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Stihl MS 261 C-M Chainsaw
Stihl MS 261 C-M Chainsaw

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Stihl
Stihl
Model
MS 261 C-M Chainsaw
MS 261 C-M Chainsaw
Model Code
MS261CM
MS261CM
Color
Orange / White
Orange / White

Dimensions

Weight
Powerhead - 10.8 lb. (4.9 kg)
Powerhead - 10.8 lb. (4.9 kg)

Engine

Horsepower
2.9 kW (3.9 bhp)
2.9 kW (3.9 bhp)
Displacement
50.2 cc (3.06 ci)
50.2 cc (3.06 ci)
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.9 oz. (500 cc)
16.9 oz. (500 cc)
Oil Capacity
Chain - 9.13 oz. (270 cc)
Chain - 9.13 oz. (270 cc)

Operational

Chain
OILOMATIC® 26 RM3
OILOMATIC® 26 RM3
Guide Bars
ROLLOMATIC® E - 16 - 20 in. (40 - 50 cm)
ROLLOMATIC® E - 16 - 20 in. (40 - 50 cm)

Other

Warranty

Personal, Professional, or Household use - 1 Year

Professional Use - 3 months

Personal, Professional, or Household use - 1 Year

Professional Use - 3 months

Features

Features

  • ANTI-VIBRATION SYSTEM: STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • PRE-SEPARATION AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM: This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.
  • SIDE-ACCESS CHAIN TENSIONER: The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
  • DECOMPRESSION VALVE: The decompression valve, also referred to as 'deco' or 'deco valve', vents compression in the cylinder for easier starting. The decompression valve temporarily reduces the compression in the combustion chamber during cranking and helps reduce the effort needed to pull the starter rope. It is opened manually and closes automatically as soon as the engine fires.
  • BUILT IN THE USA: When you own a STIHL, you hold in your hands the product of hard work, pride and dedication.
  • TOOLLESS FUEL AND OIL CAPS WITH RETAINERS: Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.
  • REDUCED-EMISSION ENGINE TECHNOLOGY - CARING FOR NATURE: The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.
  • STIHL M-TRONIC™: This product features M-Tronic™ (M) - a new generation of Intelligent Engine Management that eliminates the low and high speed carburetor adjustment screws, compensates for dirty air filter and changes in elevation and fuel quality for optimum engine power at all times.
  • STIHL OILOMATIC® SAW CHAIN: STIHL makes its own saw chain.
  • EMATIC™ BAR: Includes a polymer ramp reservoir which holds bar oil until it can be picked up by passing chain. This can reduce oil usage by up to 50%.
  • BUMPER SPIKES: Help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.
  • STIHL QUICKSTOP® CHAIN BRAKE SYSTEM: Designed to stop the chain in fractions of a second. Can be manually activated or activated by inertia if the kickback force is sufficient.
  • SPARK ARRESTER MUFFLER: Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contain a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
  • FRONT HAND GUARD: Designed to reduce the risk of injury.
  • FRONT HANDLE: Designed for a secure grip and ergonomically angled for comfort.
  • PROTECTED SPARK PLUG: Protected, yet easy to change.
  • LARGE STARTING HANDLE: Easy to grip.
  • SMOOTH CLEAN DESIGN: No rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.
  • AIR FILTER COVER: Easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • MASTER CONTROL LEVER™: Single lever operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch.
  • REAR HAND GUARD: Reduces the risk of injury as well as provides a wide area for foot placement during starting.
  • HIGH-TECH POLYMER HOUSINGS: Lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
  • TRANSLUCENT FUEL TANK: Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
  • ANTI-VIBRATION SYSTEM: Helps reduce operator fatigue.
  • ELECTRONIC IGNITION: Provides easier starting and smoother running.
  • REPLACEABLE "IN TANK" FUEL AND OIL FILTERS: Lower cost and are easy to maintain.
  • INBOARD CHAIN BRAKE: Requires less maintenance and makes saw chain sprocket easier to remove.
  • AUTOMATIC BAR AND CHAIN OILER: Lets operator concentrate on cutting, not on bar lubrication.
  • CHAIN CATCHER: Helps reduce the risk of operator contact by a chain if it should break or derail.
  • THROTTLE TRIGGER LOCKOUT: Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
  • *NOTE: STIHL chainsaws have many common features. However, all models may not have all features shown here. Consult your Dealer for details.

