MS 250 - $349.95 DSRP

Distributor Suggested Retail Price 18 in. Bar DSRP:  $349.95


Reserve Now for In-store Pick Up

A chainsaw designed for firewood cutting – with a great power-to-weight ratio.

A step up from the MS 230, the MS 250 is light enough to move through smaller tasks like clearing or cleanup but packs a powerful enough punch to cut through small limbs and trees. A combination of features and a high power-to-weight ratio makes this one of the best homeowner chainsaws on the market.
Print Spec Sheets
MS 250 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 45.4 cc (2.77 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 2.2 kW (3.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 45 cm (16" to 18")
FUEL CAPACITY 470 cc (15.9 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 200 cc (6.8 oz.)
STIHL recommends #3634 (26 RM3 68) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 18" 3005 008 4717 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which powerhead it is installed.
Model Features
  • Zoom
    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

    More Information

  • Zoom
    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.
  • Zoom
    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.
  • Zoom
    Winter/Summer Shutter
    The Winter/Summer Shutter allows the carburetor to operate at optimum temperature year-round and helps to prevent carburetor icing when working below 50°F (10°C).
Standard Features
  • Zoom
    Common Features for Chain Saws
    View the features common to many STIHL chain saws.

Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
Click to view the STIHL Limited Warranty Time Periods
Optional Accessories
  • Zoom
    Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.

    See it in action!
We Also Suggest
  • HP Ultra 2-Cycle Engine Oil Zoom
    HP Ultra 2-Cycle Engine Oil
    HP Ultra is a fully synthetic 2-cycle engine oil specially suited for high performance chainsaws and power tools. This oil has outstanding engine cleaning characteristics, plus “ultra” superior lubricating qualities in comparison to other 2-cycle engine oils. It is ideal for use in STIHL 4-MIX® engines. This oil is biodegradable, degrading by 80% in 21 days.

    •2.6 oz. bottle makes 1 gallon mix

    •5.2 oz. bottle makes 2 gallon mix

    •6.4 oz. bottle makes 2 1/2 gallon mix

    •12.8 oz. bottle makes 5 gallon mix

    STIHL recommends a mix of 50:1 high-quality 89 octane or higher unleaded gasoline to STIHL engine oil. This same mix ratio should be used during break-in.

  • Bar and Chain Oil Zoom
    Bar and Chain Oil
    STIHL Bar and Chain oil is formulated to adhere to the bar and chain, and to reduce wear. Special agents in the oil formulation help keep sap and pitch from clinging to the bar and chain.

    Available in quart and gallon bottles, 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums, in both summer and winter weights.

  • Woodsman Chainsaw Carrying Case Zoom
    Woodsman Chainsaw Carrying Case
    Woodsman carrying case. Unique, removable bar scabbard has built-in tool holders to carry tools to the cutting site. Fits MS 170 to MS 460 M with 20" bar.

    Replacement latches and scabbard are available.

  • Complete Filing Kits Zoom
    Complete Filing Kits
    Kits available for the following chain types: STIHL PICCOTM Mini; 1/4" pitch chain; .325" pitch chain; 3/8" pitch chain; .404" pitch chain.
    Includes file guide, depth gauge, round file, flat file and two file handles in tool pouch.
    Chain Pitch File Diameter File Guide
    Part Number
    Sharpening Kit
    Part Number
    in. mm in. mm Part Number
    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

    3/8 PM
    5/32 4.0 0811 411 8091

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1027

    0.325 8.25 3/16 4.8 0811 412 8088

    5605 750 4328

    5605 007 1028

    3/8 9.32 13/64 5.2 0814 243 3384 5605 750 4329

    5605 007 1029

    0.404 10.26 7/32 5.5 0811 412 8108 5605 750 4330

    5605 007 1030

For Your Safety
  • Pro Mark™ Apron Chaps Zoom
    Pro Mark™ Apron Chaps
    Rugged, yet comfortable, apron-style chaps are treated with water and oil resistant nylon covering multiple layers of Avertic™ Pro by Engtex® sewn-in, cut-retardant material. Garments are easy to buckle on and can be adjusted to fit a variety of sizes. Cargo pocket on front. Waist size expands from 30" to 42". For Proper fit and protection, the chap length should extend below the calf of the wearer's leg. Larger waists can be accommodated with the waist extender strap (Part No. 0000 886 5901)

    STIHL Pro Mark items are "Wash and Wear." They do not require dry cleaning as other brands do.


