Designed exclusively for specially trained fire, rescue and emergency personnel, the STIHL MS 462 R C-M Rescue features the remarkable OILOMATIC® STIHL RAPID™ Duro Rescue Chain (RDR) capable of cutting through glass, sheet metal, roofing, wood, and a wide variety of other materials encountered during rescue operations. When compared to the MS 461 Rescue, the STIHL 462 R C-M Rescue is lighter, has significantly less vibration and features improved chain oil capacity. A depth limiter allows for rapid depth-controlled cutting for the toughest of applications such as roof venting and technical entry, while a muffler guard plate limits the amount of debris on the muffler. The extra-large starter handle enables easier starting while wearing large protective gloves. When seconds count, professional emergency personnel count on STIHL.
When STIHL set out to design a chainsaw specifically for fire and rescue personnel, they only had to look as far as their own backyard – the Virginia Beach Fire Department (VBFD) – for professional input. Highly respected throughout the country for their expertise in rescue work, the VBFD has been actively involved throughout the design of the specialized STIHL “Rescue” chainsaw. STIHL chainsaws with an (R) designation are equipped with a wrap-around handle.