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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 49reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Power to weight ratio is great! I purchased my MS- 261 this spring after retiring my MS 250. It had a lot of hard use on the farm. I have used it about 25 times on different sized jobs through out the summer. I use the rapid super chains. It cuts like no tomorrow. Starts on the third pull every time. Love it. October 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very happy with this saw Professional user and this is truly a professional saw. A super all round saw. Also own a 550xp but prefer the feel of the ms 261 in my hands. September 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw Rocks! I'm not a professional but my home sits on five acres of hard woods in Florida and when My old 33cc chainsaw that I bought at a big box store finally died I wanted one with more power. I knew I wanted a Stihl this time since owning other Stihl products has sold me on their quality. After a little research I narrowed it down to two models one being the MS 261 C-M which I ultimately chose due to the advanced features. I couldn't be happier! It is a little heavier than what I'm used to but this thing is so easy to start and use compared to my little old one I can hardy believe it. The power is incredible, it cuts like nothing I've ever used before and will cut my work time in half. I'm sure this will be the last chainsaw I ever buy! September 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent power to weight ratio! In Oregon we have big trees! This saw has no problem keeping up with the work our ranch requires.Starts great and eats through Maple, Ash, Alder and evergreens!Non-ethanol fuel is a wise choice! August 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Saw I bought this to replace my 026 that still runs but is tired (21 years). I like using a 16" bar and non-safety chains. This saw does not bog down. I am cutting red and white oak and it goes through them easily. The decompression button is a nice feature for easier pull on starting August 21, 2015
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
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