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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 55 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best chainsaw I've ever owned The easy start mechanism makes this chainsaw so easy to start. Just a slow easy pull and the spring loaded mechanism starts the chainsaw right up. It's almost as simple as pushing a button. I recently used it for cutting down a large oak tree which had been damaged by the weather. The trunk was almost 4 feet across. The chain on this saw chewed thru the wood quickly. The saw doesn't require tools to adjust the chain, which is really nice. Everyone who has used my new saw loves it. I wouldn't buy another one that wasn't a STIHL and didn't have the easy start. April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by my best saw purchase This saw is possessed. You turn it on and it seems to say to start me or I will start myself. It really is that easy to start. On old saws to tighten or change the chain was a real pain. This one is a breeze. No tools necessary. Just turn a couple knobs and it is done. This ia a smaller saw but with big power. It has cut down or cut up anything I have tried. I would buy another in a heartbeat April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is an all around good saw Very dependable saw. Stihl products are top of the line in equipment . April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw! Capable of tackling ant task around the house or country. I've used this saw to clear up numerous trees from oak to cedar and maple, it never missed a beat. Light enough to use all day. The perfect all around saw in my opinion. April 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by not a good saw First time using this saw the bar oil pump melted. Got it back from being repaired and ran it till it stalled and it would not restart. The recoil start was not acceptable for me. I wonder if this saw has been recalled after reading reviews on bad oil pumps. April 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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
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