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Written on: 19/01/2015 by KoltenKelly (1 review written)
Not sure how anyone could be disappointed with this saw. Unless it's abused, or the maintenance is ignored, it should last the average wood cutter for a lifetime. This saw has the one of the best power to weight ratios of any saw ever built. Doesn't run well on regular fuel, use 89 octane and it'll scream… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/11/2011 by jimej (1 review written)
was told that a stihl would probable be the last last saw i would have to buy to clean up around my farm.the last saw, a poulan lasted 22 years and i'm 52 and do noot cut firewood or cut timber either. however my 361 has spent more time at the repair shop than in the woods. stihl will not stand behind their saws. i am going to have to buy another saw to trim up with and no oneat stilh gives a damn… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/01/2011
love the 361, its a real workhorse, gets real heavy use in the summer and it needs relatively little maintenance. i run an 18" bar and is my favourite for all medium size stuff, for the size and weight it cuts medium/large timber very quickly and i only take out the 660(with 25" bar) if theres two guys cutting or its a large tree. balance with 18" is good but probably also good with 20" and should think that although a little slower it will still be powerful. change the air filter once a year… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/10/2010
I bought my 361 five years ago. I have a ms260 also that I purchased in 2002. I purchased the 361 for larger wood and have a 20 inch and 25 inch bar for it. I use the 20 inch bar most frequently. This saw is awesome. I cut almost all hardwoods and large ones at that. You get what you pay for when it comes to chainsaws. I have had zero problems with either saw and cut on average 25-30 cords of wood a year. Maintenance is important on any piece of equipment. As long as you take care of this saw… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/03/2010 by blackbart83 (1 review written)
I've used this saw for three years now and let me tell you as long as you keep her sharp she'll destroy anything it touches. This saw is very well balanced and for the money I've had no issues at all. Starts cold or hot. I cut around ten to fifteen cords per year with this saw. I've got two friends who regularly cut with me. One uses a 455rancher Husky, the other an Echo (not sure, but it's the biggest one they make)and they both like mine. The Echo is so heavy and the 455 can't keep up. I've… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/12/2009 by Treeclimber57 (8 reviews written)
We use several saws in daily use (as an Arborist). We have primarly saws from Husqvarna and Stihl, with a few Echo's in the mix.
We run Stihl's from the 200T up to the MS660 (we used to have 2 X MS880's and years ago had an 090 as well) However this is about the smaller end of the lineup.
The MS361 is an excellent saw, and one you can run all day long, every day of the week. Like any saw, they do require some care and maintenance, but nothing beyond what might be expected. These saws are… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/12/2009
ive had 3 ms361 saws now and there quality is top notch.i traded one saw for a ms441 but i can tell you that the extr weight isn;t worth the little extra power it puts out unless your line cutting only… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/11/2009
I run this saw with 16" & 20", I really, really rate it...... Bullet proof & NOT a problem starting it. 4 tugs max, then flick it to the run symbol tug again and there she goes… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/10/2009
I bought this saw because i heard nothing but good things about them. I used a 270 once and was impressed with its abilities. I bought the 361 because i did want a whippy saw and this saw cranks aim very impressed with its abilities… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/08/2009
I have only had this Stihl MS 361 Chain Saw for 4 days and have run 5 tanks of gas through it!
This is my 6th chain saw and 4th in the 55 to 60cc range. This is Aug 9th temp. is warm and this saw is a SOB to start cold. With that said once you get the saw running you got your hand's full with probably one of best power house saw's in it's class. I dropped a 20" Elm with apprx. 20' to branch log and had it completely cut into fire wood length in around 40 min. and 1 tank of gas. I could have… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/07/2009
Best chainsaw I have ever owned or used. Outstanding power to weight ratio. Starts easily, cuts extremely well. It doesn't bog down, even in large logs that are just as long as or longer than the bar. The power is outstanding. The chain oil comes out steadily.
No parts on it have broken and I have used it very hard. The air filter is a simple design that is easy to clean, which is a big bonus for me. It doesn't get clogged with sawdust or chips like the filters on some other saws. Replacement… Read Full Review
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… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/07/2009 by oj cruiks (4 reviews written)
Purchased my stihl chainsaw on a 50% sale 6 months ago. Normally these are very expensive but if you manage to get one on a offer you cannot go wrong.
Will last a lifetime with a great performance… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/07/2009
The Stihl MS 361 Chain Saw overall, is a great saw… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/06/2009
run Stihl MS 361 Chain Saw off and on all mmy life I am now 56
use around home and pro… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/05/2009 by Bluesourgrass (1 review written)
Big dissapointment for the money. I've been running old saws for a lot of years and I expected this new Stihl MS 361 to really perform. As much oil comes out from the filler cap as on the chain, and the air filter doesn't even seal up well. It surely won't be a long term saw… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/04/2009 by nickg123 (1 review written)
Wow, i heard great things about the Stihl MS 361 Chain Saw, finally purchaced one at my local Stihl dealer... they were great.. The saw is absolutly a screamer.. cuts my 10 inch to 14 inch maples and oaks like a hot knife through butter,, solid,,, Great Saw.. professional grade components.. it will be my everyday saw.. for sure.. Balance is wonderful,, Keep the chain sharp and it will out work some bigger saws.. Great for all day in the woods… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/04/2009
This is my second Stihl. I have a 029 Farm Boss also. I've had the 029 for 6 years and started getting into larger trees and needed a more powerful saw. The MS 361 is outstanding. It handles better with a 25" bar than the 029 with a 18". I still have the 029, runs great, but I only use it for branches and light work now. Cutting 15 Plus cords per year… Read Full Review
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