STIHL FS 561 C-EM Petrol Clearing Saw
- Engine power (kW/ hp): 2.8/ 3.8
- Displacement (cc): 57.1
- Weight (kg): 10.2
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All STIHL products purchased online will be issued a STIHL warranty.
1. Tools used for home/farming applications receive a 2 year warranty. Double the warranty of your STIHL 2 MIX, STIHL 4 MIX® and STIHL 2 Stroke petrol tools purchased online to 4 years by adding HP Ultra Oil (minimum 1L) to your purchase.
2. Tools used in a professional application receive a 6 month warranty
3. STIHL Polymer Bodied/decked Lawnmowers receive a 10 year warranty on the polymer body (not associated parts) the handle and the catcher.
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This is the most powerful Petrol Clearing Saw in the STIHL range, it is ideal for large scale clearing and forest work. The STIHL FS 561 C-EM has a robust design and can handle cutting wild growth and small trees. Powered by a low-emission engine, this Clearing Saw features the STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management system, which provides optimum engine power at all times by automatically adjusting to the conditions. A large 0.99L translucent fuel tank, allows you to work for longer without refueling.
The FS 561 also comes standard with STIHL ErgoStart which means minimal pulling force is required to start the engine. The premium anti-vibration system provides optimal control while reducing fatigue, and the easy-to-adjust, soft-grip bike handle swivels for easy transport and storage.
Your Clearing Saw will require engine oil. We recommend STIHL HP TWO STROKE ULTRA ENGINE OIL for your machine.
Engine Power (kW)
STIHL Engine Type
Length no cutting tool (cm)
Tank Volume (l)
Standard Cutting Head
ErgoStart Easy StartingSTIHL ErgoStart (E) reduces the effort required to start the tool. All it takes is 2 fingers and a gentle pull action.
Bulbar HandleWhen used in conjunction with a harness the bulbar handle enables a smooth mowing action from left to right. This handle configuration is ideal when mowing large areas.
4 Point Premium Anti-Vibration SystemIntense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has developed an effective anti-vibration system where the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations in the handles. The Clearing Saws have 4 buffer points that isolate the vibrations from both the engine and the cutting attachment.
STIHL M-Tronic™ Intelligent Engine ManagementThe STIHL M-Tronic™ system intelligently manages the operating performance of the engine. Equipment performance can be affected by a dirty air filter, changes in elevation or poor fuel quality. The STIHL M-Tronic™ system electronically monitors the engine and digitally controls the fuel/air mixture. This technology also provides a simplified warm start procedure.
Low Emissions and Economical 2-MIX EngineModern, powerful and economical engine. Provides fuel savings and reduced emissions.
PrimerWhen you push the button a small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor. As a result the machine is easier to start.
Tool-Free Handle AdjustmentThe central wing nut enables easy adjustment of the handle without needing to use tools. It is possible to rotate the handle 90° when transporting or storing the tool.
A Range of Mowing Heads and Grass BladesThe versatility of the machine is increased by being able to fit a range of different cutting heads and blades.
Strong Solid Drive ShaftRobust and capable of driving heavier attachments such as steel blades.
Easy to Use ControlsEasy to use with thumb operated controls on the handle.
Carbine Tooth 225-36Highly robust cutting blade that can be used in dry sandy areas or cutting near the ground.
Q: What type of vegetation can I tackle?
A: Depending on the head that is fitted STIHL Clearing Saws can be used for heavy grass, bushes and thin tress.
Q: What size property will it maintain?
A: This Clearing Saw is designed for large area maintenance including roadsides, farms and parks.
Q: How long can I use it for?
A: This Clearing Saw is designed to be used for long durations each day.
Q: What should I wear when using this Clearing Saw?
A: We recommend that you wear snug-fitting clothes, glasses, gloves, ear protection and sturdy boots or shoes, and tie back long hair.