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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 213reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by My first day with the 271 I finally upgraded from my much abused 170. I mounted the ms271 to my motorcycle because we clear the ohv trails in a nearby national forest. I only cut about 7 downed trees but at over 3,000 feet of elevation this saw starts, runs and cuts just like you would expect a Stihl to. Very pleased so far. Park Rose Hardware In Portland Oregon is an excellent dealer, I broke the throttle trigger through an operator error and the Guys at Park Rose fixed me up quickly with a replacement switch from a donor saw. Thank you so much. May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Price Well Worth It This saw is really a workhorse. I am 14, and I cut wood to heat the house. I had a 170 for 2 years prior to this, but it doesnt even compare to the 271. My family owns a large ranch, (80 acres), and this saw does a great job for cleanup around the trails.I cut around 1-2 1/2 chords of wood per year, and this saw does the job just right. It starts in 2-5 pulls, and runs great. (When I first bought it, it died on an idle repeatedly. Big deal, just took it in for adjustments, and it works great!) May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Saw I use the saw all the time - big trees, little trees, and an old bench - without disappointment and my shoulders don't hurt afterwards. May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great all around chainsaw This chainsaw has handled everything we have thrown at it and always starts right up. Excellent product! May 8, 2016
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
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