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MS 241 C-M

A compact, lightweight chainsaw with professional-grade power and STIHL M-Tronic™ technology.

MS 241 C-M
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 19reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good saw!! On about my 10th tank, great little saw. Good for limbing and all the little stuff. I've been having tennis elbow type problems, so bought this little saw to help take the load off my elbow. It's very light, and pretty powerful for it's size. Only thing I'd change is put an aluminum handle and magnesium clutch cover on it. Only add very small amount of weight, if any. That would make it the absolutely PERFECT small saw. Hope Stihl is listening and open to making improvements. July 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by I think it is a rebadged 211 Under powered over priced DIY home owner sawOnly suitable for occasional use July 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light pro saw power house Needed a new saw for work around our ranch. Cleaning up old trees, brush and cutting rock maple fire wood. Our saw just couldn't handle all day work anymore. Looked at a few different makes and spoke to a few guys I know that cut fire wood for their income. They recommended getting a Stihl pro model, said the few extra dollars would be well worth it and it would last me a long time. Spoke to the local dealer, looked at a few saws and he ordered me the MS 241. Sthil had a sale on them and the dealer though it would be a good saw for my needs.We worked it hard all weekend catching up on a number of projects. It's a light weight power house. Easy to start, light for all day use and cuts through large maples no problem. Not to bad on gas or oil. If you need a good all round saw and don't want or need a big heavy power saw. Give this entry pro model a look. May 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Happy Place of Power/Weight I have spent many hours with a chainsaw in my hands. Have use saws from most major brands, and I have 2 other Stihl models (015L and 041). This ms241c-m is Tops. I have to say that I still have a soft spot for the old 015L but I always leave the toolshed with the 241C-M in hand. I have a 50 acre farm and use a saw several times weekly. I have read a lot of the other reviews and most people refer to this saw as a "great limbing saw". I think most saw owners would find this as more than enough saw for almost any daily farm/ranch job that comes up. If you are a rainforest logger, get a bigger saw. Otherwise. . . Limbing, felling, bucking, This thing just performs. A pull to prime, and a pull to start. The M-tronic carb is seamless and hassle free. I was hesitant, but i love it more every time i run it. The decompression valve may seem to some like a cushy extra, but it sure makes starting easy when you are standing in thick brush and wanting to crank it up without setting the saw down. If the saw is even slightly warm, half a pull will bring it to life with the switch in the run position. I have the 16 inch bar on mine which seems to be just right. The beauty of this saw is that it has power in spades and is light enough to use for prolonged periods. Professionals will love the performance and have other saws in the stable for the occasional giant oak that requires a meat-head-monster-saw. Very few non-professionals will ever have use for more saw than this.Additionally I think that the vibration dampening is spot on. No sloppy springs, and no numb hands. Dampening without wobbling! Nuff said.The only change I would make is the caps on the Fuel Mix and Bar oil. The flip up tool free design is good, but I don't care for the retention strings. You don't loose the caps, but care has to be taken to keep from dragging sawdust down into the tanks. Personal preference.Maintenance, weight, and waisted time are low. Power, quality, performance, and features are present in spades. April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light Weight - Yet Powerful This is very nice, well built, powerful little saw.Its great for small firewood and will definitely be my go to saw for much of my firewood.I have a Stihl MS 362 and Stilh MS 461 for the bigger stuff but this light, powerful, fuel efficient 241 can hold its own and then some ! March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome over engineered saw Power to weight ratio is great. Will handle anything you through at. Very over engineered saw for a home owner or farmer this will be the last saw you will ever need to buy. And best of all MADE IN AMERICA March 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by won't stay running Brand new saw. Started in full choke position, idled for about 20 seconds, then pulled throttle and it stalled. Now, won't start at all in run ( middle) position, neither for that matter in start/choke position. If I wait 10 minutes, it will fire up in start/choke position, idle rough for about 90 seconds, then die as soon as I try to apply gas. Then, same results as above.This is unacceptable for a brand-new saw. If I planned on 1+ hours to actually start and get saw running (and I speculate here), then this might be an OK saw. March 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 12 inch bar rips I use it to climb with. It's good with the 16 inch bar but with the 12 inch bar on it tears through any thing there is no lack of power with this machine even with the 16 inch bar on it I can plunge right Into an oak log stop the chain completely and keep goin this thing does not hesitate to do its job guys at the shop are jealous as stated previously I use it to climb with and it out preforms all saws we have except the 088 but that's a given should be a nice tax break next year to since it's my personal saw for work. A lot of guys laugh when they see the saw with the baby bar on it until it out cuts any comparable saw they can come up with and believe me when I say I have torturous tested this thing it being the first Stijl product I've owned I had high expectations of it and it exceeded all of them we have all Stihl at the shop. I wish it had tooled oil and gas caps like the older stills at the shop instead of these new flippy ones but that's just me and my one complaint with the caps isn't enough to steer me away although they can be tricky and a down right pain in the rear some times. I didn't think one nut to hold the bar was enough but it was plenty after my chain was nice and broke in I had to adjust the bar only one time and it's still in the same spot untouched and it's used Dailey the only chain saw I've used that doesn't need once a day adjusting to the chain. Hope this helps I love mine. Don't hesitate to buy this beast I love mine for climbing I'm positive you will love yours whatever your use for it is. They got carving bars for this thing at my local dealer to March 6, 2015