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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
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 186reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by 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. October 25, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by 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. October 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. October 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product for the price Purchased the Stihl MS251 Woodsman Easy Start chain saw and it has worked great. Easy to start, comfortable to operator, and has plenty of power. I have owned several competitors saws and after using their products several times I had to return to the repair shops. The Stihl saw has surpassed any saw I have owned. I use the recommended octane fuel, additivies, and high end chain saw oil. So far this saw has exceeded my expectations!!! October 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use and start This saw is well worth the money .I have the ms -251 saw and it is still a great saw. October 16, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Thumb wheel chain adjustment good idea but does not work I purchased this chain saw about 2 weeks ago. While it is easy to start and runs well the thumb wheel chain adjustment is of poor quality. When you try to adjust the chain tension the thumb wheel is very very difficult to move. I feel like it is going to break a part. I regret having purchasing this model as it does not work as intended. Wish I would have bought the cheaper manual adjustment model. October 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by This product has great features Saw starts and runs well, light easy to maintain. However the saw is short on power. If cutting a tree that takes the entire bar the saw runs out of power. Smaller trees do just fine. October 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Saw I Have Ever Owned!! I have used this saw for over 2 years now. I have never had any problems. I have cut many cords of wood. The saw has never failed to start or quit for no reason. I would recommend this saw to anyone who needs a dependable saw that's so easy to use. October 4, 2016
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