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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 209reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Farm Boss is definitely a Boss! I only heat with wood and live at almost 7,000 ft., so woodcutting takes a good part of my summer. It goes a lot faster with the Farm Boss, than it used to.I've run several different brands of chainsaws over the years, and owned most of them. No chainsaw I've owned has ever been reliable. In fact, my mantra for when I go woodcutting is that 2 is 1 and 1 is none - in reference to chainsaws. I always bring a backup. When you are 40-50 miles from home, a breakdown will ruin your whole day. When you only have weekends to cut, split, and stack wood, every hour counts.Since I got the Farm Boss, I haven't had to fire up any of my backup saws. I've even entertained the idea of leaving the backup at home, but I know Murphy would sneak up on me if I did. This saw starts on the third pull or before, each and every time - even when cold.My dealer, Albuquerque Power Equipment, was awesome when I purchased the saw. They would not let it out the door until they gave me a short lesson on use and maintenance. Now, with my experience, I figured they wouldn't be able to teach me anything, but they did.Sure, I could have gotten a cheaper saw from a big box store, but I would not have the kind of customer support I receive from my Stihl dealer. I will also admit that I made the commitment to only use Stihl Motomix and Bar oil instead of other aftermarket fuels. It is more expensive, but I'm paying for peace of mind. I've lost too many small engines to ethanol gas. April 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Upgraded from stilh 025 All I can say is I should have got the farm boss before buying the 025.Cutting much faster easier on my back. April 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fell large trees, cut small brush and firewood This is a great saw for the price. I needed a saw that had good power while being light enough to work a full day. I have had this saw for a year and have dropped 30"+ DBH Ash trees with no issues. It is also light enough to spend hours removing small brush and cutting firewood. It's by no means as speedy as one of the pro grade saws, but it gets the job done for a reasonable price. I would recommend it to anyone buying their first saw, or a saw they don't use in the field every day. I look forward to buying one of the pro saws, like I use at work, but won't trade this saw in when I do. April 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by stihl saws are the best I bought the ms 271 about 2 years ago and it cuts wood like a hot knife through butter. This is my first saw as a adult best choice I could have made. Been a Stihl fan ever since I was little. Stihl sets the standard for quality in its products. Keep up the great work Stihl. One satisfied customer here. April 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nothing beats a stihl. This chainsaw has turned cutting fire wood into a breeze. I look forward to using my saw, always starts right away, easy to maintain, just the best. Thanks to the stihl team for all my outstanding stihl products. April 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw for money!!!!! Have been cutting wood all weekend. I was debating what brand to get and I think I picked the right one. The saw has good power for its size and starts easy. April 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The perfect saw for the perfect price Hello: I purchased a Farm Boss MS 271 From J&L Power Equipment in Yelm, WA. Customer Service: J&L Power Equipment were awesome; The staff of the Yelm, WA store ensured I was purchasing the correct saw for my needs. The MS 271 Farm Boss. Not only did I get the correct saw the staff tested the saw to ensure it functioned correctly, and the sales person went over every aspect to include all features of the saw. I was so impressed. I had purchased two other saws within in a week span. The first saw a Polan Pro died within two hours of work ,the second saw a Tanaka saw, just didnt have the power, then would suck fuel like a drunken sailor. My wife had had enough. I thought I would give Stihl a try. MS 271 Farm Boss: This saw is truly amazing. Hardly any vibration, light weight and has more power than I ever imagined. Today I used my saw for five hours. The saw performed perfectly, never bogged,or died. It cut the wood like butter. No issues. Fuel conspution was really astonishing! I only used one tank of fuel in five hours. (Amazing) . This saw is the perfect saw for anyone that wants to get work done without the drama of breakdowns,or limited power issues. Additionally I purchased the Stihl safety Chaps,and the woodsman helmet system. The chaps were very comfortable and the helment systems was also very comfortable. Very high quality products. If your looking for a superlative quality chain saw; Stihl is your saw!! March 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent My 16 year old Husky 18" which starts on the 3rd pull since new is a good saw for small work. I bought the 20" MS 271 Farm Boss because it is larger and more powerful. It was a great buy and made clean up of the 100' oak trees that came down in a wind storm. The cutting of the trees was like cutting pie. This saw also starts every time on the 3rd pull. What more could you ask for? March 30, 2016
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