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MS 250 ChainsawMS 250 ChainsawMS 250 Chainsaw
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18 in. Bar

DSRP: $299.95

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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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    Easy-Access Air Filter Cover
    Easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
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    Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
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    Rear Hand Guard
    Reduces the risk of injury as well as provides a wide area for foot placement during starting.
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    Master Control Lever™
    The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.
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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.

    Available in quart and gallon bottles, 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums, in both summer and winter weights.

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    Complete Filing Kits
    Kits available for the following chain types: STIHL PICCO Mini; 1/4" pitch chain; .325" pitch chain; 3/8" pitch chain; .404" pitch chain.
    Includes file guide, depth gauge, round file, flat file and two file handles in tool pouch.
    Chain Pitch File Diameter File Guide
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    Sharpening Kit
    Part Number
    in. mm in. mm Part Number
    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

    1/4
    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

For Your Safety
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    Woodcutter Helmet System
    The lightweight STIHL Woodcutter Helmet System is an excellent choice for budget-conscious non-professional users with chainsaws and pole pruners. Designed for comfort, the vented shell provides cooling air during use, and the 6-point mount suspension provides comfortable support. The STIHL Woodcutter Helmet System is Class G certified and includes NRR 22 hearing protection.
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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.
  • STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Protective Gloves Zoom
    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

    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% 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 746.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl MS 250 Review We owned a stiihl when I was a teenager and it ran flawless for over ten years. It was eventually stolen after I had moved away from home. Once it come time to buy a chainsaw due to hurricane damage I went back with a Stihl.I chose the MS 250 due to its weight and bar length for my needs. Day one it was used to cut up a several fallen trees. A dogwood and then two pretty large oak trees. This saw performed beautifully. Honestly I was cutting up the trunk of fallen trees much larger than it was intended for.Cranking and shutting down:Per tips from my local dealer this is the cranking routine. Full choke and three pulls. Flip it up to run and give it a pull or two. Let the engine warm up and then proceed to use.I had never heard of this, but he recommended running the saw wide open for 20 seconds before shutting down. This will keep the plug and engine from building up carbon so it will crank easier the next time when cold.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stihl the best by far i have one ms 250 chain saw love it wish stihl still had the old gas and oil caps go back to them thanks
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality bar oiler I purchased saw and the bar Oiler failed the same day. Took saw back and they said the bar oil was not STIHL product..I purchased STIHL bar oil and the Oiler stopped again.. I took the saw back and can say my first STIHL product is my last
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not great Have used for 1 year around my home for tree, branch and log cutting purposes only.Slightly temperamental to start.Chain locked up once and needed Ace Hardware assistance.Plastic part on trigger cracked for unknown reason and need replacing by Ace Hardware- again.So if just using around house you get a good but not great saw that’s made slightly cheap and certainly not commercial grade.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS250 is the best value in my opinion I'm a former arborist, so I have ran quite a few chain saws in the past. Mostly stihls, but also some huskys. Now that I occasionally cut firewood or trim up/cut down trees, I needed a lighter yet powerful and reliable saw. The MS 250 is perfect for me.In the two years I have had it, it has never failed to start once, and has performed flawlessly. My brother cuts regularly with both a Stihl 290 and 360, and he said my 250 seems to have adequate power, and is much less tiring to operate. He said for firewood cutting, why would you need anything else. Great saw!
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great home-gamer starter saw First saw I’ve owned. No issues cutting up multiple 8-10in birch and cottonwood snags on my property. Fires right up when you follow directions. Folks at Alaska Industrial Hardware gave me an outstanding crash course in operation. However, I haven’t had to do maintenance yet, so take that in to consideration. Regardless, proud to own this Saw.
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Motor Failed Purchase a new Stihl 250 chainsaw. Used it five days a week. Used Stihl premium pre-mixed fuel and Stihl bar oil. Within six months the motor seized up. The Stihl.commercial warranty on this saw is expired.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Very reliable, always starts right up. Cuts through my many blown down maple limbs like they are not even there! I have a bunch of OLD silver maples and every time it storms I get several limbs down. This saw is a necessity for my yard. Excellent Stihl quality!
Date published: 2018-08-08
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