Stihl MS 261 C-MQ Chainsaw A pro-grade chainsaw, Stihl's newest can cut through the thickest lumber, while boasting better efficiency, lower emissions, and lesser maintenance.


Chainsaws are awesome, letting you cut through thick trees like it was the easiest thing in the world for as long as I can remember. While chainsaws haven’t changed much in looks and function, they have changed a lot in efficiency and that’s exactly the quality Stihl’s MS 261 C-MQ is touting.

Boasting lower exhaust emissions, higher fuel efficiency, and better durability than most chainsaws in the market, it’s a modern version of Jason’s favorite weapon in every single way. More importantly, it does that while cutting through branches, barks, and trunks just as powerfully as any chainsaw, making for one professional-grade tool for lumberjacks, landscapers, and serial killers alike.


The Stihl MS 261 C-MQ has a 50.2cc gas engine, ensuring it can power through the thickest pile of lumber with violent aplomb. Redesigned for 2016, it gets an anti-vibration system for better comfort during extended use, redesigned bumper spikes for optimized wood traction, and reduced wood chip clogging courtesy of a slimmer sprocket cover. For easier maintenance, it gets a pre-separation filter system to supplement the engine filter, tool-free caps for oil and fuel, and a translucent gas tank so you can see when it’s running low.

It uses Stihl’s M-Tronic system for digitally monitoring a variety of environmental and equipment variables, automatically compensating its operation without any manual adjustments. To ensure safety, the chain makes a dead stop in less than a second as soon as the user completely releases the handle.

Available now, the Stihl MS 261 C-MQ is priced at $719.95.

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