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MS 261

This chainsaw offers an optimized power-to-weight ratio, great fuel efficiency and convenience features.

MS 261
MS 261 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only a couple of weeks in but I love it so far Very pleased with the power, ease of starting, and performance of this saw. We'll see how it does long term, but for now, it's excellent!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power to weight One of the best midsize saws available. If you are working on the ground or doing larger take downs this saw has the correct power and weight balance.I recommend this saw over many other brands.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great new 261 This is my third stihl saw. Great results with all of them.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work horse This saw has surprising power.You can work this for quite a while with out having to adj. chain or add fuel and bar oil.Light weight and easy to use very happy with this saw.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My absolute favorite saw! I bought my MS261 a few years ago from Hillside Small Engine in Lehighton. The very freindly and highly knowledgeable owner strongly recommended this model. My father has a small armada of about 10 saws and every time I borrowed one I kept going back to his MS260. After a few years , I have cut quite a bit of wood and this thing just rips right through it no matter what species. Very powerful, not too heavy and it really stretches a tank a gas. Spend the extra money and get it, you'll have a great saw for a long time.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection When I got my old MS 260 stolen I needed to replace it. So I replaced it with the then new MS 261. I almost didn't go for it because it took a totally different type of chain, .325 opposed to the 3/8 chain. I however was pleasantly surprised and glad that I went with saw. I have now been running this saw for several years and I burn about 10-15 cords of wood a season. Other that the standard maintenance I have never had anything major go wrong with this saw. In fact I have never had to stop cutting for the day because of anything mechanical that went wrong with the saw. I will however say that I am glad I got the older version of the saw without Stihl's "M-tronic" carb because Everything I have dealt with on any saw with the M-tronic technology is it is utter garbage. I'm sure it will get better over time but right now I will take my older MS 261 over the newer MS 261 C-M saws any day. Anyway bottom line is this saw is great I wouldn't trade it for anything Stihl is currently producing.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw! Great saw, lots and lots of power. bought it with 18 and 20 inch bar, handles both bars very well!!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have saw! I bought a MS441-CM a year or so ago and was very happy with it at first, but it got heavy in a hurry. I went back to the dealership and picked up a MS261-CM for a middle size saw between the MS441-CM and my T435. I have been nothing but pleased with this MS261-CM. It is a very hot little saw for stock with a 16" bar on it and have been very impressed with the performance! The wide power band and the mighty power packed into this little saw is nothing short of impressive. I named this my "Money Maker" due to the incredible performance and reliability provided to me with less that minimal input. I would recommend this saw to anyone with previous experience with saws--not a very forgiving beginners saw. Thank you Van Wall Equipment of Omaha, NE!
Date published: 2016-11-21
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