Stihl MS231 Chainsaw


The Stihl MS231 chainsaw with a 16″ bar is classed by Stihl as a chainsaw that is perfect for cutting firewood and / or felling small trees. It is one of the most powerful chainsaws in this category.

Masseys will

  • Assemble your chainsaw
  • PDI your chainsaw
  • Give you instruction on how to use you chainsaw.
  • As we PDI and register your chainsaw you can be sure you WILL get your 2 years domestic warranty.

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The Stihl MS231 chainsaw is classed by Stihl as a chainsaw that is perfect for cutting firewood and / or felling small trees. It is one of the most powerful chainsaws in this category. At Masseys we see this saw as a great all rounder with loads of power. You will find the chainsaw on display in our Swadlincote store along with all the other Stihl chainsaws.

The Stihl MS 231 has a 42.6 cc engine that produces 2.0 kW / 2.7 hp power output and weighs 5.2 kg without the bar and chain. The anti-vibration system reduces the vibration level left/right (m/s2) to 3.5 / 3.5. The chainsaw has a 3/8 PM3 chain as well as a manual fuel pump for easier starting and the engine is a Stihl 2-MIX engine – The two-stroke power unit with 2-MIX technology is convincing with its high engine power, excellent power-to-weight ratio and outstanding torque development for high cutting performance and pulling power.

Masseys assemble your chainsaw, PDI it and make sure it is running before you leave the store which will reduce any unwanted down time. Don’t forget, Masseys in Swadlincote, Derbyshire has one of the largest Stihl displays in the UK!. We will also show you how to use your chainsaw.

See all our Stihl chainsaws.

Get up to 3 years warranty at Masseys

Motomix® domestic warranty extension – Extend your domestic warranty from 2 to 3 years with the purchase of 5 litres of STIHL Motomix® fuel and a qualifying product at the same time, in store. This includes the Stihl MS231 at Masseys, Swadlincote.

What else will I need to buy with my chainsaw?

    • 2-Stroke Oil.
      Stihl Moto mixWe advise STIHL MotoMix® which is Stihl’s patented premixed fuel, specially blended for ultimate performance. Like a sports drink for your engine, this 50:1 mixture is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel and our highest-quality STIHL HP Ultra oil. Clean and convenient, MotoMix® eliminates the hassle of mixing your own 2-stroke engine fuel while providing superior performance and lubrication. STIHL MotoMix® contains no ethanol, allowing it to maintain stability for up to two years after the seal is broken – so it stays fresh in your equipment during long storage periods. MotoMix® is also made of non-aromatic fuel and fully synthetic, highly biodegradable engine oil.
    • Chain Oil
      Chain lubricant promotes smooth operation by keeping the chain clean and free-running on the guide bar.
    • Optional Extras
      Chainsaw files, replacement bars and chains, chainsaw safety equipment (PPE) and log saw horses. All available in store at Masseys.


Stihl MS231 Chainsaw Specification

Displacement: 40.6 cm³

Weight: 4.9 kg 

Power-to-weight ratio: 2.4 kg/kW 

Power output kW/bhp 2.0/2.7 

Vibration levels left/right: 3.5/3.5 m/s² 

Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type: 3/8″ P Picco Duro 3 

Sound power level: 112.0 dB(A) 

Sound pressure level: 102.0 dB(A) 

Warranty: 2 year domestic / semi professional

The chainsaw also features tool-less filler caps so you won’t loose them when out in the field, a long-life air filter system and a compensation to keep the fuel mixture correct at all times.

Click to see all of our Stihl chainsaws, or the Stihl MS231 CBE or the slightly larger Stihl MS251.


Purchased from Masseys – If your chainsaw was purchased from Masseys and it develops a manufacturing fault during the warranty period, simply return the chainsaw to store and our mechanics will repair the machine free of charge. A warranty repair is when the machine has failed because of improper material or workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.

Purchased online – If you chainsaw was purchased from elsewhere, then we charge an initial £29.99 inspection charge to look at the machine. This will be refunded if the fault is a warranty issue and when the manufacturer has processed and accepted the warranty claim in full. Warranty for non-Masseys customers is 4-12 weeks as we have a duty to ensure our own customers are prioritised first.

For more information, why not read the Stihl owner’s handbook.



Bar Length

14" Bar, 16" Bar