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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 172reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by best saw I've ever used! being 60 years old I was looking for a saw that was light weight and easy to start. I found that in this saw. It's everything the dealer said it was! August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ecellent Features The MS 251 Stihl is easy to start. Just a slow pull and it's ready to go. The gas and oil caps are accessible and easy to remove. The blade stays sharps. We cut 6 cords of wood and have all the wood we need for the winter. The unit does leak chain oil if it's sitting unused. Winterizing is easy. The price is reasonable too. Choose a Stihl and you will always have a reliable tool ready when you need it. July 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mama's Stihl Chain Saw This is a home owners model with great power and good features but its sold to often to the unintended market, not Stihls fault but the fault of their merchants. This unit was made for someone that does not have the ability to pull the starter rope.So here is the scoop, because of its design if you crank it in the start position more than 7 times its flooded. If the unit stars to fires it may not be noticed and you may fail to move the throttle up. Once its flooded you may try to start it in the run position but that is not a sure thing. It may stay flooded for many hours so its best to remove the cover,then the spark plug then allow it to equalize. Then you can have anouther go. If you are in to much of a hurry you should buy a different type of starting system. I think its a great saw for some, a bad choice for others. I must stress its not for the average person and to say some features are not a benifit to most. To opine Stihl should not try to market to everyone because they end up hurting themselves more than they will gain. Even tho Stihl does not sell in box stores; to their credit, some in store salespeople play exspert & know no better. This unit will be returned and replaced by a 261. To note: mu local dealer almost never stocks this unit so I must wait until a truck arrives.(Everyone at Stihl has been kind and helpful in this matter. Made in USA/ Canada or by Americans matters!) July 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by I love this saw, but it is hard to start. The saw works really well for cutting. I did have the chain jump off the bar. The chain was ruined and had to be replaced. The biggest complaint is that it is hard to start. The starting directions are not clear to me. Even the man at Acme, where I bought the saw, had a hard time starting it. This problem sometimes causes me to use something else for a task other than the chain saw because I don't have confidence that I can start it. I don't know if something can be done to make it start more easily, but it does affect my attitude toward Stihl. I was always taught by my parents to buy quality, That's why I bought a Stihl, but I am somewhat disappointed. July 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Plenty of power Just a homeowner saw, packs a great punch. Easy to start. June 24, 2016
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