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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 264reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Indespensible for work around the farm and yard. Not the first saw I've used, but the first one I've personally owned. Great for firewood on the farm. Starts nicely and runs strong. Stihl includes excellent safety features on this saw as well as all of their products. Would definitely recommend for someone who needs more than a homeowner saw for medium to heavy use. Good purchase. I'm the happy owner of a quality machine. October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tough and dependable I have had my ms 290 farm boss for three years now . It has been very dependable . It has always been easy to start and will run all day with out any problems . September 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by iT'S A great product! I purchased this saw 10 years ago for yard cleanup after the hurricanes of 2004. I purchased it after giving up on three copies of different saws that I just wasn't able to keep running. It has never let me down. I use it regularly... Buy good 93 octane fuel for it, don't let it sit in the saw, and it will perform for you. September 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by This product's reliability goes down hill quickly I have bought 2 of these units. I was never really satisfied with the first one, but had so many chains for it, I purchased another. The first time you use them, they are great. As soon as you use them a second time and there after, their reliability goes down hill. It takes a minimum of 6 pulls to get them started. Quite often it takes as many as 10. All my fuel is either fresh or has stabilizer in it. The first unit has been in the repair shop from the beginning, and now because it won't go down to an idle, it will have to be put in again. That is the reason for the 2nd unit. They bind up easily when cutting, even though I have had the bar oiler increased. The 1st unit is 5 years old. I have been cutting wood for 37 years. Very dissatisfied with the product. August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Power Great little tucker...Absolutely tears through wood....Best ever. August 25, 2014
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
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