Find a Specific Product: Chainsaws

MS 250

A chainsaw designed for firewood cutting – with a great power-to-weight ratio.

MS 250
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 392reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best saw for the price Great saw for using for around the house use. Midsize is perfect for my needs. Starts on every pull. September 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw for the money I've had my MS 250 for almost 5 years now, and have had no issues whatsoever with it. Bought the MS 250 as a lighter weight alternative to my 15 year old MS 310 (also a great saw, but a little overkill with a 20" bar for bucking smaller firewood).Have to say I'm surprised by all the negative reviews on this saw, particularly those complaining that it is hard to start. My MS 250 has never once failed to start using the steps outlined in the O/M... set the control to Full Choke, then with 1 or 2 pulls on the recoil, listen for the 'pop'. Then move the control to Half Choke and with 1 or 2 pulls, it fires right up.Another key to reliable & easy starting is using fresh non-ethanol 90 PON gasoline, mixed with Sthil HP oil. Also make sure the air filter is clean.Beyond these recommendations, if someone is still having trouble starting a Sthil two stroke chain saw, they may have an incorrect low speed mixture setting on the carb, and/or a fouled spark plug. September 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Chainsaw I Ever Had I have multiple chainsaws that I have used for over 20 years for cutting firewood. My older saws are another brand that have done well with few repairs. While trying to clear our property to build a new house my older saw was giving problems running. I have always wanted a Stihl saw and decided to make the purchase. I have had it for one year now and have cut down and cut up between 30 & 40 trees. Over half of them were large cedar trees that are ready to rip up into lumber. I also have cut up 6 or so cords of fire wood to use once our house is complete. Perfect starting every time and runs like a dream with no special attention. I do my best to keep it clean and serviced as always with my tools. Will be getting a new MS 391 Farm and Ranch saw this winter expecting the same results.Happy ownerRon September 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to start Best chainsaw I have ever owned. Starts easily, light weight to power ratio and cuts like a chainsaw should. Thank you Stihl. September 21, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Would not even start. Purchased on 9/4/16 at Ace Hardware. Tried to use the following week. It would not start and I returned it to store. Employees at store told me it would be repaired. Last call to store on 9/19 and chainsaw still not ready. Unhappy with product that no one can even start. September 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by New 250 Bought this saw a month ago and took it to the mountains on a camping trip that weekend. Temps were low and the saw was nearly impossible to start. After over an hour it finally came to life. I have a friend with a similar saw that has the same issue and I didn't know this until after I bought mine. I wish I would have purchased a saw that is more reliable to start in cooler weather. Would not recommend, I was hoping to use this to clearer roads on the ranch in November but now I don't know if it will start when I need it. Beyond starting it cuts well and has plenty of power. That doesn't matter when I'm parked behind a tree over the road and it takes me an hour to get my saw started. September 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 yrs Running This is our second year using the MS 250. This is hands down the absolute best saw we have ever used. For the people who say it is hard to start, well, if you do as the instructions say , it works. I put my now 19yr old son on it evertime and he ask me, why didn't we buy this long before now. It sure is nice when you do not have to keep stopping to work on or sharpen saw. To bad or good I will be losing my saw operator and splitter to the Navy in April but they are gettting a great hand. Guess I need to check on buying a splitter machine now! You can not go wrong for any around the farm or house use. We typically cut up 5-8 nice size hickory or red&white oak for the winter. We use two Stihl chains and get the job done. The folks at FL Davis in Heber Springs, AR do a great job at fixing you up. I do not know about service on it, have not had anything go wrong with it. I will update if anything goes wrong with it. September 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicely setup, ergonomic. This is a good saw for the money, the manufacturer would probably do better if they cut back on the advertising and improve the quality of the saws. They could also reduce prices by cutting back on advertising and pass the savings on to the customer in the form of lower prices. September 20, 2016
2 3 4 5... 14next>>
  • Seasonal Landscaping Tips
  • Special Offers from Your Local STIHL Dealer
  • Guides & How-To Videos
  • Maintenance Tips