Select Page

Stihl MS251 C-BE Chainsaw


The Stihl MS251 CBE chainsaw with an 18 inch bar is the most powerful of the property maintenance chainsaws from Stihl and is perfect for cutting fire wood or felling smaller trees.

Masseys will

  • Assemble your chainsaw
  • PDI your chainsaw
  • Give you instruction on how to use you chainsaw.
  • As we PDI and register your chainsaw you can be sure you WILL get your 2 years domestic warranty.

Large Stihl display


SKU: 11432000248 [21a] Categories: , , , Tags: ,


The Stihl MS251 C-BE chainsaw with an 18 inch bar is the most powerful of the property maintenance chainsaws from Stihl and is perfect for cutting fire wood or felling smaller trees. At Masseys we class the MS251 C-BE as the top of the range saw for heavy duty domestic use.

Masseys are open 7 days a week and we have the chainsaw in store to view.

The Stihl MS251 C-BE has a powerful 45.6 cc engine that produces 2.2 kW / 3.0 hp power output. The machine weighs only 5.2 kg without the bar and chain. The chainsaw has a Stihl 4-MIX engine that gives outstanding power to weight ratio and yet falls within the stringent EU regulations on emissions. The chainsaw has a number of featires including Stihl ErgoStart. This reduces the amount of effort and pull needed on the recoil and it means the recoil will pull much smoother. The secret is an extra spring in the recoil system.

Your chainsaw will be assembled and PDI’d before you take it away with you. See all of our Stihl chainsaws or the professional Stihl MS261.

Get up to 3 years warranty at Masseys

Motomix® domestic warranty extension – Extend your domestic warranty from 2 to 3 years with the purchase of 5 litres of STIHL Motomix® fuel and a qualifying product at the same time, in store. This includes the Stihl MS251 C-BE at Masseys, Swadlincote.

Motomix warranty extension

What else will I need to buy with my chainsaw?

    • 2-Stroke Oil.
      Stihl Moto mixWe advise STIHL MotoMix® which is Stihl’s patented premixed fuel, specially blended for ultimate performance. Like a sports drink for your engine, this 50:1 mixture is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel and our highest-quality STIHL HP Ultra oil. Clean and convenient, MotoMix® eliminates the hassle of mixing your own 2-stroke engine fuel while providing superior performance and lubrication. STIHL MotoMix® contains no ethanol, allowing it to maintain stability for up to two years after the seal is broken – so it stays fresh in your equipment during long storage periods. MotoMix® is also made of non-aromatic fuel and fully synthetic, highly biodegradable engine oil.
    • Chain Oil
      Chain lubricant promotes smooth operation by keeping the chain clean and free-running on the guide bar.
    • Optional Extras
      Chainsaw files, replacement bars and chains, chainsaw safety equipment (PPE) and log saw horses. All available in store at Masseys.


Stihl MS251 C-BE Chainsaw Specification

stihl ms 251 chainsaw masseys

Sstihl MS 251 Chainsaw

Displacement: 45.6 cm³

Weight: 4.9 kg 

Power-to-weight ratio: 2.2 kg/kW 

Power output: 2.2/3.0 kW/bhp 

Vibration levels left/right: 3.9/3.9 m/s² 

Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type: .325″ Rapid Micro 

Sound power level: 112.0 dB(A) 

Sound pressure level: 102.0 dB(A) 

Warranty: 2 year domestic / 1 year semi-professional

Features of the Stihl MS251 C-BE chainsaw

Reduced-emission engine technology – up to 20 percent lower fuel consumption than regular 2-stroke engines and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.
Anti-vibration system – which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.

Pre-separation air filtration system – long-life air filtration systems with pre-separation achieve perceptibly longer filter life compared with conventional filter systems.

Compensator – This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged.

Manual fuel pump (Purger) – A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operations.

Single-lever master control – All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.

Ematic chain lubrication system – The Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50 percent.

STIHL ErgoStart (E) – Reduces the effort required to start the tool by half, while the starter cord can be pulled at just one third of the normal force. All it takes is 2 fingers and a gentle pull action.

Chain Quick Tensioning (B) – Can be adjusted without tools


Purchased from Masseys – If your chainsaw was purchased from Masseys and it develops a manufacturing fault during the warranty period, simply return the chainsaw to store and our mechanics will repair the machine free of charge. A warranty repair is when the machine has failed because of improper material or workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.

Purchased online – If you chainsaw was purchased from elsewhere, then we charge an initial £29.99 inspection charge to look at the machine. This will be refunded if the fault is a warranty issue and when the manufacturer has processed and accepted the warranty claim in full. Warranty for non-Masseys customers is 4-12 weeks as we have a duty to ensure our own customers are prioritised first.

Masseys are open 7 days a week and the chainsaw is on show to view. For more information about the saw then please refer to the owner’s hand book.



Additional information

Bar Length

16" Bar, 18" Bar