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MS 241 C-M

A compact, lightweight chainsaw with professional-grade power and STIHL M-Tronic™ technology.

MS 241 C-M
MS 241 C-M is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs great, leaks a lot of bar oil I bought the MS 241 CM because I wanted high quality and a lighter weight saw due to shoulder issues. My previous saw was an inexpensive brand that I used for many years with no servicing except plugs and chains. I paid many times that amount for the Stihl saw. It runs very well, starts easily and cuts better than my old saw. The only problem is after usage it leak a lot of bar oil. After cleaning up a couple of oil messes, I started storing it on a plastic tray. I took it in a couple of times and was told this is "normal". The Stihl FAQ says .3 to .5oz is normal. I estimate it is at least 2oz in a puddle that empties the reservoir and requires wiping down the saw with a paper towel before using. So my recommendation is conflicted: It runs well and cuts better than my old saw, as long as you are OK with cleaning up the oil messes.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My little buddy When i got the 241 last fall I thought it would just be another dullard Mtronic saw, like my MS-261CM. However it has become a real friend and useful tool. It generally cranks up in just a few pulls and has done everything I have asked of it. I even cranked it up in the middle of a snow storm last month to see how it behaved in a snow storm. I have cranked it up in temperatures in the teens and temperatures in the 90's and it behaves the same way regardless of the temperature, outside. What I like best is its light weight and ease of use in tight areas, like limbing and cutting off stumps close to the ground. The 3/8P and .050 chain allows me to use my MS-180C file guides with the 241 and it has the larger gage.050 chain for longer life. The 16 inch bar has not limited its use a bit because it has no problem cutting through 12 inch oak without a whimper. If i need a bigger saw, i just grab on of my 20 inch Stihl saws.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SAW I bought this saw from a buddy about 10 months ago who barely used it. All i can say is this saw is amazing , it doesn't matter how cold it is it always starts and cuts great. It is very light, ergonomic, and easy to start. We cut firewood for heating our home and i had a cheaper saw that gave out and i had to replace it.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the Best saw ive ever used! I have 20 acres of white oak, bull pine, and manzanita trees. I have burned up 2 cheap saws; craftsman,and poulan both were garbage . I finally went and bought this stihl 241c and it makes felling and cuttin up trees a jiff. Cuts beautifully nice smooth cuts every time. Burns through big trees with little effort. Thanks for making quality. I have a line trimmer as well that is second to none! They are fuel efficient and just a dream to work with. I highly recommend for anyone considering this brand of any tool...........
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw I love this saw it is great for out in the woods it is great in gas and bar oil i would recommend it
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Build quality is A+++ For my first saw a knew it had to be a Stihl. Sosebee's knows their stuff. I was shown several models and decided on the MS241C-M. This machine rips!!! It also starts easily. I would recommend a Stihl saw without question.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the saw, not sure about buying experience or customer support I own a 460 and an older 026. Amazing power for the weight on the 241. As soon as I pick it up to carry it around the woods I can tell it's lighter than the 026. Makes a big difference after a long day of cutting. I would buy another in a heart beat. I'm a huge Stihl fan. Love all of these saws. The 290 my wife bought me as my first saw melted down cutting a big stump in mid July when it was 95 degrees. I blame myself for that. No more homeowner saws for me. And only synthetic oil from here out.Now some things that frustrated me. If these saws are not supposed to be revved at full speed when breaking in then why the heck was the guy I bought it from revving it at full speed when HE started it up for the first time? The owners manual also came broken in with grease prints all over it. I'm buying a premium, expensive saw, not a cheap Poulan. The buying experience needs to be PERFECT. After a few months, the starting cord broke. The service was great at the same dealer I purchased from. However, I've never changed the 026 cord and it's had 10 years of hard use. I noticed the 241 cord is a lot thinner than the 026 cord. I'm not sure what bean counter is saving 5 cents on each saw, but that was not a smart move on a professional saw. Last complaint. Customer services asked me to send this review to them first. I never heard a word back from them after 2 months of waiting. You had your chance guys.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start, Very good product, will buy more still products in the future.
Date published: 2017-09-01
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