MS 250 - $359.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price 18 in. Bar DSRP:  $359.95

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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 2.3 kW (3.1 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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    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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    Woodcutter Chaps
    Apron Chaps from STIHL are made from rugged, 400-denier nylon and feature the same UL® classified protection as our other chaps. Just snap them over your pants and you’re ready to go. Sewn into the legs of the chaps are six layers of Avertic® Pro by Engtex®, a cut-retardant material designed to clog the sprocket and stop the saw chain on a gasoline-powered chainsaw in case of accidental contact with the rotating saw chain. The open back design of these chaps makes them a great choice for hot working conditions.

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MS 250 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 519.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value and power in one saw. I've owned six different chainsaws and have settled with the Stihl line of saws. I work for a land management agency and have used some high dollar saws but have settled with the Stihl brand. Dependability, value and strength are standard Stihl qualities. The 250 is an excellent saw for what I use it for. Fuel wood cutting and small home projects is it's main purpose. For a dependable saw, you can't go wrong with a Stihl. Just make sure you get the right size powerhead for the job your doing.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lotsa Cuttin For Lightweight Saw I've used Stihl products and saws for over 30 years and many of the pro saws. So found myself at dealer last year and couldn't pass up great price. I figured just for limbing but I was really surprised by the versatility. Power for firewood and light enough to use all over. Never had any problems starting. I'm comfortable loaning this saw as perfect for most needs. I send Motomix with it to guarantee proper fuel and send extra chain and chaps and helmet. Cover starting procedure. Most were fed up with their big box or discount store saws. I could've sold this saw several times. I just send them to local Stihl independent dealer knowing that they be well taken care of.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for the price. Bought this saw last fall to add to the collection. Have ran probably 10 tanks through it. Starts every time with no problems. Would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for firewood. Has the right weight balancing with the power Great saw for the money. Loses power every now and then due to the carbon screen filling up with residue. Other then that great performance for the size.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reliable saw, starts easy every time!! Don't listen to "won't start" or "hard to start" reviews!! I've been using this saw for 5 years.Steps for success:Read the Stihl manual start procedure! Don't rely on videos on the internet or forums...Stihl gives you the answer and it works every time. I burn ethanol free high octane fuel and Stihl synthetic oil and this saw runs like a champ.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can start it... Love the power, just right for cleaning fence lines. I also love that I can start it...
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Saw! Perfect for cutting firewood for wood burning stoves. Durable and reliable starting every time!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MS 250 The first time I used the chainsaw it fell apart. The chain went flying and the back came off. I had to take it back to the store and have them repair it. They did give me a free chain though because I had no idea where it went. After that the saw has been good. It seems to heat up rather quickly when cutting wood.
Date published: 2017-02-08
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