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MS 290 STIHL FARM BOSS®

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MS 290 STIHL FARM BOSS®
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 259reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these tools I own a 290 farm boss love it . I've cut hundreds of trees with it most of them 24 in or bigger. If want to limb out a tree with ease get a stihl FS130R trimer with the chainsaw attachment you will have two tools, and you won't have to been over to cut. the 130r has all the power you need to run that 12'' bar its the best investment in tools I've made in a long time.(stihl). August 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Never will own one again Yes I use fresh gas. Yes I keep it tuned. Yes I store with fuel preservative. This thing frustrates me. When it warms up it will not run with enough power to cut. When it's cold it works just fine. I have had nothing but troubles with this saw since I have had it. Been in the shop several times. Yes it is an authorized dealer. No one seems to be able to fix it so I am done with the Stihl brand. I believe it is a design problem. I do not recommend this saw to anyone. August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great size saw for most anything. The 18" bar and this saw combination is suited for most all tree work around a home owners property. Even large trees in the 30"+ range. Dependable and light. August 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Difficult to start Received this saw as a gift and have owned several other saws over the years though this was my first Stihl. From the beginning had difficulty starting it. Read the instructions and watched the Stihl video on youtube. Took the saw back twice to the dealer for tutorials on starting. As of the moment, I can start it easily. The trick seems to be to pull the cord once very hard to get a burp (or a second time if no burp on first tug), move the choke then pull once very hard again. I've been doing this every other day or so and it works. But I shouldn't need a "trick" to start a fairly simple tool. I've had mowers, tillers, and generators with pull cords and none of them needed a 'trick" to start.I have no intention of buying a Stihl product again. June 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I came back for Stihl I purchased my first Stihl Farm Boss over 35 years ago. Most of that time I gave it moderate use. Finally, I started having small problems, like a wornout clutch, and I realized it was time to get a new saw, I went back to Stihl.If the new saw works as good as the first I won't have much to worry about. June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reliable Tool This is the most reliable chain saw I have owned. My sons and son's in law all own lesser brands and when it comes to getting the job done they always want to borrow my Farm Boss. Thank you Stihl! June 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by farm boss For the money & the size of the saw this is the bang for your buck I hope they keep the 291 as the farm boss & not move it to the 271. June 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by love it had mine 7 years and it's a champ! Starts easy, runs great and it cuts great June 5, 2014
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