MS 462 R C-M

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Professional, lightweight chainsaw featuring the STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management system and wrap handle.

Product Description

The STIHL MS 462 R C-M chainsaw features an excellent power-to-weight ratio, the next generation STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management system and a wrap handle that allows for more control when using long guide bars. This is the lightest STIHL gasoline-powered saw in its class, weighing only 13.9 lbs. and has an anti-vibration system that helps reduce fatigue for the user when bucking and felling trees. This saw also features a slim sprocket cover that reduces weight and provides efficient chip discharge.

Model Features

  • 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.

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  • STIHL M-Tronic™ 
    This product features M-Tronic™ (M) - a new generation of Intelligent Engine Management that eliminates the low and high speed carburetor adjustment screws, compensates for dirty air filter and changes in elevation and fuel quality for optimum engine power at all times.

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  • Pre-Separation Air Filtration System
    This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.

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  • Wrap Handle (R)
    Saw can be used in multiple positions for felling or limbing with hands in the proper positions.
  • STIHL Quickstop®
    STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.

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  • Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Winter/Summer Shutter
    The Winter/Summer Shutter allows the carburetor to operate at optimum temperature year-round and helps to prevent carburetor icing when working below 50°F (10°C).
  • Ematic™ Lubrication System
    The Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.
  • 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.
  • Master Control Lever™
    The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.
  • 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.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
72.2 cc (4.41 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
4.4 kW (6.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
6.3 kg (13.9 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
720 cc (24.35 oz)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
340 cc (11.5 oz)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges)
40 to 70 cm (16” to 28”)
STIHL OILOMATIC® Saw Chain
POWER SOURCE
Gas
STIHL recommends 3624 (33RS3-84) OILOMATIC® Saw Chain and 3003 000 4030 25” Ematic™ guide bar. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on the power head it is installed on.

Important Information

WARNING! The occurrence called “kickback” can cause serious or fatal injury. Always read the instruction manual carefully before using your saw. STIHL uses a green and yellow color-coding system to help you select a powerhead, bar and chain combination that complies with the kickback requirements of ANSI Standard B175.1 (gasoline-powered saws) and §30 of UL 1662/ ANSI Standard B175.1 (electric chainsaws). Ask your STIHL dealer about safe operating procedures and the advantages of the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q) additional chain braking feature, STIHL reduced kickback bars and STIHL low-kickback saw chains.

STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chainsaws.

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.

Reviews

MS 462 R C-M is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chain saw Easy to crank. Light weight but strong. Saws great.
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw! I got my MC462 RC after being a little frustrated regarding the lack of power of the saws that I already owned, I wanted more. Well, I got more and then some with the MC462. Way back in the day when I was riding dirt bikes the rule was you got a bike powerful enough that it scared you when you first rode it. The reasoning was that you will learn to ride it, grow into it as you learn to respect it. That philosophy still applies today just as it did those many years ago. I wanted a saw that did not bog down, one I could put a long enough bar on it that I did not have to bend over so far every time I bucked logs. With the MC462 RC I got my saw. The full wrap grip is great and with a 25 inch bar this saw is exactly what I needed to keep me and my little family warm in the below zero winters here in Montana.Starting this saw with the new three position system is out standing, it just does not get any easier than this. I love this saw and you will too.
Date published: 2019-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Had a 271, nearly the same weight, better ...... Everything... I can tell its going to be a workhorse for many years. Worth every penny.
Date published: 2019-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another great product bought from my local dealer wilson hardware love the light weight and with 28in light bar this thing is amazing glad my dealer could order it and set up the way that i like it it blows my 441c out the water and 3/4 wrap just makes it easy to use and is sexy the throttle response is wicked fast with a sharp chain i could barley stall it out on hard wood thanks stihl for another great product and thanks again to wilson hardware where unlike the big box stores your knowledge and help has yet again made me glad after 4 yrs from buying my first saw from them i bring all my friends and family to this store i appreciate all help from Dave and his wife
Date published: 2019-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing saw. When pulled from the box, my first impression was that it was a toy. It is so much lighter than the Stihl saws I’m used to using. Power is way up there and seems to be getting stronger with every tank. The angle of the handle is different and so the saw “points” differently than the previous generation Stihls’. It’s very much a “better” saw by design, lighter and more powerful than any other saw in its 72cc class. And it’s easier to use too. You’re gonna love this saw.
Date published: 2019-03-02
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