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MS 261 C-M VW

3.0kW-Petrol chainsaw with STIHL M-Tronic (M), carburettor heating (V) and electrically heated handles (W)

General

Great for working in low-density and medium-density stands. Single start position and stop button function mean easy starting. Long-life air filter system with HD2 filter for only occasional cleaning, and captive nuts on the sprocket cover. With a Light 04 guide bar in an innovative design as well as the new .325" RS Pro saw chain for improved cutting performance. With STIHL M-Tronic (M), carburettor heating (V) and electrically heated handles (W).

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Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Technical specifications

MS 261 C-M VW

Technical specifications

Technical specifications Value
Displacement 50,2 cm³
Power output 3/4,1 kW/bhp
Weight 1) 5,1 kg
Power-to-weight ratio 1,7 kg/kW
Sound pressure level 2) 105 dB(A)
Sound power level 3) 116 dB(A)
Vibration level left/right 4) 3,5/3,5 m/s²
Saw chain pitch .325"

1) Without fuel, without bar and chain
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 (dB (A))
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
4) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Features

MS 261 C-M VW

Standard equipment

  • STIHL M-Tronic (M) Zoom
    STIHL M-Tronic (M)

    For a cold start, the STIHL M-Tronic only needs one start position on the combi-lever. After starting, you can immediately power up to full speed. The amount of fuel required is precisely calculated by the system and supplied as needed. Otherwise, start in position I as usual.

  • Electrically heated handles (W) Zoom
    Electrically heated handles (W)

    The electrically heated handles (W) keep your hands warm and dry for a better grip, making your work safer in winter. No-maintenance, wear-free heating strips in the front and rear handles can be engaged with a switch as required to make the handle warmer and dryer.

  • Electric carburettor heating (V) Zoom
    Electric carburettor heating (V)

    The electrically heated carburettor with temperature-dependent on-and-off control prevents the carburettor from icing up in wintry conditions.

  • STIHL 2-MIX engine Zoom
    STIHL 2-MIX engine

    The two-stroke engine with STIHL 2-MIX technology saves up to 20 % of fuel and reduces emissions by up to 70 % compared to STIHL 2-stroke engines of the same performance class without 2-MIX technology.

  • HD2 filter Zoom
    HD2 filter

    This air filter keeps even the finest dust away from the engine, ensuring a particularly long service life. Thanks to its special material, the filter can easily be cleaned by washing, for example with STIHL Varioclean and warm water.

  • Decompression valve Zoom
    Decompression valve

    The decompression valve is part of the easy starting system. The valve should be pressed before starting to reduce the compression pressure when starting, as well as reducing the effort needed to pull the starter rope. The decompression valve is semi-automatic; it must be pressed manually before starting, but then closes automatically.

  • STIHL ElastoStart Zoom
    STIHL ElastoStart

    Due to compression pressure, jerky stresses occur when starting internal combustion engines. The damping element in the ElastoStart special starter grip alternately absorbs and releases force according to the compression pattern. The result is smooth, even starting.

  • Side-mounted chain tensioning Zoom
    Side-mounted chain tensioning

    Side-mounted chain tensioning makes it easy to tension the chain safely.

  • Controlled-delivery oil pump Zoom
    Controlled-delivery oil pump

    Different bar lengths, wood types and sawing techniques require different amounts of oil. The controlled-delivery oil pump allows the user to select just the right amount of oil for the job at hand.

  • Tool free fuel caps Zoom
    Tool free fuel caps

    Special caps to open and close the tank cap quickly, easily and without tools.

  • Pre-separation air filtration system Zoom
    Pre-separation air filtration system

    STIHL long-life air filtration systems with pre-separation achieve perceptibly longer filter life compared with conventional filter systems. Air drawn in is swirled. The larger, heavier particles are ejected. The pre-cleaned air is routed to the air filter via the pre-separator duct.

