1. 1 month ago
    easy to use
    went thru 5 tanks of gas so far. so far so good. starting is great as long as you follow procedure, which is pretty simple. cuts and handles better than my old saw. following the on line videos made for a better understanding and easier use of the saw. so far so good.
  2. 2 months ago
    Best purchase 2016!
    I love this saw and I have probably burned 15 cords of wood in our stove this year. Wood is or only heat source so we go through a ton of it. I was a little worried about it being marketed as a saw that cuts 16-18'' logs but I have cut some huge stumps that are 4' in diameter. It starts up every time and runs for 45min to 1 hr on one tank of gas doing full on sawing the whole time. I have only dulled one saw blade and I am currently working through the second. Once you go STIHL you never go back.
  3. 2 weeks ago
    Love this saw
    This thing is great starts easy and made fast work of cutting down and chopping up ten decent sized trees on my property
  1. 6 months ago
    Very Good Saw
    This is my first purchase of a Stihl product. I noticed that a lot of professional wood cutters use them and the price was quite reasonable. Haven't used it yet for real heavy duty work but have run it for 3 or so hours dressing out and trimming 100+ cedar posts for sale to a cedar buyer. No problems so far. Starts easy, cuts very well. Will have to wait until spring for a heavy workout. Not as light as I had hoped but should be very manageable for an old geezer like me with the 16" bar.
  2. 3 weeks ago
    Best chainsaw I've ever owned
    I can't say enough good about the Stihl MS 251 C-BE. It is by far the best chainsaw I've ever owned. I'm a home owner with 5 acres of woods, and lots of downed trees from a recent storm. My old chainsaw just wouldn't cut it (pun intended), my new Stihl is everything I need, starts super easy, runs great, and cuts circles around my old saw. In just two days, I've put a big dent in those downed trees, and I've got a heck of a wood pile started for next winter. Great product!
  3. 4 months ago
    Great features
    This is my first Stihl product. I bought this saw based on independent reviews as well as Stihl's reputation. I was not disappointed. I am really enjoying my new saw. It doesn't overdo the chain oil for one thing. Adjustments of chain tension are quick and on the spot...no tools necessary. It is very easy to start...in fact, that might be my only off-hand complaint is that I am so used to really yanking on the start cord that I've had to retrain myself to take it easy on this saw. This is ... read more definitely a saw that I will give a block of instruction on it's use before I ever loan it out.
  1. 2 weeks ago
    Exceptional chain saw
    Geez this is an awesome chainsaw. The engine seems fine tuned like a race car and never has any stutter or hesitance in any position. This is perfectly balanced, and feels like an extension of your own arms. The weight is ideal and it's super durable.
  2. 2 months ago
    Lotsa Cuttin For Lightweight Saw
    I've used Stihl products and saws for over 30 years and many of the pro saws. So found myself at dealer last year and couldn't pass up great price. I figured just for limbing but I was really surprised by the versatility. Power for firewood and light enough to use all over. Never had any problems starting. I'm comfortable loaning this saw as perfect for most needs. I send Motomix with it to guarantee proper fuel and send extra chain and chaps and helmet. Cover starting procedure. Most were fed ... read more up with their big box or discount store saws. I could've sold this saw several times. I just send them to local Stihl independent dealer knowing that they be well taken care of.
  3. 2 months ago
    Great saw!
    I waited to use my saw hard for a while before leaving a review.I've had my ms250 for 4 weeks using it daily clearing woods. It has broke in great , lots of power , light weight . I have used this saw to fell 3 to 20+inch trees. I have plung cut a bunch of hardwood trees and it has handled flawlessly, put it all the way in around a30 inch peace of maple with no problems it has quickly became my goto saw , I grab this saw first! I would like to a saw this well maid in a 65cc to handle bigger ... read more tasks , but this saw works perfectly cleaning up after my 661c-m
  1. 3 years ago
    Great saw!!!
