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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 4.9 out of 5 by 84.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw elevates my skill level. At 68 years old, and having only owned a few chainsaws in my lifetime, I'm not exactly an "old pro" like a lot of you. Old, but not a pro. But I do know tools pretty well in general.So when two fairly large (20"+ diameter) oaks fell recently, here on my property — and with only an aging Husky saw available (which I like, but, again it's getting old) — I started looking at the Stihl brand just out of interest. The MS 261 C-M was a bit out of my price range, but kept coming up in positive reviews, and I've learned that you tend to get what you pay for. Once I got a look at it in person... the heft, the features, the good looks and all that just sucked the cash out of my wallet! Funny how that is.I've now cut rounds out of the 20" oak trunks (fast, easy), bucked up other wood around a few acres, and done various other jobs around the property (it's powerful, and overkill for most things, but that's sure better than to listen to a chainsaw suffer). I can say I got my moneys worth. It seems to be great saw, and so far I can't say anything bad about it. I also sort of enjoy maintaining mechanical things (up to a point) and this Stihl has a build quality that gives me the confidence that it'll be my friend for a while.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good saw but overheats and quits I haven't used the saw much as it tends to overheat and I can't get it started back up.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big tree versus medium saw Old red oak fell over in storm. Trunk circumference is 99 inches. Diameter is 32 inches. From root flare to first branch is almost 16 feet. Waiting to hear back the sawyer to make lumber out of the trunk and the bigger logs that were limbs. It's been a very able saw so far. It's been taking a cut on each side to cut back the trunk with 18" bar.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw Finally decided to go buy an MS 241.When I arrived at my dealer I also looked at MS 261 Big mistake because I left with two news saws.Took saws out today and man do I love both My 290 Farm Boss will spend a lot of time in toolbox of truck.I am now the owner of three pro grade Stihl saws 241 261 and 372 . The pro grade saws are awesome Thanks Stihl and my dealer Phillips Equipment Lynchburg VA
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and versatile Very powerful saw for the size and weight. While it comes with an 18" bar, it easily powers a 20" bar when you need a little more length. The saw complements my 193 perfectly. While I would love to have another larger saw, I have not run into a tree or situation that I couldn't overcome. Great saw and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best saw for the money I have several Stihl saws this one is by far my favorite. I do not have anything bad to saw about it.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can keep up to the big boys I purchased this saw last winter put a full chisel chain on it this saw can almost keep up to my 440 and 460 awesome saw I had to order another one, light weight, starts easy
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent power to weight ratio After reviewing all the saw features, I decided on the MS261CM. It came with the 18" bar and the green label "Anti-Kickback" chain. So, for the occasional user looking for professional quality, safety and great power to weight ratio, This is throne!
Date published: 2016-08-27
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