MS 250 - $349.95 DSRP


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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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    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

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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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    Deputy Glasses

    Tough protection that also looks the part. The STIHL Deputy Glasses meet ANSI standard Z87.1+ and feature both protection and style. The lenses are a scratch-resistant polycarbonate that block out 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. They are also comfortable to wear, featuring a soft rubber nosepiece and dual-mold rubber temples that helps to keep the glasses in place when the head is in motion. Stop by our Dealership to check out these and other great protective eyewear styles. Shown in Brown Frame / Brown Mirror Lens. Available lens colors (Black Frame): Blue Mirror, Smoke (Brown Frame): Brown Mirror


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MS 250 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 644.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for the money Just bought my third ms250. I am a carver and run these saws harder than probably 90% of any one whoever buys one and they will take a lot of abuse. As long as you blow it off with compressed air and blow off the air cleaner on a regular basis you will have minimal problems. Use only 91 octane gas and drain it if you aren’t going to use it within the week. If you don’t you will have carb issues(that’s no fault of Stihl it is just the gas breaks down rapidly and laquers up in the small passages in carb) if you feed it good gas and keep it blown off you will get years of reliable use. They start easy ( if you follow the instructions if not you can pull on them all day long) altitude can cause you grief but easily adjusted. I live at 4500 ft and if I go higher than 6500 I need to adjust carb. I own 2 ms170’s, 3 ms250’s, 026, 028av, 038av, 2 044’s , ms660 magnum and an 009. The ms250 is my go to daily saw.... highly recommend
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stihl ms250 This chainsaw is a very good chainsaw to get if you cut small amounts of fire wood or use it for yard work. I have upgraded to the 261 C-M pro series cause I cut fire wood and sell it so I use my chainsaw on a daily basis. The ms250 is a very good saw and I have had very few problems with it. As long as you keep it tuned and clean it and do required maintenance to it, the saw will last you a long time.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best chainsaw I’ve ever used... This chainsaw is light enough to use all day without fatigue and strong enough for most everything. I’ve had mine for 4 years and it is the best saw I own. Lighter than my ms460 and not that much slower. Not that much heavier than my 020t, but the ms250 will leave the 020t in a pile of sawdust. Parts are readily available, but if this thing quits, I’m buying another one.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value. I've been using my MS250 for over a year without any issues. I'm in the process of removing several oaks which are too close to my house. Some of these oaks are 25" plus in diameter and my 18' blade cuts them like butter. Follow the instructions on maintenance and care and it is a real work horse.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Saw for the Money** I purchased this saw, Like it but Hard to start, I own a Husky Saw Also starts easier then the MS250, I just purchased the MS170 saw LOVE IT! It's my go to saw!
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bulletproof Pretty much bulletproof. I bought Stihl because of a previous saw.I bought this one sooner than I expected because of the $50 off. And.... the dealer helped me with issues (another brand) when no one else would.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from first stihl,last stihl This is the first stihl I bought and the last. It takes 20-30 cranks or more before it will start, after it's started it does have good power but getting it to start is the problem. My 13 year old other brand chainsaw starts in 2-3 cranks, not as much power but easy to start.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth it Recently purchased because of sale. Saw kept stalling out, hard to restart. Switched back to a beat up xxxx to finish the job of cutting down ornamental cherry trees. Very disappointed always wanted a Stihl. Saw is not a week old now I will be stuck with it. The entry level box store cut down over 30 Ash trees from 6 inches to 17 inches in diameter. I was trying to use a stihl to cut down cherry trees using a stepladder (3 small trees 6-8 inch) Dealer tells me the 250 is just for trimming branches. Well get a different chain saw brand or a bow saw. While I am not a professional, I do need a saw that will stay running.
Date published: 2017-11-02
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