MS 250 - $359.95 DSRP


MS 250 ChainsawMS 250 ChainsawMS 250 Chainsaw
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18 in. Bar

DSRP: $359.95

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

When you rely on firewood to keep your home warm and cozy, you need a good chainsaw to build a solid woodpile. With an exceptional power-to-weight ratio, the STIHL MS 250 is up to the task. It is easy to operate and combines great features to take care of clearing jobs as well as cut through small limbs and trees. For many years, the MS 250 has been a model of efficiency and reliability, check it ...Read More
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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.

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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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For Your Safety
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    Woodcutter Helmet System
    The lightweight STIHL Woodcutter Helmet System is an excellent choice for budget-conscious non-professional users with chainsaws and pole pruners. Designed for comfort, the vented shell provides cooling air during use, and the 6-point mount suspension provides comfortable support. The STIHL Woodcutter Helmet System is Class G certified and includes NRR 22 hearing protection.
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    Deputy Glasses

    Tough protection that also looks the part. The STIHL Deputy Glasses meet ANSI standard Z87.1+ and feature both protection and style. The lenses are a scratch-resistant polycarbonate that block out 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. They are also comfortable to wear, featuring a soft rubber nosepiece and dual-mold rubber temples that helps to keep the glasses in place when the head is in motion. Stop by our Dealership to check out these and other great protective eyewear styles. Shown in Brown Frame / Brown Mirror Lens. Available lens colors (Black Frame): Blue Mirror, Smoke (Brown Frame): Brown Mirror


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MS 250 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 678.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw, reasonable price! I bought the MS250 for some trees I needed to cut down. The first was a 50 year old Cherry tree. It was like cutting through butter. It cut through the 15" trunk with ease and made short work out of a 40' tall tree.I love it!
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best saw ever. This is the best chainsaw that I have ever owned. Perfect power to weight ratio.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good saw Bought the MS 250 on sale. I wish I would have purchased a saw with a longer bar and larger motor. It is not the MS 250 fault as I did not expect to be falling 20 to 25 inch dia trees. The MS 250 does the job though so no complaints. The only problem I have had is the cap for the bar oil can be a problem to get closed. You think its closed till your wearing the oil on your pants and the chain is smoking. I have had the saw for less than a year and have cut 15 to 20 cords with out any problems. With a sharp chain it cuts awesome, but still wish I would have gone with a longer bar and more power. Once again it's not the 250 fault as it has been a work horse!
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Third carborator On my third carburetor with in 4 years of light home use.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unreliable. Purchased this saw several years ago. Has never ran right. Had it back to selling dealer when still under warranty and finally gt them to replace carb. Ran better but not correctly. Took to another dealer and they have no idea either. Now out of warranty. Has had no more than a dozen tanks of gas through it. Second time I used it the weak handle broke, repaired that and the handle constantly slips off the retainer bushings. Poor design. No the running problem is not from old or ethanol gas. Biggest problem is our local dealers don't have enough knowledge of the product to fix it and it's a constant issue. I should have bought a Husky.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw This saw is ideal for home owners, land owners, and even some professionals. It is very versatile and can handle almost any wood that you throw at it. It is great for felling, bucking and pruning trees. Stihl provides quality in all of their products, this chainsaw is no exception. The light weight of this saw decreases user fatigue and allows you to saw for longer. By decreasing fatigue it will allow you to saw safer as well. This saw is also extremely reliable. You will be able to run it all day without any issues. I will typically run this saw 8 hours at a time and never have any problems. This speaks for the longevity and consistency that Stihl harnesses in their chainsaws. Stihl also understands that chainsaws are not meant to be babied. Because of this, the products that they make are built to last, and stand up to abusive forestry work. The only issue that I have with the quality of this saw is the chain catch. It is not made of metal like a lot of the bigger saws, it is simply an extension of the sprocket cover. While this is not ideal, after throwing a chain it still did its job of catching it. Some make the mistake of not choosing Stihl because of the price. The price of this saw is more than most saws of its size. Although other saws of this size typically do not have the power that this one does. You will be more than happy with this saws ability to cut wood. The combination of quality, reliability, and weight, make this and incredible saw. You will be able to use it in a variety of different situations. I would recommend this saw to anyone looking to fell small to medium sized trees, cut up firewood, or prune trees in their yard.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tried and True Stihl power! Great power, lightweight, easy to start, and cuts like butter! My local Stihl dealer recommended this saw to me and I'm so glad I took their advice. The MS 250 starts easy if you follow the starting instructions. I've heard of people having problems starting it but I haven't had any problems and I've cleared off almost an acre of heavily wooded land with this saw with ease. Exactly what I was looking for in a strong chainsaw. Perfect for cutting down large trees for firewood too! Highly recommend this saw to everyone.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great first saw! This is my first real chainsaw. Have flight with cheaper brands before and vowed to never again. This saw has done everything I've asked it to. And I'm pretty hard on it, cleaning up brush around the homestead.
Date published: 2018-02-06
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