The versatile MS 231 chainsaw is ideal for private users or farmers felling small trees, cutting firewood and general landscape maintenance. The STIHL 2-MIX engine allows emissions to be cut by up to 70% and fuel consumption is up to 20% lower compared to a STIHL 2-stroke engine of the same power output without 2-MIX technology.
Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.
STIHL long-life air filtration systems with pre-separation achieve perceptibly longer filter life compared with conventional filter systems. Air drawn in is swirled. The larger, heavier particles are ejected. The pre-cleaned air is routed to the air filter via the pre-separator duct.
This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburettor depending on the quantity of air passing through the air filter. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. The filter doesn't need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs.
All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.
The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain.
The Ematic chain lubrication system ensures pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails. When used with STIHL OILOMATIC saw chain, it will provide maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods of chain lubrication. The Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50%.
Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools
|Vibration (left/right)||3.9/3.9 m/s²|
|Sound Level||114 (dB(A))|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||0.39 L|
|Domestic Warranty||2 Years|
|Commerical Warranty||1 Year|
|Engine Displacement||42.60 cc|
|Engine Power||2 kW|
|Weight (Excl. Bar & Chain)||4.8 kg|
|Chain Pitch||3/8" P|
|Chain Gauge||1.3 mm|
Buxton’s offer free next working day delivery on orders over £75 ex. VAT (£90 incl. VAT) for the UK Mainland (excluding the Highlands and Islands). We also offer a Royal Mail service for smaller items which will be 1-2 working days. Oversized shipping is for products over 1.2m in length and will have a different shipping charge. White glove is only on highlighted products and is free to people within a 30-mile radius of our showroom.
Orders placed before 3 pm are dispatched the same working day. After this time, orders are sent out the following working day. Orders received during weekends or on Bank Holidays will be processed on the next working day. Please note all orders placed on a Friday will arrive the following Monday. However, you can purchase Saturday delivery for an additional charge.
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At Buxton’s, we offer a 30-day return policy. Within 30 days of receiving your goods, you can return the products for a full refund. Products will only be refundable if they are returned in the original packaging, unused and in a resellable condition. T&C applies. Products that are made to order are non-returnable. For example, rope cut to length. Products that we don't stock and are ordered in from the supplier will have a 25% restocking fee if returned.
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