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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 191.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't be more pleased. Great, great little chainsaw that doesn't know it is a little chainsaw. Easy Start is absolutely wonderful....very powerful....chain doesn't loosen. It was more expensive than others I was looking at...but well worth it!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This chainsaw is very dependable I was looking for a saw that was light weight and easy to start. My first time out, I went through 3 tanks of gas and of course chain oil. I always had problems with previous Chainsaws that once they get warmed up they become hard starting. Not this model! It's easy starting mechanism stores energy like a wound top and releases on its own for an easy start! Starts every time hot or cold. I just love it. It also has a tool less chain adjustment that works great. The dealer did recommend using non-ethanol fuel. It costs more but is worth it. One of our gas stations in town had it. Needless to say I am very happy with this saws performance
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Saw This is my first purchase of a Stihl product. I noticed that a lot of professional wood cutters use them and the price was quite reasonable. Haven't used it yet for real heavy duty work but have run it for 3 or so hours dressing out and trimming 100+ cedar posts for sale to a cedar buyer. No problems so far. Starts easy, cuts very well. Will have to wait until spring for a heavy workout. Not as light as I had hoped but should be very manageable for an old geezer like me with the 16" bar.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw! This is saw is great! I own 200 acres of woods and own a couple of Stihl professional series saws. I was looking for a smaller light weight saw that was easier to use for smaller tasks and this saw more than does that. I've used it to fell small trees creating food plots and clearing spots for tree stands and now find myself using this saw over my pro series saws to cut logs for firewood. This saw has plenty of power and I love the easy start and chain adjustor. This saw is a must have!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I switched brands A couple of my local friends recommended the Stihl saws. I have been a long time owner of another brand. After buying a new one of the old brand I was so disappointed with it I switched to Stihl. My kids can't keep up with the splitting and stacking because I cut so much wood with this Stihl saw. This is a fabulous machine and I am so happy I switched. It can get serviced locally if I have any issues. Don't forget the Stihl oil it doubles the warranty and doesn't need stabilizers.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard staring. I don't know if it's me or the saw. Read manual. Hard starting, floods every time. I have to remove cover dry spark plug every time.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cold Starts are as bad as fighting with a weed-eater, even with the spring assist. I sold my old Stihl 041 to buy a new lighter model. Mistake. The 251 C-BE is lighter and smaller making it comfortable to use for longer periods of time. It does a nice job cutting. The design is smarter with the location and tethered caps for the fuel and oil, there is no need for funnels. The chain tension system is why I chose this model and it is convenient though on the flimsy side, I feel that the plastic chuck flexes now when it is new and will likely become weaker and break with age. My biggest complaint is cold starting. If you take this off the shelf it is as difficult to start as a weed-eater. Even with spring assist, my arm gets tired pulling the cord a minimum of 20 tries. Once it is warm it will start up with little trouble. My old saw would start cold by the third pull guaranteed, and that trouble-free use is why I went with Stihl this time.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product for the home User Very easy to start and light weight. Has all the accessories you will need from the safety shut off to the chain adjustment.
Date published: 2016-10-19
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