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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.

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MS 261 C-M is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 266.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Year review I bought this saw as a back up to my MS 391. I’m pleased with it. I end up using it more than my 391. It’s lighter and cuts great. I run a 20” bar with the yellow chain. It’s pricey, but it cuts what I need it to with ease.
Date published: 2019-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic saw! I bought this saw after becoming frustrated with another brand of saw. I've run about 30 tanks of fuel through it thinning trees. It is a great saw - light weight, fast cutting, starts reliably and consistently. I wish I would have bought this saw initially - it would have saved me a lot of time and frustration.
Date published: 2019-11-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from continual replacement needle cage/sprocket assembly I had been an owner of a Stihl 026 for nearly two decades, it was an excellent saw. So when it came time for replacement I was confident that the MS 261 would serve me equally as well - I have been proven wrong. In all my years running the 026 I NEVER replaced any part of the sprocket assembly yet on this model within a year I've already had to take the sprocket assembly apart multiple times and each time I found the plastic needle cage has melted - sometimes after running only two tanks of gas between cage meltdown. I am frustrated beyond words.
Date published: 2019-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl MS261C-M Owned some homeowner Stihl's and Farm/Ranch Stihl's which were good saws.This saw is far better as far as starting, idling, and could start performance. Excellent power to weight also.
Date published: 2019-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blown away by this saw Bought this saw in Southern AZ to cut Mesquite trees. Didn't know what to expect with the M-Tronic technology. I was so impressed with this saw. Ran it for 10 hrs on one day and 5 hrs on another day. Started great every time. Ran like a champ. By far the best saw I have ever used. I also own a Stihl 460 and have used various other saws working for the Forest Service.I can't say enough good things about this saw. It is completely awesome.
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent saw with 20" bar and chain I purchased a Stihl MS 170 16" saw earlier this year for work in the woods out of state. An excellent saw. I needed to drop a large tree in my own yard so using the 16" Stihl and another 20" that I already owned I began dicing up and dropping the tree. The 20" saw took as much time adjusting and servicing as it did "in the cut". Totally fed up with my 20" and needing to cut the stump to ground level I purchased the MS 261 C-M. The new Stihl was lighter, more powerful, and easier to wield than my previous 20" saw and diced up the stump like butter. I am now confident that I will only own Stihl products in the future.
Date published: 2019-10-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from only when it starts with in 2 weeks in was in the shop, after 1 tank of gas it would start until the next day. The next day in would not stay running and again would not start after one tank
Date published: 2019-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power to weight ratio is very good. Saw is very powerful for its weight. Robust air filter is easy to clean and doesn't clog up. Very easy to start and chain brake activates when you let go of the trigger. Well worth the price.
Date published: 2019-10-03
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