Our high performance saw for thinning work in medium and high density stands. This successor to the tried-and-tested MS 460 has a new fuel-efficient, low-emission 2-MIX engine, significantly better torque build-up, a long-life HD2 filter and impressive cutting performance for better control during plunge cutting jobs.
|Version||Bar length||STIHL Part Number|
|MS 461||18"/45cm||1128 200 0410|
|MS 461||20"/50cm||1128 200 0425|
|MS 461||25"/63cm||1128 200 0426|
|Power output kW/bhp||4.4/6.0|
|Weight kg 1)||6.7|
|Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW||1.5|
|Sound pressure level dB(A) 2)||105|
|Sound power level dB(A) 2)||117|
|Vibration levels left/right m/s² 3)||4.0/3.8|
|STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type||3/8" RS|
|Recommended bar length cm/inch||63cm/25"|
Reduced-emission engine technology 2-stroke engine with stratified charge. A fuel-free layer of air is created between the burned charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase, reducing the amount of fuel lost during the charge cycle. This results in more power with a lower weight, up to 20% lower fuel consumption than regular 2-stroke engines and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.
The newly developed HD2 filter is made from polyethylene filter material with up to 70% finer pores than fleece and polyamide filters to trap even very fine dust. In addition, it is oil and water-repellent and thus very easy to clean. The PET-covered round filter cartridge with quick-release lock enables the filter to be assembled and disassembled in next to no time, without using tools.
Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.
STIHL long-life air filtration systems with pre-separation achieve perceptibly longer filter life compared with conventional filter systems. Air drawn in is swirled. The larger, heavier particles are ejected. The pre-cleaned air is routed to the air filter via the pre-separator duct.
STIHL ElastoStart reduces the shock caused by the compression of the engine during starting. The compression shock is taken away from the user's joints and muscles through a spring or rubber element in the starter handle.
The decompression valve is part of the easy starting system. The valve should be pressed before starting to reduce the compression pressure when starting, as well as the effort needed to pull the starter rope. The decompression valve is semi-automatic; it must be pressed manually before starting, but then closes automatically.
This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburettor depending on the quantity of air passing through the air filter. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. The filter doesn't need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs.
The Ematic chain lubrication system ensures pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails. When used with STIHL OILOMATIC saw chain, it will provide maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods of chain lubrication. The Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50%.
The tensioning screw can be found on the side of chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain.
All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.
The exact chain oil output can be adjusted manually for varying conditions, allowing for a reduction of up to 50%.
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