Your choice of the best chainsaw for cutting firewood depends on the hardness and grain of the wood, as well as the amount of wood that you want to cut. Cutting up small branches for firewood does not need a powerful saw, but if you begin sawing large limbs or branches of firewood then you are looking for a 3.5 HP or motor and above.
So there really are many Stihl chainsaw choices out there, a few to get you going are:
STIHL MS 250 – very robust tool and most important reliable. This saw deal with a very thick trunk that almost impossible for others and essential to work with thin trunks and limbing.
STIHL MS 261-Handy, powerful and equipped as standard with M-Tronic (M), management fully electronic engine, the new STIHL MS 261 CM allows to have always the best engine power and shows its full potential in work lopping, thinning and cutting medium diameter trees. It achieves a very effective job thanks to its high power and precise cut.
STIHL MS 170-The MS 170 is one of the best chainsaws for the money. The 30.1cc motor is powerful enough for felling, trimming and pruning small trees, as well as for light firewood cutting.
STIHL MS 170-C-BQ-This is one of the best electric chainsaws for homeowners. Even though it is electric, it still has a considerable amount of power. The 13.1-amp motor can handle a number of different jobs, including medium tree felling, trimming and cutting medium-sized firewood (roughly 10-inch logs).
And many other suitable chainsaws, just look for one that fits your budget, is light enough to handle and has the power to handle whatever you want to cut.