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Old 19-12-10   #1 (permalink)
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sthil ms 261

Has anyone bought the new Stihl MS261 I would appreciate any reviews/comments about the new saw. Dave R
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Re: sthil ms 261

MS260 to MS261 upgrade?

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NEW Stihl MS 261


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Re: sthil ms 261

LOL, Good work Tom. Nice smooth running saw Dave, a tad heavier than the 260 but definately worth it.
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Re: sthil ms 261

A HEAVIER saw? Is that progression?!
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Re: sthil ms 261

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A HEAVIER saw? Is that progression?!
or a step back
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400 grams heavier is fine.
Remember it has reduced vibes, 20% improvement on fuel efficiency, 40% less emmissions and a third of a horse more powerful!
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Re: sthil ms 261

Sounds like what the 346XP has been for a long long time!
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Re: sthil ms 261

Just upgraded to an MS261 from a non-pro saw and the difference is vast.

Only had a couple of tanks full through it so far, but it seems strong, smooth and almost none of the normal 2 stroke stink. Great torque. Even if you burry the bar, the revs drop a wee bit then it just settles down and cuts.

Not quite a manic as the 346.

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Sounds like what the 346XP has been for a long long time!
probable but it will stop together longer
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I thought my 346 and 357 felt better made than my 260 though?
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