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MS 880 MAGNUM®

MS 880 MAGNUM®
This heavy-duty chainsaw offers maximum power for the most demanding cutting conditions.

Product Description

Simply the most power of any STIHL professional chainsaw, the MS 880 MAGNUM® still boasts a great power-to-weight ratio for a big saw that’s surprisingly nimble, thanks to STIHL engineering. Ideal for felling and bucking large diameter trees, this saw is precision balanced with excellent handling and reliability. And with a staggering 23% increase in engine power over the likes of the heavy-duty MS 660, the MS 880 really knows how to deliver the goods. And it’ll accept guide bars up to 59” in length – almost five whole feet of cutting power to tackle your most demanding jobs. Wrap-handle version available in select areas. (See MS 880 R.)

Model Features

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
121.6 cc (7.42 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
6.4 kW (8.6 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
10.1 kg (22.3 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
1300 cc (44.0 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
700 cc (23.7 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN
.404" RM, RS
3/8" RS3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)
43 to 150 cm (17" to 59")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC®
POWER SOURCE
Gas
STIHL recommends #3626 (36 RS3 75) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 21" 3002 000 9123 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which powerhead it is installed.

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.

* 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.

Reviews

MS 880 MAGNUM® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the saw for BIG trees So far we really like the saw - handles about 55" trees. Have not tried a horizontal cut yet but feel that this may be a challenge due to flexibility in the bar. Saw is a little tricky to start but that is probably due to user error and still learning the tool - overall well pleased
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent saw but in need of an update Excellent saw but in need of an update to maybe called the 881 with another 3 bhp.it is a very good saw and i use it most days but it dose lack a bit of power when the bar is deep into the timber when using the bigger guide bars on this saw.there are no other options when you need a big saw so it is easy for the Stihl ms880 to look good but im sure it wont be long before some other manufacture brings out a bigger rival unless Stihl bring out an up to date versions of the 880 may be a 881 sporting a bit more bhp and ft-lb of tuque. To sum up an amazing saw with nothing to compare it to from any other manufacture.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for large trees Not for general use. Same shape as a 660 but bigger in all dimensions. A bit heavier but not like the older large saws. Great for bucking large logs or several logs at once when they are in a deck. I like how it pulls in the midrange and does not have to be wound up like the 660.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new ms880magnum Just got my saw from broadwater trading company in gate city va,the service was awesome as always and let me tell you, the ms880magnum is great,the quality is perfect in every way.i would highly recommended this saw to anyone who is serious about cutting big wood and/or chainsaw mills.put a 25"bar on it and it's a great firewood saw,put a 36inch bar or larger on it and fell some big timber,the saw dosent care what's on it ,it just flat out preforms.this chainsaw is an all-in-one power house.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can make some changes I have an Alaskan sawmill! The chainsaw is pretty strong but has met it's match. I wished Stihl would get in the market to outfit their saws with aftermarket companies idea's. Could definitely rethink the chain tightening process. I have been a Stihl user since 1997and have witnessed some amazing changes in the products they offer. But would love to see Stihl get into Alaskan sawmill configuration with their overall industry leading technology and techniques. Because we all know how German engineering is
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scary Powerful This saw has been a dream of mine. And now I own it! All I can say is the wait was well worth it. This saw is so powerful it's scary. The saw encourages a good challenge this saw will laugh whatever is in front. Just begs for more wood to cut! You will NEVER wanna put this sexy saw down once you start it! I bought this with a 41 on it and never looked back just always so happy I can say and proudly tell people I own the Stihl 880ms
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great powerhead Another great saw right out of the box. I use this saw to power my turbosawmill. Plenty of power right out of the box, no need for mods. Its expensive, but your not buying it for the price point, your buying it because you need guaranteed dependable power right from the start, and that's what you get.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, why did I wait so long!! I don't write very many reviews about anything, but I now own 5 Stihl saws! A few weeks ago I picked up my MS 880 for milling trees for lumber. I already have a MS 660 and two smaller pro saws and a pro pole saw- all that I use for cutting firewood, lumber for furniture making and for bowl turning. Now, while I'm not bad at throwing these saws around cutting trees and milling some wood, it's not my full time job-I am a weekend cutter. My wife thought the 660 was way to big for me. After I brought home the 880, she gave up.The MS 880 is simply the finest saw made....period. I have said before in a review that I learned about stihl saws many years ago when I joined the fire department; Stihl was all we used and after all these years, they are all I own. The 880 makes all the saws I have ever used look and cut like mediocre tools-including my smaller pro Stihl saws!The 880 is well balanced but very heavy, especially with bars 40" and longer. The 880 is also a powerhouse, professional saw. You have to pull the cord yourself and use it to fully appreciate and respect this saws unbelievable power-scary. If you don't have a lot of experience with using chain saws, this is not the saw for you. There are so many reasons why they say this saw is made for professionals only (not weekend worriers like me!). While, for fun, I have done some bucking with this saw (with a square skip-chain, it literally cuts large hardwoods like a sharp knife through butter), I really bought it to mill wood with an Alaskan Mill. I don't have the experience needed to be plunge-cutting with a saw this powerful. I cannot say enough about all my Stihl saws, but the 880 has become my favorite. You can keep your Husky's and all your cheap big box-store saws.....I have learned over the years, you just cannot beat a Stihl chain saw! I am a proud and thankful Stihl owner.
Date published: 2015-12-29
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Optional Accessories

  • Wrap Handle (R)
    Saw can be used in multiple positions for felling or limbing with hands in the proper positions.

Standard Features

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

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