The lightest and best power to weight ratio chain saw on the market. You won't find a better tool for carving.


The Shindaiwa 251TC weighs just 2.3kg and has an incredible power output of 1.11kW. The C stands for carving, and this model includes a 25cm carving bar and chain. The combination of the Shindaiwa 0.043 gauge carving bar and chain reduces the weight by 50g compared to the 0.050 gauge bar whilst keeping durability and professional-grade guality.

Small and Powerful

Small and Powerful

The compact engine produces 1.11kW giving the CS-2511TES a superior power-to-weight ratio.



Weighing just 2.3kg it's the lightest, most compact chain saw in our range.

Bar and chain

Bar and chain

Whether you're pruning, trimming, cutting or carving, Shindaiwa has the perfect bar and chain combo.

Best Features.


Engineered to weigh less whilst retaining robust durability.


Designed to maximise efficiency and comfort.

Easy start engine

Shindaiwa’s patented system for effortless starting.

Product Details.

Dry Weight (kg) 2.3
Chain Oil Tank Capacity 0.140
Chain Brake Inertia
Output (kw) 1.1
Ignition System CDI
Chain Tensioner Side
Fuel tank capacity 0.190
Start Assist System Soft start
Engine displacement (cm³) 25.0
Fuel Consumption At Maximum Engine Power (L/h) 0.67
Guide Bar Gauge (inch) 0.050 (0.043)
Output (ps) 1.5
Priming Pump Yes
Choke w/ Automatic Fast Idle Release Yes
Applicable Bar Length (cm/inch) 20, 25 / 8, 10
CO2 (g/kW・h) 1 961
This CO₂ measurement results from testing a (parent) engine representative of the engine type (engine family) over a fixed test cycle under laboratory conditions and does not imply or express any guarantee of the performance of a particular engine.