A 250 is that hard to pull? Isn't it easier-safer to step into the handle in that case or do you have back problems that make that worse?The Stihl sales guy filled & started my saw in front of me. He asked me if I wanted to try starting it. I was in a hurry working 2 jobs so I said no.
Soon as I pulled the rope starter at home I realized my mistake.
To start it I hold the back handle between my legs/thighs. Then use my 2 hands to hold the saw & pull the rope.