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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.

Product Description

For professionals who need power without the bulk, the MS 241 C-M chainsaw is an agile, fuel efficient and easy-to-operate package. In addition to its low-exhaust operation, this chainsaw features STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management technology, which automatically monitors and adjusts for changes in your work conditions including elevation, temperature, fuel quality and dirty air filters. Whether you’re professionally cutting firewood, felling small trees or doing forestry work, this lightweight saw is the one you want at your side.

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.


42.6 cc (2.6 cu. in.)
2.3 kW (3.1 bhp)
4.5 kg (9.9 Ibs.)
370 cc (12.5 oz.)
207 cc (7.0 oz.)
63 PS3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)
30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
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.


MS 241 C-M is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start, Very good product, will buy more still products in the future.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding !! No fear is the name of my MS-241CM. Together we have cleared over three acres of land with included about 60 varies sizes of trees. One day alone, we spent 8 hours of cutting and went thru 3 chains. My "no fear" chainsaw never got tired but I sure did.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS241CM Had a MS290 and an MS170. Both saws worked well but I was beginning to cut a lot more wood, we heat with an outdoor boiler, so I opted for the more expensive MS241CM. Only disappointment was that I didnt do this earlier. For the size of the saw it has exceptional power and its reliability is second to none. I cut all sorts of wood and this saw has not disappointed me yet. In the process of buying a MS441CM magnum. With these 2 saws I believe I will be able to properly cut any wood I want to.Great saw!!
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect all around - light weight saw for homeowners After much research, I recently purchased a MS 241 C-M with the 16" bar for a homeowner saw and am very glad that I did. This saw may cost a bit more than your average homeowner saw, but I believe it to be money well spent. And the more I use it, the more convinced I become. I'm only through my 6th tank of fuel with it, so I haven't had it long enough to speak to it's long term reliability. But so far, I couldn't be more pleased with it. Starting this saw is effortless. It starts with one to three pulls when cold, and then with one pull (every time) after that. It's very light, maneuverable, cuts great with plenty of power to spare, and it's fun to use. It's perfect for trimming and felling small to moderate sized trees. And although I'm confident that this saw is more than capable of felling larger trees, at my age and skill level they're best left to the professional. I consider the MS 241 C-M to be a perfect all around saw for homeowners. So, if you're a homeowner looking for a high quality, light weight, easy to use saw, with enough power to handle most anything you that you will need to throw at it, buy a MS 241 C-M. You will not regret it.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Chainsaw I had two Poulan Chainsaws in the past and they just could not handle it; were getting bogged down, hard to start and quit on me several times. I decided to upgrade and got the STIHL MS 241 C, and I am glad I did. This saw is powerful, light and cuts through trees like they are butter. I needed to clear 15 medium size trees, cut them up and haul them away. This saw works like a dream and made the job a lot easier. There is plenty of power to easily handle the 18" bar and the saw never bogs down.
Date published: 2017-08-03
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
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