MSE 250 C-Q - $499.95 DSRP



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A lightweight electric chainsaw designed for tough, professional use.

The MSE 250 C-Q includes a soft grip handle for comfort, coasting brake and a temperature LED indicator. This electric chainsaw is the complete package for professionals looking to do serious cutting work without the gasoline, exhaust emissions or seasonal engine maintenance. The MSE 250 C-Q is great for trimming jobs and firewood cutting. If you’ve got access to a 20-amp power source nearby, you’...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
MSE 250 C-Q Specifications
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.2 kg (9.4 lbs.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 45 cm (16" to 20")
ROLLOMATIC® E
MOTOR OUTPUT 1.8 kW (15.0 amps)
VOLTAGE 120 volt (60 Hz)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" RS3 or RM3
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 200 cc (6.8 oz.)
POWER SOURCE Electric
STIHL recommends #3624 (33 RS3) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3003 008 8193 EmaticTM guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which power head it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    STIHL Quickstop®
    STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.

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    STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q) - an additional chain braking feature
    STIHL offers an additional, manually-activated chain brake on some models. This system is designed to engage when the operator’s right hand completely releases the rear handle, stopping the chain within one second. Available on some models.

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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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    Complete Filing Kits
    Kits available for the following chain types: STIHL PICCO Mini; 1/4" pitch chain; .325" pitch chain; 3/8" pitch chain; .404" pitch chain.
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    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

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    5605 007 1027

    0.325 8.25 3/16 4.8 0811 412 8088

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    5605 007 1028

    3/8 9.32 13/64 5.2 0814 243 3384 5605 750 4329

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    0.404 10.26 7/32 5.5 0811 412 8108 5605 750 4330

    5605 007 1030

For Your Safety
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    If you are a tree care or emergency service professional working along roadways, we recommend the Pro Mark™ Hi-Vis Zip Chaps. They combine full wrap-around lower leg protection with high-visibility nylon fabric that meets Class E reflective requirements and earns a Class 3 reflective rating when worn with the Class 2 reflective vest. The chaps also feature reflective tapes made from Reflexite Brilliance Series GP-340, making them visible by motorists traveling up to 50 mph. Inside, there are nine layers of Avertic™ Pro by Engtex® cut retardant material, helping reduce the risk or severity of injury in the event of contact with a rotating saw chain on a gasoline-powered chainsaw. Rows of heavy-duty zippers run along the entire inseam of the chaps, helping to ensure they are an effective fit and are easy to put on and/or remove. Stop by our showroom today and check out these versatile chaps.

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    Pro Mark™ Forestry Helmet System
    The STIHL Pro Mark™ Forestry Helmet System is a premium quality product, designed with NRR 25 hearing protection and adjustable ratchet-style six-point suspension.
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    High Performance PRO Gloves
    Elastic slip-on cuffs. Padded palm and knuckle guards. Reinforced PVC grip overlays. Sizes: M, L, XL

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MSE 250 C-Q is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great chainsaw Easy start after you learn how, plenty of power for homeowner use,
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a superior piece of equipment This chainsaw is incredible. I have a Stihl gas chainsaw that is of equal power to this electric chainsaw. This electric chainsaw is 33% faster cutting compared to the gas chainsaw. I cut wood for almost 1 hour the chainsaw never got hot in fact the entire chainsaw was cool to the touch. This is the most superior cutting tool I have ever used and I would recommend it to anyone. I will probably never buy another gas chainsaw. If I have to Cutwood where there is no electricity I will probably just buy a gas generator and use this chainsaw. Again I would recommend this chainsaw to anyone.
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For a person who needs one only a few times a year it is perfect I've had mine now for over 5 years and it is always ready to go. Unlike the gas models . I use mine on oak and cedar trees. In the five years I've only had to replace a switch.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The MSE-250 is great if you have electric power access I picked up my MSE-250 a few weeks ago and have used it on a downed tree in my back yard. The saw is awesome in that it has great power and gets the job done quickly and is a dream to handle.
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not A Professional Saw Unfortunately, I can't recommend this saw to anyone for several reasons. Above all, it lacks power and will trip the overheat circuit frequently in light use on softwoods (pine). I double checked my power cord rating and it is correct. The saw has high torque on initial bite, but loses power and speed quickly as you let it feed itself. The overheat circuit will activate once every 9-10 cuts. I'm not pushing this saw hard at all. The ergonomics are difficult to get used to and make using the saw awkward. There is one thing I do like, which is that you can roll your wrist forward to engage the chain brake without letting go of the saw grip. It is not particularly quiet either, I still had to wear ear protection. The design does not allow the shavings from the chain to exit the sprocket area/housing very well - this likely contributes to the heat issue.I'm a Stihl fan (also own a ms311 + ms461), but this was a terrible purchase. If I could get rid of it I would.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Excellent performance of this products and easy to use
Date published: 2015-04-15
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