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

MS 250
MS 250 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 578.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Starts hard if at all Bought this model 5 years ago. Have 10 hours on saw and have spent almost as much as I paid for the saw in repairs. Unreliable, Hard to start if able to get to start at all. If you have a project, schedule a backup saw as the chances to get the MS250 running are not good. My last tree down I cut up with a 15 year old 14" saw given to me in 2004 when I purchased my new GMC truck, after many pulls on my MS250. Have tried all the tricks. Saw cuts great when it runs but good luck getting it started. Dealer answer to my problem was to offer me next to nothing for the saw on the purchase of a new +unit.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable and easy to use I needed to replace a very old chainsaw and after owning a Stihl blower and weedeater, a Stihl chainsaw was easy to choose. I don't need to use a chainsaw often and don't need to clear large trees, so this saw was perfect for my needs. It's light enough to handle for smaller jobs, but powerful enough to work through larger trees and limbs. I like the traditional starting feature combined with new choke features.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Warning to the average home owner I bought one of these (MS250) because of the very good power to weight ratio and it is recommended on the Stihl website as a homeowner saw (as opposed to professional or commercial).Unfortunately, unfortunately, I was unable to start the saw. I took it back to the shop and the mechanic there, a young strong guy, was able to start it. Nothing wrong with the saw, he said. I took the saw home and tied it down so I could crank it with both arms. Didn't start.Back to the shop where they took the saw back for a 20%+ fee and me buying another saw from them.Moral: This may be a very good saw once you get it running. But make sure you can, before you pay.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from thoughts on my MS 250 Have had for about 5-6 years but rarely use, say about 10 times. Always started 1st or 2nd crank even after 2-3 years sitting, which surprised me. You need to make sure the choke is all the way down for it to start right up. What I do not like is how you have to open the gas, bar oil reserves. I have a hard time doing that. Used this month and put it up till it's next use in two days. came back to it and there was oild all ver the bottom of it. Not sure about that but figure it will be a costly repair.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cant go wrong with a STIHL Lightweight but powerful enough to tackle any home use. starts on 1-2 pulls. I highly recommend using the STIHL gas and mix.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw I have two bigger Stihl chiansaws.But i really like this saw it has incredible power for its size and light weight. would recommend it .I have owed it for a year and a half its just Great.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from used it 3 times ran once, went to dealer to have fixed second time won't start again I bought it because of the reputation. The saw will not start. Took it back to the dealer, they replaced carb., and persuaded it to start.. Got it home after a lot of cranking it started ran well. Took it out today to use it, wouldn't start again. If the dealer was opened today they would have gotten it back.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A strong mid-sized saw, great all-rounder I have a little Husky 338xpt arborist and a big heavy Husky 61 with a 24" bar and got the mid-sized Stihl MS250 with an 18" bar to be a lightweight all-around utility infielder. After using it extensively for one day, running several tanks of gas through it, I like it a lot and expect it to be my go-to saw most of the time now. It's lightweight and surprisingly powerful. It's a good size to be extremely versatile. It easily cut through green oak trunks as thick as the saw's bar, but it's small enough to be nimble and easy to maneuver for limbing. It's comfortable in the hands, even after several hours, not tiring. It can be a little finicky to start, but it's not hard once you get to know its idiosyncrasies. For this reason, it may not be the best choice for those without an intuitive "feel" for such things, but it is a good choice for those who have "the touch."I can't speak to its durability, since it's still new, but it does seem reasonably well made.
Date published: 2017-06-29
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