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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 58reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect 2 yrs and 20 plus cords of oak. enjoyable to use with plenty of power for me. I run a 20 in bar. January 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cuts great but didn't run long For 1-1/2 tanks of fuel this saw cut like no saw, including my old Stihl 026, I've owned. Unfortunately, it then promptly quit. It turns out the electronic carburetor had failed for whatever reason and had to be replaced. My Stihl dealer managed to make this repair quickly over the holidays and my saw is back home. Hopefully, it will last 20+ years and counting like my 026.I've had 30+ years of great performance from the Stihls I own. This one, once the memory of the glitch has faded, will no doubt be the same. If Stihl makes a bad product, I haven't heard about it. January 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smooth operator This thing is a blast to use. Very smooth power. No vibrations are transmitted to the users hands. Air filter is a cool design. A tank of fuel goes along way. Starts without fail on the third pull. My only complaint is I wish the pro saws came with the yellow "E" bar. December 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is the best saw I've ever owned! Bought my new 261 at my local Stihl dealer this past fall to replace my now somewhat tired 031AV. Wow, was I ever surprised at how light it is, and the power it has! This is a saw you can use all day without batting an eye. Starts like a dream, and runs like the true champ it is. It will chew through large oak like you can't believe. My only regret is that I waited as long as I did to get it! December 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My buddy call's it my light saber! I have several other "good" saws this saw makes them all seem like antiques. It is so much further advanced than other brands new saws. It starts easy, cuts like a saw 30% bigger and has very little if any vibration to the user. I have mine outfitted with 18" bar and RS chain. It is pretty light, the power to weight ratio is astounding. I tend to use it for felling,limbing and bucking. I never had a saw with a kill switch that moved up for off but after I got used to it it's no longer a concern. Price was a little higher than some other comparable saws, but after a few tanks that is the last thing on your mind. November 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holy Workhorse, Batman This saw is an absolute beast. It's very easy to start, has PLENTY of power for it's size, and will help get just about any job done. I like the new digital compensating carb, and look forward to testing it further in varying climates and conditions. I actually dropped 2 trees with this saw today, and cut up about 4.5 cord (red oak and silver maple) like butter. Put almost 3 tanks of gas through it. As for aesthetics and design, I also like that the body is made of die-cast metal instead of plastic. The MS 261 CM is definitely a pro-end saw, with features abound and a disposition to get things done. Fast. It reminds me of old-school Stihl mixed with new-era technology. Home run, and well worth the slightly higher price tag associated with stepping into pro-grade saws. November 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Chainsaw! This saw is excellent in every way, power, ease of use, very lightweight! Way above and beyond my expectations. I Finally stepped up from another brand. It was either the ms251, ms290, or the ms261 cm. I bought up and won't look back. If you are debating between these models. Go with the ms261 cm. You won't be disappointed, It's well worth the extra money. October 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw ROCKS! I've owned many different saws through the years and this one put the others to shame. Knowing Stihl's reputation, it only took me 30 years to pull my head out and buy one, but I did it and don't regret it a bit. It goes through mesquite like a hot knife through butter and it starts EVERY time. I'll be buying an MS 661 next year for bigger projects ahead. October 12, 2015
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