The MS 500i R —the first chainsaw on the worldwide market with a wrap-handle design and electronically controlled fuel injection —is designed and built specifically to meet the needs of forestry personnel and tree service professionals. An excellent power-to-weight ratio and wrap-handle design make this saw a versatile tool for felling, bucking or delimbing operations in multiple positions. A combination of leading-edge innovation and world-class engineering, the MS 500i R is able to deliver uncompromising performance with rapid acceleration thanks to its unique fuel injection system, making it a nearly unparalleled addition to the growing catalog of legendary STIHL equipment.
When it comes to logging, farming, land clearing, tree service and big firewood cutting jobs, professionals trust the unique features that make STIHL the #1 selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America*. And at STIHL, we have a particular fondness for our professional category chainsaws. It’s where we built our reputation in the first place. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, E = Easy2Start™, Q = an additional chain braking system, R = wrap handle, and M = STIHL M-Tronic™.
Andreas Stihl developed the first electric chainsaw in 1926 and our first gasoline-powered saw in 1929. And not unlike the early automobiles of the Roaring 20’s, our chainsaws’ essential components – engine, bar and chain – remain familiar, though very much advanced, elements of our original chainsaw. Today, STIHL continues to put a high value on engineering and performance. That is why we custom design and manufacture our own guide bars and saw chains for all our machines in-house. This ensures optimal chainsaw performance in the field.