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Distributor Suggested Retail Price 18 in. Bar DSRP:  $299.95


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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.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 45 cm (16" to 18")
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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    Bar and Chain Oil
    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

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    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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    Value Work Gloves
    Before you get started on the job at hand, slip on STIHL Value Work Gloves for abrasion resistant protection and greater precision. Made of durable split cowhide leather palms and breathable mesh backing, these gloves can handle whatever holding, grabbing and gripping the job requires – all while delivering comfort and flexibility. Featuring an adjustable wrist-strap closure, the STIHL Value Work Gloves will be just as easy to put on and take off as it is to complete a job well done. Stop by our showroom to see them for yourself!
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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 openback design of these chaps makes them a great choice for hot working conditions.

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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 426reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by this product is good for any tree! Used my ms250 today very good saw for the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! October 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by good machine, enjoy cutting with it. nice and easy to use. can cut up a lot of wood in a short time... October 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by PP quality heard the saw run on day one. Unable to start since. Own 6 sthl products, this one sucks. October 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great general saw I needed this saw for maintenance work on a small family farm. It has started and run strong every time I needed it. Which is more than I can say about the competitor's saw that is now in pieces in my garage after one season. Very pleased, looking to get more Stihl equipment October 17, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Just unreliable I bought at Stihl chainsaw because I thought it would be the only one I would ever own. Unfortunately this turned out to not be the case at all.When the saw runs, it does work great. Unfortunately this only happens rarely. Usually it will start and then die right away and nothing can get it going again. When it does manage to start up, I can only keep it running by fiddling with the mixture screws. It tends to take me hours of work to get it running each time.I have had it in to authorized Stihl dealers several times to get it tuned up, which has probably cost me more than the saw did, but it never gets any more reliable.Definitely will never buy another Stihl product. October 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by As always Stihl performs flawlessly!!! I've owned 3 Stihl chainsaws throughout my life, a wood boss, ms 170 and now an MS 250...I have never had any complaints about any of these saws, all have performed flawlessly and have never let me down! Stihl has no competition when it comes to chainsaws or any power equipment! October 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw is awesome This saw will handle almost anything, Light weight yet very powerful. I have cut several trees up for fire wood with trunks up to 30" widths. Very fuel efficient compared to other saws I've had. The chain stays sharp at least twice as long as other brands. I am 65 yrs. old and weight 185 and I have sawed wood for 4-6 hours with this saw without out wearing me out. I am amazed at the speed this saw can cut. Just place the guide on the fallen tree and let it's own weight go to work. I find this saw to be very dependable. I recommend you read the entire owners manual completely. I have and follow it as much as possible, I have had no problems with my saw in the two years I've had it. October 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Overall great quality After leaning how to correctly start the chainsaw it started flawlessly every time in one or two pulls. October 14, 2016
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