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MS 261 C-M

The same great MS 261, but with advanced STIHL M-Tronic™ technology for optimized performance in various conditions.

MS 261 C-M
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 44reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Saw! I am not an experienced chainsaw operator, but I have a sizable lot of forested land and needed to buy a saw to clear access roads and clearings. Most of the trees I am cutting are softwoods, and most have no more than a 10 inch diameter. I have been using the saw for about three months now, for about 25-30 tanks of gas, and it is an amazing cutting tool, as it rips through everything I put in its path, including the occasional hardwood.In purchasing the saw, I let the salesmen up-sell me the Stihl Pro-mark helmet, the hard plastic one with a face screen and ear protection attached, and I can't tell you how many times it has already kept my head scratch and bruise free. It's a great little piece of gear, and I would highly recommend it for anyone cutting in tight brushy areas. July 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Everything you would want in a saw The MS 261 C-M is everything I needed in a saw. Its reliable and gets the job done every time. I am clearing trees for a driveway and a area for our home to be build. I highly recommend spending the extra money on the MS 261 C-M. June 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Saw: Easy to start, has good power, and isn't too heavy to run all day. Have about 25 hours on my 261cm now and it runs flawless. Bought it at Runnings in Monticello MN and they really make buying a saw a breeze. They represent the Stihl name the right way. Great service, Great Product. June 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very easy to start. Starts with no effort at all. Got mine with a 20" bar. Still light enough to use for an average period of time without feeling like an exhausted weightlifter. I do have a smaller saw for limbing. Should be the last saw I need to buy. I am a homeowner using it for personal cutting; not a professional. May 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Over all Saw I have owned numberous saws. This is Hands down the best performance/ Weight. saw I have ever Owned. Its not to bulky to run all day long. and is powerful enough to drop a fairly Big tree. Without needing a Really big saw.I bought this year's ago. And all I do is put gas in it and Oil. and Run the Snott out of it. Always starts good, Hot or Cold. Old Gas dont seem to be a issue at all either. If your looking to Update your saw. I would get this One.I got rid off all my other's and Only have this one now. With 2 Bar's and 4 chain's.I am dangerous with this saw. May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent power to weight, and balance As a guitarist, I know right. But weight matters because at the end of the day I need to play and not be vibrating from working in the woods. The advanced anti-vibration system lives up to what I expected. I can spend a day running this saw and have absolutely no upper body fatigue whatsoever. I find it to be well balanced, and have enough power to do what I need to have done.Starting is a breeze, no second guessing. It starts as soon as it fires.Daily maintenance is performed and without much effort.You'll be glad if you add one of these saws to your quiver. I am waiting patiently for the new 441. May 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mean Machine This chainsaw rocks! It'll eat through anything you put in front of it. Just keep the chain sharp and you'll be slinging rooster tails of saw dust behind you. But seriously this is the most powerful saw in the lightest configuration out there. As close to perfect as it gets. March 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Get What you Pay For I was looking very seriously at the 311 for use around my property and had thought about the 261 but didn't know if the added cost was really justified since the bar is already pretty high for the Farm and Ranch saws. While I don't run a saw every day, I do need it frequently enough to warrant buying a good one that I can trust. While at my dealer he showed me the pro features that set their pro saws apart from the rest. This, with the great power-to-weight ratio of the 261, was enough to convince me to spend the extra coin for the 261. On 1st use it became abundantly clear that this was a very wise choice. Some have suggested that it's a bit small to pull a 20" bar, but this has not been my experience at all as it plows through red oak and maple with no problem. I've only got 2 tanks of gas through it thus far but I can already say without reservation that this is one of the best tool buying decisions I've ever made. Starts up easily, and with the M-tronic system in play I can't see how anyone could possibly flood it. March 27, 2015
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