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STIHL Power Equipment comes standard with a manufacturers warranty. Gilford Hardware is a full Sales & Service STIHL Dealer.
The occurrence called “kickback” can cause serious or fatal injury. Always read the instruction manual carefully before using your saw. STIHL uses a green and yellow color-coding system to help you select a powerhead, bar and chain combination that complies with the kickback requirements of ANSI Standard B175.1 (gasoline-powered saws) and §30 of UL 1662/ ANSI Standard B175.1 (electric chainsaws). Ask your STIHL dealer about safe operating procedures and the advantages of the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, STIHL Quickstop® Plus additional chain braking feature, STIHL reduced kickback bars and STIHL low-kickback saw chains.STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chainsaws.* 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.
⚠️ 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.
⚠️Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance - Video
⚠️Product Instruction Manual (PDF)
• M-Tronic engine management system, adapts chainsaw to your work environment, fuel mix, and air filters
• Maximum performance for a variety of cutting conditions
• Impressive power-to-weight ratio
• Ergonomic design allows for easy handling
The MS 261 C-M has all of the wonderful features of the MS 261 plus the innovative STIHL M-TronicTM engine management system. An internal microprocessor in the STIHL M-TronicTM monitors and adapts for variations in your work environment, such as height, temperature, fuel quality, variable octane levels, and filthy air filters. As a consequence, maximum performance throughout a wide range of cutting situations is achieved without the need for any human modifications. For an exceptional power-to-weight ratio, the MS 261 C-M also has revised cylinders and a thinner, ergonomic casing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
POWER SOURCE Gas
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 10.8 lbs.
GUIDE BAR LENGTH(Recommended) 16 in.
OILOMATIC® CHAIN .325" RM3
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 9.13 oz.
ENGINE POWER4.0 bhp
FUEL CAPACITY 16.9 oz.
DISPLACEMENT 3.06 cu. in.
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Check out our STIHL Chainsaw Chain Chart to find the correct STIHL replacement Chainsaw Chain quickly and easily!
Double limited warranty protection applies to select STIHL gasoline-powered products purchased for personal non-income producing, household purposes only. At the time of your equipment purchase, simply purchase a six pack of STIHL HP Ultra Oil or a minimum of one gallon of STIHL MotoMix® premixed fuel to qualify for the double limited warranty coverage. STIHL HP Ultra Oil and STIHL MotoMix® premixed fuel provide for improved engine longevity. Other restrictions apply. See dealer for details or refer to STIHL’sLimited Warranty Policy.