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 2.2 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

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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 569.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw This saw has been a great addition to my collection.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Recommended I bought my chainsaw based on the reputation and the recommendation of an authorized dealer. I have regretted it ever since. Here's why:- It does not start reliably. I have never "just started" this saw - I now plan on an hour of "futzing" before beginning to get work done.- This saw is hard to start right-handed. I don't think it's even possible to start left handed.- The user experience is terrible. For example, the instructions clearly say to wear steel toed boots. The starting instructions state to put the toe of your boot through the handle when starting. You would have to have tiny feet to follow both of these instructions.- Speaking of instructions, they're terrible. The directions for starting the saw are four pages long. Not very useful when you're trying to start the saw in the field. The diagrams are meaningless. I challenge anybody to get the carb shield on correctly by referring to the picture.Overall, I'm very disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for. My Stihl is a very good tool. I've had it a little over a year. Had three other brands which were not quite as good. When I first got it, I could not get it to start. Did just what the book said. Took it back to the store and the salesman showed me how this unit starts. Nothing like the manual. Starts every time and runs like a champ. Cuts through wood like it's butter. To start​ the saw, you want to put it on choke for one pull only. Kick it up one notch and it starts right up. Very easy to use and maintain. The chain oiler work really good.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok product Only after a couple uses the chain kept popping off the blade and 2 weeks later this chain is doing the same thing making my work time take longer . I am not cutting redwoods or even big diameter trees down maybe like 4-6" . Stihl is supposed to be the best but after 2 weeks I could have bought a poulan pro for half the price with all the issues with the chain and blade
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Affordable powerhouse My MS250 is as dependable as the sunrise! Quick to start and eager to work. This chainsaw is great for cutting wood and cleaning up wind damage on our property. My Stihl just helped to quarter up some oak stumps without any hesitation.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the Best Couldn't wait for my Husqvarna to die so I could but this. Starts easy and cuts great.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Chainsaw I have had a couple other chain saws prior to buying the MS250. For what I need it for its perfect and it is VERY reliable. I use it to cut nothing more than 10" trunks and branches. It's ideal for my use and would recommend it to anyone with similar needs.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long Time owner MS250 Overall its been a pretty good chainsaw that I've had almost 8 to 10 years. It's been used extensively to clear my property, and provide fire wood to heat my house. Overall it's done the job I needed it to. but I've also had to put some repairs into it to keep it running. This year had to replace the pull start & chainsaw body when the fuel tank cracked.Cuts great when the chain is new & sharp. Chain dulls quickly. Especially after the chains been sharpened a few times. Usually I have 3 to 4 chains available to cycle through between sharpening.Usually starts easily when you first start for the day. Can be difficult to restart after it has been running for a while. Especially after it has stalled.The locking fuel cap leaks. Replaced them three times over the years, and they still leak. Stihl should of never gone away from the simple screw lock fuel caps.
Date published: 2017-06-06
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