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STIHL MS 250 – Get More for Less with New Low Price

Powerful, efficient and environmentally responsible chainsaw with more than 100 features
Release Date: 5/4/2010
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MS 250


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Packed with more than 100 features and built in Virginia Beach, Va., the STIHL MS 250 is now available at the new low price of $299.95 (MSRP) and is designed to give you years of powerful, efficient performance. 
The STIHL MS 250 chainsaw features a high power-to-weight ratio and STIHL engineering, like two piston rings to ensure engine compression and longer engine life and 25 cooling fins on the cylinder equivalent to those of a larger professional use chainsaw; and a 3-piece, forged and machined crankshaft that is balanced to withstand 540,000 RPMs/hour (9,000 RPMs at 60 minutes). Add to that the anti-vibration system that helps reduce operator fatigue – STIHL introduced the first anti-vibration system for chainsaws in 1965.
STIHL is the only chainsaw manufacturer that makes its own saw chain and guide bars, resulting in a cutting system, which on the STIHL MS 250 features a .325 pitch chain that has a longer running life, is more resistant to wear, and features a STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar providing precise, efficient oiling. The saw chain and guide bar in this cutting system also reduce the risk of kickback. Other features like a 1-piece, spur sprocket manufactured by STIHL is a service item that is easy to replace. STIHL’s attention to quality delivers professional performance at an affordable price. These 100-plus features result in the STIHL MS 250 being one of the best homeowner chainsaws on the market today!
It is not often that you get offered more for less. See the MS 250 at your STIHL dealer today or for more information, please visit

About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the world’s largest selling brand of chainsaws and produces a full line of powerful, lightweight, and versatile handheld outdoor power equipment for homeowners and professional users. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast— not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of the closest STIHL retailer call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit the STIHL Web site at

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MS 250 Specifications - Occasional Use
DISPLACEMENT 45.4 cc (2.77 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 2.2 kW (3.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 470 cc (15.9 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 200 cc (6.8 oz.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 45 cm (16" to 18")
STIHL recommends #3634 (26 RM3 68) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 18" 3005 008 4717 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
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