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MS 291

A high-performance, fuel-efficient chainsaw. Great for felling, firewood cutting and storm cleanup.

MS 291
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 105reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 Great saw for the price I learned to run the 460 firefighting. Bought one and sold it because I was broke. Needed a new saw and this one fit my budget and was lighter. Broke it in then tuned it. You have to let it cut at its speed but its a good saw. 3 pulls it starts. 2 on choke to get it to pop, take the choke off, pull and it runs like greased owl droppings. But like any Stihl runs awesome. It doesn't have tons of power. But for its displacement, weight, and price exceeds expectations. June 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Glad I kept my old box store saw Bought this 2 weeks ago because my old department store saw is 11 yrs old with a ton of mileage on it and I figured it couldn't keep going forever. The guy at store started it and ran it for about a minute. Brought it home and tried starting it to no avail. Tried a half dozen times first day but it didn't even sputter. Read and re read manual. Watched internet videos on how to start it. Have tried it about 5 other days but nothing. There aren't a lot of options to start it, no primer bulb and just choke settings for starting. It still has same gas that dealer put in and is supposed to be easy start. I'll give up soon and go back to dealer to have it checked out. In mean time I'll just keep my old one going. This is my first stihl product and it's not a real good introduction. At three times price of old machine and the supposed superior brand I sure had expected more. At age 70 I've had a lot of experience but still I didn't want to have to be small engine mechanic anymore June 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw! I've needed an excuse to buy a chainsaw and a recent heavy wind gave me my wish, taking down part of an ancient oak tree across the driveway leading to my 13 acre piece. Because of good luck with other Stihl tools, I started there.I generally stay away from homeowner grade products because they just don't hold up but in this case, the professional saws were a bit overkill for how much I'd need a chainsaw - this is where the farm and ranch saws fit in perfectly. The MS 291 was the perfect combination of price, power and build quality.This tree was huge - the 20 inch bar was all but buried in the hard oak trunk for the better part of a day. It never skipped a beat or even really bogged down - it just kept on cutting no matter what I threw at it. It was a bit of a hard start when it was cold - but not terrible by any means.I've only had it for a week so I cant speak to long term reliability but if it's anything like my other Stihl equipment it should be fine. June 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This chainsaw has the power to tackle any job. This MS291 saw is great on gas, light weight, and powerful. I had no problems working on the farm with it. May 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good product for the price and the job. Bought a Stihl MS 291 ranch chain saw at Runnings and I can't be happier with the product and the service. The 1st day I needed to use the chainsaw the spark plug burned out which can happen at times. Took it in to Runnings and Dave the manager provided the service needed and some extra advice regarding the use of the chainsaw. Good product and great service and knowledge from Runnings. May 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by First Stiihl chainsaw Picked up my new ms291 today from Taylor supply in cartersville ga , from 3rd pull to the end of the job this thing had plenty of power to get the job done..very pleased.. May 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best chainsaw I have ever owned Due to arthritis and other medical issues, i have had to sell two hard-to-pull chainsaws and thought I would have to give up chainsawing altogether. Then I discovered the MS 291. It was the most powerful saw I could find that had a spring start-assist; a great companion to my Stihl MS 250C.I switch between an 18" and 20" bar, depending upon what I am cutting. It is very easy to start, wonderfully powerful, surprisingly quiet for such a large engine, and best of all for my beat up body, it has very little vibration. And a single tank of gas lasts as long as I would want to cut before taking a break.I have owned a dozen saws over the past 50 years, and used at least a dozen others. This really is a sweet machine which has allowed me to continue cutting most of my own firewood into my 72nd year. I have only had to bring it to the shop once in three years. Thank you Stihl. May 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Chainsaw I've been using the MS 291 for the last 6 months. I have the 20 inch chain. This chainsaw has been great, no problems, lots of power. My largest logs are up to 24 inch oaks.I used to buy the cheaper box store chainsaws and if I got 4 years out of them I was happy. I put up with all the problems and glitches because that's what I paid for. Every time I went to cut wood I was frustrated with something.A friend convinced me to spend more for a Stihl. Boy am I happy now. I look forward to using the MS 291, Solid construction, starts with ease, and lots of power. The 20 inch chain and bar does add some extra weight, but I think it's the way to go. April 26, 2015
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