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MS 250

A chainsaw designed for firewood cutting – with a great power-to-weight ratio.

MS 250
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 211reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by not satsifed I purchased this chain saw approximately 1 month ago and have about 2 hours of total use time on the saw. At this point I have had to return to the place I purchased 3 times to get repairs. 1st two were easy fixes. On the latest the oil was not being distributed (supposed to be automatic) and the saw has been in the shop for over 2 weeks now. No idea what the problem is as no feedback. Overpriced and under performing. August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw is a great value. Not sure why it is not considered a pro saw. I bought my MS250 two years ago. I used it very little the first year and a half. I did flood it the first time I used it and had to do the flood clearing procedure. After that it ran fine. I cleared some branches and logs. Then the saw sat for 8 months. On a cold winter day (-5 F) it stared after only 5 total pulls. The last 6 months I have been using this saw a ton. I helped Boy Scouts clear fields, widows clean up of 40 inch diameter storm damaged maple trees, felling trees damaged from forest fires, and even cutting 2x4s with remarkable precision. I find this saw to be great power for the weight. Easy to start (about 5 pulls max) and great value. I find that it does run better on stihl moto mix. I get more power and better gas usage. The stihl chains are very sharp and durable I swap between 3 right now so I am always sharp. Other people have used my saw and are impressed with the power and weight. July 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by safety The MS 250 has been a reliable little workhorse. A few quirks (floods a bit easily), but overall give it a strong recommendation. The one safety aspect that is not necessarily unique, but I have to commend, is the chain brake. Many old saws didn't have this, but it literally saved my skin recently. Cutting a lower stump to get access to another caused the top stump to crash into me (not smart on my part). Without that brake it could have been ugly. Thank you Stihl engineers! July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My 1st chainsaw, nothing to compare it too, but its great! I love this chainsaw, I actually look forward to using it like a new toy. It starts easily after sitting unused for 2 months (Ive owned it for 4 months). It could idle better, I'll be messing with the air fuel screw soon, could be from 8,000' altitude changes. I use this on my heavily wooded 5 acre recreational property. June 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by do NOT buy this saw--- tooo hard to start and sometimes will not stop This is my experience with the Stihl MS250 chain saw. I choked it and pulled one time then switched it up to the start position and pulled forever but it did not start. I then let it stand for over an hour and used another saw. Later I choked it and pulled it two times then, swtiched it up to the start position and pulled it about 40 times and it finally started. After setting overnight I choked it and pulled it three timed then swtiched it up to start position and pulled it forever but no luck. Once it was started it ran really great UNTIL I had to stop for a refuel , then back to square one with a difficult starting it. Also , when I switched it to off it would not shut off because the Kill wire would come off of the switch beneath the cover. DO NOT BUY THIS SAW June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Great Little Chainsaw I was reluctant to purchase a MS250 after reading a couple negative reviews stating that the MS250 was hard to start or unreliable to start. After some research I found that some people tend to "over choke" and cause the engine to flood. So far, I HAVE NOT experienced that issue with the Stihl MS250.In my experience the MS250 starts quickly., it is fairly light weight, and it cuts great. This is a great little chainsaw and well worth the money. Fitted with a pro-chain it cuts even faster. If you follow the starting procedures it will start every time without fail. I've used mine for over a year and it has done everything I've asked it to do without an issue. A much better chainsaw compared to other brands I've owned. June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great chainsaw with good power I bought this saw about a year and a half ago now, and use it at least once every two weeks to clear trees and cut up logs for my landscaping business. This saw has plenty of power for whatever you want to do as long as you keep the chain sharp. P.S. Stihl chains with a green master link have many teeth that aren't even cutting teeth, they're anti kickback teeth yellow master link chains have a lot more cutting teeth and do a lot better as long as you don't mind a little more kickbackWhen I first got the saw I did have some problems with starting it, but you figure it out quickly. On my saw for a cold start, I put it on full choke, pull twice, on second pull engine will rev a little bit, then put it on half choke pull once and saw will fire right up every single time.This saw has been a great saw and the only problem I've had with it so far was the spring that pulled the handle back in got torn up and I had to replace it.Overall, great saw with good balance, light weight, and cuts well as long as you keep the right chain on the saw. June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great well balanced saw thats easy to use I have already cut 6 ton of wood this year mostly dead some green.The saw runs great starts easy 2 pulls on full choke then one or two on fast idle once warm starts first pullI use 3/8 chain and bar with full chisel chain even cutting up railway sleepers with easeYou will have fun with this lightweight easy to use saw with good power May 25, 2014
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