Stihl MS880 

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Weight -22.3 lbs
Engine HP -8.6 bhp
Engine Displacment -121.6 cc
Bar Lengths -17" to 59"
Chain Width -3/8 or 404"

Our most powerful professional saw. Precision-balanced to provide excellent handling and reliability under the most strenuous cutting conditions. Other features include a lightweight flywheel and a dry, easy-to-maintain air filter. Includes decompression valve for easier starting. Wrap handle version (R) also available.

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Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
9/19/2007

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 3
Accessories: 5

Summary:
One awesome piece of wood cutting machinery. Stihl realy knows how to do it right.

Strengths:
I have had the honor to hold one of these in my hands. Not run it per say, but hold it. It was for a guy who was going to lock it into a stationary sawmill and cut lumber with it. He had a 59" bar on it... good god!

Weaknesses:
How anyone man an handle one of these, I sure don't know. I had to brace it on my hip just to hold it and show it off.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Did Not Buy, just held
Review
Reviewed by:
Blair Letrud
Review Date
11/1/2007

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
awesome

Strengths:
Powerful, fast

Weaknesses:
none

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From mini-tune
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
3/1/2008

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
amazing get one

Strengths:
this saw is great a ton of power and alot of bar options runs smooth low vibe this is just great get one

Weaknesses:
heavey but who cares you dont notice when your using it just when your caring it

Used product for 180-Days
Purchased From johnson tools
Review
Reviewed by:
Eric Ritchey
Review Date
6/6/2008

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
This is a great saw for milling and a awesome saw for big stump cutting. I love the sound of this beast it reminds me of a dirt bike when it is idleing. I thought I would miss my 084 becaise it had a manual oiler pump on it, but when your crank this things oiler up it really gushes out. I love this saw it is better than any of the other large saws that I have milled with over the years. I bought every size bar they offer for it and can do anything with this beast.

Strengths:
Very Powerful, No stopping this baby even in large hard wood stumps. Plenty of oil while milling with it too.

Weaknesses:
None

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Bob's Outdoor Power Equipment
Review
Reviewed by:
Justin Paulson
Review Date
3/19/2009

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
After years of drooling over the MS 880 I now proudly own one. You haven't run a saw until you have ran one of these bad boys all day!! If you can, invest in one of these. You will have bragging rights, and the meanest stock saw money can buy.

Strengths:
Very powerful saw. Will take on the biggest of jobs and not complain about it. Compression realease is a must!!! Will make rather quick work out of about any project.

Weaknesses:
The pull handle is a little weak. Broke mine within 3 weeks after purchasing it new. I put a sowmobile handle in its place, get a real grip on it now. A true gas guzzler!! Just the looks and size of it my fellow wood cutters don't care to run it, especially after they hear it run. They seem to be rather "intemidated" by it.

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From
Review
Reviewed by:
Robin
Review Date
10/28/2009

Overall Rating: 4
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 3
Accessories: 4

Summary:
Great powerhouse, and irreplacable for when you need it. Can handle the biggest wood with ease. If you need one of these saws, do not hesitate, they will pay their way and earn you money.

Strengths:
Powerful, fast saw. Will handle anything you can put in front of it. Reliable.

Weaknesses:
Heavy for the normal user. Uses considerable amount of fuel. Can be poorly balanced, depending on what length bar you put on it.

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From McLaren Equipment
Review
Reviewed by:
Tom
Review Date
5/12/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
Love it

Strengths:
I have a MS660 with a 3/8P .050 36 skip chain, a MS441 with a 3/8P .050 28" skip chain, a 029 from 1992 with a 3/8P .050 18" skip chain and a 191T with a 14" micro. I just got the MS880 with a .063 .404 41" skip and this saw eats white oak like crazy. I was throwing chips out that was covering my boots while I was cutting down a 4' diameter tree. It has the power and doesn't bog down at all. I will look to get a 59" by the Fall 2010.

Weaknesses:
It's heavy when you carry it, but when you are working it, you forget and are just amazed at the speed it cuts.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Big Valley Nursery
Review
Reviewed by:
stihl user
Review Date
6/4/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
this saw is perfect for logging type jobs. my wife has a farm boss she loves it

Strengths:
great iam a logger i use my stihl every day and no promlem so far but knock on wood

Weaknesses:
heavey to use when toping a tree other then that nothing realy.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From stihl store
Review
Reviewed by:
stihl user
Review Date
6/4/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
this saw is perfect for logging type jobs. my wife has a farm boss she loves it

Strengths:
great iam a logger i use my stihl every day and no promlem so far but knock on wood

Weaknesses:
heavey to use when toping a tree other then that nothing realy.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From stihl store
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
6/4/2010

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: 1

Summary:
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Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
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Purchased From your mom
Review
Reviewed by:
bob
Review Date
6/18/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
it is the best get 1

Strengths:
lots of power , big bars,

Weaknesses:
none

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From carls mower and saw
Review
Reviewed by:
Hobo Steve
Review Date
7/22/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: 5

Summary:
The best thing since sliced bread !

Strengths:
When you give it the beans it will cut anything !

