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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 4.4 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from and another m-tronic with a hot start issue... Was the perfect saw until the m-tronic hot start issue appeared. Google m-tronic hot start and see what I'm talking about. Other than that critical flaw, it's an awesome saw. I run a 20" bar and a rapid super chain. Cuts like crazy, but forget it restarting when it's hot.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw, that is lightweight, has plenty of power, and starts reliably. Took the saw to Northern Michigan and it preformed wonderfully. Its starts easily and has plenty of power. Used it on Ash, Oak, and forty foot pines trees. It is light weight even with the 20 inch bar I had installed. Used it at home yesterday and it started with one pull. I wish I had this saw twenty years ago it would have saved much frustration. Great saw.
Date published: 2017-04-12
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
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