Stihl MS 261 C-M Chainsaw

Stihl MS 261 C-M Chainsaw

Stihl MS 261 C-M Chainsaw

£686.38£775.00 excl. VAT

£823.66 incl. VAT

M-Tronic (M) Engine Management

Compact, powerful and fitted with our M-Tronic (M) fully electronic engine management system as standard – the new STIHL MS 261 C-M chain saw delivers optimal engine performance at all times and really comes into its own in a wide variety of applications from cutting firewood, thinning work or harvesting small wood to felling medium-sized stands.

Available with a 15″, 16″ or 18″ Bar and Chain – please select below

Also available with Heated Handles (VW) – please select below

Full Details

Standard Features

STIHL M-Tronic (M) engine management

The STIHL MS 261 C-M chain saw offers professionals outstanding performance right from the word go. No matter if you’re just starting work, are already on the job or restarting the chain saw after a break, M-Tronic adjusts the ignition timing in all operating modes. It also precisely and electronically meters the fuel supply. It even takes into account external conditions such as temperature, elevation and fuel quality. M-Tronic also saves your previous settings on an electronic chip and restores them when you restart the chain saw. So when external conditions are the same, full engine performance is at your disposal after every new start – all without changing the settings or making other adjustments. This means that you save time and get the job done faster.

Combi-lever with a stop button function

Thanks to the M-Tronic’s ability to electronically distinguish between a cold or warm start, there is only one start position (▲)  on the combi-lever. The exact amount of fuel needed for each kind of start-up is provided automatically. So you don’t have to worry about what operational mode your chain saw is in – with this little beauty you can power up to full speed straight away, even after a cold start.

Professional anti-vibration system

Thanks to its precisely calibrated anti-vibration system, the STIHL MS 261 C-M petrol chain saw runs perceptibly smoother. The vibration level is just 3.5 m/s², meaning that the chain saw is easier to handle – making your work less strenuous

STIHL .325″ Rapid Super (RS) low-vibration saw chain

The STIHL .325″ Rapid Super saw chain effectively dampens the transmission of surge energy to the guide bar, significantly reducing the vibrations the user experiences. This saw chain also features impressive soft-cutting characteristics, is less prone to chatter and provides an excellent cutting and piercing performance

Diecast magnesium motor casing and stainless-steel muffler

High-quality materials ensure the long product life and low weight of just 5.2 kg of this petrol chain saw.

Compact dimensions – excellent handling

A solid casing, smooth surfaces and compact dimensions prevent the tool from snagging or getting caught on clothes or twigs.

Ergonomic handle position

This allows you to manoeuvre the chain saw precisely and safely without unnecessary strain

Decompression valve and ElastoStart

The decompression valve in conjunction with ElastoStart reduces the tractive force on the starter cord, making it easier to start the engine. This is due to the fact that the decompression valve reduces the compression when the tool is started

Captive nuts

It’s impossible to lose the sprocket cover nuts when you’re swapping cutting attachments, as they are attached to the actual sprocket cover.

STIHL side-mounted chain tensioning

The saw chain can be tightened effortlessly using the side-mounted chain tensioner while avoiding contact with the sharp saw chain.

STIHL filling system

Both the fuel and oil tanks have large openings, making them easy to cleanly refill. The fuel tank is transparent, so the fuel level is always visible. The patented STIHL special caps on the tanks can be easily opened and closed without the need for tools.

2-stroke engine with 2-MIX technology

Powerful  torque and lower emissions – now possible thanks to the STIHL 2-MIX engine with  50.2 cm³ displacement and an output of 2.9 kW. This 2-stroke engine with 2-MIX technology combines a cylinder with four-channel technology and a stratified charge system. The result: high torque over a wide rpm range – with up to 50% fewer exhaust emissions and fuel consumption that’s up to 20% lower compared to STIHL two-stroke engines of the same performance class without 2-MIX technology

Long-life air filter system with air routing and HD2 filter

The MS 261 C-M chain saw will win you over with its long filter life. It comes equipped with a long-life air filter system which uses air routing to remove larger particles of dirt, meaning the actual filter has less to do. The HD2 filter is made of polyethylene and its pores are up to 70% finer than those made of polyamide so it can stop even the most minute particles of dust.

Just one look under the hood

Simply open the three quick-release fasteners, take off the one-piece hood and you’re ready to carry out three different maintenance jobs on the chain saw: clean the air filter, check the spark plugs and clean the cylinder fins.

STIHL Ematic chain lubrication system

The oil pump can be adjusted to deliver just the right amount of oil to suit the cutting attachment you’re using or the kind of wood with which you are working. A precisely measured amount of chain lubricant is delivered to exactly where it’s needed. This reduces the amount of chain lubricant used by up to 50%, depending on the type of wood and the cutting attachment used.

Technical data

Displacement  cm³50.2
Weight kg5.4
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW1.9
Power output kW/bhp2.8/3.8
Recomm. max. bar length cm45
Vibration levels left/right  m/s²3.5/3.5
Sound power level dB(A)113.0
Sound pressure level  dB(A)102.0

Please click the link below to read about chain saw safety

Chain Saw Safety Manual

Please click the link below to see the relevant Stihl videos for information on correct assembly and use of your chainsaw