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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 95.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent mid-range pro saw I just got my ms 261 cm, yesterday, but have already fallen in love with it. It starts in a flash, usually with just one pull, and I do not have to spend time adjusting it's idle and high and low jets. It does it for me, but the one thing I really love is its decompression button. I am used to cranking my 271 and 291 and the cranking sequence is a joy, compared to these saws, even though I generally crank the 271 from the standing position. I haven't cut a lot with the 261, yet, but it mowed through some green oak and pine biscuits with no problem. The only problem I have noted was the chain adjuster gear was a little rough, so I removed the metal bar stud cover and saturated the whole area with bar oil from my pneumatic oiler. No more problem. I had a similar problem on my ms 251 and fixed it in the same fashion. I did break in my 261 with an extra cupful of stihl's Ultra oil on the first two tanks but am now running my standard 50:1 premium non-ethanol mix with Ultra two cycle oil and Platnium bar oil. I did turn the oiler up to its maximum position because I am running a 20 inch, .325, .063, 81 chain on this saw. I have a brand new RS chain to put on it when it gets a little more broken in but I will leave the standard green chain on it for a while. It is at least 2# lighter than either my 271 or 291 and atleast 5# lighter than my 65 cc 029. It will never compete with larger saws but it will stay with my other big saws. I am very pleased with it, so far.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hot knives and butter I purchased this saw to handle blow downs, general property maintenance, and I burn 20 full cord of wood/ year. Upgraded to the 20" solid bar with a 3/8" super rapid.. the saw is marvelous. Minimal vibration transferred to the operator. fairly quiet. I would recommend The only complaint I have is the oil tank is difficult to fill from a gallon jug because of the handlebar placement.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This producr ia the best in the world I bougt 2015 model first becoze we in Croatia dont have this 2016 model vith 4.9kg and 4.1 hp, and i goo in to Ljubljana and buy yesterday this 2016 model and is twice bether than 2015 model is powerful and light is is the best saw in the world. I have aleredy tuning kit and i put it on that saw and i didnt remove it from saw is the best preformance of cuting
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An American stalwart tool that will be around a long, long time. My brother swears by his Stihl M271 Farm Boss chainsaw and told me the only chainsaw to consider was a Stihl. Seeing as he uses his chainsaw extensively on his farm along with his bobcat, trencher, and ATV's all of which he also maintains himself, I figure he knows what's mechanically sound and what is not. He was absolutely correct in pointing me at getting a Stihl. The proprietor of Georgia Chainsaw was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. My requirement was to have a chainsaw that could adjust to elevation/altitude with the least amount of difficulty. Traveling off road and potentially confronted with a downed tree blocking the route was part of the reason for the purchase. I'm very pleased with my choice and happy to support an American company and American jobs!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUTSTANDING PRODUCT I HAVE OWNED THIS SAW FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS AND I LOVE IT. IT HAS A GREAT POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO. DEFINITELY A VERY POWERFUL SAW FOR ITS SIZE. HAS A VERY ROBUST AV SYSTEM THAT VIRTUALLY ELIMINATES ALL VIBRATIONS. IT HAS POWERED THROUGH ALL THAT I HAVE THROWN AT IT. WELL WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION. GREAT SAW.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ripper! Stihl makes the best saws hands down. If you want the Best Buy the best. This saw is packed with power I run it with a 20" bar full chisel 33rsf and it sinks through the wood. I use it when my 200t gets to small while climbing. It's perfect for chunking down big 10' ers and catching big tops.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw races to get through a log so that it can start cutting the next one. Great power to fuel consumption ratio. Easy to handle. Revs up quickly while cutting. Great saw.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This latest MS 261 CM is amazing. I have had an original MS 261 for six years. It is a great saw.I have been wanting an MTronic one ever since they came out a few years ago.When I held this latest version, I knew it was time. My Stihl dealership is very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.Brought the saw home today and went through a half tank of gas in our woodlot before the MN winter drove back inside. This saw was not phased by the cold at all. It's lighter and has a faster trigger response than my last saw.Very pleased with this saw!
Date published: 2016-12-30
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