Selection Petrol chainsaws for forestry work
Petrol chainsaws for forestry work

Petrol chainsaws for forestry work

The mid-range professional saws combine useful technology with minimum weight and are indispensable for many jobs on farms and in the forest. Their range of uses covers everything from thinning forest stands through cutting thin trees to felling trees in medium-density stands. A selection of models are available with Chain Quick Tensioning (B), M-Tronic engine management (M), Quick Stop Super Chain Brake (Q), Comfort (C), Heated handles (W) or Heated carburettor (V).

Compare Model Displacement ­cm³ Power output ­kW/bhp Weight ­kg Price
MS 201 C-M 35.2 1.8/2.4 4 1) £798.00*
MS 241 C-M 42.6 2.3/3.1 4.5 1) £744.00*
MS 261 C-M 50.2 3/4.1 4.9 1) £780.00*
NEW MS 261 C-M 50.2 3/4.1 4.9 1) £792.00*
MS 261 C-M VW 50.2 3/4.1 5.1 1) £930.00*
NEW MS 261 C-M VW 50.2 3/4.1 5.1 1) £918.00*
MS 362 C-M 59 3.5/4.8 5.6 1) £966.00*
MS 362 C-M VW 59 3.5/4.8 5.8 1) £1,056.00*
MS 400 C-M 66.8 4/5.4 5.8 1) £1,104.00*
MS 462 C-M 72.2 4.4/6 6 1) £1,224.00*
MS 462 C-M VW 72.2 4.4/6 6.1 1) £1,314.00*
MS 500i 79.2 5/6.8 6.2 1) £1,344.00*
MS 500i W 79.2 5/6.8 6.3 1) £1,458.00*
MS 661 C-M 91.1 5.4/7.3 7.4 1) £1,452.00*
1) Without fuel, without bar and chain
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ⓘ Safety Notice

When using a chainsaw, you must always take the correct precautions. Please wear the correct personal protective equipment before you begin using your chainsaw.

  • Clothing must be sturdy and snug-fitting, but allow complete freedom of movement. Avoid clothing that could get caught on branches, brush or moving parts of the machine. Do not wear a scarf, necktie or jewellery. Tie up and confine long hair with a head scarf, cap or hard hat.
  • You must wear trousers or chaps with cut-retardant material.
  • You must wear suitable safety shoes with cut-retardant material, non-slip soles and steel toe caps.
  • To reduce the risk of eye injuries, wear tight fitting safety goggle conforming to standard EN 166 or a face shield.
  • Wear hearing protection, for example ear defenders.
  • If working in an area with the risk of falling objects, wear a hard hat.
  • Wear sturdy, protective gloves made from a resistant material.

If you are in any doubt about how to use a chainsaw correctly, we recommend speaking to your local STIHL Approved Dealer first. Many dealers offer a Click & Collect service, where you can order online then collect it in person where a trained member of staff can give you a full handover and instructions on how to operate the machine. Please note you should never use a chainsaw whilst on a ladder and should only use it in a tree if you have the appropriate qualifications.

Video tutorials can be found here.

* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2020. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.