MS 241 C-M - $519.95 DSRP

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16 in. Bar

DSRP: $519.95


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A compact, lightweight chainsaw with professional-grade power and STIHL M-Tronic™ technology.

The MS 241 C-M chainsaw delivers power without the bulk. It is agile, fuel efficient and easy to operate. In addition to its low-exhaust operation, this chainsaw also features STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management technology, which automatically monitors and adjusts for changes in your work conditions including elevation, temperature, fuel quality and dirty air filters. Whether professionally cutting ...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
MS 241 C-M Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 42.6 cc (2.6 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 2.3 kW (3.1 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.5 kg (9.9 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 370 cc (12.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 207 cc (7.0 oz.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL recommends #3616 (63 PS3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 0084813 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Side-Access Chain Tensioner
    The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
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    Decompression Valve
    The decompression valve, also referred to as 'deco' or 'deco valve', vents compression in the cylinder for easier starting. The decompression valve temporarily reduces the compression in the combustion chamber during cranking and helps reduce the effort needed to pull the starter rope. It is opened manually and closes automatically as soon as the engine fires.
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    STIHL M-Tronic™ 
    This product features M-Tronic™ (M) - a new generation of Intelligent Engine Management that eliminates the low and high speed carburetor adjustment screws, compensates for dirty air filter and changes in elevation and fuel quality for optimum engine power at all times.

    See it in action!

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    Pre-Separation Air Filtration System
    This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.

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    Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
WARNING! The occurrence called “kickback” can cause serious or fatal injury. Always read the instruction manual carefully before using your saw. STIHL uses a green and yellow color-coding system to help you select a powerhead, bar and chain combination that complies with the kickback requirements of ANSI Standard B175.1 (gasoline-powered saws) and §30 of UL 1662/ ANSI Standard B175.1 (electric chainsaws). Ask your STIHL dealer about safe operating procedures and the advantages of the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q) additional chain braking feature, STIHL reduced kickback bars and STIHL low-kickback saw chains.

STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chainsaws.
* 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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    STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Protective Gloves
    Durable and hardworking, STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Gloves deliver professional-grade hand protection. The palm and inner fingers are made of full grain tanned leather, so you can work with comfort without sacrificing a firm hold. Featuring multiple layers of cut-retardant materials – Avertic Pro and Dyneema fabrics by Engtex® – these gloves will help deliver protection without compromising the dexterity you need while operating a chainsaw. Accented with an orange rip-stop nylon backing, these dynamic gloves offer style and protection. Water repellant, breathable and featuring a Velcro wrist closure, STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Gloves are as ready for the woods as you.
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    Pro Mark™ Apron Chaps - 9 Layer
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MS 241 C-M is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I think it is a rebadged 211 Under powered over priced DIY home owner sawOnly suitable for occasional use
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light pro saw power house Needed a new saw for work around our ranch. Cleaning up old trees, brush and cutting rock maple fire wood. Our saw just couldn't handle all day work anymore. Looked at a few different makes and spoke to a few guys I know that cut fire wood for their income. They recommended getting a Stihl pro model, said the few extra dollars would be well worth it and it would last me a long time. Spoke to the local dealer, looked at a few saws and he ordered me the MS 241. Sthil had a sale on them and the dealer though it would be a good saw for my needs.We worked it hard all weekend catching up on a number of projects. It's a light weight power house. Easy to start, light for all day use and cuts through large maples no problem. Not to bad on gas or oil. If you need a good all round saw and don't want or need a big heavy power saw. Give this entry pro model a look.
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Happy Place of Power/Weight I have spent many hours with a chainsaw in my hands. Have use saws from most major brands, and I have 2 other Stihl models (015L and 041). This ms241c-m is Tops. I have to say that I still have a soft spot for the old 015L but I always leave the toolshed with the 241C-M in hand. I have a 50 acre farm and use a saw several times weekly. I have read a lot of the other reviews and most people refer to this saw as a "great limbing saw". I think most saw owners would find this as more than enough saw for almost any daily farm/ranch job that comes up. If you are a rainforest logger, get a bigger saw. Otherwise. . . Limbing, felling, bucking, This thing just performs. A pull to prime, and a pull to start. The M-tronic carb is seamless and hassle free. I was hesitant, but i love it more every time i run it. The decompression valve may seem to some like a cushy extra, but it sure makes starting easy when you are standing in thick brush and wanting to crank it up without setting the saw down. If the saw is even slightly warm, half a pull will bring it to life with the switch in the run position. I have the 16 inch bar on mine which seems to be just right. The beauty of this saw is that it has power in spades and is light enough to use for prolonged periods. Professionals will love the performance and have other saws in the stable for the occasional giant oak that requires a meat-head-monster-saw. Very few non-professionals will ever have use for more saw than this.Additionally I think that the vibration dampening is spot on. No sloppy springs, and no numb hands. Dampening without wobbling! Nuff said.The only change I would make is the caps on the Fuel Mix and Bar oil. The flip up tool free design is good, but I don't care for the retention strings. You don't loose the caps, but care has to be taken to keep from dragging sawdust down into the tanks. Personal preference.Maintenance, weight, and waisted time are low. Power, quality, performance, and features are present in spades.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Weight - Yet Powerful This is very nice, well built, powerful little saw.Its great for small firewood and will definitely be my go to saw for much of my firewood.I have a Stihl MS 362 and Stilh MS 461 for the bigger stuff but this light, powerful, fuel efficient 241 can hold its own and then some !
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome over engineered saw Power to weight ratio is great. Will handle anything you through at. Very over engineered saw for a home owner or farmer this will be the last saw you will ever need to buy. And best of all MADE IN AMERICA
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from won't stay running Brand new saw. Started in full choke position, idled for about 20 seconds, then pulled throttle and it stalled. Now, won't start at all in run ( middle) position, neither for that matter in start/choke position. If I wait 10 minutes, it will fire up in start/choke position, idle rough for about 90 seconds, then die as soon as I try to apply gas. Then, same results as above.This is unacceptable for a brand-new saw. If I planned on 1+ hours to actually start and get saw running (and I speculate here), then this might be an OK saw.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 12 inch bar rips I use it to climb with. It's good with the 16 inch bar but with the 12 inch bar on it tears through any thing there is no lack of power with this machine even with the 16 inch bar on it I can plunge right Into an oak log stop the chain completely and keep goin this thing does not hesitate to do its job guys at the shop are jealous as stated previously I use it to climb with and it out preforms all saws we have except the 088 but that's a given should be a nice tax break next year to since it's my personal saw for work. A lot of guys laugh when they see the saw with the baby bar on it until it out cuts any comparable saw they can come up with and believe me when I say I have torturous tested this thing it being the first Stijl product I've owned I had high expectations of it and it exceeded all of them we have all Stihl at the shop. I wish it had tooled oil and gas caps like the older stills at the shop instead of these new flippy ones but that's just me and my one complaint with the caps isn't enough to steer me away although they can be tricky and a down right pain in the rear some times. I didn't think one nut to hold the bar was enough but it was plenty after my chain was nice and broke in I had to adjust the bar only one time and it's still in the same spot untouched and it's used Dailey the only chain saw I've used that doesn't need once a day adjusting to the chain. Hope this helps I love mine. Don't hesitate to buy this beast I love mine for climbing I'm positive you will love yours whatever your use for it is. They got carving bars for this thing at my local dealer to
