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Stihl MS-250 - We are looking at a used one - looking for comments

Post in 'The Gear' started by JimWalshin845, Dec 17, 2007.

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  1. JimWalshin845

    JimWalshin845 New Member

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    Found a Stihl MS-250 and we want a back up saw.

    We cut about 4 cord a year and 99% are dead falls.

    The cost new is about $325.

    Anyone have major problems with it?

    Thank you in advance and caveat emptor,
    Jim & Kathy

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  2. Rich M

    Rich M New Member

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    Mine has been trouble free and I've done close to 30 cord with it.
  3. Sandor

    Sandor Minister of Fire

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    I have an 025, which is the MS-250 before Stihl changed the numbering system.

    Have cut 3-4 cords a year, for about six years with absolutely no trouble. Zero.

    If I had to do it again, I would have sprung for the MS-260 Pro Saw.
  4. cmonSTART

    cmonSTART Minister of Fire

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    It's a decent saw.
  5. JimWalshin845

    JimWalshin845 New Member

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. I usually don't like buying used but the price is decent and the seller is local. I'll let you know how I made out.
  6. paul1474

    paul1474 New Member

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    New user to your forum, I've just bought a stihl MS 250 for limbing etc and I'm looking a 2nd bigger saw to handle the harder work, been using an old Homelite XL (hand me down) to now but its hard on the hands over a long time, considering the Husky 372XP or Stihl 440, 441 or 460. Whats best brand to use, maintain etc? Prices over here (Ire) similar for the 372XL and the 440. the 460 about £40 more. Looking a saw that'll do me for the rest of my days!!

    Paul
  7. Sandor

    Sandor Minister of Fire

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    I just bought a MS-361 with a 20 inch bar for the larger work. I'm sure a Husky 372XP would also serve you well. I don't think you could go wrong with either a Husky or Stihl Pro Saw.
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