STIHL MS 250 chainsaw rewiew

Stihl MS 250 chainsaw is a pretty light tool, that allows you to perform simple tasks such as clearing your garden of unwanted shrubs and branches neatly and accurately, but at the same time has enough power for cutting twigs and felling moderate trees. The combination of numerous technical features and perfect power to weight ratio makes this model one of the best chainsaws for private use.

Stihl ms 250 big


Technical specifications:

Chainsaw class Semiprofessional
Power, kW 2.3
Engine capacity, cc 35
Bar length (min), inch 14
Bar length (max), inch 18
Power speed (max), RPM 14000
Chain pitch, inch 3/8
Fuel tank volume, L 0.47
Oil tank volume, L 0.2
Weight (no fuel), kg 4.6
  • Anti-vibration system for user protection and a more comfortable working
  • Convenient device on the side, allowing you to tighten the chain without touching it
  • Tool has a single lever to control all the elements of the saw.
  • Carburetor preheating to work in any weather.
  • «QuickStop» brake to instantly stop the chain.
  • The automatic chain lubrication «Ematic» for economical oil consumption and increased chain life.
  • Fuel and oil tanks with caps are opened without an auxiliary tool.


There were some work to find negative customers experience of using Stihl MS 250. Most of reviews were totally positive, still there are some common discontents:

  • overheats relatively quickly;
  • sometimes start requires a few throttle stick pressings (and pull a starter cord few times);
  • requires high quality oil and gas;
  • gasket between the muffler and cylinder burns after 2-3 years;

Chainsaw Stihl MS 250 Description

Since Andreas Stihl released his first chainsaw, he and his team have been working continuously to improve the models they produced. His efforts in this area have brought him worldwide recognition and led to a number of amazing technological breakthroughs. Chainsaw is an indispensable tool if you need to saw fallen branches or get rid of old trees. One of the most appropriate tools to perform these tasks with maximum convenience and comfort is a Stihl MS 250 chainsaw. This all-purpose lightweight, medium size chainsaw makes it easy to perform small tasks, requiring high neatness, like clearing the little areas in a garden. In addition, the Stihl MS 250 chainsaw is powerful enough for sawing branches and small trees that usually is the main task of larger professional chainsaws.

This model is developed with the latest technical features that will help you to solve any household problem, no matter how complicated they are.

Chainsaw Stihl MS 250 has a significant set of functions representative for the professional chainsaws, although its management is simple and ergonomic design enables you to work without feeling tired.

STIHL MS 250 with worker

Stihl MS 250 has an excellent power to weight ratio, making this model ideal tool for all household tasks, as well as firewood and clearing of the garden or yard. Chainsaw works with a fairly large power of 2300 watts. Chainsaw engine displacement is 45.4 cc, and the volume of the fuel tank – 470 cc. Chainsaw carburetor has the advantage in fuel efficiency and works equally well in both warm and cold season thanks to preheating system.

One of the standard features for all the Stihl tools is the anti-vibration system, which reduces the vibration level, transmitted from working engine to the handle. Stihl MS 250 chainsaw is equipped with automatic chain lubrication. When using chains «Oilomatic», a built-in lubrication system «Ematic» ensures optimum lubrication, and therefore increases the lifetime and reduces oil consumption by 50% compared with similar class chainsaws.

Stihl MS 250 felling a decent tree

Tension adjustment screw, located under the cover of the sprocket makes it easy to set the saw chain and tighten it, eliminating the need to touch the sharp edges. In addition, the Stihl MS 250 chainsaw is equipped with a single lever that combines all the controls. In addition, you do not need a special tool for opening caps of fuel and oil tanks.

STIHL MS 250 detailed description

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