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MS 461 R Rescue Chain Saw with 20" Bar

  • STIHL MS 461 R Rescue Chain Saw
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Professional Use

A proven professional chain saw redesigned exclusively for fire, rescue and emergency service work, the MS 461 R Rescue has what it takes — just ask the Virginia Beach, VA. Fire Department who helped us design it. Lightweight and high-powered, even at mid-speed range, this chain saw can cut through even the toughest jobs using its specially designed saw chain in those urgent situations.

Standard Features:

  • Wrap handle (R) allows the saw to be used in many positions.
  • Extra large starter handle for use with fire/rescue gloves
  • Extended chip deflector helps protect user from flying debris.
  • Built-in tool holder for immediate access during an emergency.
  • Special muffler shield directs exhaust heat away from cutting surface.
  • IntelliCarb™ compensating carburetor measures air on clean side of air filter and adjusts metering diaphragm in carburetor. Maintains RPM levels even when filter begins to clog.
  • Adjustable automatic bar and chain oiler allows the user to adjust the lubricant of the guide bar and saw chain for different bar lengths and cutting conditions.
  • Side-access chain tensioner allows for easy tensioning of the saw chain.
  • View STIHL's saftey guides, and other informational videos (STIHL website)


MS 461 R Rescue Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 76.5 cc (4.7 cu. in.)
POWER 4.5 kW (6.0 hp)
WEIGHT 7.0 kg (15.4 lbs)
FUEL CAPACITY 800 cc (27.1 oz)
OIL CAPACITY 325 cc (11.0 oz)
OILOMATIC® Chain 3/8" RDR Rescue Chain (RDR)
Guide Bar Lengths (Recommended ranges) 40 to 63 cm (16" to 25")*
STIHL recommends (3944) 36RDR-72 STIHL RAPID™ DURO Rescue saw chain in combination with the 20" 3003 000 9421 or the RDR saw chain in combination with the optional depth limiter kit that includes the special 3003 002 9421 guide bar in 20" length.

*Depth Limiter Kit consists of depth limiter and special 20" guide bar (3003 002 9421) which must be used. Maximum depth of cut with depth limiter is 7.8 in. (20 cm). The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which power head it is installed on.


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