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    Default Stihl MS250

    I have had it with my $119.99 33cc Homelite,,, Chain won't stay on, won't start ect, ect. Today I bought a Stihl MS250. I hope it is like going from a go-cart to a Cadillac. Any comments about this model ?
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    Default Re: Stihl MS250

    My brother bought one years ago and loves it light weight and has never had it fail him when needed for trimming duties.
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    Default Re: Stihl MS250

    own one, great little saw with NO issue's other then silly fluid caps, but even they aren't bad as long as I pay attention.

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    Default Re: Stihl MS250

    A few years ago, Stihl changed their model numbers. Really, all they did was move the 0 from the front to the back of the number. The 025 became the 250, etc. I have a 011 and 024 Stihl saws that are at least 25 years old. Other than wear parts like chain, bar, sprocket, etc, they're still original. No real repairs or breakdowns. I also have a 046 Magnum that's a beast! It's probably more like 7 or 8 years old. Again, no problems.
    Their other equipment is good stuff too. I have one of the commercial duty string trimmers, I think it's a FS-120, that will cut more than the person holding it can take.

    One thing I would suggest. Buy the Stihl brand oil. It has a fuel stabilizer in it, and that's even more important with the low quality gas that we get nowdays. Also, Stihl's saw chain is better than any aftermarket that I've tried. There are a few things that it pays to stick with OEM.

    JMHO
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    Default Re: Stihl MS250

    I've had a MS250 for several years now and no problems...
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    Default Re: Stihl MS250

    I'm not very good at remembering model numbers, but I'm pretty sure I've got the exact same saw. I've had pretty good luck with mine. There are times I wish I'd gotten a bigger one, but for 90% of the work I do, its the perfect saw.
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    Default Re: Stihl MS250

    Thanks for all the replies. You rarely hear anything bad about a Stihl.
    L2800 HST,FEL, Hay Fork on Three Point. Rock Rake, Forks, 3-Point hitch. Little black dog.
    Over crowded jails make for a safer town.

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    Default Re: Stihl MS250

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksprings View Post
    I have had it with my $119.99 33cc Homelite,,, Chain won't stay on, won't start ect, ect. Today I bought a Stihl MS250. I hope it is like going from a go-cart to a Cadillac. Any comments about this model ?
    Take care of it and it will last for decades.

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    Default Re: Stihl MS250

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot62 View Post
    One thing I would suggest. Buy the Stihl brand oil. It has a fuel stabilizer in it, and that's even more important with the low quality gas that we get nowdays.

    JMHO
    I will second that suggestion. I was having some bad luck on gas (not that old even) in trimmers and saws. I got the stihl oil and haven't had a problem since.

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    Default Re: Stihl MS250

    Quote Originally Posted by MoKelly View Post
    I will second that suggestion. I was having some bad luck on gas (not that old even) in trimmers and saws. I got the stihl oil and haven't had a problem since.

    MoKelly
    I bought a six pack of their oil and they gave me an extra year on the warranty.
    L2800 HST,FEL, Hay Fork on Three Point. Rock Rake, Forks, 3-Point hitch. Little black dog.
    Over crowded jails make for a safer town.

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