    UL Classified 6F63Where this label appears, these garments have been Classified by UL® (Underwriter Laboratories Inc.) as chainsaw cut-retardent leg protection for all operators of Gasoline-Powered Chainsaws by using ASTM (American Society of Testing & Materials) F1414 Test Method and ASTM F1897 performance standard. See complete marking on the product.


  • STIHL® Forestry Helmet System Zoom
    STIHL® Forestry Helmet System
    Adjustable hearing protection. Epoxy-coated full face screen. Tough ABS hard hat meets ANSI Z89.1-2003 Type 1 Class G. All parts are replaceable.
  • Cut-Retardant Gloves Zoom
    Cut-Retardant Gloves
    Made with water-resistant nylon backs and goatskin palms for comfort and a better grip without sacrificing dexterity. Avertic™ Pro by Engtex® cut-retardant material sewn into back of left glove. High-visibility orange color, separate index finger, and hook and loop wrist straps make these three-fingered chainsaw protective gloves an excellent choice for the professional logger. Sizes available: S (8), M (9), L (10), XL (11).

STIHL Dealer Days are Happening Now!

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 255reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love mine! So far it has started 3 to 4 pulls every time, hot or cold. April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw easy to start & light I have had my saw for a year and a half now without any problems. I have never had it flooded to were it won't start on 4th or 5th pull. Would recommend this product to anyone who wants plenty of power in a light weight saw. If you need a saw too cut firewood this is hand's down the saw for you. April 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stihl ms250 Great for a small light saw. Although this saw is in the homeowner class it is not for beginners, this saw doesn't have easy start or a tool-less chain tensioner or other unnecessary beginner features that just add weight. I bought this saw for a light weight limbing saw and now I use it as much as my Ms 362, it is light and powerful and convenient. I changed the bar to a 16 inch with a yellow tag chain and now it really cuts. It doesn't have the anti vibes of a pro saw but it makes up for it in weight savings. If you need a light reliable saw that doesn't break the bank this is your saw. April 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Never starts... I bought this saw because I wanted the best chain saw I could get and everyone I spoke to said to get a Stihl. Well I did and it never starts. I do everything correctly and it doesn't start. I then take it back to the a dealer, they clean everything out and they get it started. It then runs. The next time I go to use it, it doesn't start. I have drained the gas and used several new fuel mixtures, added quick start to the fuel and more, still doesn't start until I take it back to the dealer and they work on it charge me for their services. I am now going to take it back to the dealer and insist that the dealer send it back to the manufacturers for testing and then hopefully it will run. If they would take it back for half the price I paid for it I would gladly take that deal because it is a beating every time I go to use this overpriced piece of useless equipment I bought! April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Young Entrepreneur Maple syrup operation and tree service My father bought me this saw to make my life alot easier for running my maple syrup operation . A few small issues in quality of the plastic in the oil and gas tank .( high heat melted it still functions fine) The rest of this saw is bullet proof and has NEVER let me down. It starts every time even with old gas. I also work for a tree service and this saw comes with me for when the company's saws dull or break. It will cut anything you can throw at it as long as you know what your doing. March 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Great Saw We have had our MS 250 now for a little over 2 years and frankly, have worked it hard. What I like about it is that it does exactly what they advertised. It has a a lot of power for a little saw and can actually cut some fairly large diameter trees up to about 2 feet. But you can also use it variably to cut little branches and brush. Never had a problem starting it. Dropped it in the creek once (submerged) and flooded it. ByPass Power cleaned it out and it came home and kept on working. Putting gas in and chainsaw oil in is a breeze. A great saw. March 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Seriously disappointed can't get the dumb thing to start guess I will have to take it back. March 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light and powerful Starts easy (follow manufactures instructions) and has excellent power for its size and weight. No hot soak problems when re-starting after long runs! March 14, 2015
2 3 4 5... 10next>>