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Re: Another new saw
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2019, 12:10:15 AM »
Does the MS241CM use the rim style sprocket. This a VERY important feature to me. It is much easier for me to change than a spur type. Enough wear on the chain does make this a more or less mandatory requirement. I may be asking for the moon, but a man can dream!

I don't know.  But call any Stihl dealer, and they could probably tell you.  Even if it didn't, I wouldn't let that be a deal breaker anyway.  Just run the spur sprocket till it wears out then convert it to a rim sprocket.  Very easy to do on a inboard clutched saw.   Being the fact that's its a "pro" saw, I'd say it does come with a ring gear type.  Call a local dealer and confirm.  Your dream is most likely a reality. ;D

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Re: Another new saw
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2019, 05:35:13 AM »
Not sure if the 241 has a rim - but being considered in the 'Pro' lines of Stihl I would imagine it does,  or could be converted over to using one.
My previous 290 didn't have one and Stihl had a conversion kit for a rim which I found let the chain noticeably run easier and freer - so it is a worthwhile upgrade if it isn't OEM included.
Personally, if it were me for the small amount of added weight and the extra power that it brings with it over the 241 - I would take a real close look at the 261 version.
Best way to decide between one or the other would be to handle both if your local dealer has them on the shelf - even possibly get an opportunity to start a version of each up and realize that there is probably a lot more saw in your hands with the 261version than with the 241.
The 241 is no doubt a nice little unit - but I can't help but think that if you purchased one and got comfortable with it you wouldn't at some point wish you had gone slightly bigger for the additional power and ease of cutting bigger timber occasionally, wish to go to a longer bar, or 3/8 RS-type of chain..
That is something in my opinion that most 261 users probably don't worry about too much as the 362 version, although it may handle bars a couple of steps up, doesn't in my opinion bring that much of an upgrade with it over a 261 unit.
Am I happy with my 261C-M - can't you tell?  
My ms260c has rim sprocket drive. I reckon this will fit all the mid range Stihl's
I only say this because the 039 has jumped up a size slightly
They seem to keep things uniform and simple in a sense which is partly why the brand is popular .
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Re: Another new saw
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2019, 11:12:58 AM »
My 241 came with a spur.  261 rim
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Re: Another new saw
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2019, 05:29:22 PM »
I read on another forum where a guy posted he bought a 241 and had the dealer offer to change to a rim sprocket before he picked it up - so take that for what it's worth!
Maybe if your considering a 241 you might try and work it into the deal as it probably would cost less since the dealer can resell the unused original spur sprocket and drum at some point as opposed to you doing it yourself and having new /old parts gathering dust for years to come..

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Re: Another new saw
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2019, 08:36:02 PM »
the smallest sthl pro saw is the ms150tc it can be run one handed with left or right hand, power head weighs 5.7lbs

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Re: Another new saw
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2019, 09:42:50 AM »
the smallest sthl pro saw is the ms150tc it can be run one handed with left or right hand, power head weighs 5.7lbs
Another small professional Stihl saw is the MSA 161T.  I didn't check it's specs but with its battery it would be heavier then the gas job MS150T PHO

To make it a fair comparison the 150 would need to be full of fuel as the 161 is already fueled up with it's battery.
Both saws share the same bar,/chain.


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