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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 342reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Firewood cutting Bought this saw in 2012 have used non stop for cutting firewood for winter which I use to heat my house. Cut 5 to 6 cords a year plus limbs of trees around house and on the farm. Very powerful and cuts well have used stihl chainsaws my whole life and their is no comparison for quality and dependability. Only one issue in four years gas cap broke off but oh well easy fix simple trip to dealer and back to cutting will be buying ms 170 to have a smaller spare. May 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stihl the best saw purchase Bought this saw for around the farm, cut dead tree's and some live that look like they might fall on fence if it storms and this saw (my first Stihl) works outstanding. It starts easy, once I figured the choke set up, runs like a champ and cuts everything I have done with no effort. I was a little worried it might be a bit under powered for what I use it for round here but no problems, NONE.. Now we see how long it last and if it does it was well worth every penny paid for it. Over all one of the best purchases I have made. Happy May 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Used on small farm Have small farm have cut 100's of dead Ash trees wet & dry as a bone small to 24". No problem with any of them had the saw 7 years now runs as good as new. April 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw!!! The best purchase I have ever made. This saw does more than advertised. Great control very easy starting. For the price the purchase decision is easy. Buy it and you will not regret it. April 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it. Don't be tempted to buy anything else but a Stihl chainsaw. April 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3rd year with no problems Couple weeks after having 30-40 trees dropped my poulan broke (it was a few years old) so I bough the MS 250 from a local Stihl dealer. I have had 0 problems with it. This spring I had a few others dropped including a very large pine. Got the saw out and after filling it up it started on the 3rd pull-just like the first time I started it. I'll have this saw for many years to come. April 15, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Stihl MS 250, Running and Warranty Issues I received this saw as the best birthday gift from my Girlfriend. Ever! It ran great the first six months, then started having issues. It would start and run the first time, and then upon re-starting, it would not respond to throttle advancement, and would stall. I took it to the dealer from where it was purchased, and after calling them for three weeks, I was told it was ready to be picked up. I took it home, and the issue was exactly the same. Back to the dealer, who demonstrated to all at the store it was "operator error", as they started it and ran it the first time with no problem. I asked them to try and re-start it, and the same problem was experienced by them. Two weeks later, I picked up the saw, it ran in the store fine, and then it happened again. Same issue, back to the dealer. At this time, they have had my saw in their store for half of the summer, and I am running out of time to bring in firewood for the season. After another week or two, they said that Stihl had warrantied the saw, and they gave me a new one, (although they re-installed my used bar and chain, no "Sorry for the inconvenience, we threw in a fresh bar and chain for you, or we sharpened your old chain"). I asked at that time, and was told the two year warranty would start that day with the replacement of the original saw with the new one. (Original purchase date was March 2014, replacement saw was last fall).I used the saw in the fall for about one tank of fuel, and then filled it with Stihl Motomix, and stored it in my house, not in the damp cellar. This Spring, I started using it and the same exact problem is back. This saw has yet to have three tanks of fuel go through it. My Girlfriend purchased the Stihl oil when she purchased the saw, extending the warranty to two years. I just now took the saw to another Stihl dealer other than where I purchased it, (I am moving, and frankly was not going to travel the distance to the original dealership and lose three weeks again), and was told the warranty had expired, and that the two year warranty applies to the original purchase date, not the replacement date. Last year I stopped in at yet another Stihl dealer close to home, and was told they would not do warranty work unless I produced the receipt and the warranty card, even though Stihl told me all you need to do is provide a serial number. It seems everywhere I go, the dealers have different answers.I am moving to a new home this week, and the first order of business was clearing several fallen trees from a recent storm. It looks as if I will have to purchase a new saw, or pay to have this one fixed, or rent one. I wish I could say it will be a Stihl, but I can not. April 11, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Crape I had my MS 250 for 6 months it worked great for a 3 months and it started to act up on me it takes 20 pulls to start it up and when I cut with it for a hour my bar and chain start heating up really hot and smokes really bad too. I tried everything thing I all was clean my saw in and out I always sharpen my chain and always have oil and gas in it. I think I wasted my money on it. April 11, 2016
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