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MS241C Discontinued 2+ years ago?!

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by blsnelling, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. SAWMIKAZE

    SAWMIKAZE Addicted to ArboristSite

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    This is totally out of character for me to say...

    But you actually made me nervous standing over that saw with your head above that bar and your hand on the side of the handlebar while the bar was buried..

    Good luck.

    Saw runs nice.
     
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    SCHallenger ArboristSite Guru

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    That 2nd chunk was as hard as your MIL's head! Maybe one of the hickory family? Was that a Tree Monkey sticker on the saw?
     
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    No sir. That's one of my stickers
     
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    SCHallenger ArboristSite Guru

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    Nice, Kevin. That thing runs with authority!!
     
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  5. FLchainsawJoe

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    Put a couple hours of use on my MS241 cutting down and limbing oaks in the 10-14” diameter range yesterday. A buddy of mine is clearing some land for his horses. Then I spent another hour or so using one of my 346xp. Take aways... MS241 is powerful but 346xp feels much stronger. MS241 is great on gas +10% longer a tank. 346xp feels better balanced for me (18 bar with TXL chain on 346xp). My MS241 has a 16” bar with PM chain. For the 16” bar length I feel grabbing my MS200T is faster for cutting up limbs and 346xp is better at felling and bucking the oaks in the 10-14” diameter. I feel a 18” bar is something I want to try on the MS241. Looking at a 3005 000 4817 bar now. Can anyone confirm is 61 or 62DLs are needed.
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  6. SCHallenger

    SCHallenger ArboristSite Guru

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    You might like the PS chain better than the PM on your 241!
     
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    That’s what I hear. Going to switch to PS and 18” Picco E bar.
     
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    I sort of have one of those. 9.8 lbs or so, 38.4cc Shindaiwa/Echo 390. Behind it is my 241. The 390 with the cat removed and a couple of simple mods pulls amazingly strong. It has the same stroke as the 501(33mm - 3mm more than the 241). It's also much smaller a packager over all. And no MTronic.

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    WYK on the arbtalk site is me. My post was mainly about the ECHO/SHindaiwa 390. However, I gleaned most of my info regarding the 241 from Ferris and SGFoley and from the German forums. Here's one thread in which they mention some details: http://motorsaegen-portal.de/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=101405
    And if you truly need to punish yourself: http://motorsaegen-portal.de/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=104611&sid=e7629a01da99bbb0546e7526fcd82c78
    I can read a bit of German. Google helps me thru the rest.

    Also, Stihl Germany state their most recent MS241 weighs 10lbs 3.4 ounces or so(4.7 Kilos). Randy weighed one of the OG versions at 10lbs 8 ounces. So I guess this could be construed as lighter. Oddly, the usually OCD Germans have yet to show me a newer model 241 on a scale pho only.

    BTW, instead of installing a new solenoid, I updated to the most recent MT carb. With it installed and the stratos gutted, I now no longer have the old off-idle stumble on my 241. In fact, it runs better than ever. I'll put up a vid when I can. The DOM on my 241 is late 2012, btw.
     
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  11. Matt Hogden

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    The 241cm is still available new here in Oz

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
     
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    Real 18” bar .325 chain.



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    Nice setup.
     
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    What do you like better about the .325 over the 3/8lp full chisel (PS)?

    Sorry about the mixup. The question was intended for Shadco.
     
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    Chain lasts a LOT longer.

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    Here as well, in C-M and C-MV W ("Arctic") versions.
     
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    Of course, the sales of the 241 may have taken a beating after Stihl reduced the weight of the 261 a while ago - so at least on paper there isn't much weight difference left, while the power difference is substantial.
    How the different saw models feel in actual use may of course be a different matter, as usual...
     
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    There's a full pound difference in actual use.
     
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    I think you hit the nail right on the head!!
     
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    The difference between my 261 (original version with regular carb) when filled with fluids & wearing an 18in B&C & my 241 filled with fluids with 16in B&C is exactly 3lbs. 241 is 13lbs. & 261 is 16lbs.
     
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