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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 78reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Can keep up to the big boys I purchased this saw last winter put a full chisel chain on it this saw can almost keep up to my 440 and 460 awesome saw I had to order another one, light weight, starts easy August 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent power to weight ratio After reviewing all the saw features, I decided on the MS261CM. It came with the 18" bar and the green label "Anti-Kickback" chain. So, for the occasional user looking for professional quality, safety and great power to weight ratio, This is throne! August 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does it all! Great power to weight ratio, balanced, torque, build quality and M-tronic! This saw does everything very well! It has a great power to weight ratio, it is very well balanced, has great torque and the build quality is exceptional! I had no problem paying more for this than either a homeowner or ranch saw. It also starts, idles and restarts great! The M-tronic is a great feature! I now would require the M-tronic on any other saw I purchase. I'm extremely please with it! Simply put it is exceptional. I'm not sure what I would recommend to improve upon it? August 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worthy replacement for .028 Wood Boss After 25 years my Stihl .028 suffered a score on the piston & rings, probably from a piece of carbon breaking loose. I looked to Stihl for a replacement of course and first tried an MS250. I found it was not nearly the saw I was used to using and did not meet my expectations. I then moved up to the MS261. While considerably more expensive it also compares favorably to my old saw, including bar/chain compatibility. It's a great saw with a number of improvements over the .028. I'm very satisfied and if it lasts me another 25 years I'll be 100 years old and will probably have quit sawing wood. August 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by First experience with my 2016 MS 261 cm I took my new MS 261 saw out to cut some very hard dead gum trees and it performed wonderfully. After putting gas and oil into the saw and setting the controls as directed, the saw came to life and idled right off. After the initial start up, the saw started first pull. The new version is a little lighter and has a little more hp. The weight difference will make a big difference after a few hours of sawing but this saw has lots of hp so I don't think I will notice the hp improvement.. I have a 20 in bar and need to up the oil going to the bar. I now look forward to working with it. August 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Resubmited Its a good chain saw and I can't see how this model could be made any better. It should have come with a 20 inch bar as I had to order it and I was not given that option. I was also not told about the current promo for an extended warrenty. My last review was rejected because I made a politically incorrect statement but it was the best review written on the 261, so well written you might think I was paid for it, like they do on Amazon. So now I want a Stihl hat made out of orange and green plaid wool with Merino wool ear pads that has replaceable ear plugs mounted to the wool ear flaps on the hat. No liner unless its silk! July 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starts every time and keeps running Had an MS-260 and needed another saw at our primary residence in case of a hurricane and to do trimming. Model changed slightly, but not much. Starts after a few pulls every time and keeps on running without cutting out. Cuts well with minimal vibration. Came with a 16 inch bar but purchased an 18 inch bar and chain as well. Was told that it could handle up to a 20 in bar/chain, but thought that might put too much of a strain on it.Have had excellent experiences with all of my Stihl products. Have blowers, chain saws and trimmers, all running flawlessly.Have also bought and given Stihl products to my sons to use at their houses. They have had the same experience with Stihl that I have had. July 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw has incredible power I was hesitate to buy this saw at first. I'm glad I finally made the purchase. It's a very enjoyable experience to operate. Cranks every time! July 15, 2016
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