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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 256reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great home/farm saw! I recently purchased this saw from my local dealer. I was looking for a saw with power, not too heavy, and dependability. I was guided to this saw (with an 18" bar)and I knew this was the saw I needed. When I got home, tried it on some low grown branches on a few trees, it cut through them like it was nothing. I also have a Poulan Pro ( 18" bar), compared to this, the Stihl out does it on almost everything. The only things that the poulan has on the stihl is, its easier to start (mostly because the poulan is only only a 42cc powerhead), and its lighter than the stihl. I also go to my uncles fairly large property to help cut/ maintain the trees there. With the poulan, work was slowed down because of the low output of power, even with a sharpened chain. Now with the stihl, I'm done in about a minute it seems like. This saw is a very, very good tree felling saw. When i go on camping trips, fishing trips, or anywhere I need firewood, this is the saw i will take with. With the proper maintenance and service, this saw should live for 20+ years! Anything you need done on the property, big or small, or anything that involves a chainsaw, this will do the job. May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by good chain saw ms 290 it is moor thin my 280 and moor power so I like it Bryan from Anaheim May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Machine is absolutely awesome! It runs great. Can't wait to put this up against my brothers Husqvarna. May 14, 2014
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