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MS 291 C-BEQ

Same features as the MS 291 chainsaw, with an additional chain braking feature, Quick Chain Adjuster and Easy2Start™.

MS 291 C-BEQ
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw changes everything! I like this saw so much I have no choice but to review it. My saw is the MS291 C-BEQ.First off I would like to say the quick chain adjuster saves me time. There is no need for a sharp saw tool in my pocket irritating or possibly jabbing me. Normally I will not carry a saw tool in the hardwoods for this reason and failed to tighten my chain enough,"Safety Hazard". I was concerned about the quick adjust strength apposed to the typical two bolts for holding the bar and chain on. Now that I've used it and seen the stud diameter I'm sure the bar would bend before the stud snaps. It is important to clean the chips out of the gear for the quick adjust weekly to keep it working good. Do this and you'll never have a problem. I also like the fact that the chain thumb adjuster is bigger than smaller models and easier on my thumb."Very easy to start". I love this feature because I start and stop my saw a lot. The way I like to start it is with little tugs building pressure in the recoil. It is so fast that, by the time your eyes find and your hand presses the compression release on your saw, my saw is running!Quick stop feature will pay for itself. When I am done cutting I let go of the handle break, within a second the chain stops and I step to my next position and right back to it. With typical saws it takes longer for the chain to quit spinning before I switch my footing. This shaves at least 1 second per block or about 20 minutes a day for me! When cutting down trees I can let go of the handle and run to my safe spot without the fear of falling on a spinning chain.I would also like to say that this saw will cut hard maple as fast as my 66cc name brand saw, but weighing in at almost 5 pounds less so I can work all day. I am very critical of the products I use. I rarely find a product I can't complain about design, materials or assembly. I'm fairly certain this is the first time ever!Nick M. October 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy starting and plenty of power! My saw is the 290 farmboss, had it about 7 years and haven't had a problem with it yet! Starts every time I go to use it! July 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Takes a little getting used to but runs great I special ordered the MS 291 C-BEQ from a local dealer since nobody had one in stock and some dealers tried to talk me out of it, saying I didn't need the features of the saw. It took a little getting used to the Easy2Start feature and if not careful in the beginning, you can easily flood the motor. However, once you get used to how to start the saw it's so easy...much more so than a normal chain saw. The saw is lightweight, has plenty of power and is very smooth. Since I just got the saw I haven't used the Quick Chain Adjuster feature yet, but look forward to not needing a separate tool to tighten the chain. Overall, it's a quality built saw (made in Germany) and I'm glad I spent the extra money for it's features. I'm sure I'll be using it 20+ years from now. March 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Worst piece of equipment I have ever owned! Purchased Chainsaw November 2013. Moderate use, 5-6 pickup loads of firewood per year. I have replaced the coil & sparkplug boot. I am not going to repair it for a third time because the repair will cost over half the price of a new saw! I will never buy another STIHL product! January 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by hard to start My Farm Boss MS 290 runs good and has the guts to do the jobs I use it around my small farm. Only negative thing I have about it is it is so hard to pull start. A compression relief would be a great help since I have to use both feet to hold it while pulling start rope. It probably has 25-30 running hours on it now. Hope it becomes easier as time goes on. January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw and easy to start I bought this a couple of months ago. It really surprised me how easy it is to start. It cuts well without much effort. It is well balanced and easy to use for its size. October 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw has plenty of power I have owned the big box saws for several years. They were good for beginners. I now need at least 3 cords of wood a year for my woodstove. This saw is up to the challenge . The blade is easy to change. Easy to start. One pull after warm. Spend the extra money if you can. May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great saw First off the customer service I had at D&G in Williamston was amazing. Now the Farm boss 291 is worth the money. I use it almost every other weekend for cutting wood and have used it multiple times to take down trees. I would even recommend this saw for the occasional user due to the durability. May 14, 2014