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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 216reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best money can buy!!!!!!!! As for starting if u don't know how to start a stihl saw u will have trouble there is a set way to do it full choke pull tell she runs for a second. ( like just catching and it shuts off ) then switch to half , start let run for a fue seconds then pull the trigger she will go I own a ms 170 and a ms 250 both saws are the BEST saws I have ever owned for ther jobs August 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Engine won't start I have owned the MS250 chainsaw for several years and have had problems starting it from day one. Just came back for the dealer again"and they acted as though they never heard this saw has a starting problem. Figures. No accountability. Even the owner made it sound like it was my fault. I purchased the MotoMix as a last chance. Next step is the garbage. Feel bad because once it starts its a great saw.Upset in Connecticut. August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Limb Saw I replaced my 5 year old Stihl 211 with 14 inch bar for the 250 with the 16 inch bar, the power to weight seems to be excellent, I have cut and trimmed quite a few fallen trees from the storm and plan to use to debranch trees when firewood cutting season is in full swing.The Brickhouse, my local dealer, was helpful and spot on with their price as always. August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product for the money! Was a bit hesitant to purchase with the reviews regarding starting issues, but know my husband's knowledge and abilities in using ALL the STIHL products that he owns this was a 'hands down' deal!He informed me of the many types of users out there that think everything works the same way and yes, it does essentially. But, not everyone that can operate a vehicle is a mechanic either.He has NEVER had a bit of difficulty or trouble using this product and he would never own anything else but a STIHL.He is a previous owner of a STIHL chainsaw (he had his previous one, which he purchased used, for over 30 years). He also owns a STIHL weed eater and leaf blower. August 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Almost impossible to start Very disappointed with my new STIHL MS 250 chainsaw. While my previous STIHL 024 served me well for almost 20 years, a scored cylinder ended its service life and led to the purchase of the MS 250. This is by far, the hardest starting saw I have ever seen or used. I haven't been able to depend on it in the woods because it fails to start most of the time. This saw will be returned to you for some serious corrective service in the very near future! August 18, 2014
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
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