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MS 251 C-BE

A powerful, fuel-efficient chain saw that’s comfortable to use and easy to adjust

MS 251 C-BE
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 50 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 Poor Bar & Chain Oil Usage and Not so easy Chain adjustor I was originally looking for something that would match my fathers 25+ year old 16" ECHO chain saw. Went with the 18" MS 251 C-BE because the dealer said I would not want to pick up the ECHO again. Well that is not exactly true. Saw was Not so easy to start if you prime it even a little too much, I mean even an extra push of the primer ball, even with the easy start feature. The easy chain tension adjustor is hard to turn when it gets the mixture of saw dust and bar & chain oil on the gear. Saw has very low bar oil usage, which isnt good, I used the Stihl platinum bar oil but after a few tanks of gas it hadnt used much oil at all. Dealer checked it out and had Stihl Rep look it over too and they suggested only using the winter blend oil. I wish I would have gone with a more tested model such as the Farm Boss which my dealer still had a few remaining. April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The team that built this is superb. Blessed with having designed more objects than most folks would ever dream, I am happy to express Stihl is a delight to an old soul that appreciates thinking before building. I can't remember being more pleased with a product. It easily does what it is designed to do, making the day safe enjoyable, as it should be. More than 50 years after landing on the moon, Stihl is what it ought to be, out of this world cool. Thank you, sincerely for your efforts. The humanity found within your manufacturing is delightful. April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is a Tiger Just bought the Stihl MS 251 C-BE 18"chain saw about 2 weeks ago, have been cutting hard sugar maple wood with it. I am very impressed with this machine, easy to start ,use and lots of power for the size of it. Its a Tiger in my book. If maintained properly it will last a long time April 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent saw I purchased this saw less than a month ago and I have already run almost 8 gallons of fuel in it while dropping more than 40 trees, some up to 18" diameter. Other than human error, trying to cut a rock in which I had to purchase a new chain, the saw has performed excellent. This is my third Stihl brand purchase with the same quality and performance results that I expected. Thanks to the folks building these. March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MS 251 is a great chainsaw! The saw has plenty of power yet is lightweight for it's size. It handled great. I'm very pleased with the saw. March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by just bought one today, an went home and tryed her out .real nice balance and easy start, chain came off put I believe I should of checked it closer . will need to get a better inservice on tools less chain a juster but ran great. I have a 16 year old farm boss ,and a 14 inch model #014 29 years old runs like a top. March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by performs like a champ I have used this saw for firewood and it performs excellent. maintainence is easy. March 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bad starting system The new rope pulling system is not easy to use and if I had used one with it before, I would never have purchased one. The saw cuts fine once it's started and seems to work good as a Stihl should but the way the pull start "loads up" to add power or ease is not good. I hope Sthil comes out with a recall so I can get mine changed. February 20, 2014
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