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MS 250

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 644.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for the money Just bought my third ms250. I am a carver and run these saws harder than probably 90% of any one whoever buys one and they will take a lot of abuse. As long as you blow it off with compressed air and blow off the air cleaner on a regular basis you will have minimal problems. Use only 91 octane gas and drain it if you aren’t going to use it within the week. If you don’t you will have carb issues(that’s no fault of Stihl it is just the gas breaks down rapidly and laquers up in the small passages in carb) if you feed it good gas and keep it blown off you will get years of reliable use. They start easy ( if you follow the instructions if not you can pull on them all day long) altitude can cause you grief but easily adjusted. I live at 4500 ft and if I go higher than 6500 I need to adjust carb. I own 2 ms170’s, 3 ms250’s, 026, 028av, 038av, 2 044’s , ms660 magnum and an 009. The ms250 is my go to daily saw.... highly recommend
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stihl ms250 This chainsaw is a very good chainsaw to get if you cut small amounts of fire wood or use it for yard work. I have upgraded to the 261 C-M pro series cause I cut fire wood and sell it so I use my chainsaw on a daily basis. The ms250 is a very good saw and I have had very few problems with it. As long as you keep it tuned and clean it and do required maintenance to it, the saw will last you a long time.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best chainsaw I’ve ever used... This chainsaw is light enough to use all day without fatigue and strong enough for most everything. I’ve had mine for 4 years and it is the best saw I own. Lighter than my ms460 and not that much slower. Not that much heavier than my 020t, but the ms250 will leave the 020t in a pile of sawdust. Parts are readily available, but if this thing quits, I’m buying another one.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value. I've been using my MS250 for over a year without any issues. I'm in the process of removing several oaks which are too close to my house. Some of these oaks are 25" plus in diameter and my 18' blade cuts them like butter. Follow the instructions on maintenance and care and it is a real work horse.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Saw for the Money** I purchased this saw, Like it but Hard to start, I own a Husky Saw Also starts easier then the MS250, I just purchased the MS170 saw LOVE IT! It's my go to saw!
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bulletproof Pretty much bulletproof. I bought Stihl because of a previous saw.I bought this one sooner than I expected because of the $50 off. And.... the dealer helped me with issues (another brand) when no one else would.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from first stihl,last stihl This is the first stihl I bought and the last. It takes 20-30 cranks or more before it will start, after it's started it does have good power but getting it to start is the problem. My 13 year old other brand chainsaw starts in 2-3 cranks, not as much power but easy to start.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth it Recently purchased because of sale. Saw kept stalling out, hard to restart. Switched back to a beat up xxxx to finish the job of cutting down ornamental cherry trees. Very disappointed always wanted a Stihl. Saw is not a week old now I will be stuck with it. The entry level box store cut down over 30 Ash trees from 6 inches to 17 inches in diameter. I was trying to use a stihl to cut down cherry trees using a stepladder (3 small trees 6-8 inch) Dealer tells me the 250 is just for trimming branches. Well get a different chain saw brand or a bow saw. While I am not a professional, I do need a saw that will stay running.
Date published: 2017-11-02
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