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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    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
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    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 4.5 out of 5 by 240.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the best chainsaw I've ever owned. I've had several chainsaws over the years. Back in 79 I naught a Mac 10. That was a good saw. After that several other saws but they all gave me trouble. This saw starts every time even after not using it for several months. That is what I wanted and Stihl came through.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy starting Easiest chain saw to start that i have ever owned. When warmed up, just follow normal start up procedures without priming and you are good to go. Make sure not to tighten chain too much or you will stall it. I have had good luck holding the saw at all angles when cutting without issue.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS 251 C-BE Great product, easy to maintain and work with. Has ample power for hardwoods
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Start, Nice Feel, So Far So Good! I've only used my new MS 251 C-BE a couple of times so far. Very impressed with the easy start, and the balance and feel of the saw. I decided for my use to go with the higher end of the home owner line, and I think I made the right choice as I'll be doing a bit more firewood cutting than I initially expected. I worried that this saw might be too heavy but have found it very comfortable to use. I'd definitely recommend this saw to others.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, easy starting and with 18 bar perfect Had a medium tree (18 inch wide 20 foot tall) and with an 18 inch bar this Stihl ran almost non stop for 6 hiurs cutting everything with no issues. So to say I am happy is an understatement. Great product and great price.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wrong tool for the job. This saw is great, it is dependable and does exactly what it expected. The problem was me."I needed a stronger saw", and overestimated it's ability, as advertised. Therefore, I use this saw as often as posable. Anything bigger, I go bigger.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from picking this saw is a no brainer. Easy to start and adjust. Great saw. Love it's convenience and ease of use. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great saw! I have had a chance to use this saw to cut down 9 trees this passed week.. It starts well runs great and is hard working. I used it on spruce, locus, pine, apple and maple with no issues. Some of the trees were larger then the blade length and I had no trouble cutting them. The easy start is a blessing for us older folks. The tool less adjusting feature is also a supper feature.
Date published: 2017-07-01
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