Stihl's MS 250 Chainsaw Offers Homeowners a Reliable Wood Cutting Solution
Heading into winter, some homeowners may be relying on fireplaces for warmth, which means stockpiling firewood is a must. Plus, the cold weather often brings snow, and once the snow starts to melt, all the cleanup needs to be done. Luckily, the STIHL MS 250 chainsaw has the answer to your winter worries. We'll take a brief look at why this tried-and-true chainsaw has been around for years to help homeowners with a variety of logging tasks.
Stihl started with a 45.4 cc engine and used it to drive a 3/8-inch RM3 chain around its 18-inch bars. It can also take a 16" pole if you prefer.
According to Stihl, the MS 250 Chainsaw is built and designed specifically for cutting firewood. Since most firewood is felled in the fall and winter, you don't have to worry about cold weather preventing your engine from starting. Luckily, its winter/summer shutter keeps the carburetor at the optimum temperature for that season. It also helps prevent the carburetor from freezing when operating in temperatures below 50°F by drawing air from around the cylinder to heat the carburetor.
Additionally, the side-entry chain tensioner allows for better access to the saw chain with a wrench, as opposed to the typical guide bar adjustment screw location. Along with the easily accessible air filter cover, this chainsaw definitely emphasizes ease of maintenance.
- Master lever operates choke, activates throttle lock and power switch
- Rear handguards reduce the risk of injury and provide a wide foot rest area when rolling off
This chainsaw is also made in the USA using American and foreign materials.
Stihl MS 250 chainsaw: why is it so popular?
With its 16- or 18-inch shaft and 10.1-pound powerhead dry weight, this saw fits right in the cab of homeowners who need to maintain larger properties. With its 45.4cc gas engine, it's not as powerful as the farm and ranch MS 271 Farm Boss, but it's not as heavy and it's $80 less expensive.
Looked the other way, it's more capable than Stihl's cheaper models and more versatile than the MS 271 Wood Boss.
At the end of the day, the MS 250 simply balances performance, weight, features, and price for homeowners who want a solid all-around chainsaw for storm cleanup, property maintenance, and firewood cutting.
STIHL MS 250 Chainsaw Prices
This chainsaw retails for $399.99, and you can find it at several local and online Stihl retailers. Stihl backs your purchase with a 1-year warranty.
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- Model: STIHL MS 250
- Pole Length: 18 inches
- Powerhead Weight: 10.1 lbs
- Power source: gas
- Engine Displacement: 45.4 cc
- Chain oil capacity: 6.8 oz
- Engine Power: 3.0 BHP
- Fuel Capacity: 15.9 oz