MS 250 - $349.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price 18 in. Bar DSRP:  $349.95

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.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 45 cm (16" to 18")
FUEL CAPACITY 470 cc (15.9 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 200 cc (6.8 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN .325" RM3
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 depending upon which powerhead it is installed.
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 depending upon which power head it is installed.
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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    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

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    5605 007 1027

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    5605 007 1028

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    5605 007 1029

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    5605 007 1030

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    STIHL Pro Mark items are "Wash and Wear." They do not require dry cleaning as other brands do.

     

    Where this label appears, these garments have been Classified by UL® (Underwriter Laboratories Inc.) as chainsaw cut-retardent leg protection for all operators of Gasoline-Powered Chainsaws by using ASTM (American Society of Testing & Materials) F1414 Test Method and ASTM F1897 performance standard. See complete marking on the product.

     

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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 277reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect All-around Saw I bought this saw @ 18 months ago. I've used it to clear trees on my property up to 24" in diameter. With a sharp chain this saw works effortlessly. The power of the MS250 is unfailing. I knew that I bought the right saw when a logger showed up to my house to limb up some redwoods and he brought along an MS250 also. He said the same thing I say, "It's the best all around chainsaw you can get." For firewood cutting, brush clearing, and tree thinning, this saw does it all. I would see no reason to ever go with any other multi-purpose chainsaw than this one. I highly recommend this saw. August 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not impressed I had always heard Stihl was the best, so I thought I would buy one and quit fighting the cheap brands. I have had my MS250 for less than a year, and it is in the shop right now because it wouldn't start. Not getting any spark, Before that, I would have to say that I could not tell any difference in this chainsaw and my cheapo chainsaw. Both hard to start, and both do the job once you get them started, but the cheapo was 1/3 the price. At this point, I don't think I would ever buy another Stihl. We'll see how it goes when I get it back from repair. July 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is worth the money I have been cutting firewood for years and this saw has gave me ZERO problems I can crank it within 8 pulls everytime no matter the condition overall the best saw in it's class for the money July 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw! Have owned the MS250 for many years and I cant complain about anything! It has power, reliability and its not as heavy as others!Buy one, you wont be disappointed! July 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very hard to start. I have five STIHL saws 027,250m,361m, 440 m and 441 m the 250 will work you down starting it. I have replaced spark plugs trying t Very hard to start. I have five STIHL saws 027,250m,361m, 440 m and 441 m the 250 will work you down starting it. I have replaced spark plugs trying to find a hotter plug and also replaced coil with OEM coil. going to try a after market coil. cuts like a champ when it's running. July 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nearly impossible to start Received as a gift years ago. Followed instructions exactly and would not start for over two hours. Went to pull plug and the wire came apart. Managed to get it back together after cleaning fouled plug. Finally started. Used maybe 10 hours the last few years. Spent probably five hours trying to start it. Have owned MANY 2 stroke engines and this is the worst ever. When it is running it works great but I have probably spent enough energy trying to start it as I would have using an axe to get the work done. July 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good saw Starts well and runs well. It's hard to keep a straight cut on large logs that require a second cut. Also it uses a lot of fuel. July 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good saw I have had this saw over 15 years, and it still works well. When it becomes hard to start, I have changed out the spark plug. I always use ethanol-free gasoline. I've been quite pleased with the performance. July 7, 2015
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