Weaknesses:
Only user error

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From NRG Tools
Review
Reviewed by:
L.B.jack
Review Date
9/8/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
just stepped up to the 100+cc saws and there simply is no denying this sucker in big wood

Strengths:
Stihls ledgendary design ,best chain adjuster on the market, easy access to all areas when performing maintenance,plenty of grunt to get those big jobs done,best saw when coupled to a lumber mill

Weaknesses:
real thursty on fuel,gets heavy after lugging around half the day,but heck ican live with that

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
11/21/2010

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
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Strengths:
feels great ramed up my skanky dick hole

Weaknesses:
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Used product for
Purchased From
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
11/27/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
great saw

Strengths:
powerful ,fast saw

Weaknesses:
none

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
11/27/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
BEST SAW YOU CAN GET FOR BIG WOOD

Strengths:
VERY FAST POWERFULL SAW !

Weaknesses:
NONE

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From
Review
Reviewed by:
Tom O'Donnell
Review Date
1/9/2011

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Perfect. 5 It is heavy .. but It spends most of the time buried in the tree. You don't need to go to the gym.

Strengths:
This is a great saw. Best used in combination with a MS660 (25inch bar) and smaller saw for limbing. Once a trees barrel is bucked up and clean it'll eat it. Use skip chain on longer bars.

Weaknesses:
None its all operator error. It doesn't feel as sensitive as a 660 but will sure cut faster. Use skip chain

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Trade me NZ
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
3/16/2011

Overall Rating: 4
Reliability: 3
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
works great for cutting people in little pieces,altho the big ones take awhile

Strengths:
great for cuttin thru bones

Weaknesses:
needs a splatter gaurd

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From stihl store
Review
Reviewed by:
long island tree surgeons
Review Date
5/29/2011

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
great great f-ing saw one of the best for big wood, its kinda of heavy at first but once you get use too that it smooth sailing,...never a let down out all

Strengths:
raw power, cuts like a beast, keeps on going, great sounding saw,. (BADDDDASSSSSSSS)))))

Weaknesses:
none, not for rookies

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From dealer
Review
Reviewed by:
tony
Review Date
7/9/2011

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: 2

Summary:
it a stihl.

Strengths:
1# stihl that kick ass all day long !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:
none

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From i-81
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
12/16/2011

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: N/A
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Buy one if u have the extra $$$$ but use a ms660 for full time cutting really you need both 880 for conference lol 660 to make $$$$$$$$$$$

Strengths:
I run a ms660 all day 6 days a week I cut about 300 cords of firewood a year Oak and Alligator Juniper my 660 broke needed a saw ASAP to keep cutting stihl was a week out on ordering a 660 for me I found a ms880 in stock it kicks ass buy one its heavy but doesn't slow me down

Weaknesses:
Heavy

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From stihl
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
2/1/2012

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: 1

Summary:
Don't be a pussy. Buy the saw of the big boy's.

Strengths:
Fucking powerfull. Non-stop cutting action..

Weaknesses:
NONE

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From
Review
Reviewed by:
Samson Tree Service
Review Date
3/14/2012

Overall Rating: 4
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 3

Summary:
The saw overall is well built but could have had all these improvements done at the factory!!

Strengths:
The raw power, length of bar capability!

Weaknesses:
You have to re-direct the exhaust so that it doesn't burn the brake handle, have to change sprocket and bar tips to 3/8 for superior ease of cutting because the studs wont accept any other bar's, not suppose to because of EPA but the saw needs to be ported to really bring it to life, it makes it run cooler and stronger which equals life will be longer!!

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Ford tractor
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
9/5/2012

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
Great saw buy one

Strengths:
Power big bar

Weaknesses:
None

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Bakers
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
8/12/2013

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Would love to take one on safari to africa

Strengths:
I'm a butcher great for cutting up cattle

Weaknesses:
Not good if you don't want 2 stroke exhaust fumes on meat

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Yard sale
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
8/12/2013

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Would love to take one on safari to africa

Strengths:
I'm a butcher great for cutting up cattle

Weaknesses:
Not good if you don't want 2 stroke exhaust fumes on meat

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Yard sale
Review
Reviewed by:
sLOynx Great, thanks for
Review Date
9/7/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
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Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
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Used product for 1-year
Purchased From sLOynx Great, thanks for sharing this post. Will r
Review
Reviewed by:
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Review Date
9/13/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
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Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
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Used product for 180-Days
Purchased From q2Erod Very informative post. Fantastic.
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Review Date
9/24/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
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Used product for 180-Days
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Review Date
10/15/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
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Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
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Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From OnHjBe I cannot thank you enough for the blog.
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Review Date
10/23/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
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Used product for 2-Years
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Reviewed by:
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Review Date
11/19/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
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Weaknesses:
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Used product for 180-Days
Purchased From WxcBSD Im thankful for the blog article.Thanks Aga
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Reviewed by:
Jamie
Review Date
12/10/2013

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
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Strengths:
The engine in this saw is insane, surprisingly comfortable too use, looks just amazing walking about with a 48" bar nailing everything in your way!

Weaknesses:
It's heavy but it's a huge saw so expected!

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Stihl dealer
Review
Reviewed by:
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Review Date
12/14/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
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Weaknesses:
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Used product for 2-Years
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Review Date
1/17/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

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Review Date
2/28/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

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Review Date
3/22/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

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Review Date
4/1/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

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Used product for 2-Years
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