MS 250 - $359.99 DSRP


MS 250 ChainsawMS 250 ChainsawMS 250 Chainsaw
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18 in. Bar

DSRP: $359.99

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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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    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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    Complete Filing Kits
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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

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

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    3/8 PM
    6.35
    9.32
    5/32 4.0 0811 411 8091

    5605 750 4327

    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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MS 250 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 706.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic chainsaw Just spent the day taking care of all kinds of trees from the winter storms- this saw is a joy to run- it gets the job done- originally was going to get a larger saw,, but a friend talked me out of it, said get the smaller one, the 250, what great advice,, this thing rocks,,, always use a nice new stihl chain (yea,, can't help it,, just can't resist the feeling of ripping through things with a new chain- I am just a homeowner- don't use it lots but love the feeling of a new chain when I do),, an amazing chainsaw- highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to start, powerful Spent 4 days (3-6 starts per day) learning to start this. Here is what you do:Cold start- Full choke- Pull until you get ANY response of any kind. Any burble, any burp, anything. Then flip to partial choke, pull until it starts. Let it run 5-20 seconds until its running ok given its on partial choke, blip the throttle (partial choke now automatically goes off) and you should be ready to go. DO NOT PULL on FULL CHOKE TOO MANY TIMES. I've never done more than 5, and 5 is only after I ran out of gas.Warm start: Less than 30 minutes since operation, just set to run an pull until it starts (just a few pulls typically). More than 30 minutes since operation. Set to partial choke, pull until it starts.I've never had to use full choke twice in a single dayI note it is also a light and powerful unit
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love at first sight... Cutting wood for the cabin this spring and blew up my 10 year old saw that wasn’t a Stihl... in a pinch I was offered a used MS250 at a decent price from the dealership and jumped on it. It cut everything I threw in front of it like it was cutting through styrofoam. Had an issue starting it one day, but nothing a few extra pulls couldn’t help. My only regret is not buying this in the first place...
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the right size. Good balance and does not weigh much. A little tricky to start but if you follow directions or check out youtube video on starting, this chainsaw will fire up in 2 to 3 pulls of the start cord.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw This is my smallest saw but is very reliable and just keeps on running strong
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl MS250 Bought this saw at Big R. Staff was great. I love this saw. Best saw I've ever owned. I use it to cut firewood for home use and this thing does such a great job. It's effortless with trees as thick as 2 feet or so in diameter. Would recommend.
Date published: 2018-04-18
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
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