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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
MS 261 C-M is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 115.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from weight to power ratio is excellent Been using Stihl since the 1970's. 031, 036, and 041 and now ms261c. Power, well balance and light. Starts easily even in cold weather. What more can you ask for in a saw?
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from MS 261 average 18 bar ~ lacks power good for cutting limbs 261 LikesCustomer Service ~ bumped me up to a bigger saw from a 261 to a 362261 DislikesPrefer manual oiler system261 engine 50 cc is to small to cut a sized treesmall fuel tank, bar tankengine would bog when using full bar...lacked the cc and powerA standard chain dull very quickly when using full bar...The good news ~ yes a 7 day satisfaction policy bumped up to a bigger saw 60 cc more of saw I'm used to.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bought this saw used. this has been the best chainsaw that I have ever owned. I have owned a lot. I tried to enter it in a woodcutting contest at a carnival in ak. they wouldn't let me use it because dealers were showcasing their new saws. it would of put them to shame, and they knew it. it cuts like butter. kind of a showoff saw really. fun to use. kind of hard to start, and is cold blooded. but when it gets hot, watch out and hang on. it is a very hot 2-cycle engine. it ripps. I will never have to purchase another chainsaw, and I wont ever have to worry about anyone cutting faster than me...
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw Once I put a non safety chain on it. It is a terrific saw
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and Powerful I used to have an 039 that ran like a top and would cut through anything. I gave it away a few years ago when I thought I was done running a saw. Eventually, I got to the point of needing one again. Liked the power of the 039/MS391 series, but did not want that heavy of a saw with my old back. The MS-261 C-M has almost as much power and is a whole lot lighter saw. Cuts through anything a 20 inch bar can handle without and fuss.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from M-tronic technology is a fancy way of saying big headache I have used Shihl saws for years with great success! Particularly the ms 260. As a trail maintenance worker in the pacific northwest I need a saw that I can trust in the backcountry. For years the 260 was one of the go to saws because they are a light versatile, and reliable saw. More than once the M-tronic technology has left me stranded with a saw that won't run. This has also been the experience for many of my colleagues. Now we are all scrambling to get our hands on older saws, and doing whatever we can to keep them alive! I love Stihl saws. I don't want to badmouth Stihl. I'm begging Stihl to go back to making a saw that the operator can control and adjust when we need to.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it This is a great saw but a tad pricey. It's for the most enthusiastic cutter. This destroys trees. Hang on tight.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great saw and an improvement on the MS 260 Pro I have had 3 Stihl saws. I have and AVEQ-24 that I have had for over 30 years. I have a MS 260 Pro that I bought so that I could have a saw for my vacation home too. I have enjoyed the MS 260 Pro and wasn't keen on replacing it, but my son needs a good saw, so I bought a new MS 261-C-M figuring I would keep the one I liked the best and give my son the other one. I used the MS 261 C-M this weekend and it starts perfectly and has great power on cuts that required the entire 18 inch bar. I have decided to keep it for myself and gift the other saw to my son.
Date published: 2017-04-11
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