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MS 241 C-M

MS 241 C-M
A compact, lightweight chainsaw with professional-grade power and STIHL M-Tronic™ technology.

Model Features

  • 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 M-Tronic™ 
    This product features M-Tronic™ (M) - a new generation of Intelligent Engine Management that eliminates the low and high speed carburetor adjustment screws, compensates for dirty air filter and changes in elevation and fuel quality for optimum engine power at all times.

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  • Pre-Separation Air Filtration System
    This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.

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  • Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • Decompression Valve
    The decompression valve, also referred to as 'deco' or 'deco valve', vents compression in the cylinder for easier starting. The decompression valve temporarily reduces the compression in the combustion chamber during cranking and helps reduce the effort needed to pull the starter rope. It is opened manually and closes automatically as soon as the engine fires.
  • 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.
  • 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
42.6 cc (2.6 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
2.3 kW (3.1 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
4.5 kg (9.9 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
370 cc (12.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
207 cc (7.0 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN
63 PS3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)
30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
POWER SOURCE
Gas
STIHL recommends #3616 (63 PS3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 0084813 Ematic™ 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

WARNING! The occurrence called “kickback” can cause serious or fatal injury. Always read the instruction manual carefully before using your saw. STIHL uses a green and yellow color-coding system to help you select a powerhead, bar and chain combination that complies with the kickback requirements of ANSI Standard B175.1 (gasoline-powered saws) and §30 of UL 1662/ ANSI Standard B175.1 (electric chainsaws). Ask your STIHL dealer about safe operating procedures and the advantages of the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q) additional chain braking feature, STIHL reduced kickback bars and STIHL low-kickback saw chains.

STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL 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

MS 241 C-M is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size and weight Just the saw I need for my liming and bucking needs.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little workhouse saw I have 10 acres to maintain. I wanted something lighter for clearing good size fallen limbs/canopy cleanup. I also needed a more dependable starting saw. This is it.This saw also cuts like butter and doesn't feel under powered at all. Great
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy start Little srtange to get started but easier to start once I change how I was doing it . Cuts well Price seams high compared to other saws , will see if extra money is woth it in long haul . so far happy with it and did by pemixed fuel for extra warranty.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw! I needed a small, professional series saw for logging out trails and clearing fences. After having a baby the old 026 was feeling pretty heavy, but I can pack this around a fenceline and it has all the power I need. My coworker laughed at it at first--now it's the one he reaches for, and the 360 stays in the shop. This is the second year I've had it, and I love how it fires up every time. (And I'm not that strong anymore!)
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chainsaw Great chainsaw. The easiest chainsaw I have ever started!!!!! I have never had to pull the cord more than three times to start. I have used it to take out 10 trees so far and not a single problem. Had to have chains sharpened. I can't recommend this enough. I have owned six other saws (Not Stihl) and this one is by far the best.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top saw in its class After testing all of the professional saws in the 40cc range, I found this to be the overall best one currently available in North America. The M-Tronic carburetor adjusts perfectly when using the saw at sea level or high altitude, saving the time and trouble of having to manually adjust it at different altitudes. Additionally, this saw is light, maneuverable, and cuts great with plenty of power. The MS 241 would be the perfect saw for homeowners and occasional users for all the above reasons, and of course having a STIHL dealer vs. buying some inferior product at one of the big box stores--with no meaningful product support or service.Even though Stihl will never get me away from my 372XP, they've created a slam dunk winner of a saw with the MS 241 C-M. nice job STIHL!
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I hoped for! Researched this saw for a long time before purchasing in summer of 2016. It's a true workhorse in a light, very powerful platform. I wanted a smaller saw to accompany my 361, but I end up turning to it all the time. It is a pretty amazing little saw. Never fails to start, very dependable, and comfortable to use. I think its a hidden gem in the pro series line up.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love my ne ms 241 m tronic saw i had the ms170 this new ms241 with m Tronics blows the ms170 out all the way i thout i was really doing somthing but when i got this new saw i was on top in my book i love every minof it i can walk out it be 35 f out 3 pulls she is ready saying what can we cut
Date published: 2016-12-04
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