{"id":4370877382791,"title":"Stihl MS 261 Chainsaw","handle":"stihl-ms-261-chainsaw","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThis chainsaw offers an optimized power-to-weight ratio, great fuel efficiency and convenience features.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe MS 261 chainsaw delivers low emissions, high fuel efficiency and, of course, professional-grade performance. Its redesigned cylinder and ergonomic housing deliver a great power-to-weight ratio, weighing just 10.8 lbs. Designed for large volume cutting, the MS 261 also features our anti-vibration system for enhanced comfort. Other convenience features include pre-separation air filtration system and a redesigned spiked bumper. Add the MS 261 to your jobsite today.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- TABS --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"technical_data\"\u003e\n \u003ctbody\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"psHeader\"\u003e\n \u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003e\n \u003cspan\u003eMS 261 Specifications - Professional Use\u003c\/span\u003e\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eDISPLACEMENT\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e50.2 cc (3.06 cu. in.) \t\t\t\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eENGINE POWER\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e3.0kW (4.0 bhp) \t\t\t\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003ePOWERHEAD WEIGHT\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.)\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eFUEL CAPACITY\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e500 cc (16.9 oz.)\t\t\t\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eCHAIN OIL CAPACITY\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e270 cc (9.13 oz.)\t\t\t\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eOILOMATIC® CHAIN\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e26 RM3\t\t\t\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eGUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges)\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e40 to 50 cm (16\" to 20\")\tSTIHL ROLLOMATIC® E\t\t\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003ePOWER SOURCE\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003eGas\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"psFooter\"\u003e\n \u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003e\n STIHL recommends #3634 (26 RM3 67) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16\" 3003 008 6813 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.\n\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003c\/tbody\u003e\n \u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eFeatures\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"configuration_list hide5\"\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eAdjustable Automatic Oiler\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nThe Adjustable Automatic Oiler allows the user to adjust the lubricant of the guide bar and saw chain for different bar lengths and cutting conditions. \n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eAnti-Vibration System\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nSTIHL 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. \n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cstrong\u003eReduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\nThe 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.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp class=\"nofloat\"\u003e\n \u003ca class=\"orange_arrow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.stihlusa.com\/products\/technology\/the-road-to-green-is-orange\/\"\u003eMore information\u003c\/a\u003e\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eSTIHL ElastoStart™\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nThe ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.\n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eIntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nThe IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air\/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.\n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eSide-Access Chain Tensioner\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003eThe 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.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cstrong\u003eSTIHL Quickstop\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003eSTIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca class=\"orange_arrow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/t7Xxb92ml9w?modestbranding=1\u0026amp;rel=0\u0026amp;showinfo=0\" target=\"_self\"\u003eSee it in action!\u003c\/a\u003e\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cstrong\u003eEmatic™ Lubrication System\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\nThe Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cstrong\u003eMaster Control Lever™\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003eThe Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eDecompression Valve\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nThe 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.\n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cstrong\u003eBuilt in the USA\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\nIndicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp class=\"nofloat\"\u003e\n \u003ca class=\"orange_arrow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.stihlusa.com\/real-people-stihl-people\/build-it\/\"\u003eMore information\u003c\/a\u003e\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e","published_at":"2019-11-17T21:24:32-05:00","created_at":"2019-11-17T23:25:53-05:00","vendor":"Main Street Mower","type":"","tags":["Disable_Shipping","Series_MS - Chainsaw","Stihl","Wholegood"],"price":54995,"price_min":54995,"price_max":54995,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31252145307783,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"MS261","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Stihl MS 261 Chainsaw","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":54995,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0081\/1669\/9202\/products\/ms261.png?v=1574051161"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0081\/1669\/9202\/products\/ms261.png?v=1574051161","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":5739799969927,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":2.642,"height":193,"width":510,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0081\/1669\/9202\/products\/ms261.png?v=1574051161"},"aspect_ratio":2.642,"height":193,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0081\/1669\/9202\/products\/ms261.png?v=1574051161","width":510}],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThis chainsaw offers an optimized power-to-weight ratio, great fuel efficiency and convenience features.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe MS 261 chainsaw delivers low emissions, high fuel efficiency and, of course, professional-grade performance. Its redesigned cylinder and ergonomic housing deliver a great power-to-weight ratio, weighing just 10.8 lbs. Designed for large volume cutting, the MS 261 also features our anti-vibration system for enhanced comfort. Other convenience features include pre-separation air filtration system and a redesigned spiked bumper. Add the MS 261 to your jobsite today.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- TABS --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"technical_data\"\u003e\n \u003ctbody\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"psHeader\"\u003e\n \u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003e\n \u003cspan\u003eMS 261 Specifications - Professional Use\u003c\/span\u003e\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eDISPLACEMENT\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e50.2 cc (3.06 cu. in.) \t\t\t\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eENGINE POWER\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e3.0kW (4.0 bhp) \t\t\t\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003ePOWERHEAD WEIGHT\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.)\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eFUEL CAPACITY\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e500 cc (16.9 oz.)\t\t\t\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eCHAIN OIL CAPACITY\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e270 cc (9.13 oz.)\t\t\t\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eOILOMATIC® CHAIN\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e26 RM3\t\t\t\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eGUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges)\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e40 to 50 cm (16\" to 20\")\tSTIHL ROLLOMATIC® E\t\t\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003ePOWER SOURCE\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003eGas\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"psFooter\"\u003e\n \u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003e\n STIHL recommends #3634 (26 RM3 67) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16\" 3003 008 6813 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.\n\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003c\/tbody\u003e\n \u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eFeatures\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"configuration_list hide5\"\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eAdjustable Automatic Oiler\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nThe Adjustable Automatic Oiler allows the user to adjust the lubricant of the guide bar and saw chain for different bar lengths and cutting conditions. \n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eAnti-Vibration System\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nSTIHL 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. \n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cstrong\u003eReduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\nThe 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.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp class=\"nofloat\"\u003e\n \u003ca class=\"orange_arrow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.stihlusa.com\/products\/technology\/the-road-to-green-is-orange\/\"\u003eMore information\u003c\/a\u003e\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eSTIHL ElastoStart™\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nThe ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.\n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eIntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nThe IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air\/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.\n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eSide-Access Chain Tensioner\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003eThe 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.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cstrong\u003eSTIHL Quickstop\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003eSTIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca class=\"orange_arrow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/t7Xxb92ml9w?modestbranding=1\u0026amp;rel=0\u0026amp;showinfo=0\" target=\"_self\"\u003eSee it in action!\u003c\/a\u003e\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cstrong\u003eEmatic™ Lubrication System\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\nThe Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cstrong\u003eMaster Control Lever™\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003eThe Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eDecompression Valve\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nThe 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.\n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cstrong\u003eBuilt in the USA\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\nIndicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp class=\"nofloat\"\u003e\n \u003ca class=\"orange_arrow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.stihlusa.com\/real-people-stihl-people\/build-it\/\"\u003eMore information\u003c\/a\u003e\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e"}

