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  1. 2 months ago
    Has great power
    Use it around the farm to clear fence rows, cuts great plenty of power.
  2. 2 months ago
    Best saw ever
    It made light work of huge trees. I have the 25 inch bar.
  3. 1 month ago
    excellent saw
    I've been using chainsaws since the 1960s and now at almost 70 years of age I needed adequate power with less weight. My 362C fits nicely. It"s efficient and fast cutting. Actually, it cuts faster than some of my heavier saws from years gone by. It starts easily and dependably, and is the safest saw I've ever had. With a 20 inch bar it's well balanced and will quickly process everything I need. I've had bad luck with off brand bar and chain oil, so I recommend using Stihl oil. If your saw will ... read more stay in the case for weeks or months at a time, use the pre mixed fuel; it's much more dependable.
  1. 2 months ago
    Worth the extra money
    I bought this saw for a combination of everything, firewood, trimming, hinge cutting, etc. It did not disappoint. It's starts like clockwork on the 5th pull. I've got close to 100 hours on this saw with no hiccups. Great, dependable saw. I'm glad I spent the extra money. I have since bought a 170 for my smaller work, but still regularly use my 261.
  2. 10 months ago
    Thumbs up to the MS261C
    Owning a small excavating company We frequently use saws. I purchased the 261c and put a 3/8th sprocket and 20" bar on it. The saw has just enough power to handle the set up on bigger cuts. Let the weight of the saw carry it through the cut and it cuts like butter. This saw has great power to weight ratio and runs strong all day. I recommend this saw to the homeowners that have an occasional need for a saw to the professionals who cut every day.
  3. 4 months ago
    Awesome Saw!
    I haven't had too much time with this saw yet, but I was able to test it out. I dropped a pretty big tree with it, limbed it and cut it up in approximately an hour with this saw. It preformed flawlessly!It has a great deal of power and speed for a lighter saw. It is a lot easier to handle than my MS 441. I am looking forward to getting a load of logs so I can have some more fun with this new saw! I would definitely recommend this saw!
  1. 3 years ago
    The MS 461R Extremely Powerful,well designed STIHL POWERHOUSE!
    I've had my MS461R Stihl for a little over six months. I purchased mine with a 32" bar and Full Skip chain. It's hard to explain how amazing this saw is unless you try one out. I cut large Red Oak the day I brought it home and it ate through the tree like a Nuclear Beaver! The 461 is well balanced,easy to maintain, and relatively easy on fuel. The more you use the saw, the better it gets! I highly recommend the 461R to anyone needing a mid-sized Professional saw with amazing cutting power. ... read more OUTSTANDING Engineering from STIHL!
  2. 5 months ago
    Best all around saw
    This saw is easy to start, maintain, and use. Great power to weight ratio.
  3. 5 months ago
    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.
  1. 4 months ago
    Great saw
    Needed more saw than my 290 had and bought a 461 for felling. I now have 10 gallons of fuel through the 461. With a 28 inch bar and a yellow chain the saw is an absolute beast. It's a big saw, it's a bit heavy but it does big heavy work with ease, I love it....
  2. 4 months ago
    Excellent professional saw
    Our company owns many saws, in every size and power range, but the 461 is our go to saw. We put hundreds of hours on them and they always perform. We start them dozens of times a day for months on end. We run various bar lengths, but mainly a 20" bar with a .325 chain for building log homes. We perform every cut imaginable, and run the saw at very high RPM's. We also operate the saw upside down much of the time with no problems. This saw, and all Stihl products, will pay for themselves in no time.
  3. 5 months ago
    STIHL Pride
    This saw is full of power but then again it's STIHL the only saws/brand I will ever buy period! Very easy to maintain clean and identify components I bought it with a 28 and just been very happy and satisfied I purchased this saw. Saw has very bogged down I even cut though a 46 inch locust log and still didn't hesitate at all , love this saw so full of power.
  1. 2 years ago
    Power to weight ratio nuff said
    Was looking for a light pro saw for limbing and cutting brush. Have a ms 362 and though I love it, it is better for bucking the main trunk. I wanted something nimble to dismantle the canopy on th ground. Was looking at the ms 201 rear handle. At a 150 dollars cheaper, a pound heavier, and a lot more horsepower the ms 241 won my choice. The mtronic is nice and starting is a breeze.
  2. 4 months ago
    Top saw in its class
    After testing all of the professional saws in the 40cc range, I found this to be the overall best one currently available in North America. The M-Tronic carburetor adjusts perfectly when using the saw at sea level or high altitude, saving the time and trouble of having to manually adjust it at different altitudes. Additionally, this saw is light, maneuverable, and cuts great with plenty of power. The MS 241 would be the perfect saw for homeowners and occasional users for all the above reasons, ... read more and of course having a STIHL dealer vs. buying some inferior product at one of the big box stores--with no meaningful product support or service. Even though Stihl will never get me away from my 372XP, they've created a slam dunk winner of a saw with the MS 241 C-M. nice job STIHL!
  3. 3 months ago
    Great chainsaw
    Great chainsaw. The easiest chainsaw I have ever started!!!!! I have never had to pull the cord more than three times to start. I have used it to take out 10 trees so far and not a single problem. Had to have chains sharpened. I can't recommend this enough. I have owned six other saws (Not Stihl) and this one is by far the best.
  1. 1 year ago
    Toss the .325 sprocket
    Best power to weight ratio of any saw I've ever used. I recommend a 3/8 pitch conversion with an 18" bar . I occasionally run a 25" with no problems. I'm
  2. 3 years ago
    BEST SAW! LOVE
    Incredible saw! AMAZING POWER! Love the professional line! The MS 261 C-M is perfect for me as a homeowner for all the sawing I do! Cannot say enough good things about this saw or STIHL!
  3. 2 months ago
    Great saw, that is lightweight, has plenty of power, and starts reliably.
    Took the saw to Northern Michigan and it preformed wonderfully. Its starts easily and has plenty of power. Used it on Ash, Oak, and forty foot pines trees. It is light weight even with the 20 inch bar I had installed. Used it at home yesterday and it started with one pull. I wish I had this saw twenty years ago it would have saved much frustration. Great saw.
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