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MS 261

This chainsaw offers an optimized power-to-weight ratio, great fuel efficiency and convenience features.

MS 261
MS 261 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 70.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw This saw has a lot of power for the size and always starts up easy. The air filtration is excellent, best in class in my opinion and will definitely make your saw last longer. I run a 18" bar and it pulls like crazy through hardwoods, has a lot of torque. Built like a tank.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent power to weight ratio. I especially like the canister air filter. Out of all the Stihl saws I have owned and ran this is my favorite. This is my go-to saw for nearly everything. Great power to weight ratio and features like the canister air filter and decompression button make this a great saw that is easy to start and run. I put a 3/8" bar, chain and sprocket on my saw and it made a world of difference in performance. This is my favorite saw out of all the saws I have owned and ran. When you now how they are made you'll choose STIHL.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the price. I bought this saw about a year ago and I've been working it hard since. It has MORE than enough power to run the 18" bar through anything I've come across, namely mesquite, oak, pine, and cedar. I turned up the oil as high as it would go because oil is cheap compared to a bar and it really only uses a half a tank for every full tank of gas. My father in law has a MS251 that he uses for the same thing I do and it just doesn't have the power to cut as fast and can sometimes bog down when the whole bar is cutting. He also prefers to run the oil on the preset and his bar gets signivantly hotter than mine. My only gripe is when traveling from 500' to 7500' the automatic fuel/air can take a long time to adjust causing the saw to bog or never warm up fully. After 15 minutes or so it's right back at it. Don't buy anything else to save a few bucks. This saw is worth every penny
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the extra money I bought this saw for a combination of everything, firewood, trimming, hinge cutting, etc. It did not disappoint. It's starts like clockwork on the 5th pull. I've got close to 100 hours on this saw with no hiccups. Great, dependable saw. I'm glad I spent the extra money. I have since bought a 170 for my smaller work, but still regularly use my 261.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical Stihl Typical Stihl ... Dealer was very helpful and knowledgeable on product. Saw is everything I need and nothing I don't. I don't even bother shopping other brands now and haven't for years.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw, low weight. This saw is just a beauty to operate. For a 4 hp saw, it's not heavy like some makes. Easy starting, A pro model that will last me forever.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lightweight smooth powerful saw very easy starting great power to weight very well balanced and smooth just a comfortable saw to run . I like the capture nuts on the side cover that is a real nice feature .the tank covers are also nice. I worked for a tree surgeon in the 80s we had 09 to 090 stihl it is amazing to see the advancement in technology. this saw just keeps making power up to incredibly high rpm and stays smooth .it has great performance .
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Chainsaw This is my first Stihl product. It was recommended by others and I had reviewed it on-line. I am very much pleased with this chainsaw. It out performs my old one hands down. I was able to do the same amount of work in about 1/3 the time. I can't wait to use it again and put it through a harder workout. I would recommend this Pro Chainsaw to anyone.
Date published: 2017-03-16
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