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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 4.7 out of 5 by 151.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok I've had some problems starting it and I was very careful to follow the break in instructions and the re-calibration procedures.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is garbage it blew up after 4 hours of use. I bought this saw brand new. I bought it on a Tuesday. I used it sparingly tuesday and wednesday for less than 4 hours. It blew up. It would not start or run. I brought back. They rebuilt it. They had it until the following friday. At that point they had it for twice as long as I did. They refused to give me my money back. They refused to give me a new saw. Now I am stuck with an already broken not sounding correct chainsaw, that I am actually afraid to use. I own three other stihl saws, (none of them commercial grade) the big commercial trimmers, blowers. I am appalled. I will not be buying Stihl products anymore. At least with the cheaper brands they will give you new unbroken equipment or refund your money. I can actually go through two cheaper saws and stihl be ahead of the game.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just go and buy one ! Seriously, this chainsaw is sooo good in EVERY way possible.I've had nearly all the other "lesser" home owner Still chainsaws and this is justsuperior in every single way. It's so easy to start, it idles very smoothly, the power and torque are exceptional and it's very nicely balanced.The M Tronic system is just outstanding. I've got a 16 inch bar and the Pico Duro carbide chain. This combination makes for effortless, safe and super fun cutting.Do not economise for the sake of a couple of hundred dollars - This is my go to chainsaw every chance I get. I always use Stihl Motomix pre mixed fuel - using regular gas and adding oil is just stupid these days because you will get problems coming at you fast.Best model chainsaw ever, ever, ever !
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice light saw Bought to cut smaller diameter trees and bust up slash piles. Power is about as expected for a 50cc saw. Have a 90 cc saw for most other work. No problem starting and good acceleration unlike other competitors small computerized saws. Ran about 7 tanks gas thru it so far.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight work horse I have a Farm boss MS290 that we have used reliably for years. This saw met our need but as we moved to the mountains and put in a wood burning stove, we needed a new saw that was lighter and with good power, not only for felling but bucking as well. We had a tree service come and take down a damaged 80' maple and I saw that their "go to" saw was the MS261. We purchased one and never looked back. Great saw, highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the Best I have owned many saws over the past 30 years and I was hesitant to try the M-Tronic but boy am I glad I did. This is the easiest starting and smoothest running saw I have ever used. The power is unreal for a saw this light too. It flat out eats and begs for more. I'm very very impressed. My MS460 magnum is for sale because It's not in this saws league as hard as that is to believe.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around saw! I purchased this saw to use around the house and to put in my RZR for when my wife and I are out riding trails. I have medium sized diameter tree's around my house that needed cut back and this saw did that with ease. We also have a wood burning fire place in our home, so, next fall I will be looking forward to putting this saw to work. Easy starting, doesn't get finicky at elevation. I went with the professional series just because I know that they are built a little stouter and have nicer features to them. If someone is wanting a saw for around the house or something that is easy to carry on a side by side or ATV that is dependable and built well, I highly recommend this saw to you! It's well worth the extra money over the 241!
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New to Chainsaws I bought this chainsaw just before Irma hit. In Inverness Fl at Ace Hardware. Great crew of people there. First chainsaw I've ever purchased. I used it a few times to cut up some large oaks that had fell during the storm. I took it back once because I didn't think the chain was being oiled properly. The folks at ACE took it out back and put it through it's paces and showed me how the oil system worked. I think it was a little clogged but it's been working fine since then. After returning to Key West I've been using it daily to cut up softer wood. For me it starts cold in 1-3 pulls and usually one pull after being warmed up. I'm still getting used to the saw and as I stated it's my first saw. I've used a few others in my life. This one feels great as far as vibration and seems to cut anything I put in front of it. I haven't noticed a need for more power but I'm sure folks that use these on a daily basis might require more? I'm very happy so far with the purchase and would buy another Stihl product.
Date published: 2017-10-01
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