MS 250

MS 250 ChainsawMS 250 ChainsawMS 250 Chainsaw

18 in. Bar

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.)
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.

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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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MS 250 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 691.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ms 250 Cut 12 -80’ plus trees in 2 days . Best saw I ever had
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS 250 I bought ms250 used I have done over 300 cords of 16 in. of firewood over 4 years not one break down .. Oak maple all hardwood .. Same bar and around 10 chains .. Again not one break down .. Maine people depend on a good chainsaw ..
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS 250 I had my tree guy cut down 40 trees, mostly Ash Trees close to my house leaving the main part of the tree for me to cut into firewood. I've been using my MS250 to cut the threes into firewood on the weekends.. Not only does this saw go through any size tree and some off these trees are 60 plus years old white oak and ash trees you can run the saw all day without you back killing you. The power to weight of this saw is perfect! Gil
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not recommend the ms 250 These saws get flooded very easily. I would not recommend getting one. I have ran several other saws such as a ms 271 and a 360 pro and they are both great saws.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS250 Plucky Performer!! I’m impressed with this total package. I had the opportunity to use a friends MS250 and what a plucky Saw for its size!! The quality is great, the Saw is not heavy to use, it’s well laid out, starts right up and runs strong!! I normally run just my MS661 but honestly for running all day it’s a bit heavy. This MS250 is economical for what you get and I can’t see a real down side for the size saw it is. I’m considering picking one up as a backup saw if the 661 ever gets stuck and for the smaller jobs that don’t need the big guns... I don’t think you would be dissapinted with this Saw for most jobs around the house or farm.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have no complaints!! I started last year with another chainsaw that got the job done with a lot of issues from poor customer service to a product that was just inferior to Stihl. This saw gets the job done without a fight and has cut my chainsaw rage down to a minimum! Thanks!!
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw I work for the railroad , so i have used lots of chainsaws . We use stihl chainsaws at work so when it came to buying a saw . Stihl chainsaws are the best hands down !
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Where gloves Starts right up when cold, run it 15 minutes and set it down put your gloves on you gonna get blisters trying to restart it. tried not choking it tried chocking it. was getting late had to go get the pulan out of the cobb webbs and finish the job.
Date published: 2018-03-06
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