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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 4.7 out of 5 by 34reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Things have changed.... I am an avid Stihl user! I use Stihl products professionally for park and forestry work. However, I was extremely disappointed with this saw! After my new crew pored straight gas in my MS260 pros last year, I needed a replacement. With MS260's being discontinued, I settled for two MS261c's. They have both been a pain since day one. First of all, they run really hot and have since their first major use. All the metal on the both saws have this iridescent sheen to it from heat. Even the little rubber piece the sprocket sits on melted. Second, the saw has problems starting. I'm used to this from older saws, but brand new saw, no. The saws generally start up just fine the first pull and run well; however, once the saw is shut off it is really difficult to start again. It floods quickly too. Really inconvenient when you run a saw all day. Other in my industry has purchased this saw and had the same complaints. I love Stihl, but not sure whats going on with this saw! February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent saw, very light and powerful very versatile saw for anyone needing a a saw to several things from felling 20 inch trees to limbing trees. I highly recommend this saw with its adjustable oiler for the chainsaw and many other pro features. You regret this purchase!!! February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by All-around strong performer Purchased in the fall, and I've taken down about 25 trees, ranging in diameter from 6 to 18 inches, with it now. Starts easy, runs strong and doesn't stall. Seems to be getting stronger with more use. I spent more than hoped to get this saw but am glad I did, as I expect it to last a long time. Great tool! February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Strong compact and fuel efficient! I have borrowed many saws before purchasing my own and many other brands sold in the box stores do not come close to the reliability the ms261 cm has. I find the anti vibration system on this saw helps me from becoming fatigued and I no longer have issues with my hands going numb from use at the end of the day. February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfection? I have owned several Stihl chainsaws over the years from an 0-26, MS250, MS260, MS-261. The features and performance of my current MS260, make it as close to the perfect saw as I have ever come across. The weight to power ratio is better than any saw I have ever owned. In the four years that I have owned this saw it has been extremely reliable. Cutting approximately, nine or ten cords a year for my home heating purposes. The only part I have ever had to replace has been the chain! The air cleaner design is excellent! The anti-vibration feature is superb! I enjoy cutting with this saw so much, that I hope I never have to replace it.If you are going to own ONE saw, that you need to be able to do all of your cutting tasks....Then look no further, because you will not find a more capable and versatile saw than the MS-261....It is a winner! January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellant features and durability After doing countless hours of research on which saw to buy, I choose the MS 261, and am I ever happy I did. Amazing power for a 50cc saw. Just a well balanced and designed saw. I can see were this saw will be worth just as much as I paid for it in 15 years time. January 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by powerful and awesome chainsaw in all my years doing wood this MS 261 C-M is everything they say light and powerful,i purchase it last week and don't talk to me about any other saws ,this baby as it all,i wish i had purchase the one long time ago,i own ms 290 ms 251 ms 170 and this is the one that will follow me from now on ,the MS 261 C-M as my ms 290 beat all way around December 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Another Great Stihl Have had several Stihl models, 025s, 028s and was presented this one as a retirement gift. I LOVE my 025's(had 2) and thought I might never use the 261 but after I tried it out, WHAM, what's not to love about it ? It doesn't feel heavier but you can sure feel the power difference. The easy start is awesome as I'm not getting any younger/stronger. It cuts through the biggest and hardest timber and seems effortless...its now my "go-to saw", often leaving the 025/028s at home; I'd take one saw for felling/bucking and one just for limbing, not anymore the 261 is powerful enough - yet light enough to do both. Awesome choice for any person who chooses to heat with wood. October 19, 2014