London, ON - For immediate release, 11/09/2012

NEW GS 461 Concrete Cutting Chain Saw

Breakthrough in efficiency on the construction site

GS 461 Zoom

Now, even the toughest cutting job on site takes next to no time. The new GS 461 Rock Boss™ is the latest addition to STIHL's construction equipment line.

The STIHL GS 461 Rock Boss™ concrete cutter is a new high-performance power tool for wet-cutting building materials such as concrete, natural stone and ductile iron. Its diamond abrasive chain is capable of cutting and shaping contours, corners and openings, as well as, making cutouts in walls to a depth of 16". Therefore, the GS 461 Rock Boss™ ideally complements the range of STIHL cut-off machines.

STIHL's many years of experience with the extreme demands of concrete cutting in the cut-off saw segment are reflected in the development of all the components of the STIHL GS 461 Rock Boss™. Starting with the stratified charge engine with delayed stratified scavenging, the Rock Boss™ provides high torque over a wide engine speed range and reduces fuel consumption by up to 20%. There's a 30% enhancement in cutting performance compared to competitive 2-stroke models. The long-life air filter system is perfectly tailored to the tough working conditions on building sites and traps even fine dust. The HD2 air filter achieves long service life and is easily accessible without requiring tools.

One technical highlight is the 36 GBM diamond abrasive chain, which is characterized by long life and fast, smooth cutting. The diamond segments are pre-sharpened, so the STIHL GS 461 Rock Boss™ is ready for use. The humped drive link ensures an optimum application for plunge cutting and cutting to length. The robust STIHL ROLLOMATIC® G guide bar has interior water routing to cool and flush the guide bar and chain, along with hardened bar rails for longer life. The water hose valve is located directly on the saw. The water is accurately fed into the cut to bind the dust effectively, to enhance performance and prolong the chain's life.

Lightweight, easy handling, ergonomic design and efficient water usage are additional features of another high quality tool that you've come to expect from STIHL.

STIHL LIMITED, headquartered in London, ON, is a subsidiary of ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG. STIHL is the number one selling brand of handheld outdoor power equipment in Canada. STIHL manufactures a full line of powerful, lightweight and versatile handheld outdoor power equipment for homeowners and professional users. STIHL products are only sold through servicing power equipment dealers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. For more information, please find your local STIHL Dealer

For further information about this Press Release, contact:
Gail Kenworthy, STIHL Limited - 519.681.3000.