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STIHL MS 261 C-M - Light to hold, tough on wood.

STIHL MS 261 C-M - Light to hold, tough on wood.

STIHL has further optimised its MS 261 C-M chainsaw. The power output is noticeably higher, despite the reduced weight, which will allow you to carry out the most demanding work with impressive ease.

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Quality in every sense of the word

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    STIHL Ematic System
    Reduced chain lubricant consumption
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    STIHL anti-vibration system
    Less-tiring work
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    STIHL 2-MIX engine
    Efficient and powerful
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    STIHL ElastoStart
    Even motion when pulling on the cord
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    Combi-lever with stop button function
    Quick and easy to start
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    STIHL fuel caps
    Quick opening, closing and filling without the need for tools
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    STIHL long-life air filter system with HD2 filter
    Filters thoroughly and rarely has to be cleaned
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    Decompression valve
    Reduces the starting power required for strength-saving start-up
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    Side-mounted chain tensioning
    Easy and effortless tensioning of the chain
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    Captive nuts
    Simple changing of the cutting attachment
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    Minimum vibration saw chain
    Made by STIHL, perfectly tailored to the saw

Optimal engine performance

The electronic STIHL M-Tronic (M) engine management ensures easy starting and optimal engine performance.

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    Combi-lever with stop button function
    Quick and easy to start
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    Microswitch
    Detects the starting flap position for excellent start behaviour
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    Solenoid valve
    Automatically dispenses the amount of fuel needed
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    STIHL 2-MIX engine
    Efficient and powerful
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    Control unit
    Control centre of the M-Tronic
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    Fan runner
    For cooling the engine and providing power
MS 261

Highly versatile mid-range petrol chainsaw. The new updated version of the best-selling MS 260 reduces fuel consumption by up to 20% and exhaust emissions by up to 50%. Additional features include the new HD2 long life air filter system, anti-vibration technology and patented captive nuts on the chain sprocket cover. This mid-range professional chainsaw is suitable for a wide variety of applications, from cutting firewood, to thinning work and felling medium sized stands.

MS 261, Bar length 37cm
MS 261, Bar length 40cm
MS 261 C-M VW

Great for working in lowdensity and medium-density stands. Standard-fitted with STIHL M-Tronic (M), ensuring optimum engine performance at all times, easy starting thanks to one start position and a new stop button function, long-life air filter system with HD2 filter requires only occasional cleaning, captive nuts on the sprocket cover. Comfort version with carburettor heating (V) and electrically heated handles (W).

MS 261 C-M VW, RS, Bar length 37 cm
MS 261 C-M VW, RS, Bar length 40 cm
MS 261 C-MQ

Great for working in lowdensity and medium-density stands. Standard-fitted with STIHL M-Tronic (M), ensuring optimum engine performance at all times, easy starting thanks to one start position and a new stop button function, long-life air filter system with HD2 filter requires only occasional cleaning, captive nuts on the sprocket cover. Comfort version with STIHL QuickStop Super chain brake (Q).

MS 261 C-M Q, RS, Bar length 37 cm
MS 261 C-MQ .325" P, Bar length 40 cm
MS 261 C-BM

Great for working in lowdensity and medium-density stands. Standard-fitted with STIHL M-Tronic (M), ensuring optimum engine performance at all times, easy starting thanks to one start position and a new stop button function, long-life air filter system with HD2 filter requires only occasional cleaning, captive nuts on the sprocket cover. Comfort version with STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning (B).

MS 261 C-BM, RS, Bar length 37 cm
MS 261 C-BM, RS, Bar length 40 cm
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