MS 250 - $359.99 DSRP


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18 in. Bar

DSRP: $359.99

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A chainsaw designed for firewood cutting – with a great power-to-weight ratio.

A step up from the MS 230, the MS 250 is light enough to move through smaller tasks like clearing or cleanup but packs a powerful enough punch to cut through small limbs and trees. A combination of features and a high power-to-weight ratio makes this one of the best homeowner chainsaws on the market.
Print Spec Sheets
MS 250 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 45.4 cc (2.77 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 2.2 kW (3.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 470 cc (15.9 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 200 cc (6.8 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN .325" RM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 45 cm (16" to 18")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC®
POWER SOURCE Gas
STIHL recommends #3634 (26 RM3 68) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 18" 3005 008 4717 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Side-Access Chain Tensioner
    The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
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    Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.
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    Winter/Summer Shutter
    The Winter/Summer Shutter allows the carburetor to operate at optimum temperature year-round and helps to prevent carburetor icing when working below 50°F (10°C).
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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Optional Accessories
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    Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.

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    Chain Pitch File Diameter File Guide
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    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

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    3/8 PM
    6.35
    9.32
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    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1027

    0.325 8.25 3/16 4.8 0811 412 8088

    5605 750 4328

    5605 007 1028

    3/8 9.32 13/64 5.2 0814 243 3384 5605 750 4329

    5605 007 1029

    0.404 10.26 7/32 5.5 0811 412 8108 5605 750 4330

    5605 007 1030

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MS 250 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 588.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Temperamental Not dependable at 8500 feet. Has to have absolutely fresh gas. Often will start once and then flood out the rest of the day. Dealer says i'm flooding it. Of course i'm flooding it when it won't start!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw! I love this saw. It has excellent power for the size and price. Runs great and relatively light.Only one issue... it seems to be a little to easy to flood when starting. The operating instructions should give more detail on how to start it. Admittedly, I am a bit inexperienced with 2-stroke engines. I struggled starting it the first time.I recomend only one or two pulls with the choke on and then switching the choke to run position for more pulls. Should start right up...Once you figure out the staring issue it runs like a dream. I am very happy with this saw. Would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't get it to start. I don't use it often, but when I need it only starts 1 of 10Then I have to go to the old reliable 30+ year old Homlite. Suggestions?
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT POWER TO WEIGHT THE POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO MAKES THIS A GREAT ALL AROUND SAW LIGHT FOR THE SMALLER JOBS BUT PLENTY OF POWER FOR SMALLER FELLING APLICATIONS
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for! I have had my saw for 4 years now. It's very dependable but at times it's a little tricky to start(a little). Keep the blade sharp at that saw will always impress. Been out cutting with friends that have other brands and by the end of the weekend they say there going to get a Stihl!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fails to start I had this chain saw for 4 years .As a home owner I have an occasional need to use it. Every time I need to use this I could not start. The carburetor gets flooded after couple of attempts to start. It needs lot of force to start.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Clutch and Crankshaft Bad My saw is about 3 - 5 years old and used to cut firewood and branches. Not a lot of hours on saw. Last time I started metallic sound and would not stay running. Took to dealer and clutch bad and need to replace whole crankshaft. Not a lot of value there!
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for me. I lost two 40 ft pines in my yard. Bought this saw to cut them myself instead of hiring a tree company. This saw made the job enjoyable and now I have a great saw when I need it again. Starts easy and a breeze to operate.
Date published: 2017-07-29
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