MS 250 - $349.95 DSRP


MS 250 ChainsawMS 250 ChainsawMS 250 Chainsaw
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18 in. Bar

DSRP: $349.95

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A chainsaw designed for firewood cutting – with a great power-to-weight ratio.

When you rely on firewood to keep your home warm and cozy, you need a good chainsaw to build a solid woodpile. With an exceptional power-to-weight ratio, the STIHL MS 250 is up to the task. It is easy to operate and combines great features to take care of clearing jobs as well as cut through small limbs and trees. For many years, the MS 250 has been a model of efficiency and reliability, check it ...Read More
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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    STIHL Bar and Chain oil is formulated to adhere to the bar and chain, and to reduce wear. Special agents in the oil formulation help keep sap and pitch from clinging to the bar and chain.

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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 - 6 Layer
    Woodcutter Chaps - 6 Layer 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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    STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Protective Gloves
    Durable and hardworking, STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Gloves deliver professional-grade hand protection. The palm and inner fingers are made of full grain tanned leather, so you can work with comfort without sacrificing a firm hold. Featuring multiple layers of cut-retardant materials – Avertic Pro and Dyneema fabrics by Engtex® – these gloves will help deliver protection without compromising the dexterity you need while operating a chainsaw. Accented with an orange rip-stop nylon backing, these dynamic gloves offer style and protection. Water repellant, breathable and featuring a Velcro wrist closure, STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Gloves are as ready for the woods as you.
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    Deputy Glasses

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MS 250 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 700.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around Chain Saw I have no complaints about performance or my expectations of this saw. Its powerful motor almost equals my old 029 Farm Boss and is a lot lighter weight. I found some reviews on the web that it could be hard to start. I also learned on the web (other reviewers) that starting procedure MUST be follow (in manual) that it is easier to flood than other chainsaws because of the high performance design. I follow starting procedure and have NO trouble starting saw cold. I am a stihl fan. Have back pack blower, tiller, 3 chainsaws etc... also have other brands and much prefer Stihl.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for Advertised Use This saw has decent power and is light enough to run without getting worn out due to the weight of the saw. It cuts well for its size- I have no problem cutting through the hardwoods on my property up to 16 inch diameter. It is constructed as a homeowner saw so it isn’t as robust as the pro models but for somebody like myself who only fells and bucks 3-6 trees in a year this saw is perfect. Aka I have no need to pay extra for the pro saw when I don’t use my saw enough to wear the homeowner version out in my lifetime. If you follow the starting procedure recommended in the manual it starts right up everyte
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all around small saw I use this saw everyday for cutting limbs and felling smaller trees. Has no problem cutting up to 14 inch trees. Much more than that it becomes underpowered but I use it as a professional saw even though its a "homeowners" saw. It is an excellent saw for everything you could possibly do as a homeowner or rancher cleaning up downed trees or cutting firewood.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for home use This saw is 100 times better than the craftsman I had previously. cuts right though everything easily. Light and easy to use.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy I went with this saw I was looking at the 180 and I am happy I went with the 250. The extra power has been great. I do wish I had a little more power but over all it has the power most homeowners will need. The only thing I wish Stihl would do is make a tool holder on the side of the chainsaw. I have already forgot my chain tool once. This is my 1st chiansaw I have owned. I have used others. For the price this was a great value. I am very happy with all my Stihl products and that is why I keep going back.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Saw This is a good saw for the homeowner. If you do your part the saw will do it’s part. I have seen a lot of people writing about this particular saw flooding a lot. I will say this is true, it’s easy to flood. The saw always starts great from the cold condition, yet can stumble when starting warm. If you have a hard time getting it to fired up then do the following. First check the muffler. Do you see gas? If the answer is yes it’s flooded. Is the spark plug wet? If the answer is yes it’s flooded. How do you correct this? Turn the choke off and open the throttle. Pull the starter until it fires up. Sometimes this can take some effort if you flooded it excessively. If after 20-30 pulls it doesn’t start then you may well have mechanical issues (it’s very rare that this doesn’t work). Once you have some time invested in this model you’ll have no issues firing it up. Be conservative when starting this saw warm and you’ll be in business. When this saw is running it’s my favorite in the homeowner lineup. I personably don’t have issue getting it going anymore, however there was a learning curve.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs great Excellent saw. I've owned 3 saws from the big box store and none of them will run as well as this saw. If you flood it and cant get it going in 10 min or less then you dont have any business using it. Get an electric one.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from runs good but hard to pull start This saw does a very good job cutting . However, it is rather hard to start.. On first pull it will only pull part way then stop. After 2 or 3 pulls it will pull a little easier but never very easy. Disappointed in the starting although it does a good job once it is running.I was shown the easy start model also: should have bought that one.
Date published: 2018-03-22
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