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MS 261 C-MQ

The same great MS 261, but with advanced STIHL M-Tronic™ and STIHL Quickstop® Plus technologies.

MS 261 C-MQ
MS 261 C-MQ is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm amazed every time I use my MS261C I really don't leave reviews very often for anything but I really feel compelled to leave a review for my MS261C chainsaw. I grew up on a farm with lots of woods and we always used Stihl saws to cut wood for our wood stove. I moved back to Iowa and now live close to that farm where my parents, now retired, still live. My Dad bought me the MS261C as a birthday present as we have a large woodstove in our new house and plenty of timber. I cut up a lot of wood as the house is big and the stove is the largest one I could find. This saw is just amazing. I used it in the hottest days of Iowa summers and on very cold winter days as well. The thing starts every time and it just is so versatile - perfect if you only really have one chainsaw. It cuts small stuff and large stuff, no problem. I cut oak, cherry, hickory, mulberry, walnut, elm... it just doesn't matter, it happily chews through it all. I just love the balance of power and weight - it seems lighter than it should considering the power. Anyway, I know I sound like a Stihl salesman maybe but it seems so typical to be let down by machines and appliances in this era of cheaply made stuff - seems so rare to buy something so well built that consistently works so well. It makes me so happy, knowing there are still products made that are clearly quality made and by a company that must still be passionate about what they make. I had to leave a review. Thanks.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs another 1 HP This is not a bad saw, just not good enough to get the job done. You can cut small stuff all day with this saw, but when it comes to cutting a round off a 16 inch tree this saw struggles and boggs out. If it had just 15-20% more power it would be a winner. Conclusion, spend a little more and get something with about five horsepower.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not happy not dependable but when working a pleasure. If the starting issue was corrected i would say i love the saw.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement for my old Wood Boss 028 My last Stihl lasted 25 years and it was a difficult task to pick out a new saw. I choose the 261 and I could not be more pleased. Starts right up with plenty of power. Good nimble saw that preforms as expected.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exelent in every detail! Best chainsaw i ever work with!!!!! Before 261c i work with couple Husqwarna products but they are nothing compareing with Stihl!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toss the .325 sprocket Best power to weight ratio of any saw I've ever used. I recommend a 3/8 pitch conversion with an 18" bar . I occasionally run a 25" with no problems. I'm
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I am so glad I went with a professional model! I had several lower priced chainsaws in the past and they were toast! I have trees on my property that range from 12" to 24" OAK and Walnut and this STIHL melts right through them all. Chains lubricate well and the chains also wear nicely. One thing for sure that sets these saws above the rest is the ease of starting even when it is cold. I love it and feel great about spending this kind of money for a saw that will "GIT ER DONE!"
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT CHAINSAW FOR HOMEOWNER/PROFESSIONAL I own a MS261 CQ, the power to weight ratio is superior!! The QUIK handle chain break is a must for me, definitely a safety feature that I like. Serviceability, is made easy with the canister style air filter, and escaped bar nuts.Mine is equipped with a 20in bar, with a RS chain, WOW is the response from everyone who try it!! I LOVE MY STIHL!!!! We own STIHL EVERYTHING, wish they built cars!!
Date published: 2014-12-20
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