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Stihl MS261 C-M Petrol Chainsaw

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MS261 Petrol Chainsaw
MS261 Petrol Chainsaw

Stihl MS261 C-M Petrol Chainsaw

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Click & Collect is available free from our five branches across East Anglia

Category: Lawn & Garden Equipment

Stock Number: N/A

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The STIHL MS 261 C-M petrol chainsaw is the perfect tool for small to medium tree maintenance work. This new version features a newly designed Light 04 guide bar as well as the new .325” RS Pro saw chain for improved cutting performance. The high performance .325” saw chain provides up to 20% more cutting performance compared to its predecessor (.325” RS) due to the narrower kerf. This light and well-balanced saw delivers plenty of power, whilst the M-Tronic technology controls the fuel and air mix at all times so the machine is always at optimum performance. The STIHL anti-vibration system significantly reduces vibrations at the handles for comfortable use of this petrol chainsaw throughout your working day.

The MS 261 C-M is a versatile, professional petrol chainsaw allowing you to run a selection of different bar lengths to suit your needs. It also includes useful features such as the easy-clean HD2 filter, adjustable oil delivery to the bar and chain, stainless steel muffler and captive nuts on the sprocket cover. The 2-MIX technology in the MS 261 C-M petrol chainsaw ensures up to 20% less fuel consumption and up to 50% less emissions compared to the equivalent STIHL two-stroke engines without 2-MIX technology.

The STIHL MS 261 C-M petrol chainsaw has the following capabilities:

  • All-purpose professional petrol chainsaw
  • For forestry work in small and medium-density stands
  • Easy starting and optimised engine performance with STIHL M-Tronic

Instruction is necessary to recognize or assess the dangers of a chainsaw. Please wear protective clothing and equipment.


Free UK home delivery available

If anything is unclear the STIHL MS 261 C-M Petrol Chainsaw is available for FREE click and collect from any of our five branches.

Technical Data

Bar length 35-45 cm
Bar length 14-18 in
Displacement 50.2 cm³
Power output 3/4.1 kW/bhp
Weight 4.9 kg 1)
Tank volume 0.50 l
Speed at maximum power 10000 rpm
Bumper spike Steel claw
Sprocket – number of teeth 7 Z
Power-to-weight ratio 1.6 kg/kW
Cylinder Chrome
Filter material PET fabric
Oil pump Adjustable
Filter Long-term filter system (pre-separation) / cartridge filter HD10,Long-term filter system (pre-separation) / cartridge filter HD13,Long-term filter system (pre-separation) / cartridge filter HD9
Sprocket Ring sprocket
Chain tensioning Lateral chain tensioning
Anti vibration system AV + steel spring
Weight 5.8 kg 2)
Handle type Standard grip
Exhaust Standard silencer
Filler cap WTV tool-free tank cap
Chain pitch .325″
Carburettor Compensator / carburettor heating / flushing template / STIHL M-Tronic
Sound pressure level 105 dB(A) 3)
EPA Certified fuel consumption 0.438 glh
EPA Certified fuel consumption 1.659 l/h
Oil tank volume 270 cm³
Sound power level 116 dB(A) 3)
Vibration values left/right 3.5/3.5 m/s2 4)
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type .325″
CO² ­ 705 g/kWh


We aim to deliver all Mainland UK orders within 3 – 5 working days of receiving your order.
As soon as the order has been processed all orders that are under 30kgs in weight are dispatched on a next day service with APC couriers.

We offer free delivery for any order to the UK mainland that is over £50 in value and under 30kgs in weight. There are however additional shipping costs for deliveries to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands, and other remote areas of the UK.

Additional shipping costs for large heavy items that require specialist courier services may also apply. Delivery times will also be slightly longer for heavy items requiring specialist courier services.

For any locations outside Mainland UK including international shipping please contact us at [email protected] for a cost estimate.

For Click & Collect orders please wait until you have been contacted by your selected branch to advise that the order is ready for collection.


We offer a 28 day no quibble returns policy all we ask is that goods must be returned as new, containing all parts and accessories and in their original packaging. Please include a completed returns form with your returned items.

Items must be returned at your own cost, however we will cover the return costs if the goods are faulty or if the wrong item has been delivered.

When returning items to us we cannot be held responsible for goods that go missing in transit so please ensure that you receive proof of postage when returning any goods and have adequate insurance cover. We are able to arrange courier collection if you are returning large heavy items, please contact us at [email protected] for a returns cost estimate. The cost of the return will be deducted from your refund.

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