MS 250 - $359.99 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price 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

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

    1/4
    3/8 PM
    6.35
    9.32
    5/32 4.0 0811 411 8091

    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 4.2 out of 5 by 556.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great homeowner saw. Great saw for the price. I use this saw around the home. Has worked great cutting limbs, downed trees, and general trimming. I have owned this saw for a year now with no problems. Just got it out yesterday after sitting for 4 months, it fired up in 3 pulls. Doesn't get better than that!!
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent saw for limbing anx cutting As with anything selevt right tool for the job. This saw has been excellent for my uses. I cut firewood limb trees and brush with it. I had reliable service out of it. I dont have amy problem cutting trees up to 16in. I havent had any problem with keeping the chain shsrp keep it out of the dirt.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spring Snow Storm Cleanup Purchasing the MS250 chainsaw was a great investment. It has a powerful engine to easily cut the damaged trees and limbs from the Spring snow storm. Having an anti-vibration system helped with lowering the fatigue after using the MS250 chain saw all day. A great product from Stihl.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Won't restart. I fought with this saw for six years before I finally gave up and trashed it. I have five other fully functional saws but this one was a disaster.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worthless...Impossible to start cold If you can get the saw to start, it works great. But, it is extremely difficult to start. I have it for occasional use, maybe 3-4 times per year. I can seldom start it without a 30-60 minutes of messing with it. It easier to pull out a hand saw than to waste my time trying to get this to start. I upgraded from a Husqvarna that I wore out. Big mistake.If you use it frequently, the saw fires up. Do not buy unless you plan to use it often, or you just like to be angry.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Chewed itself up Worked well until a clip holding on a clutch weight came off the clutch (I may have the wrong terminology here) while I was operating the saw. The clip tore up the inside of the chassis--which is plastic--destroying the saw. Who designed this thing?
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful saw for the price. Great value! This saw has great capabilities. The power, the stability, just can't be beat!
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw Read the manual, starts up everytime for me. I am very happy with this saw. I highly recommend it, But, you must start it by the manual or else it will flood with fuel.
Date published: 2017-04-30
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