Category: Rear Handle Chainsaws
Primary Use: Commercial
Power Type: Gas
The same great MS 261, but with advanced STIHL M-Tronic™ technology for optimized performance in various conditions.
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.
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
A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units sold in the United States are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.
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.
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.
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Common Features for Chainsaws
View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.
|MS 261 C-M Specifications|
|POWERHEAD WEIGHT||10.8 lbs.|
|GUIDE BAR LENGTH (Recommended)||16 in.|
|OILOMATIC® CHAIN||.325" RM3|
|CHAIN OIL CAPACITY||9.13 oz|
|ENGINE POWER||4.0 bhp|
|FUEL CAPACITY||16.9 oz.|
|DISPLACEMENT||3.06 cu. in.|