    I bought a piece of property that was logged. I had trees laying everywhere. So I new I would be cutting a lot more then the average home owner. I bought the 211 because of size and weight. It has done great. Over the winter I cut almost every day. I was cutting an average of 5.5 days out of every week from Nov. to March. This saw never let me down. The easy start is awesome. The easy chain tensioner is great and saves a lot of time. This saw is light weight and very easy to use.
  2. 3 weeks ago
    Very dependable saw
    I've used Stihl saws for over 40 years. When I needed a smaller lighter saw for general maintenance on our property I selected the MS 211 C- BE. The light weight, easy start and dependability where at the top of the list for my needs. Like my other Stihl saws, there is no disappointment here. Very happy that I stayed with a Stihl.
  3. 5 months ago
    Update to my earlier 3 year review
    I just got my saw back from my local dealer. They did a wonderful job and replaced the bar oil reservoir and piston under warranty. Saw runs good now and I have turned it over to the wife for her use. I am a little disappointed that it needed major repairs after only three years but give kudos to Stihl and my dealer for standing by the extended warranty.
  1. 5 days ago
    A Great Chainsaw!!!!
    I've owned this chainsaw for a year and it has done everything I've asked of it. It is small enough to carry all day and not feel fatigued yet powerful enough to cut through a 20 inch caliper tree. I don't run it full speed to cut through a large tree often but in a pinch it can do it!!! I run it for 15 minutes and then let it cool off as suggested in the manual if I am cutting a large tree. it has started every time and I have used it to cut a lot of firewood this past year. .
  2. 1 week ago
    Awesome power, adjustability, and performance!
    Have had my MS 170 chainsaw for a year now and it is awesome. Super powerful and easy to maintain. It packs a lot of punch for such a small unit. I can cut any size of tree or wood that it touches. Very light unit as well. I highly recommend and would buy another in a heartbeat. I looked at a lot of different models and brands trying to decide what to buy and how much to spend. This was the way to go! Professional product with professional service.....period. Stihl brand provider is awesome with ... read more service and very knowledgeable about product upkeep and utilization. Glad I didn't go with a big box store product. You get both when you buy a Stihl; high quality and excellent service! Get the best of both worlds. Choose Stihl!
  3. 5 days ago
    Great little saw
    Overall this is a fantastic little saw. I have a few small issues with it the biggest being that the bar oil reservoir cap leaks so I end up having a mess in my saw box and to refill the res every time I use my saw. I use this for clearing fallen trees (some pretty large) from back country roads in the spring and general maintenance year round. It hasn't failed me yet.
  1. 4 weeks ago
    Light saw, steady workhorse
    Light saw for all day cutting! Perfect for the weekend homeowner who isn't going professional. Not a power-hungry saw but keep the blade sharp and let it do its job and it does great. Great for dropping small 8" trees, limbing, and use as a tool. Anything bigger, get a 311. Always easy to start. Easy to clean and maintains. Buy this before ANY saw at Lowes, even the bigger ones. Never a fuss or too much work to maintain. Stihl: always reliability, rugged and built by great people who ... read more know who their building the saws for!
  2. 3 years ago
    Excellent starter saw
    This saw is amazing. It's the first chainsaw I have purchased and have cut a full cord of wood with it already no problem. Easy to use chain tensioner, gas and oil caps and very easy to clean. A little loud but no complaints. I have cut trees up to almost 3 feet in diameter no problem. Of course, the bigger the diameter, the longer it will take to cut through. But for trees about a foot in diameter, this saw cuts through them like butter. Very easy to start. Uh don't know what else to say but I ... read more highly recommend this to any homeowner who owns alot of property with forest.
  3. 6 months ago
    So far so good
    Used twice, both times a lot of cutting of small trees and saw performed well. Suggest to buy chain sharpening kit, as chain became dull after all of the cutting. Easy to re-sharpen chain, took less than ten minutes and chain was sharp again. Have all Stihl lawn support equipment and I am very satisfied with their performance as well.
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