MS 241 C-M - $549.95 DSRP

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16 in. Bar

DSRP: $549.95


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A compact, lightweight chainsaw with professional-grade power and STIHL M-Tronic™ technology.

The MS 241 C-M chainsaw delivers power without the bulk. It is agile, fuel efficient and easy to operate. In addition to its low-exhaust operation, this chainsaw also features STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management technology, which automatically monitors and adjusts for changes in your work conditions including elevation, temperature, fuel quality and dirty air filters. Whether professionally cutting ...Read More
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MS 241 C-M Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 42.6 cc (2.6 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 2.3 kW (3.1 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.5 kg (9.9 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 370 cc (12.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 207 cc (7.0 oz.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL recommends #3616 (63 PS3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 0084813 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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    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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    Decompression Valve
    The decompression valve, also referred to as 'deco' or 'deco valve', vents compression in the cylinder for easier starting. The decompression valve temporarily reduces the compression in the combustion chamber during cranking and helps reduce the effort needed to pull the starter rope. It is opened manually and closes automatically as soon as the engine fires.
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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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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    STIHL M-Tronic™ 
    This product features M-Tronic™ (M) - a new generation of Intelligent Engine Management that eliminates the low and high speed carburetor adjustment screws, compensates for dirty air filter and changes in elevation and fuel quality for optimum engine power at all times.

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    Pre-Separation Air Filtration System
    This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.

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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.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
WARNING! The occurrence called “kickback” can cause serious or fatal injury. Always read the instruction manual carefully before using your saw. STIHL uses a green and yellow color-coding system to help you select a powerhead, bar and chain combination that complies with the kickback requirements of ANSI Standard B175.1 (gasoline-powered saws) and §30 of UL 1662/ ANSI Standard B175.1 (electric chainsaws). Ask your STIHL dealer about safe operating procedures and the advantages of the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q) additional chain braking feature, STIHL reduced kickback bars and STIHL low-kickback saw chains.

STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chainsaws.
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
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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MS 241 C-M is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SAW I bought this saw from a buddy about 10 months ago who barely used it. All i can say is this saw is amazing , it doesn't matter how cold it is it always starts and cuts great. It is very light, ergonomic, and easy to start. We cut firewood for heating our home and i had a cheaper saw that gave out and i had to replace it.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the Best saw ive ever used! I have 20 acres of white oak, bull pine, and manzanita trees. I have burned up 2 cheap saws; craftsman,and poulan both were garbage . I finally went and bought this stihl 241c and it makes felling and cuttin up trees a jiff. Cuts beautifully nice smooth cuts every time. Burns through big trees with little effort. Thanks for making quality. I have a line trimmer as well that is second to none! They are fuel efficient and just a dream to work with. I highly recommend for anyone considering this brand of any tool...........
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw I love this saw it is great for out in the woods it is great in gas and bar oil i would recommend it
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Build quality is A+++ For my first saw a knew it had to be a Stihl. Sosebee's knows their stuff. I was shown several models and decided on the MS241C-M. This machine rips!!! It also starts easily. I would recommend a Stihl saw without question.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the saw, not sure about buying experience or customer support I own a 460 and an older 026. Amazing power for the weight on the 241. As soon as I pick it up to carry it around the woods I can tell it's lighter than the 026. Makes a big difference after a long day of cutting. I would buy another in a heart beat. I'm a huge Stihl fan. Love all of these saws. The 290 my wife bought me as my first saw melted down cutting a big stump in mid July when it was 95 degrees. I blame myself for that. No more homeowner saws for me. And only synthetic oil from here out.Now some things that frustrated me. If these saws are not supposed to be revved at full speed when breaking in then why the heck was the guy I bought it from revving it at full speed when HE started it up for the first time? The owners manual also came broken in with grease prints all over it. I'm buying a premium, expensive saw, not a cheap Poulan. The buying experience needs to be PERFECT. After a few months, the starting cord broke. The service was great at the same dealer I purchased from. However, I've never changed the 026 cord and it's had 10 years of hard use. I noticed the 241 cord is a lot thinner than the 026 cord. I'm not sure what bean counter is saving 5 cents on each saw, but that was not a smart move on a professional saw. Last complaint. Customer services asked me to send this review to them first. I never heard a word back from them after 2 months of waiting. You had your chance guys.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start, Very good product, will buy more still products in the future.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding !! No fear is the name of my MS-241CM. Together we have cleared over three acres of land with included about 60 varies sizes of trees. One day alone, we spent 8 hours of cutting and went thru 3 chains. My "no fear" chainsaw never got tired but I sure did.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS241CM Had a MS290 and an MS170. Both saws worked well but I was beginning to cut a lot more wood, we heat with an outdoor boiler, so I opted for the more expensive MS241CM. Only disappointment was that I didnt do this earlier. For the size of the saw it has exceptional power and its reliability is second to none. I cut all sorts of wood and this saw has not disappointed me yet. In the process of buying a MS441CM magnum. With these 2 saws I believe I will be able to properly cut any wood I want to.Great saw!!
Date published: 2017-08-28
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