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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 73reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Resubmited Its a good chain saw and I can't see how this model could be made any better. It should have come with a 20 inch bar as I had to order it and I was not given that option. I was also not told about the current promo for an extended warrenty. My last review was rejected because I made a politically incorrect statement but it was the best review written on the 261, so well written you might think I was paid for it, like they do on Amazon. So now I want a Stihl hat made out of orange and green plaid wool with Merino wool ear pads that has replaceable ear plugs mounted to the wool ear flaps on the hat. No liner unless its silk! July 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starts every time and keeps running Had an MS-260 and needed another saw at our primary residence in case of a hurricane and to do trimming. Model changed slightly, but not much. Starts after a few pulls every time and keeps on running without cutting out. Cuts well with minimal vibration. Came with a 16 inch bar but purchased an 18 inch bar and chain as well. Was told that it could handle up to a 20 in bar/chain, but thought that might put too much of a strain on it.Have had excellent experiences with all of my Stihl products. Have blowers, chain saws and trimmers, all running flawlessly.Have also bought and given Stihl products to my sons to use at their houses. They have had the same experience with Stihl that I have had. July 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw has incredible power I was hesitate to buy this saw at first. I'm glad I finally made the purchase. It's a very enjoyable experience to operate. Cranks every time! July 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by New to me stihl brand This 261 sounds really deep and very high on compression..awesome ..I'll be glad that I've got this one in the long run.. July 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hands down, Great Saw I have several Stihl saws going all the way up to a 660. I am very impressed with this 261! First started cutting with it and I did not at all expect it to have that much power, and cut through all different types of hardwoods with absolute ease. If u want a lightweight, powerful saw; buy the 261 hands down!! You will never regret it! May 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dad said buy the best care for it and it will last forever. Excellent saw, plenty of power, light weight and cuts like butter used for clearing a runway and not a single complaint. May 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buy the Best I needed a bigger chainsaw for lots of hardwood trees we had cut down as well as trimmed.The tree service guy recommended this saw so I bought one.This thing is a monster and cuts like butter.Makes my job easier and I don't mind cutting all the logs we have now.If you can afford this, buy it.Anything less just makes your job harder. April 25, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Problem starting. After the very first cut, saw would not start. Returned saw to dealer that afternoon and salesman could not start it. Left it overnight for the mechanic. It started the next day after a few pulls. Took it home and again the saw would not start after one cut. Returned saw to mechanic. He said he would call Stihl Support. They told him to calibrate the carburetor and the "module" and if it happens again for him to replace the "module". Took saw home again and it appears to be working better. Not sure for how long. Great experience with other Stihl products in the past. Not going to give up on them just yet. April 13, 2016
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