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MS 250 ChainsawMS 250 ChainsawMS 250 Chainsaw
Distributor Suggested Retail Price
18 in. Bar

DSRP: $299.95

A powerful chainsaw designed for firewood cutting and available at a special price for a limited time!

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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    •2.6 oz. bottle makes 1 gallon mix

    •5.2 oz. bottle makes 2 gallon mix

    •6.4 oz. bottle makes 2 1/2 gallon mix

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    STIHL recommends a mix of 50:1 high-quality 89 octane or higher unleaded gasoline to STIHL engine oil. This same mix ratio should be used during break-in.

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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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    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 776.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent saw for the value For the two months I’ve had my MS-150 I have had an amazing experience. Combined with Sthil fuel I have easy starts and smooth operations. Totally recommend a Sthil.
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Power to Weight Ratio Saw for the Money - but it starts differently I've waited 20 months to review this saw, because I wanted to experience it for a while - and see if I had any issues. I had considered the 241-CM, but couldn't justify the pro saw for only a dozen trees a year.Overall, the MS-250 is a powerful, lightweight saw that chews thru trees and runs reliably - but you gotta follow the starting procedure (have the dealer show you a cold start on a cold saw). I've cut up at least 30 trees in this time, working on various projects and only experienced an issue once - which turns out, was my fault.My one fail was after a winter 3 months of no use. I pulled it out Friday night, to prep it & check the chain for a Saturday tree project. It wouldn't start. After scratching my head, I realized I had done it wrong. I pulled the plug, dried it out, went to get a water, then returned to the saw. This time, Full Choke 2 pulls and the familiar pop, finger pull 1/2 choke, 2 pulls and there's that happy growl. I let it run until it was hot then shut it off. The next day, it worked perfectly following the same start up. I (we) took down 6 mid-sized trees (I let my sons do the 100+ cuts - much easier)After cleaning up the saw, I took a sharpie and wrote on the cover (2 - choke, 2 -1/2 choke) as a reminder that this saw is a little particular about how you start it.I keep it fed with only Stihl Mix and Ultra oil. I blow it out with compressed air after each day of use. I use the Stihl sharpener (great tool that touches the tooth and rake) and keep chains very sharp - I love seeing the long curls from the pro chain.Powerful, Lightweight. Once it's hot it'll start with one pull every time. I've used the saw more than I thought I would - and it's performed like a champ. If you've got $2X the money, get the 241-CM, but for the price, this is a great saw.
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ChainSaw, I find no issues It might make a difference, I bought mine from a Stihl dealer/repair shop. The shop tuned and broke the saw in, mine runs like a top. If you know how to start this saw, it will start on 3-4 try cold each time (can flood easy). I really like my saw, I cut 12"oak, and could not get it to bog, (Super Sharp Chain). The chain oils great, not to little not to much, does not leave a puddle of oil when stored. I have owned a lot of chainsaws over the years, I have never had a Stihl saw give me problems starting, (it has to be tuned, and carb in good shape). I can recommend this saw without hesitation, it's a good saw.
Date published: 2018-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great power Great saw. Bought it on sale after years of using lower quality saws. My only complaint is that I flooded the carb out really easy during breaking period but that seems to have gone away now. Simple to work on and cuts with decent power. Will eventually by a bigger model.
Date published: 2018-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection No more throw always. This is the one, and at a good price
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never starts I spent the extra money so when I needed a chain saw I wouldn't have to mess with it to get it to run. I wasted my money, every time I want to use it, it won't start. Took it back to the dealer and they charged me a large sum for a new plug, it ran a few times then same thing. Dealer said that was to be expected for the first tank of gas. Well that has come and gone and still have trouble starting it.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great once it starts... MS-250 AFTE 18 months of use: Although it states "easy starting" this has not been the case. I've even had it serviced by Stihl professionals. Takes 22 - 25 pulls to get it started. After that it's great, but don't expect a 3 pull start. In last cutting down and separating 13 trees (plus separating several more after they were taken down) pretty reliable, just not easy starting.
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Difficult to start Too difficult to start. Once started, it performs well, but until warm, it often quits.I have all Stihl products, and this is my only dissatisfaction.
Date published: 2018-10-15
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