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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 77.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Saw for 95% of Jobs This is the saw my guys and I always reach for when heading out. We run a short 16' bar on it but as a result it just rips though material and the nice part about it is that it is so light weight that you can run it all day and not feel it unlike our larger 4xx and 6xx saws but yet it keeps up with the exception of in large hard wood but once again it weights 10 LBS. You can't beat it. Worth every dime.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light weight and powerful Starts easily and is running perfectly. I am very pleased with over all performance.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Saw Purchased the MS 261 to replace an older MS 270 Farm Boss. The MS 261 performs very well and the anti-vibration system is a noticeable improvement. The power-head is physically a little bit smaller than the MS 270, although both saws feel pretty close to the same weight. Regarding power, the MS 261 handles an 18 inch bar very well. Running through Maple is not a problem at all. Is it much more powerful than the MS 270? In my case yes, but my MS 270 has had lots of run time over the last several years. The MS 261 is a pleasure to handle, cuts well, and won't wear you out. It feels very well built and runs pretty smooth. I would recommend it to anyone looking to buy a nice saw for the long haul.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this saw!!!! Im really impressed with this saw. The electronic ignition on this thing is amazing.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet unit Quite buying those off brand chainsaws, I've been doing it for years. Finally bought an brand new Stihl and should have done it years ago.Scott
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong motor cuts smooth without running full throttle. Strong motor cuts smooth without running full throttle.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best saw in every way I've had my MS 261 for over a month now and use the saw every day. It will always be my first choice to use. It seems eager to get to work. Starts with ease, won't bog down even when I'm cutting big maple, oak and ash. I was a little hesitant to lay down the cash for this saw because I've been using the other orange brand with decent results...but convinced myself I should buy the Stihl to do a real comparison. I will never own another saw brand but Stihl now, and going into the purchase I was nervous I'd feel the opposite. I was worried I'd buy it and find little or no difference. My advice to anyone looking for a saw now.....but the's worth every penny.
Date published: 2017-07-27
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
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