The Stihl MS251 is a 45.6cc petrol chainsaw ideal for a large range of wood cutting tasks such as sectioning firewood or timber construction. Additionally, the engine’s high torque means its capable of even the toughest of cutting tasks, yet comfortable to use and simple to start.
- Available with a 16-inch or 18-inch bar,
- Powerful engine,
- Perfect for semi-professional use,
- Easy to use,
- 2-year warranty (domestic only)
Perfect for all property maintenance tasks, the MS 251 is the working man’s choice.
If you are looking for a convenient petrol chainsaw for all those gardening tasks, then the Stihl MS 251 really is the one to buy. Ticking all the boxes, it’s great for cutting down small trees, sectioning firewood, reducing bushes and shrubbery and other small sawing tasks.
Additionally, it’s super simple to control with all the operations controlled by a single lever that adjusts the starter, choke, throttle and stop. Manoeuvring the chainsaw is effortless too, being a good weight at just under 6 kilos, will help reduce fatigue for long periods of use. Around the chainsaw is a loop-handle grip to ensure maximum control and reduce kickback.
Furthermore, Stihl has introduced an anti-vibration system to the MS251 which dampens the oscillations through the chainsaw and into the handle. This helps prevent the long term effects of stress when using power tools in the fingers and wrists. Even the starting process is less stressful, featuring the Stihl ElastoStart system, which reduces compression shock.
A highly efficient petrol chainsaw, for all year round use.
Stihl has designed this MS251 semi-pro chainsaw with efficiency in mind. Benefitting from a highly powerful 2-stroke petrol engine with a 2-mix system, it results in a 20% lower fuel consumption and greatly reduced emissions compared to other 2-stroke models.
What’s more, the fuel and air ratio is controlled by an advanced compensator. This prevents the carburettor’s fuel-air mixture from becoming rich in petrol and the air filter from becoming clogged. Only the right amount of fuel is delivered depending on the volume of air being sucked in, resulting in constant engine power. This Stihl chainsaw also benefits from a pre-separation air filtration system, which means longer filter life.
Finally, Stihl has produced the MS251 chainsaw with its Ematic chain lubrication system. To make the chains last longer and reduce friction, the system lubricates the saw chains links and guide bar rails, resulting in less wear and up to 50% less oil c
Better filtering for longer life.
HD2 filter is made from polyethene filter material with up to 70% finer pores than fleece and polyamide filters to trap even very fine dust. In addition, it is oil and water-repellent and thus very easy to clean. The PET-covered filter cartridge with quick-release lock enables the filter to be assembled and disassembled in next to no time, without using tools.
STIHL ElastoStart reduces the shock caused by the compression of the engine during starting. The compression shock is taken away from the user’s joints and muscles through a spring or rubber element in the starter handle.
What is the difference between Stihl 250 and 251?
There is no comparison between the Stihl 250 and 251. In terms of power, they are both right up there, but the 251 has more modern features. For what it’s intended for, it’s a good buy.
The Stihl MS251 is better than the MS250 because it has:
- A shorter stroke and a larger bore,
- HD2 air filters and improved anti-vibration are included,
- An Emission compliance score is 300 hours.
Is the Stihl MS251 any good?
The Stihl MS251 is great for homeowners, landlords, and landscapers who need this chainsaw for outdoor projects and basic property maintenance. It’s a petrol-powered fuel-efficient chainsaw that offers comfort and quality at an affordable price.
|Power output kW/bhp||2.2/3|
|Weight kg 1)||4.8|
|Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW||2.2|
|Sound pressure level dB(A) 2)||103|
|Sound power level dB(A) 2)||114|
|Vibration values left/right m/s² 3)||3.9/3.9|
|STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type||.325″ RM|
|Oil pump||nicht einstellbar,Not adjustable|
|Tank volume l||0.39|
|Chain tensioning||seitliche Kettenspannung,Side chain tension|
|Sprocket – number of teeth||7.7 Z|
|Filter||Langzeit Filtersystem (Vorabscheidung) / Patronenfilter,Long-term filter system / round cartridge filter|
|Bumper spike||Stahlkralle,Steel claw|
|Oil tank volume cm3||200|
|Sprocket||Profilkettenrad ,Sprocket profile|
|Anti vibration system||AV System, steel spring,AV+Stahlfeder|
|Filler cap||Tools,WTV werkzeugloser Tankverschluss|
|EPA Certified fuel consumption l/h||1.075|
|Handle type||Standard handle,Standardgriff|
|Speed at maximum power Um||10.000|
|EPA Certified fuel consumption glh||0.284|
1) Without fuel, without bar and chain
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²