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STIHL FS 561 C-EM Petrol Clearing Saw

Product code:
4148 200 0160
  • Engine power (kW/ hp): 2.8/ 3.8
  • Displacement (cc): 57.1
  • Weight (kg): 10.2


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Promotion ends 31 August 2024
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Store Pick Up - FREE. Includes assembly of tools prior to collection. The store will contact you when your order is ready.

Returns & Exchanges

We will happily accept returns or exchanges up to 14 days after the date of purchase,  provided the products are in their original condition and packaging. Click here to view our full Returns Policy


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.

Click here to find out more about the STIHL Warranty


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.


Displacement (cc)


Engine Power (kW)


Weight (kg)


STIHL Engine Type


Length no cutting tool (cm)


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Supplied Harness

ADVANCE Forestry

STIHL Anti-Vibration


Power Source


What's in the Box?

FS 561 Tool, Carbide Circular Saw Blade 225-36, Forestry Harness ADVANCE, Safety Glasses.

  • ErgoStart Easy Starting
    ErgoStart Easy Starting
    STIHL ErgoStart (E) reduces the effort required to start the tool. All it takes is 2 fingers and a gentle pull action.
  • Bulbar Handle
    Bulbar Handle
    When 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 System
    4 Point Premium Anti-Vibration System
    Intense 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 Management
    STIHL M-Tronic™ Intelligent Engine Management
    The 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 Engine
    Low Emissions and Economical 2-MIX Engine
    Modern, powerful and economical engine. Provides fuel savings and reduced emissions.
  • Primer
    When 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 Adjustment
    Tool-Free Handle Adjustment
    The 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 Blades
    A Range of Mowing Heads and Grass Blades
    The versatility of the machine is increased by being able to fit a range of different cutting heads and blades.
  • Strong Solid Drive Shaft
    Strong Solid Drive Shaft
    Robust and capable of driving heavier attachments such as steel blades.
  • Easy to Use Controls
    Easy to Use Controls
    Easy to use with thumb operated controls on the handle.
  • Carbine Tooth 225-36
    Carbine Tooth 225-36
    Highly 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.

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