Stihl MS 441 Magnum Chainsaw: Review of the Stihl MS 441 Chainsaw

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A Stihl MS 441 magnum chainsaw is a monster, capable of ripping through the toughest jobs. Read our full Stihl Magnum chainsaw review to learn more.

Stihl is a company that puts a lot of energy into fairly frequently providing newer generations of chainsaws. But they don’t just roll out new products so that people will buy them.

They spend a good deal of time exploring the latest technologies for breakthroughs and advancements. No chainsaw is an exact replica of its direct ancestors–they’ve all been seriously upgraded.

And this is certainly true of the Stihl MS 441.

Stihl MS 441 Magnum Chainsaw: Review

The Stihl MS 441 is light years beyond its predecessors: the classic 041 and the more recent 440. This newly designed chainsaw features major advancements in technology and innovation.

For starters, the Stihl MS 441 has a wonderfully redesigned pre-filtration method and an anti-vibration system that has almost reached perfection (after great advances being revealed with almost every new model to come out of the Stihl factory).

It’s also surprising how smooth and clean this saw runs when you think of the kind of hulking engine it carries.

And for all that power, it may be another surprise to find out how low the fuel consumption is with the Stihl MS 441.

The complaints consumers have about this particular Stihl brand saw are the obvious ones–nothing too surprising here.

Some people are unhappy about the weight of this machine. Now that’s just plain ridiculous. This is a big chainsaw. A very big chainsaw. The only reason you would ever buy this chainsaw instead of another one, is for the very reason that it is big. So why would you ever expect it to be a lightweight machine? You shouldn’t, period.

The only truly valid complaint–and this one also makes perfect sense when you think about it–is the saw’s lifespan.

Unlike most of the other Stihl models, the MS441 will not live forever if you use it as intended. But this is simply because you use a 441-sized chainsaw on bigger, more strenuous activities. So naturally the wear and tear is going to be head-and-shoulders above the rest. Still, Stihl needs to look into advancements on preserving the youth of the MS441, even after heavy use.

Stihl MS 441 Specs: A Closer Look

Let’s take a look at the Stihl MS441chainsaw’s details and specifications to begin to get an idea of how this mammoth, gas-powered tool operates:

  • Displacement: 70.7 cc
  • Engine: 5.5 horsepower, 4.1 kW
  • Weight: 14.6 pounds
  • Fuel Facility: 24.5 ounces
  • Chain Width: 3/8
  • Bar Length: 16″ to 32″

A few other great features of this Stihl model chainsaw include: computer controlled ignition timing, pre-filtration process, advanced anti-vibration system, and a high torque level across a broad range of RPM.

Stihl MS 441 Magnum: Making the Decision

This chainsaw isn’t for everyone.

Sure, it may be at the absolute top of its class, capable of performing feats of strength with thick trees that would amaze you. But not too many people need a chainsaw this big and powerful.

For most average consumers, a 200-level Farm Boss, or even a 180, will work just fine.

But if you are specifically looking for a real heavy duty chainsaw, you can’t do much better than the Stihl MS 441. It may not live forever (especially if you use it on a daily basis for high volume work), but for the few years it’s running at top speed, it will blow the competition clear out of the water (and forest).

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Ted r. November 11, 2012 at 10:04 am

Best machine I ever owned and operated, thanks for helping make the job faster.

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