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Title: ms261c vs ms261cm
Post by: missedbass on April 06, 2014, 06:58:52 AM
I have been looking at the ms261's.  I found the old school 261, a 261-c and a 261c-m. Does anyone know the difference between the c model and the c-m?  the 261 is $559, c model $599 and th3 c-m is $619.
Title: Re: ms261c vs ms261cm
Post by: sablatnic on April 06, 2014, 07:43:07 AM
The 261c-m is with m-tronic controlled ignition and fuel metering. And they run great!

But you will have no screws to adjust.
Title: Re: ms261c vs ms261cm
Post by: missedbass on April 06, 2014, 07:53:20 AM
yes that's what I hear. the "c" doesn't have screws to adjust either. I'm assuming that's an m-tronic also? not sure and don't know why the price difference
Title: Re: ms261c vs ms261cm
Post by: sablatnic on April 06, 2014, 09:10:04 AM
I might be wrong, but i have always believed that the c-model was with a normal carburettor, but wit easy start added.
Title: Re: ms261c vs ms261cm
Post by: jargo432 on April 07, 2014, 06:43:30 AM
http://www.stihlusa.com/products/technology/stihl-m-tronic/

Title: Re: ms261c vs ms261cm
Post by: jargo432 on April 07, 2014, 07:01:49 AM
I might be wrong, but i have always believed that the c-model was with a normal carburettor, but wit easy start added.

If it has the Easy start it will have an e on it.  I still can't figure out what the c stands for.
Title: Re: ms261c vs ms261cm
Post by: John R on April 07, 2014, 03:55:22 PM

 

   I still can't figure out what the c stands for.

Colossal!   :D :D :D
Title: Re: ms261c vs ms261cm
Post by: ktoom on April 07, 2014, 08:40:37 PM
C and CM are the same thing. Both are m-tronic designations.
Title: Re: ms261c vs ms261cm
Post by: missedbass on April 08, 2014, 06:03:34 AM
Thought so, thanks!
Title: Re: ms261c vs ms261cm
Post by: cb_cutter on March 03, 2018, 09:12:38 PM
I just bought myself a new 261cm last june or july.i have no complaints about the saw what so ever. it is my go to saw for everything ive been cutting lately. im getting approx 3/4 cord of 8ft hardwood per tank and a bit less in softwood due to limbs.