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Old 12-22-2012, 12:45 PM
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I'm thinking of still picking up a ms250.

I like it cuz its prob lighter. I really don't need it for any big cutting.

If I have something real big. Ill grab my dads big saw.

Mustly for cleaning up brush lines/bonfire wood.

I'm not totally against husky but I have 2 stihl dealers close to me.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:52 PM
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I would recommend STIHL MS210 saw. It may be resi, but it feels like a pro saw.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:51 PM
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I'm thinking of still picking up a ms250.

I like it cuz its prob lighter. I really don't need it for any big cutting.

If I have something real big. Ill grab my dads big saw.

Mustly for cleaning up brush lines/bonfire wood.

I'm not totally against husky but I have 2 stihl dealers close to me.
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Like I said above in my first post here, I have the Jonsered version of that same saw size, and it is more than enough for 90% of the cutting required for homeowner use/firewood cutting/clean-up work. Take care of it and keep the chain sharp, and you'll be more than satisfied with it I believe.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:09 PM
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I can get the ms250 for $280.
The 261 for $350.
The $261 pro for $500.00
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:22 PM
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For an additional $70 I think the 261 would be a good move. It is built with true commercial grade components, and has a bit more CC's/power to boot. If money is tight (and when isn't it these days?), you'll be more than happy with the 250.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:41 AM
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Looks like the ms261 is the saw to get. I think the 18" is good for my needs.
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For an additional $70 I think the 261 would be a good move. It is built with true commercial grade components, and has a bit more CC's/power to boot. If money is tight (and when isn't it these days?), you'll be more than happy with the 250.
I have the 250. It's been a great saw. It's my go to saw and gets used 90% of the time.

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Looks like the ms261 is the saw to get. I think the 18" is good for my needs.
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The 261 is about 1.5lbs heavier then the 250. That can make a difference if you have to use it for a long period of time. I have a MS390 also that is over 4lbs heavier then the 250 and it gets old quick using a saw that much heavier unless you really need it. I have a 20in. bar on it and might get a 25-28in. bar but I haven't came across a tree the 20in. wouldn't drop.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:11 PM
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I have the 250. It's been a great saw. It's my go to saw and gets used 90% of the time.



The 261 is about 1.5lbs heavier then the 250. That can make a difference if you have to use it for a long period of time. I have a MS390 also that is over 4lbs heavier then the 250 and it gets old quick using a saw that much heavier unless you really need it. I have a 20in. bar on it and might get a 25-28in. bar but I haven't came across a tree the 20in. wouldn't drop.
I will have to concider the weight. As ill be using it for brush mostly.
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