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MS 251 C-BE

A powerful, fuel-efficient chainsaw that’s comfortable to use and easy to adjust.

MS 251 C-BE
MS 251 C-BE is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 202.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the best small saw i have ever had! The easy start feature works so well..!! A wonderful easy to start saw with lots of power. I am thrilled with how this saw works…if it lasts for years and tears like my other Stihl saws have, I will 200% satisfied. Right now after one month and about 3 cords of wood cut so far i am very very happy. Thank You, L J, Williams, Oregon USA
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl and Good Saw For a small saw, it is very effective and has plenty of power. The easy start is really nice, even too good to be true. The tool-less chain adjust is another positive, I am still not use to it, but like not looking for a scrinch out in the woods.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth & easy operation This is my 3rd Stihl. First one worked like a dream until it was stolen. The Second I still own and am giving it to my son-in-law. This last one will probably outlast me. All three have been a pleasure to work with and reliable day-in, day-out.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALWAYS HAS BEEN, ALWAYS WILL BE BEST SAW IN THE WORLD. I bought this saw just recently after seeing how dependable my dad's saw was. He had an old 041 that he bought 25 years ago and was still running and sawing great when he sold it. Thats what made me decide to buy mine and I am very pleased with the performance of it. It is a lot smaller than the 041 but it is all I needed for my use. GREAT SAW!!!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I actually enjoy cutting wood again! Had another "yellow" brand chainsaw. Always a struggle to get and keep started. Never ran well when it did run. It really made wood cutting a chore ( and not one I looked forward to}. Recently it died permanently and I found myself on the hunt for a new saw. Read lots of reviews on a lot of different makes and models. It seamed like every review I read would at some point compare the saw being reviewed to a Stihl. Things like " well, it's not quite a Stihl, but for the money it runs good", or "it may not last as long as a Stihl, but it is a good value". I thought, really? Why not just get a Stihl. After researching the Stihl brand I discovered you could only buy a Stihl saw from an authorized local dealer and not online from a big retailer. At first I thought this was inconvenient and a real pain. But I decided to go check them out at my local store and I'm glad I did. They had a great display of all the Stihl models available along with all the needed accessories. Most importantly, there was an individual assigned as the Stihl "expert" who was able to answer all my questions and was very helpful in selecting the right chainsaw for my individual needs. He never tried to "up sell" me just to make a buck. Once I made my choice, he took the chainsaw into the back shop and went over it (even started it) to make sure all was as it should be. Then he brought it back out and spent the next 15 minutes going over the starting and maintenance procedures. When I left I felt very confident in my new purchase. I'm glad Stihl markets their saws the way they do. I know if I ever have a question about my new saw, my dealer is there to help. (This saw is so simple to use I haven't had to go back to the dealer, but it is nice to know I can).Now about the MS 251 C-BE: I actually enjoy cutting wood again! I heat my 2800 sq ft home with a single wood stove in my basement. The outside winter temps average from a minus 10 deg F to plus 10. Needless to say, my stove eats a lot of wood. I cut an average of 8 cord every season. The MS 251 C-BE is a dream to use. Toolless chain bar adjustment allows for easy chain tensioning and the recoil start assist makes for consistent one pull starts. The vibration reduction handle and the saw's light weight keep me from getting worn out early in a cutting session. There really are too many features to mention, but they all come together to make an amazing chainsaw. The difference between this saw and every other saw I have used really is night and day. Did it cost more than the competition. Yes. Did I loose the convenience of having it delivered to my front door? Yes. Am I glad I bought this saw over all the competitors out there, YES! Do yourself a favor, stop looking at the competition and just go get a Stihl. You will be glad you did.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best One I've Had We heat with wood and this saw is so much lighter than the older models and the low vibration when you have Rheumatoid Arthritis is so much better. Only had it since Christmas but cut some good size trees and it was almost a joy to use this saw. Thank you.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This model has two oustanding features Best overall saw that I have owned. Good balance, easy to start with the easy start feature, and being able to adjust the chain without tools makes this a great choice if you plan to be away from the truck or tools for a time.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Every Time! Bought my Stihl MS251C almost a year ago, and it is fantastic. Starts beautifully, usually with three easy pulls, and the chain tension adjuster saves me the trouble of carrying a wrench and screw driver with me, like I've had to do with all my previous non-Stihl saws - not that I have to adjust it often. I have a small farm, and it has handled everything I have thrown at it. Light weight, and runs a long time on a tank of gas. I can't say enough about how great a saw this is!
Date published: 2017-01-24
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