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MS 261 C-M

The same great MS 261, but with advanced STIHL M-Tronic™ technology for optimized performance in various conditions.

MS 261 C-M
MS 261 C-M is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 111.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and Powerful I used to have an 039 that ran like a top and would cut through anything. I gave it away a few years ago when I thought I was done running a saw. Eventually, I got to the point of needing one again. Liked the power of the 039/MS391 series, but did not want that heavy of a saw with my old back. The MS-261 C-M has almost as much power and is a whole lot lighter saw. Cuts through anything a 20 inch bar can handle without and fuss.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from M-tronic technology is a fancy way of saying big headache I have used Shihl saws for years with great success! Particularly the ms 260. As a trail maintenance worker in the pacific northwest I need a saw that I can trust in the backcountry. For years the 260 was one of the go to saws because they are a light versatile, and reliable saw. More than once the M-tronic technology has left me stranded with a saw that won't run. This has also been the experience for many of my colleagues. Now we are all scrambling to get our hands on older saws, and doing whatever we can to keep them alive! I love Stihl saws. I don't want to badmouth Stihl. I'm begging Stihl to go back to making a saw that the operator can control and adjust when we need to.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it This is a great saw but a tad pricey. It's for the most enthusiastic cutter. This destroys trees. Hang on tight.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great saw and an improvement on the MS 260 Pro I have had 3 Stihl saws. I have and AVEQ-24 that I have had for over 30 years. I have a MS 260 Pro that I bought so that I could have a saw for my vacation home too. I have enjoyed the MS 260 Pro and wasn't keen on replacing it, but my son needs a good saw, so I bought a new MS 261-C-M figuring I would keep the one I liked the best and give my son the other one. I used the MS 261 C-M this weekend and it starts perfectly and has great power on cuts that required the entire 18 inch bar. I have decided to keep it for myself and gift the other saw to my son.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a animal Whoever doesn't like the ms261c needs not using a chainsaw any longer. This thing is a animal. Can't believe it took me this long to buy one. The weight and feel is like no other and the power is amazing. spend the money I absolutely promise you you will not be disappointed. Lankys bicycle shop in Dunn is where I purchased saw. They will have my business for life. Awesome people!!!!
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great limbing and firewood saw My 026 has been awesome for 27 years with very few issues.The 261 has been great so far. We'll see if it goes as long as it pretiseser.Has more power and the electronic controlled carburetor is great for big temperature swings and going from sea level to high elevations.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I've owned. I probably could have gone with a less expensive chainsaw from Stihl, but so glad I didn't. Easy to use, easy to care for, and did the job without hassle. My brother convinced me to get this particular model...I actually had to say thanks, which doesn't happen often. That's how impressed I was with this chainsaw!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts on the first or second pull everytime The MS 261 C-M starts up easily and idles right away. Has great power and cuts through everything I've needed it to like a hot knife through butter. The dealer was great and went through the saw operation and safety before i left the shop. Overall a great buying experience and a very satisified customer with the power, features, and ease of starting and operating this chainsaw
Date published: 2017-04-03
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