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MS 251 C-BE

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

MS 251 C-BE
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 85reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great chainsaw for the right type of use This is the first new chainsaw I've bought in nearly 40 years. As I get older I was looking for something lighter, with easier starting and modern vibration damping. The 251 C-BE was a good choice and will nicely handle 90% of my requirements. The 18" bar and smaller engine is a little limiting, but I still have my old, larger saw to handle those few, but larger requirements. I was a little concerned on my first use as the chain seemed to lock up on me and moving the kickback bar multiple times did not fix the problem. But after removing the chain and reinstalling, all seemed to work fine. I really enjoy the lighter weight and feel the noticeable change in vibration. November 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good for new saw owners I got talked into buying this saw, probably becuase I didn't look like a guy who has been using chain saws for 20+ years. The saw works fine, but for a guy who is used to the original method of adjusting saw tension and who is used to taking apart and servicing the saw himself, this homeowners version is different enough to be annoying. And with all due respect, the start mechanism is not as easy as they make it sound and I have problems getting the choke to open all the way. The ergonomics and anti-vibration are a marked improvement, but I miss the simplicity of my 15-year old saw! November 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy to use Great chainsaw!Has fired up by the third pull, this is at 8900 ft in cold weather.I am very pleased with this. November 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Why did I wait so long? After the usual 30 minute marathon to get the ol box store saws to run my wife said it was time. So before she had a chance to change her mind ran over to local dealer and did what should have done years ago. Excellent all around saw. Not heavy but strong enough to cut through anything. Easy to start is easy to start. The minute I got home my wife was able to pull and started right away. Love to chain adjuster , make quick and easy adjustment. Spend the money and get quality. All the time I have wasted over the years with box store saws and the money spent have to buy new ones makes this a steal. Plus it is made in the good ol USA !Also buying from a dealer that only deals with and knows power equipment took all the guess work out of picking to right product.Kudos to Prairie Power center in Sun Prairie Wisconsin. October 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Saw Easy to start, cuts clean & fast! Reliable light weight easy to use! October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Saw This was the third chain saw that I have owned and the first one that would start every time. My inability to start any chainsaw is legendary and had become a family joke. Now I can brag about my new abilities! October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great easy to use saw This is the second MS 251 C-BE chain saw I own. I had to have one at my lake home and had already purchased one a few years ago for my permanent residence. I know this was a great saw. I used it the day I bought it to cut several downed trees after a bad storm. This saw is very easy to start and operate. It cuts the wood very easy. It is not too heavy but big enough to get job done. October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product I love my new saw it starts so easy I thought it was a push button start.. It cut likes a hot knife thru soft butter.. More than enough power and it's worth every penny. It makes you want to keep cutting and cutting..It throws so many wood chip a beaver would be in love... I'm definitely a born again stihl man and will spread its gospel. September 19, 2014
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