  • STIHL anti-vibration system Zoom
    STIHL anti-vibration system

    Precisely calculated buffer zones minimise the transfer of engine and saw chain vibrations to the front and rear handles. The chainsaw therefore runs noticeably smoother. This allows the user to save their strength and work longer.

  • Combi lever Zoom
    Combi lever

    As M-Tronic has electronic cold and warm start recognition, only one start position is needed on the combi lever. The exact amount of fuel is supplied on demand. You do not need to know about the status of your chainsaw and can apply full throttle straight away - even with a cold start. Because the saw is warmed up by optimum acceleration in a few seconds.

  • Stop button function Zoom
    Stop button function

    After the machine is turned off, the control lever immediately moves back into the operating position. This allows a warm machine to be restarted again immediately.

  • Captive nuts Zoom
    Captive nuts

    When changing the cutting attachment, you will not risk losing the nuts on the sprocket. The MS 261 is the first STIHL chainsaw to be equipped with the captive nuts. A great advantage for all users.

  • Advanced combustion technology Zoom
    Advanced combustion technology

    Four overflow channels swirl the fuel-air mix before ignition, allowing for optimum combustion and highly efficient performance. The result is lower fuel consumption and high torque across a broad rpm range.

  • Carburettor heating (V) Zoom
    Carburettor heating (V)

    By changing the chain saw from summer to winter operation, the intake air is pre-heated over the engine fins. This ensures that the carburettor does not ice up and you can continue working in freezing temperatures.

  • STIHL Ematic System Zoom
    STIHL Ematic System

    Compared to conventional bars without Ematic, the STIHL Ematic system reduces the consumption of chain lubricant by up to 50 %, depending on the type of wood and the cutting attachment used. This system comprises a STIHL Ematic or Ematic S guide bar, a STIHL Oilomatic saw chain and a variable-flow or reduced-flow oil pump. As a result, virtually every drop of chain lubricant is delivered to exactly the right spot.

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Accessories

MS 261 C-M VW

Accessories

    • STIHL Smart Connector Zoom
      STIHL Smart Connector

      The Smart Connector can be attached to petrol-driven, electric, and cordless products, enabling it to deliver important information about your STIHL power tool via Bluetooth® 4.2. The Smart Connector offers entirely new functions and services, as a basis for device management both in your home garden using the STIHL connected app, and for managing your machine fleet using the STIHL connected Portal.

    Technical specifications Value
    Weight 20 g
    Dimensions (l x b x h) 53 x 42 x 14 mm
    Signal range ca. 10 m
    Running time per battery charge ca. 1 Year
    Connectivity BLE 4,2
    Battery 3V CR 2.032

    Versions

    • Chainsaw bag Zoom
      Chainsaw bag

      For tidy storage and transport of chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45 cm.

    Versions

    • Multi-function tool Zoom
      Multi-function tool

      Practical, multi-function quality tool in a sturdy plastic case. 3.5 mm flat-blade screwdriver for carburettor adjustment and cleaning grooves, Torx® TX 27 screwdriver, nylon pouch with belt loop. Width across flats 19-13 for MS 271, MS 291, MS 311 and MS 391, width across flats 19-16 for MS 170, MS 171, MS 180, MS 181, MS 193 C, MS 211, MS 231, MS 241 and MS 251.

    Versions

    • Multi function tool, size across flats 19 - 13

    • Chainsaw case Zoom
      Chainsaw case

      For storage and transport of all battery-powered and petrol chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45 cm (not suitable for electric chainsaws and petrol chainsaws MS 441 C-M, MS 461, MS 661 C-M and MS 880).

    Versions

    • Holder 1141 for STIHL Laser 2-in-1 Zoom
      Holder 1141 for STIHL Laser 2-in-1

      For MS 261, MS 271, MS 291, all design variants except VWMS 261, MS 271, MS 291

    Versions

    • Holder 1141 for STIHL Laser 2-in-1

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures

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