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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 54reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Go big or go home Don't waste your money on a small saw unless your only doing limbing. If your cutting firewood or just clearing wood plot go with power.I have this saw with 20" bar. I have 13 acres of hard wood. It does everything you could want. Easy to start easy to use well balanced. It is a Hoss! October 8, 2015
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
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