Stihl MS 261 Chainsaw

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Product Description

This chainsaw offers an optimized power-to-weight ratio, great fuel efficiency and convenience features.

The MS 261 chainsaw delivers low emissions, high fuel efficiency and, of course, professional-grade performance. Its redesigned cylinder and ergonomic housing deliver a great power-to-weight ratio, weighing just 10.8 lbs. Designed for large volume cutting, the MS 261 also features our anti-vibration system for enhanced comfort. Other convenience features include pre-separation air filtration system and a redesigned spiked bumper. Add the MS 261 to your jobsite today.

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MS 261 Specifications - Professional Use
DISPLACEMENT 50.2 cc (3.06 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 3.0kW (4.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 500 cc (16.9 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 270 cc (9.13 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 26 RM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 40 to 50 cm (16" to 20") STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
POWER SOURCE Gas
STIHL recommends #3634 (26 RM3 67) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3003 008 6813 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
  • Adjustable Automatic Oiler
    The Adjustable Automatic Oiler allows the user to adjust the lubricant of the guide bar and saw chain for different bar lengths and cutting conditions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • STIHL ElastoStart™
    The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.

  • IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.

  • 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.

  • STIHL Quickstop®
    STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.

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  • Ematic™ Lubrication System
    The Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.

  • Master Control Lever™
    The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.

  • 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
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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