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MS 251 WOOD BOSS®

MS 251 WOOD BOSS®
A powerful and fuel-efficient chainsaw that’s comfortable to use.

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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  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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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.
  • 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.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
45.6 cc (2.78 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
2.2 kW (2.95 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
390 cc (13.2 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
198 cc (6.7 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® E guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which powerhead it is installed.

Important Information

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

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

MS 251 WOOD BOSS® is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 241.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I'v had it for three days only used it for 6 hours I dont its ok so far. maybe with a little mor use I might be able to give a better review
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Chain tighening screw stripped after third use The chainsaw cuts like a dream, when everything is functioning properly. During the third use, the chain became loose and slipped off the bar. While putting it back on, with normal pressure, the tightening screw stripped on the inside. Seems as if the plastic parts malfunctioned. Everyone said buy a Stihl because it will last a lifetime. I hope this is the case once it's fixed. But, for now I'm questioning my purchase and it's ability to work through the test of time.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw Saw starts easy, cuts great, and no problems. Really like the saw. Lighter than the Farm Boss I used from 1975 to 2016
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light weight! Nice running saw for the money, but it don't have much power so be prepared fortime for getting the job done because it will be slow.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Easy starting but oiler doesn't keep chain oiled properly I really want to love this saw but I can't. The engine starts and runs great as long as you follow the starting procedure. The single bolt holding the chain works fine but does allow bar to loosen and constantly needs adjusting.The big problem, and I see others have the issue as well, is the bar oiler doesn't put near enough oil on the bar. This can cause the bar and chain to heat up and become dull a lot quicker. You have to be very careful to not allow bar to heat up. I took the chainsaw in and they said it is working normally. I was told this was done on purpose to use less oil and be better for the environment. I have all Stihl products and love them all except this chainsaw. I probably should have bought a more professional saw. I would seriously doubt the pro series has this issue.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 2 chains broke in one Day, never buy again! Worst Chainsaw I ever owned, never in 20 years did I have chains actually break, until I bought this Stihl.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Starts, runs and cuts great but the bar is constantly loosening. I love how easy it is to start! Only 2 or 3 pulls cold and 1 or 2 warm. This saw has plenty of power but the bar tends to loosen quickly.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great saw This thing cuts like a beast, but I have noticed the chain dries out faster than the oiler can lubricate it on larger jobs. I manually lube the chain when I have to make continuous cuts. Other than that, I love it.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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