MS 241 C-M


16 in. Bar

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
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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.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 63 PS3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
POWER SOURCE Gas
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 depending upon which powerhead it is installed.
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.

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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.
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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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    Bar and Chain Oil
    STIHL Bar and Chain oil is formulated to adhere to the bar and chain, and to reduce wear. Special agents in the oil formulation help keep sap and pitch from clinging to the bar and chain.

    Available in quart and gallon bottles, 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums, in both summer and winter weights.

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    Complete Filing Kits
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    Chain Pitch File Diameter File Guide
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    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

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    3/8 PM
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    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1027

    0.325 8.25 3/16 4.8 0811 412 8088

    5605 750 4328

    5605 007 1028

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

    5605 007 1029

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

    5605 007 1030

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    Outdoor PRO Gloves
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    STIHL Pro Mark™ Apron Chaps
    Rugged, yet comfortable, apron-style chaps are treated with water and oil resistant nylon covering multiple layers of Avertic® Pro by Engtex® sewn-in, cut-retardant material. Garments are easy to buckle on and can be adjusted to fit a variety of sizes. Cargo pocket on front. Waist size expands from 30" to 42". For Proper fit and protection, the chap length should extend below the calf of the wearer's leg. Larger waists can be accommodated with the waist extender strap (Part No. 0000 886 5901)

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MS 241 C-M is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love my ne ms 241 m tronic saw i had the ms170 this new ms241 with m Tronics blows the ms170 out all the way i thout i was really doing somthing but when i got this new saw i was on top in my book i love every minof it i can walk out it be 35 f out 3 pulls she is ready saying what can we cut
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw Just took my new saw out today for first time .I was really pleased with this saw.The power to weight ratio is great.Saw starts easily. Cuts through red oak like a knife through hot butter. I am very happy that I can buy a quality product like this and keep my fellow Virginians working
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light weight saw! Have been “home” cutting for years. Both for firewood for heat and keeping the property neat. Have a PM610 that I bought new. It still cuts great, but needed something lighter, that was reliable and powerful. The MS 241 met those requirements. The self-oiling chain and compression release are nice features. The electronic controlled carb is great with me living over 7000 ft above sea level. It is easy to start, cuts great and at 10 lbs is easy on my back. I look forward to enjoying the Stihl reputation with this saw.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just a cutting machine, ez to startfun to use My first saw, i want the 661 c-m next, never will regret pro over farm or home model, , like cutting wood in fall.ez to start light, tons of power,have used other brands nothing like a stihl.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The only stihl saw I ever liked My dad bought me this saw as in addition to my landscaping business. I use it all the time but it still does not compare to other competitor brands. The power is too low and stalls in Bigwood. I would recommend this product to any arborist as long as they aren't cutting too big of wood.
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to saw I heat my home and water with an outdoor wood boiler and also sell firewood during the heating season. I have had this saw for 3 years now and with only changing the spark plug, fuel filter, and air filter each year I have had no problems with it. I use my MS 440 for falling and trunking and this saw for everything else. I would recommend this saw to anyone.
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My saw has no power This my second ms 241 c m. After 2 years like my first one it is spluttering and not cutting with speed and power. It cuts out easily.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent do-it-all heavy use saw for the homeowner Been using a friends 241 for a couple weeks and liked it so much that I just ordered one a few days ago. My big Stihl MS 362 C-M is overkill for smaller jobs that I do. I heat with wood in the winter so cut 4-5 cords of firewood every year, mostly 6-10" logs. The 362 can rip through smaller stuff but is very tiring after an hour or two. I found that the 241 can do most of what I needed without resorting to the bigger saw. I found that I was using the 362 less and less and the 241 more often was the go-to saw. I have 5 acres of standing timber, mostly 6-10" fir and alder pole trees, the 241 gobbles that stuff up no problem. It is 2/3rds the weight, almost 5 lbs lighter than the 362 and with the 16" bar much more maneuverable in the thick brush. For most homeowners this will be be all the saw they will ever need, the perfect all around saw for a home owner that uses his saw on a fairly regular basis. If you use a saw more than a couple times a month and/or cut firewood on a regular basis then you probably should get a higher level saw. The Pro series can be run hard for extended times that would kill a home owner saw. Buy minimum a Ranch/Farm series or spend the extra on the Pro series. You'll be glad you did in a few years, money ahead in the long run.
Date published: 2016-02-23
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