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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 270.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best chainsaw I have ever owned. Starts easy. Cuts great. Has plenty of safety features. I was tired of saws that would only work for a couple of years and then be a nightmare to rebuild. This saw is a dream to start once you get used to the inertia system.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy2start is junk, if you can't start a saw with a normal starter you should not be running a saw. I bought this saw used from my local Stihl Dealer. When checking out the guy said this is the deluxe model, I thought oh great. I was very wrong. After a few weeks of using it here and there I went to go start it, the way the user manual suggests and the the pull cord went slack. It would not retract and had no tension. I took the Easy2start assembly off and there was a lot of plastic shavings in there, part number 1123 195 2000 had been chewed up by the flywheel. All the parts on the shaft, the one coming off the starter assembly had come off. The small clip had pooped off or failed. After further inspection the bearings in side the spring housing, part number 1123 190 0700, had also failed. I took it to the Stihl dealer and got parts talked to the people at the dealer and fixed it myself. It worked fine for about a month. Then the same thing happened again. I have used the Stihl MS 170 and 039 never had problems with them. I don't recommend the MS250 C-BE/MS251 C-BE, get the MS250. But the saw did have good power, It would be great without the Easy2Start.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice saw I have an old Stihl 041 which is a great saw for larger material. I needed a light weight saw for cutting smaller trees and limbs. This is a great lightweight saw that starts easily and cuts well. I cut dead cherry and peach wood which is very hard. I just let the saw do the work and it did a great job. The chain is a piece of cake to adjust. I may be a little concerned that the chain oiler doesn't deliver more oil to the chain, but the chain appears to be operating at a good temperature and the oil reservoir goes down.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for what is was designed for! Easy to start and light weight for those of us who have had shoulder surgeries. If you have trouble starting it, READ the instructions or have your dealer explain to you as mine did! Power is good for its size. You can cut down large tress with it like I have but this saw was not necessarily designed for that. Love the easy chain adjustment. Looked at “the competitors” but decided on my first Stihl as tired of throwing out other saws after one or two seasons... Not to mention a local repair shop is available. Even if a little more pricey, been worth it so far.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SAW!!!!! Absolutely love it! Fires up after 2 pulls, runs, idles, and cuts better than expected. Could not be happier with this saw and already put it through pretty tough test
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you've read about this product is true... This is a "must have" for every home owner.I love it!
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Chain adjustment sucks. Saw has enough power and always started good. The chain adjustment bolt stripped out and they want the cost of new saw to fix it. This is the second saw to do this on me. I use only to cut fire wood and don't abuse it. I will not buy another stihl product. Not what they used to be
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A chainsaw made for women! It is lightweight, easy to start, & it has enough power to cut through some good sized logs.
Date published: 2017-10-15
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