Stihl MS 500i R

Stihl MS 500i R


The MS 500i R is the first chainsaw on the global market to have a wrap-handle design and an electronically controlled fuel injection system. This chainsaw is made specifically to cater to the needs of forestry personnel and tree service professionals. Its excellent power-to-weight ratio and wrap-handle design allow it to be used in multiple positions, making it a versatile tool for felling, bucking, and delimbing operations. The MS 500i R is a perfect blend of cutting-edge innovation and world-class engineering, providing uncompromising performance with rapid acceleration thanks to its unique fuel injection system. This chainsaw is an exceptional addition to the growing list of legendary STIHL equipment.

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Reviews (5)

Cali tree slayer
April 1, 2023

Spend the money and get it.

This saw is a beast! The saw was great stock and I hade zero complaints but with a couple add ons like a bark box or straight shot and new foam air filter you can really wake it up. It’s such a fun saw to run with the ability run a 36” bar yet be light enough to run all day and not have ur arms totally shot. Do yourself a favor and buy one if you are on the fence about them.

April 6, 2023

Best saw ever

I recently bought this saw from timberline ace hardware in Heber. I have taken it out a couple times only cut about 4 cords so far, but this saw is amazing. Extremely fast cutting. I got it with the wrap handle and 25” bar. I would recommend this saw to anyone. I would also recommend going to ace hardware in Heber they are great. I waited for 6 months at my local store for a 462 Rcm that I had paid for a time of order and it never came in. I called Heber and they and one in stock. When I got there they also had this 500i R in stock for a little more money so I went with it and couldn’t be happier.

April 15, 2023

Phenomenal power to weight ratio packs a big punch

I bought 2 of these for my tree service “The Tree Guys of WTX” I’ve used this same saw in California and Oregon to fall timber and climb real big trees and it definitely has no limits to what it can achieve. Best saw on the face of the earth in my opinion

April 20, 2023

A Must Own

Lightweight, dependable and torque on demand. Worth every penny.

April 25, 2023

Accelerates like a rocket

They aren't kidding about the grinning ear to ear. It was worth the wait. This is a light saw with a lot of power and insane acceleration. Seems to be making extensive use of polycarbonate (still mag in all the right places). Runs strong--no bogging in dense heartwood. I cut a lot of hardwood (oak, maple, ash, locust), some of them fairly large trees and have been pretty impressed with its performance. I've sold my 362 and 461 for this and couldn't be happier. So far, I've put about 5 gallons of fuel in it and I'd say it is starting to liven up some more. I don't think it's thirsty. We'll see how reliable it is. I'm still not sold on the cost vs the 462 which is a step down in power.