Gordon and Sterling Chew live and work in the woodland of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. This means that for them, a reliable, low-maintenance chainsaw is a necessity rather than a choice. They tested the new MS 462 to see what it was made of.
Keeps going when it really matters: The reliability of the STIHL MS 462, demonstrated during testing in the forests of Alaska.Watch video
The strengths of the STIHL MS 462 at a glance.
Gordon and Sterling Chew discover the low-maintenance design of the STIHL MS 462 in their workshop in Tenakee Springs.
The STIHL MS 462 is easy to maintain, even in the forest. All parts can be removed, cleaned and if necessary, replaced with ease.
The cutting attachments are very easy to change too; the side-mounted chain tensioning and captive nuts on the sprocket cover make the switchover simple.
The STIHL MS 462 has a slimmer, lighter sprocket cover with integrated slide rails and guide edges, for less effort when pruning and easier guidance of the chainsaw on the trunk.