Stihl MS 261 Chainsaw Review

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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.

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Stihl MS 261 Chainsaw Technical Specifications
Model NameMS261
Engine Typesingle-cylinder two-stroke
Engine Capacity50.2cc,
Cylinder Bore44.7mm, 1.76in
Piston Stroke32mm, 1.26in
Ignition TypeElectronic (breakerless) magneto
Spark Plug TypeBosch WSR 6 F or NGK BPMR 7 A
Spark Plug Gap0.5mm, 0.02in
Carburetor TypeAll position diaphragm type with built-in fuel pump
Fuel Tank Capacity0.5 litre
Fuel Mixture50:1 with Stihl two-stroke air-cooled engine oil
Weight5.2kg (11.5lb)
Chain Lubrication TypeAutomatic oil pump
Oil Tank Capacity0.27 litre