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MS 251 C-BE

MS 251 C-BE
A powerful, fuel-efficient chainsaw that’s comfortable to use and easy to adjust.

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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  • STIHL Easy2Start™ (E)
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
  • 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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  • 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
5.3 kg (11.9 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 ROLLOMATIC® E 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! 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 C-BE is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 222.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used a couple of times now and worlds better than prior basic saw. What took the prior saw close to 2 hours, I was able to complete in about 20 minutes. So easy to start !
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Chainsaw I ever had I have a lot of junk chain saws laying around from a lot of different manufacturers. The Stihl is the easiest starting most efficient chainsaw I have ever used. I has plenty of power for most jobs and it won't vibrate you until you teeth fall out. I have had this saw for a little over a year now and have been very pleased with it.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect mid-size saw Had my MS251C-BE saw for a few weeks now. Love the easy start feature. Jury still out on the easy chain tightening feature. Must say that I have only had to tighten the chain twice. Adequate power for my needs.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ONLY 2 WEEK'S OLD I HAVE ONLY HAD THIS SAW FOR 2 WEEKS AND SO FAR IR RUNS VERY GOOD
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the occasional homeowner use The first tree was a fallen locust which can be tough because its a really hard wood. It cut through fine
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw This thing eats like butter, cranks really easily and is easy to use you can't go wrong really awesome saw.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for small jobs This chainsaw is great for small jobs (<1 hour). The engine is small but adequate for minor tasks. I have to sharpen the chain after each hour of use but it works fine. The easy start feature is superb and the no tool chain tensioner is great as well.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable and Tough, Starts Every time! This is the best chainsaw that I have ever owned. It is light, powerful and most of all, fun to use.
Date published: 2017-04-18
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