjoy reaching for an appropriately sized saw for what I'm cutting. I wish Sthil made "Light" bars for all their saws. They are AMAZING! My 461R came with the standard 36" bar and it felt real nose heavy. I swapped for Sthils "Light" bar (yes it cost more) and the saw feels lighter than my MS310! The extra money is worth every penny in my opinion.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best all around saw This saw is easy to start, maintain, and use. Great power to weight ratio.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just an awesome saw! Purchased the saw new in august with 28 bar". I have put through it's paces. The emerald ash borer decimated my trees. Long story short, saw hasn't missed a beat! 40 face on the fence right now! I love running this saw, and will add that it is less tiresome to run than my older MS 310. I can't wait to run the 20" bar on it. Erik
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The saw the pro loggers use the most here. I got this as I have to work some big trees and I needed a powerful saw. I have a 25" and 28" bar, it will take a 32". With the 28" it cuts through logs fast. This saw makes work get done.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding saw This is a very reliable model and a beast of a chainsaw. I used almost every day, it's very easy to handle and has been easy on my body. Very easy to start and maintain, best of all it cuts through everything I throw at it with ease. This saw is probably overkill for the average user but a must for those who need a heavy duty reliable saw on a daily basis.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw! Best yet. A lot of power. Very easy to handle. Will definitely buy another one!
Date published: 2016-11-18
  • y_2017, m_10, d_21, h_20
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_32
  • loc_en_US, sid_ms461r, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_stihl