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome chainsaw for its size!!! I wish this model was made a lot earlier than just last year. I am so impressed with this unit I even purchased a second one for my tree business. This unit has enough power it runs as if it is a MS-461 on steroids!!! I highly recommend this chainsaw for the individual who is cutting firewood, limbing trees, or has fatigue issues running larger chainsaws.
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had my doubts about the new technology saws, but when I gave this saw a chance it exceeded my expectations. Ive ran many Stihl saws over the years, everything from the big old ones like the 07s, 090, etc, and the good old O-series pro grade saws. Ive been trying to stay with the ol' reliables like the 026, 034, 036, 046s etc for a long while. I found a deal on a slightly used MS241C and seeing it was a light pro saw, I decided to give it a chance. I thought if I didnt like it, I could get my money back easy enuff. I have always been leery around newer technologies. Well the first time I used the MS241C I was very impressed. When I first seen the spring AV mounts on these saws, I thought they would have the same sloppy feel as the other brand X saws with spring AV mounts. I had first thought that the emissions technology would make the saw gutless, and that with all that plastic it would be very fragile. This saw is not a small rocking horse, its a true work horse. It is a very comfortable easy to use saw with a good firm feel to it. The engine has lots of power and even good torque and is very responsive. I was very impressed and it is easy on fuel. I was impressed. It blazes thru wood like no tomorrow and never skips a beat. I am very happy with my purchase, and as time goes on, I hope to acquire more great Stihl saws. I have several Stihl saws and weedwhips and I am happy with all of them.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and fast Runs and idles like a top. This is the saw to buy,lite and fast.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small saw Have this saw for removing limbs. Works excellent for this! Saw runs great and has plenty of power plus its light enough to carry while moving along a downed tree. What I like best about it is that it has enough power to start bucking up the tree from the narrow end while someone with a large saw can start at the large end. My one complaint, like every else's, is that for the money it should have an aluminum handle and magnesium side cover.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Saw for Firewood Was looking for a smaller saw to run with my 034 that I have had for 25+ years. Started looking and found this one. Plenty of power and lightweight too. Cut around 12 cords with this saw this year. My go to saw for bucking firewood. If this saw will last as long as my 034 I will never have too replace it. Love the M-Tronics. Saw fires up with in 3 pulls and no stalling. Great saw for firewood. No regrets for spending the money for this Stihl product.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy maintain saw I use 14" bar wich its changed to .325 pitch and i like it more this way. I wish i had bought the heated handle version. Starts very easy every time even when its -20c cold or more. Easy to clean after use and wont eat much fuel. Very good guality saw!
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice Chain Saw I needed a more compact and lighter saw for removing branches from larger downed trees. This saw does the trick nicely.
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw Bought this saw for my company just for quick little stuff like trimming branches and bucking small trees but found out it could do a lot more. It runs perfect all day long without using tons of gas which is nice. Starts right up. Definetly a good saw for the fleet.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great saw but pricey Great saw , however it is overpriced for 40cc..after the muffler is opened up this saw is pretty stout for 40cc , a rim conversion from a spur is a nice upgrade on this saw but adds an additional drivelink to your count , the standard 16"3/8 picco needs a 56 driver chain instead of 55 after the rim is installed , stihl needs to put aluminum handles in all pro saws , the plastic is very " cheap feeling " a mag clutch cover would have been nice too as opposed to plastic
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising Power! Excellent little saw. It constantly amazes me at the ability of such a lightweight small saw. I run an 18" bar with Picco PS chain and it will pull it with some authority even burried in hardwood. The only gripe I have with the saw is the plastic clutch cover and handlebar. Stihl really should forget plastic handle bars on their pro saws. They just have a cheap feel to them. Same goes for the clutch cover. If this saw had an alum. handlebar and magnesium clutch cover, it would be pretty much perfect. thats why I gave it a "good" quality rating rather than excellent. These are a great compliment to a MS441c as a two saw plan. This is not my first saw either, I've owned well over 100 saws.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Small Saw Excellent power/weight ratio, perfect for limbing and felling small trees. M-tronic works great. Very responsive throttle and handles nicely in the woods.
Date published: 2014-03-25
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