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MS 251 C-BE

A powerful, fuel-efficient chainsaw that’s comfortable to use and easy to adjust.

MS 251 C-BE
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 177reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Primer bulb breaking and coming off After the first year of small tree/branch cutting, one of the hose connectors of the primer bulb broke and the saw leaked gas during refueling. Dealer replaced the primer bulb, but after two tanks of gas, it fell off on the ground. Dealer reinstalled the primer bulb and I'll cut some more 20" rounds tomorrow to see the fix was permanent. September 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent choice im very proud of my decision on purchasing a stihl chainsaw. September 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by It has cut everything I've put it to. This saw could use a little more power... Or I could buy a larger saw.It has cut everything that I've needed to cut, but not always like butter. I must keep in mind though, it's the 16 and larger stuff that is difficult. The material that is in the recommended range cuts fine.On the up-side, this thing is so easy to start that it's ridiculous. After the initial start, this thing is a 1 pull and you're off n cutting. Purrs like an angry kitten. August 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by EZ start no effort to start it best chain saw I ever owned and the easiest to start also. Balance is very good. August 19, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Stay away from this one..!! I only cut a few logs after 2 1/2 years I finally got the blade dull. Tried to take chain off adjustment bolt is set in plastic and stripped out. Dealer said there is a over size bolt that taps in the same plastic. I got it and made sure i didn't over tighten ( have witness) to a point where the bar was just snug not tight. 2-3 finger with small ratchet. If did what they with the wretch they send, and followed video instructions it would of been twice as tight, Started up ran 5-10 min in cedar 4x4. Chain had tighten up a bit.. Yep, this is stripped out again. This is the most messed up design they throw to a customer. Dollars wasted on a cheap design. and less than a cord of wood. obviously I'm out of warranty thinking this may last other carbs gum up or something like that.. But Really can't change saw blade:-((Now I'm in a unfavorable position and need to look for a new saw.... August 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Do Not Purchase This Saw 30 minutes out of the box the "clutch melted" according to the dealer. So I, an average homeowner, was able to melt the clutch in 30 minutes of use with a brand new saw. BEWARE. I read and followed the owners manual perfectly. So this saw will melt down on you as well. August 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent Saw with the Right Chain The MS 251 C-BE is easy to start and very reliable. The only recommendation I would make for improvement is to forego the factory installed RMS chain and install an RS chain. The difference in cutting speed and efficiency is remarkable. August 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very happy with this saw! This saw is easy to use and starting is a breeze! Had a half a dozen large oak trees fall in the yard due to a storm. This saw performed effortlessly during clean up. Own other stihl products and very happy with them all! August 7, 2016
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