Written on: 15/07/2009
Professional user, using the Stihl MS361 for the past 2 years. The saw has plenty of power but seems happier with the 18" bar. Today we were clearing fallen trees out of the Rancocas Creek, when a 10-15 ton section of Beech (read 42" diameter) fell and took the saw completely underwater while performing a very precarious under cut. The saw was fully submerged for about 20 minutes, 4ft underwater (it went in running) After recovering the saw, we emptied the water out of the cylinder through the spark plug hole, and carb housing, cranked a little 10w-30 oil through it and gasoline mix, it was up and running in 5 minutes, no damage!!! This saw really takes some beatings and just keeps on running. Highly recommended.