Perusing the Stihl chainsaw specs is necessary to find a chainsaw that suits your individual needs. The Stihl MS 210 model is a lightweight chainsaw best suited for pruning and moderate woodcutting. When deciding whether the MS 210 model is best for you, you should consider your chainsaw needs and desired specs before purchasing.
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Stihl Chainsaw Specs
According to the Stihl chainsaw specs, the Stihl MS 210 chainsaw comes with a 2.0 bhp (1.5 kilowatt) engine and runs on gasoline with a fuel capacity of 15.9 ounces (470 cubic centimeters). This particular model is lightweight as well, with the powerhead weighing 10.6 pounds (4.8 kilograms), making the chainsaw easy to maneuver.
Chainsaw power is measured by displacement, which refers to the amount of material the piston displaces with an upward stroke and is typically measured in cubic centimeters. A chainsaw used for harvesting several cords of firewood a year will have a displacement between 45 and 55 cubic centimeters.
The Stihl MS 210 chainsaw has a displacement of 35.3 cubic centimeters, making it best suited for pruning, firewood preparation and moderate woodcutting. It is equipped with a 3/8-inch PMC3 Oilomatic chain with a chain oil capacity of 200 cubic centimeters (6.8 ounces) and has a recommended guide bar length of 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 centimeters).
Stihl MS 210 and Quick Chain Adjuster
The Stihl MS 210 is equipped with additional features exclusive to Stihl chainsaws and specific models. One of these features is the Stihl Quick Chain Adjuster, a quality of life feature that allows for easy chain adjustment. Included in specific Stihl chainsaw models, the Stihl Quick Chain Adjuster makes adjusting chain tension efficient and straightforward. Models that include the Stihl Quick Chain Adjuster will have either a "QCA" or "B" in the model name.
To adjust the chain tension with the Stihl Quick Chain Adjuster feature, ensure the chainsaw is off and then begin by loosening the chain sprocket cover located along the side of the chainsaw. Then, use the adjusting wheel at the top of the chainsaw to set the desired tension. Once adjusted, tighten the chain sprocket cover. With the Stihl Quick Chain Adjuster, you bypass the need for additional tools to adjust the chain tension, ultimately making the process safe and simple to complete.
Stihl Easy2Start Feature
In addition to the Stihl Quick Chain Adjuster feature, Stihl MS 210 models also feature a Stihl Easy2Start functionality. Designed to streamline the starting process, the Easy2Start feature is included on all kinds of Stihl power tools and is not limited to chainsaws. Models with this feature will include an "E" in the model name.
The Easy2Start feature reduces the effort necessary to start the chainsaw by reducing the maximum pull. The technology allows for smooth pulling and has reduced the speed required to start the chainsaw. Lastly, it enables more reliable starting, whether the starter rope is pulled quickly or slowly.
The Stihl MS 210 requires only a two-finger pull on the starter rope to start the chainsaw. With an even pull, the starter rope overcomes the engine's compression, avoiding the need for quick, uneven movements. Between the rope rotor and crankshaft is a spring housing and two drive lugs. When you pull the starter rope, the spring is tensioned and compressed against the piston's opposing force. The crankshaft turns and fires the engine when the pretensioned spring's energy becomes more significant than the piston's opposing force.