MS 251 C-BE - $379.99 DSRP


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18 in. Bar

DSRP: $379.99

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

The STIHL MS 251 C-BE Chainsaw is as powerful and fuel-efficient as the MS 251, but is also easy to start and adjust. Ergonomically designed to bring you maximum comfort during use, this tool produces 50 percent less emissions (as compared to previous models) for a smaller impact on the environment. The MS 251 C-BE packs features like Easy2Start™ technology and easy-to-refill fuel and oil tanks, s...Read More
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MS 251 C-BE 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.
Model Features
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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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.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

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.

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    Complete Filing Kits
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    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

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    3/8 PM
    6.35
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    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1027

    0.325 8.25 3/16 4.8 0811 412 8088

    5605 750 4328

    5605 007 1028

    3/8 9.32 13/64 5.2 0814 243 3384 5605 750 4329

    5605 007 1029

    0.404 10.26 7/32 5.5 0811 412 8108 5605 750 4330

    5605 007 1030

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MS 251 C-BE is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 249.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just a great saw I have had other saws, but this one blows the others away. Plenty of power and easy to start, I would recommend this saw to everyone.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Saw I have cut trees with over 22 inches diameter with this saw and it has tremendous power for its size. Very good on fuel, highly recommend this saw.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right size and light weight This saw is the right size and weight for taking trees down on my property
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good saw for home use. I am removing fifty foot trees from my yard one piece at a time. The MS 251 C is doing a great job so far. Just finished the first tree which was 18 inches across in places. The saw did great as long as you did not force-feed it.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice This starts easy. The chains are a little soft IMO. Other than that it's a decent saw
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the easy start I really needed a lighter saw than the Farm Boss that was easier to start. This one fits my needs exactly. Very happy with the saw.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meets my needs for high end home owner saw. My needs range from tree limbing to trunk bucking. The MS251 with 18 inch bar cut through trunks up to 20" with no hesitation. It is new with new chain so it made the cutting easy I know. However it did not hesitate or lose power during the cut. The saw is light enough that topping was not fatiguing. When you're on the north side of 65, that is a major plus. All in all, the 251 has the power to do the job I need while being easy to handle
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last saw I'll ever buy!!! Could not believe how easy this saw starts. Great size for home and small farm use. I have owned several other brands but none of the easy of operation and reliability of this saw.
Date published: 2017-08-21
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