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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 22reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Power to weight ratio nuff said Was looking for a light pro saw for limbing and cutting brush. Have a ms 362 and though I love it, it is better for bucking the main trunk. I wanted something nimble to dismantle the canopy on th ground. Was looking at the ms 201 rear handle. At a 150 dollars cheaper, a pound heavier, and a lot more horsepower the ms 241 won my choice. The mtronic is nice and starting is a breeze. September 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is now my go to saw! I have been using chainsaws professionally since the late '60's when I was cutting burls and driftwood for a living. I have had the largest power heads to both free cut and run a Chainsaw mill. The saws that Stihl makes are really at the top of the heap. I now own only five saws--the MS660, the 360 pro, the 170, the HT 131 pole saw and the 241 CM.I was cleaning up a 10 acre parcel and wanted a new pro saw to cut and branch trees up to 12". I was using my 360 pro and 170 but wanted a saw that is both light and powerful. I ordered the 241 CM from my dealer before they were officially available(in fact I ordered 2, one for a friend of mine also). I have used the saw for over 6 months now and am really impressed. The 170 was my backup limbing and small tree saw--it is now my back of pick-up emergency saw. The 241 CM is the same weight as the 170, but twice as powerful--1.5 vs. 3.1 hp. I run it with Stihl's new16"light weight bar to shave off a few oz. and I have found that my speed and endurance have gone up significantly. I still use my 660 and 360 pro, but I find myself smiling when I chose the 241 CM for falling, limbing and bucking trees 12" or smaller. Two other thing of note: the saws anti-vibration technology is awesome--no more numb fingers and hands after a few hours cutting and the automatic fuel adjustment for change in elevation works great.Good job Stihl!!! August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great quality. I have used many saws for decades. Stihl is my favorite. All there products are quality made. I bought this ms241 from a excellent dealer. Beats what often happens on ebay for me. Anyway this pro saw is an upgrade over my homeowner saw. Both are good but pro quality is worth it if you are going to use it alot. Or you just appreciate more quality. July 30, 2015
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