Gear: Sthil MS-440


Sthil MS-440

Category: Rescue Equipment
Subcategory: Cutting Tools
Price: $600
Average Rating:
(35 Votes)

The MS-440 chain saw the most common chain saw used by wild land firefighters.

Member Reviews

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    kipton88, Tue, 26 Aug 2008 21:45:44 UTC.
    1st review

    This Particular Sthil saw is an essential tool in line construction and felling that is required in wild land firefighting. I personally have used this saw for two seasons now and it never lets me down and I can always get the job done and fast while using it. I have also used other sthil saws such as the 441 but they all seem to be toys compared to the 440. If you are looking for a good saw for felling or for line construction that wont let you down when you need to do some serious work then this saw is perfect. I will never own any other saw.

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    Account Removed, Mon, 08 Sep 2008 17:06:07 UTC.

    easy to use easy to start

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    hephner2000, Mon, 15 Sep 2008 18:58:52 UTC.

    Have this product on our truck. Wouldn' leave the firehouse without it!

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    Account Removed, Fri, 26 Sep 2008 02:08:57 UTC.

    great tool to have on your truck

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    gb2950, Sun, 28 Sep 2008 09:32:57 UTC.

    Great Tool...

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    NDFIRE, Mon, 29 Sep 2008 22:01:39 UTC.

    Great tool,two or three pulls with the choke on then turn the choke off and it will fire up on the next pull guarantee. Plenty of power.

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    Account Removed, Tue, 07 Oct 2008 19:08:16 UTC.

    This is a GREAT saw every truck company should have at least one. I have one at home that I use for falling trees and woodcutting and I have no complaints. Its light enough to carry for long periods and starts very easy. It matches up pretty nice to my 046-Magnum as well even though the 046 is heavier. Very impressed with this and wouldn't have it any other way.

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    izinigr8, Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:35:59 UTC.

    i love this tool it comes in handy

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    hfd70c3, Mon, 03 Nov 2008 00:58:18 UTC.

    I have been around alot of chainsaws having worked for and owning a tree service, and none have been able to match a Sthil. I own a o38, o28, o19, and a t20 if there was a better saw out there I would own it. Remember you get what you pay for, I paid 800.00 for my O38 and I have had it for over 15 years and have had no problems.

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    Flash490, Tue, 04 Nov 2008 20:23:16 UTC.

    Nice saw, great design. They now make it with the depth guage for cutting vent holes without taking out rafters. It is easy to remove for when you need the whole bar.

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    HITCH, Thu, 06 Nov 2008 12:55:03 UTC.

    I have had my 044 sthil for over 12 years works great evey time. I fall lots of trees each year. Keep it clean and get a tune-up I have no problems with it. Paid $650.00 on sale.

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    JT646, Mon, 10 Nov 2008 04:08:11 UTC.

    This is a grate saw, our Dept. has 4 of them. I liked them so much I went out and bought one for my self. I love it

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    trmcc27, Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:11:36 UTC.

    This is the saw of saws!!!! Youdon't want anything else.

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    JusticeFDLt1052, Fri, 14 Nov 2008 07:34:34 UTC.

    Love this saw, we keep one on a mainline engine and have one our brush truck as well. Low maintenance and you can always count on it to get the job done effciently and effective.

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    Account Removed, Mon, 24 Nov 2008 16:07:21 UTC.

    Best chainsaw I have ever used! This saw is made for some serious running time, and is very user friendly.

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    CVFD277, Tue, 02 Dec 2008 13:39:37 UTC.

    Great Saw......would not use anything else

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    JTekler, Tue, 09 Dec 2008 03:40:02 UTC.

    Sthill is the most dependable saw I have ever used.I have counted on a sthill for 25 years wouldn't have it any other way.

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    topekafd, Sun, 28 Dec 2008 03:09:02 UTC.

    Best chain saw around. Hands down.

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    patch5, Thu, 01 Jan 2009 18:57:19 UTC.

    Reliable German beast! It is still not too heavy but a massive power to do the job fast if you need to. The Stihl 460 BTW is the official German rescue saw with a special sword and chain, for cutting car roofs and all kinds of sheet metal. It is also the official Stihl timber sport model!

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    firefighter4thecross, Fri, 13 Feb 2009 18:36:03 UTC.

    As a former Landing Chaser on a logging outfit I have only good things to say about Stihl Chainsaws. They are one of the most reliable saws you can get. I still own my old 032AV and it runs like a dream.

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    bNixx, Sat, 21 Feb 2009 21:39:08 UTC.

    Great for vertical ventilation in a residential fire. Also great for US&R forcible entry.

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    FF43, Mon, 16 Mar 2009 17:13:03 UTC.

    Great saw, will do anything you need it to do.

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    Roguefox, Fri, 10 Apr 2009 21:09:51 UTC.

    Sthil makes the best saws on the market. I prefer the 460 over the 440, you really can't go wrong with either one. There easy to beef up with a large assortment of aftermarket products, easy to fix in the field, not like those crappy Huskey's with the clutch to the outside.

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    alowther, Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:16:00 UTC.

    its a sthil. need there be any more said

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    firechiefunit2, Sun, 03 May 2009 18:07:30 UTC.


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    Account Removed, Fri, 15 May 2009 18:30:05 UTC.

    We have 5 of these saws and they all run great and easy to use

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    Tall1, Sat, 16 May 2009 04:11:48 UTC.

    This is a good saw

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    Muth, Fri, 22 May 2009 03:35:33 UTC.

    do anything i wanted with it

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    Account Removed, Fri, 22 May 2009 17:18:14 UTC.

    My department just bought two of these saws and I must say this saw is a must for every department. I have not seen a use for it yet. Great tool.

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    Account Removed, Fri, 17 Jul 2009 13:34:41 UTC.

    Currently in the Army and have used it several times, good saw.

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    keith615, Thu, 19 Nov 2009 02:51:15 UTC.

    I have one of these personally to gather fire wood and the department has 2 of these saws for ventilation. This is a great saw and is virtually bullet proof

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    TylerLong22, Wed, 03 Feb 2010 19:00:33 UTC.

    to bad they dont make the 440 anymore that was and is and always will be the best saw that Stihl ever made

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    406firejunky, Tue, 01 Feb 2011 18:32:14 UTC.

    Hands down stihl makes the best saw!! Doesnt matter if I am on the fire grounds or at work logging, my stihl does a great job for me and is reliable.

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    EquiTeeMfg, Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:03:41 UTC.

    The Stihl MS440 is one of the best saws in the world, and the MaxFlow air filter system makes it even better. Their oiled foam air filter traps more of the type of burnt dirt and ashes that is so tough on a saw, and it flows more than twice the air of a stock filter. See why Hotshot crews have been putting the MaxFlow filter on this saw for more than 15 years.

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