MS 250 - $359.99 DSRP SAVE $60.00 on select models


Distributor Suggested Retail Price
18 in. Bar

DSRP: $359.99 $299.99

Quantity:

Reserve with STIHL Express for In-Store Pick Up

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

When you rely on firewood to keep your home warm and cozy, you need a good chainsaw to build a solid woodpile. With an exceptional power-to-weight ratio, the STIHL MS 250 is up to the task. It is easy to operate and combines great features to take care of clearing jobs as well as cut through small limbs and trees. For many years, the MS 250 has been a model of efficiency and reliability, check it ...Read More
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.)
FUEL CAPACITY 470 cc (15.9 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 200 cc (6.8 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN .325" RM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 45 cm (16" to 18")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC®
POWER SOURCE Gas
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 based on which powerhead it is installed on.
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 Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
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.

  • Complete Filing Kits Zoom
    Complete Filing Kits
    Kits available for the following chain types: STIHL PICCO 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

    1/4
    3/8 PM
    6.35
    9.32
    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
  • Woodcutter Helmet System Zoom
    Woodcutter Helmet System
    The lightweight STIHL Woodcutter Helmet System is an excellent choice for budget-conscious non-professional users with chainsaws and pole pruners. Designed for comfort, the vented shell provides cooling air during use, and the 6-point mount suspension provides comfortable support. The STIHL Woodcutter Helmet System is Class G certified and includes NRR 22 hearing protection.

Are You Ready for a STIHL?

MS 250 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 630.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw Bought this a year ago after fighting half the summer with another name brand. The starting ease and cutting power compared to the other saw is remarkable. I'm totally impressed and would definately buy another STIHL saw.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is the best I have had this saw for almost a year and I love this saw its got plenty of power for it all. never let me down yet. it's the best saw that I have purchased. I also have the ms 171 it's a great saw too.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ms250 It the best chainsaw every ms250 I had it for 6 mouth and it done it job it cut about 22 Rick of wood I love it
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I am greatly disappointed. I recently purchased an MS250. The dealer fired it up supposedly. Three days of trying to start the thing with total failure. It occasionally will hit but that is all. I have been using chainsaws for a number of years and have never had this much of a problem starting one up. Thankfully I have a chain store brand which fires up reliably.. I think I may trade this Stihl for another of the chain store brand for considerably less cost.. My previous Stihl was excellent so I thought I would get a new one. My last Stihl was purchased over 30 years ago.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! Does what I need it to do. Using it for home use and for clearing limbs at my hunting property. It won't see daily use, but so far its performed very well. My local Stihl dealer did the initial start up and show me the ins and outs of the saw. Read the manual as well. My first time starting the saw, required me to pull the rope a few more times than I would've liked. I pulled 5 times in the cold choke position, then moved to warm choke for 5 pulls and finally started after I put it in normal run position.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't ask for better I've had this saw for almost 5 years. Never let me down. I have abused it but also serviced it regularly somewhat. Let warm up for 2 minutes when cold, clean wiith pick and blow gun after each use, and use a 1" paint brush to clean around gas and oil ports before opening. Only problem I've had is a clip coming loose in the wrap around handle. I would say I've ran probably 10 gal of fuel through it over the years, mostly when it was new and was cutting trails at my friends house. Cut about any type of wood green or rotted, burry it in dirt and so on. Original chain that is been sharpened so much teeth are breaking off. Original plug, cleaned once 2 years ago, original filter, original bar, original clutch(about half wore through on sprocket. Never flooded it (followed starting directions) and started easily every time. Maybe I got lucky but I love this saw and am extremely pleased with it.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependability, and plenty of power! I have owned a few saws, not one of them hold a candle to my MS 250. Couldn't be happier with my purchase. I highly recommend this machine.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great price caught it on sale I bought this for a community service project our company was doing. I love the power and ease of starting.
Date published: 2017-10-16
  • y_2017, m_10, d_22, h_20
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_630
  • loc_en_US, sid_ms250, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_stihl