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MS 250

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

MS 250
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 361reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by best in class. I cut for 55 solid minutes a dead oak here in Florida and it used 2 tanks of has. Why? Because it's that good. You don't look for fuel savings when you buy or rent a bulldozer, so when you need the job done, but has and the MS250. A workhorse that is Very easy to start and comfortable to use. , Polk City, Florida August 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Power to wieght on this saw is really good ,you can cut most all day before you feel it. I bought my ms250 over 8 years ago ,it has been used to maintain a campground, cut problem trees, trim branches,and used to drop trees from 4 inch up to one monster maple with a base 22in x47in . As long as you keep it sharp, clean, and let it do the work and dont try to over power the saw it WILL surprise you it did me. July 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little saw Great saw love the power in such a small package. Once you get used to the starting procedure starts in a few pulls. I use it often for cutting up bowl blanks and falling the occasional tree.some times it will flood without ever "burping" on full choke July 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent little saw I find this saw a little beauty starting not a problem I think the people who can't start this saw maybe a little soft they should stick to electric maybe ..Plenty of power really well balanced too. . July 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite saw!!! This saw starts great! It goes and goes! To all the reviews complaining about flooding a problem. A saw can't flood itself!!!! Pull two times full choke, go half choke, pull again and it starts everytime even after sitting for weeks if not months. Learn to use your tool and not blame it for user error. July 10, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by I wish Honda made a chainsaw When it is hot and muggy it would be fast to use a hand saw than try and start a Stihl.I have 2 like new ones a 250 and 290 can't start either one after 50 pulls following the instruction for each I am exhausted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! July 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to start Yes the cord is harder to pull than cheaper saws but for me it cold starts in 3 pulls after sitting up over night. The harder the cord id to pull the better the engine is. If your reading these reveiws before you buy get the ms251 woodboss im pretty sure it has easy2 start this saw has do much low emd torque i almost never full throttle it unlike my cheaper saw July 5, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by When it runs it runs like a Stihl should... This saw has been a true pain to own. The main problem I have is getting it started. After reading the other reviews it seems other folks have the same issue. I don't want to hear "bad gas" issues either. This saw has a flooding issue, plain and simple. There is no room for error on starting this saw. You must follow the directions to the letter. When in full choke don't pull more than twice! The saw will flood, and you will be breaking it down to clear it out. The guy at the shop got it to fire right up, didn't tell me about the flooding issue though, had to figure that out on my own.Would I buy it again? Yes, I would.Would I recommend it to my friends? Yes, with the caveat this saw has flooding issues. To the point it affects its dependability, value and overall quality.I expect these issues from lesser brands but not from Stihl. July 3, 2016
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