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Reducing emissions by 50% and increasing fuel efficiency up to 20% as compared to previous models, the STIHL MS 261 chain saw can minimize environmental impact and allow longer periods of use between refueling. Ideal for felling, thinning, firewood cutting and clearing, the MS 261 chain saw features several operator-friendly components, including an advanced anti-vibration system that reduces user fatigue, a side-access chain tensioner, a translucent fuel tank, and toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers.

Standard Features

  • Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
  • Advanced anti-vibration system
  • Decompression valve
  • Pre-separation air filtration system
  • New canister-style air filter element for fine dust filtering
  • Self-guiding captive bar nuts on sprocket cover – can’t lose
  • Side-access chain tensioner
  • Stainless steel muffler
  • Compact, space-saving, light weight split-barrel carburetor
Displacement 50.2 cc (3.06 cu. in.)
Weight (Powerhead Only) 5.26 kg (11.6 lbs.)
Fuel Capacity 500 cc (16.9 oz.)
Chain Oil Capacity 270 cc (9.13 oz.)
Oilomatic® Chain 26 RM3
Guide Bar Lengths (Recommended ranges) 40 to 50cm (16″ to 20″)

STIHL recommends #3624 (26 RM3 67) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16″ 3003 008 6813 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.