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MS 250

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

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MS 250 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 931.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very hard to start Stihl MS250 is A very good chainsaw. Very powerful.However it is very hard to start takes many pulls to turn overonce started I have no complaints.
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not dependable As a commercial landscaper all I buy is stihl equipment. With that said, I am very dissapointed. I purchased the MS 250 for the occasional use of tree cutting. It worked fine the first day. Started right up the next morning. I ran out of fuel and have not been able to get it to start again.
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Harder than it should be to cold start, with a few issues. This saw should not be as hard as it is to cold start, given its size (small). Right after my first start it began leaking chain oil from the cap, but I think this may have been because the dealer filled it to the brim, not leaving any room for pressure build up, causing it to fail. I went to start it again the next day, and there was a substantial amount of black oil leaking from the seams on the muffler. I'm no expert, but that usually means its running too rich, or a gasket is blown (regardless not something I want out of a brand spanking new piece of equipment). The only person (which I consulted many) that told me this was normal was the stihl dealer. Before I even used it, I had made the decision to trade it in for a more reliable saw that doesn't have a reputation for being difficult and problematic. I'm sure I just got a bunk saw, but its difficulty cold starting is about par for the course for fully functional 250's according to the rest of the internet. Kind of a bummer, I really wanted to like this saw, but it's all good because I ended up getting a 291 anyway.
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from needs a heavier clutch love the saw, but when you have a good sharp chain the clutch just will not keep up.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the price Moved in to a forest. Traded a riding lawn tractor for a chain saw. After talking with the local dealer and getting a free touttioural I picked this one. Starts every time and is so much more powerful than similar brands. Cuts clean and faster than others. Safer that way. You wont go wrong
Date published: 2019-09-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor quality. Won't start again. Took chainsaw to dealer because it wouldn't start. Wouldn't hit (fire). That was after cranking on it for 30 plus minutes. Tech wouldn't return calls. Contacted Stihl. Finally picked saw up, after they had it for about 5 weeks. Had tech start it before I left store. Brought home and stored it. Got it out today, same as before. Crank on it till your arm is sore. Never even attempted to fire. It's Saturday afternoon and I have had it with this Stihl ms250!
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome saw i have run this saw through the paces. 3 hurricanes later still running like the day i bought it. Pound for pound nothing comes close to it, worth every dime spent on.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good saw, poor instructions Would not start following instructions EXACTLY. Six attempts resulted in flooding that I sucessfully cleared following instructions. On seventh attempt I selected run mode instead of choke mode and the saw started after four pulls. Since then the saw consistently starts in run mode with just a few pulls.Tips:First, my OAT is @ 85 F, so only use choke mode to start in cold conditions. Second, the Stihl 2.6 oz oil bottles provide the recommended fuel-oil mix for a gallon of gas. . If you don't want to mix a gallon, use 10 mL of oil for 16 oz of gas ( fuel tank holds 15.9 oz of fuel)..
Date published: 2019-09-03
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