Stihl MS 261 Chainsaw Review

Power-packed, eco-friendly, light and compact, the MS 261 is considered one of the most revolutionary professional chain saws manufactured by STIHL. A step up from the already popular MS 260, this upgraded model boasts many wonderful qualities like low fuel consumption, reduced exhaust emissions and great ergonomics.

Review of the Stihl MS 261 Chainsaw

In hard times like these, low fuel consumption is one feature you can’t afford to dismiss. The STIHL MS 261 compensator and its advanced combustion technology work together beautifully to produce optimum combustion, consistent engine power, high torque over a broad rpm range and subsequently, superb performance. Best of all, these traits contribute to great fuel economy too – a reduction of up to 20%.

Stihl MS 261 Chainsaw Features

What’s more, the STIHL MS 261 features an Ematic chain lubrication system that decreases the use of bar oil up to 50%; and has a variable-displacement oil pump that reduces chain oil usage up to 50% as well.

A microprocessor-controlled ignition system which is part of the chain saw’s innovative engine technology makes the STIHL MS 261 environmentally friendly by cutting exhaust emissions up to 50%. Essentially, this means a more refreshing working environment for the chain saw operator.

The STIHL MS 261 was created for effortless handling and maintenance. User-friendly elements include the new HD2 long life air filter system, captive bar nuts that are kept in place within the sprocket cover (to prevent owners from losing them), single-lever master control, side chain tensioner and tool free filler caps.

The split-barrel design of the carburetor and the stainless steel muffler result in a lightweight, space-saving ergonomic chain saw. Owners would also appreciate the carburetor heating feature that prevents the carburetor from freezing up in winter, enabling them to use the chain saw even in cold weather.

In short, the STIHL MS 261 is a utility-type petrol chain saw that is ideal for any professional.

Stihl MS 261 Chainsaw Technical Specifications

Model MS261
Engine single-cylinder two-stroke
Capacity 50.2cc,
Bore 44.7mm, 1.76in
Stroke 32mm, 1.26in
Ignition Electronic (Breakerless) magneto
Spark Plug Bosch WSR 6 F or NGK BPMR 7 A
Electrode Gap 0.5mm, 0.02in
Carburetor All position diaphragm type with built-in fuel pump
Fuel Tank 0.5litre
Fuel mixture 50:1 with Stihl two-stroke air-cooled engine oil
Catalytic Converter No
Chain lubrication Automatic oil pump
Oil tank 0.27litre
(dry, no bar, no chain)
5.2kg (11.5lb)

Woman Operating Chainsaw