Other Features

  • INTELLICARB™ COMPENSATING CARBURETOR: Measures air on clean side of air filter and adjusts metering diaphragm in carburetor. Keeps RPM levels even when filter begins to clog.
  • DECOMPRESSION VALVE: Makes starting easier.
  • EASY2START™ SYSTEM: Reduces the strength and effort needed to start the engine.
  • STIHL QUICKSTOP® PLUS (Q) - AN ADDITIONAL CHAIN BRAKING FEATURE: Designed to activate when you completely release the rear handle. Designed to stop the chain within one second.
  • PURGE PUMP PRIMER: Lets you prime the carburetor without flooding it. Standard on select models.
  • STIHL M-TRONIC™: Electronically optimizes the fuel mixture over the whole RPM — ensuring top performance and efficiency under varying conditions.
  • ELASTOSTART™ HANDLE: Has built-in shock absorber for smoother starting.
  • QUICK CHAIN ADJUSTER: A toolless chain adjuster
  • CAPTURED GUIDE BAR NUTS: Secure the guide bar and sprocket cover.

Features

  • ANTI-VIBRATION SYSTEM: STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • PRE-SEPARATION AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM: This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.
  • SIDE-ACCESS CHAIN TENSIONER: The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
  • DECOMPRESSION VALVE: The decompression valve, also referred to as 'deco' or 'deco valve', vents compression in the cylinder for easier starting. The decompression valve temporarily reduces the compression in the combustion chamber during cranking and helps reduce the effort needed to pull the starter rope. It is opened manually and closes automatically as soon as the engine fires.
  • BUILT IN THE USA: When you own a STIHL, you hold in your hands the product of hard work, pride and dedication.
  • TOOLLESS FUEL AND OIL CAPS WITH RETAINERS: Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.
  • REDUCED-EMISSION ENGINE TECHNOLOGY - CARING FOR NATURE: The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.
  • STIHL M-TRONIC™: This product features M-Tronic™ (M) - a new generation of Intelligent Engine Management that eliminates the low and high speed carburetor adjustment screws, compensates for dirty air filter and changes in elevation and fuel quality for optimum engine power at all times.
  • STIHL OILOMATIC® SAW CHAIN: STIHL makes its own saw chain.
  • EMATIC™ BAR: Includes a polymer ramp reservoir which holds bar oil until it can be picked up by passing chain. This can reduce oil usage by up to 50%.
  • BUMPER SPIKES: Help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.
  • STIHL QUICKSTOP® CHAIN BRAKE SYSTEM: Designed to stop the chain in fractions of a second. Can be manually activated or activated by inertia if the kickback force is sufficient.
  • SPARK ARRESTER MUFFLER: Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contain a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
  • FRONT HAND GUARD: Designed to reduce the risk of injury.
  • FRONT HANDLE: Designed for a secure grip and ergonomically angled for comfort.
  • PROTECTED SPARK PLUG: Protected, yet easy to change.
  • LARGE STARTING HANDLE: Easy to grip.
  • SMOOTH CLEAN DESIGN: No rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.
  • AIR FILTER COVER: Easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • MASTER CONTROL LEVER™: Single lever operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch.
  • REAR HAND GUARD: Reduces the risk of injury as well as provides a wide area for foot placement during starting.
  • HIGH-TECH POLYMER HOUSINGS: Lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
  • TRANSLUCENT FUEL TANK: Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
  • ANTI-VIBRATION SYSTEM: Helps reduce operator fatigue.
  • ELECTRONIC IGNITION: Provides easier starting and smoother running.
  • REPLACEABLE "IN TANK" FUEL AND OIL FILTERS: Lower cost and are easy to maintain.
  • INBOARD CHAIN BRAKE: Requires less maintenance and makes saw chain sprocket easier to remove.
  • AUTOMATIC BAR AND CHAIN OILER: Lets operator concentrate on cutting, not on bar lubrication.
  • CHAIN CATCHER: Helps reduce the risk of operator contact by a chain if it should break or derail.
  • THROTTLE TRIGGER LOCKOUT: Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
  • *NOTE: STIHL chainsaws have many common features. However, all models may not have all features shown here. Consult your Dealer for details.

Other Features

  • INTELLICARB™ COMPENSATING CARBURETOR: Measures air on clean side of air filter and adjusts metering diaphragm in carburetor. Keeps RPM levels even when filter begins to clog.
  • DECOMPRESSION VALVE: Makes starting easier.
  • EASY2START™ SYSTEM: Reduces the strength and effort needed to start the engine.
  • STIHL QUICKSTOP® PLUS (Q) - AN ADDITIONAL CHAIN BRAKING FEATURE: Designed to activate when you completely release the rear handle. Designed to stop the chain within one second.
  • PURGE PUMP PRIMER: Lets you prime the carburetor without flooding it. Standard on select models.
  • STIHL M-TRONIC™: Electronically optimizes the fuel mixture over the whole RPM — ensuring top performance and efficiency under varying conditions.
  • ELASTOSTART™ HANDLE: Has built-in shock absorber for smoother starting.
  • QUICK CHAIN ADJUSTER: A toolless chain adjuster
  • CAPTURED GUIDE BAR NUTS: Secure the guide bar and sprocket cover.