MSE 250 C-Q

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A lightweight electric chainsaw designed for tough, professional use.

Product Description

The MSE 250 C-Q offers professional-grade cutting power that is quiet, lightweight and durable. With its soft grip handle, coasting brake and temperature LED indicator, this chainsaw helps give professionals precise, comfortable cutting without the exhaust emissions. And no gasoline engine means no fuel costs or seasonal engine maintenance. The MSE 250 C-Q is great for trimming jobs and firewood cutting. If you’ve got access to a 20-amp power source nearby, you’re ready to work.

Model Features

  • Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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  • STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q) - an additional chain braking feature
    STIHL offers an additional, manually-activated chain brake on some models. This system is designed to engage when the operator’s right hand completely releases the rear handle, stopping the chain within one second. Available on some models.

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  • STIHL Quickstop®
    STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.

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Specifications

POWERHEAD WEIGHT
4.2 kg (9.4 lbs.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges)
40 to 45 cm (16" to 20")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
MOTOR OUTPUT
1.8 kW (15.0 amps)
VOLTAGE
120 volt (60 Hz)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN
3/8" RS3 or RM3
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
200 cc (6.8 oz.)
POWER SOURCE
Electric
STIHL recommends #3624 (33 RS3) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3003 008 8193 EmaticTM guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.

Important Information

* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.

WARNING FOR CORDED ELECTRIC AND BATTERY CHAINSAW USERS! The fibers may not stop the sprocket on most corded electric chainsaws and some battery-powered chainsaws because of the constant high torque. However, to reduce the severity of injury from accidental contact with the chain, STIHL recommends that leg protection be worn when operating these types of chainsaws.

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.

Reviews

MSE 250 C-Q is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I could want in an electric chainsaw. I am a full time woodturner. I use a chain saw virtually 360 days a year. My shop is at my home in town and the neighbors have called the police on me when I used my gas engine Stihl ms290 too much. It has the power to handle a 18" log if necessary. Not quite up to my gas saws on bigger logs ... but it can easily handle them without the police showing up. I've had this saw for about 18 months and did have one problem that put the saw down for a few days. Stihl bent over backwards and did somersaults to get me back in business because they realized my need for daily use.I have never written a review for a product before, but felt that I should share my great experience with this saw. I use Stihl gas saws for my heavier work away from the house, but if necessary the ms250e would do most of that as well. I hate commercials on television because most of them are exaggerated bs. But, when the Stihl commercials come on it makes me feel like I'm part of something because I am proud of the saws that I own.Also, kudos to my dealer. Kirk at Lawn Mower Hospital in Colorado Springs, Co.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cut instantly, my take on the saw Purchased for the need to have a saw ready to go instantly . Must have 20 amp outlet . Purchased with a 20" bar and yellow chain. Experienced with stihl gas saws so I can share my experience with this comparatively. It's lighter and doesn't have that natural downward weight of the big gas saws. It feels extremely light . after several cuts non stop it did trip the red button on the saw. Just waited 30 seconds and started again. I find that if I cut a few cuts then move the wood to give it a minute break it doesn't trip off. It's only cut off once . I rate it to do the same work as the gas saws but without the need to fuel up. It has a window on the side for bar oil and the chain adjusts easily. This saw compliments my collection and is my first choice for use at home. I feel good about using the saw due to it being so quiet and non emissive . Great for use in the neighborhood and not disruptive .I have about 10 hours use so far and wanted to share my experience .
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great chainsaw Easy start after you learn how, plenty of power for homeowner use,
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a superior piece of equipment This chainsaw is incredible. I have a Stihl gas chainsaw that is of equal power to this electric chainsaw. This electric chainsaw is 33% faster cutting compared to the gas chainsaw. I cut wood for almost 1 hour the chainsaw never got hot in fact the entire chainsaw was cool to the touch. This is the most superior cutting tool I have ever used and I would recommend it to anyone. I will probably never buy another gas chainsaw. If I have to Cutwood where there is no electricity I will probably just buy a gas generator and use this chainsaw. Again I would recommend this chainsaw to anyone.
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For a person who needs one only a few times a year it is perfect I've had mine now for over 5 years and it is always ready to go. Unlike the gas models . I use mine on oak and cedar trees. In the five years I've only had to replace a switch.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The MSE-250 is great if you have electric power access I picked up my MSE-250 a few weeks ago and have used it on a downed tree in my back yard. The saw is awesome in that it has great power and gets the job done quickly and is a dream to handle.
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not A Professional Saw Unfortunately, I can't recommend this saw to anyone for several reasons. Above all, it lacks power and will trip the overheat circuit frequently in light use on softwoods (pine). I double checked my power cord rating and it is correct. The saw has high torque on initial bite, but loses power and speed quickly as you let it feed itself. The overheat circuit will activate once every 9-10 cuts. I'm not pushing this saw hard at all. The ergonomics are difficult to get used to and make using the saw awkward. There is one thing I do like, which is that you can roll your wrist forward to engage the chain brake without letting go of the saw grip. It is not particularly quiet either, I still had to wear ear protection. The design does not allow the shavings from the chain to exit the sprocket area/housing very well - this likely contributes to the heat issue.I'm a Stihl fan (also own a ms311 + ms461), but this was a terrible purchase. If I could get rid of it I would.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Excellent performance of this products and easy to use
Date published: 2015-04-15
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