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MS 291

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

MS 291
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 46reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 Excellent saw for the farm and ranch Purchased from a local Stihl dealer based on past excellent experience with Stihl products. The saw starts instantly and easily so long as the startup procedure in the owners manual is followed. Lighter weight than the competitors and very easy to handle. Slightly underpowered with a 20" bar in hard wood, but cuts fine in cedar, cottonwood, etc. Stihls are expensive, but worth every penny. You do get what you pay for. September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Best chainsaw I've ever used This saw has impressed me in every way. I work for pape machinery in moscow idaho and we sell alot of stihl products. the only i wish i had done was bought a bigger one. like a ms391. I will definitely be buying all stihl products from now on. i have a fairly big list started of stihl equipment i am wanting to purchase when the funding is there. Very impressive chainsaws. September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw, great features! I have had this for 2 years now and have cut and blocked about 20 chords of firewood with it. (Mostly pine and fir) Saw has been excellent. Starts up easily, idles well, and I have never needed to adjust the carb. On all my old saws, every tank of gas required an adjustment to optimize power. I do use Stihl oil in pre packaged (2.5oz) bottle to gallon of fuel. Efficiency is so good with this saw, that one gallon of mix will usually cut and block about 5 chords of wood. My only complaints with the saw are 1) the Pre-air filter is lame, and the saw tends to clog air filters often. 2) no manual bar oiling. Sometimes in heavy dense wood, additional oil seems like it might be needed. Maybe I am wrong, the saw continues to cut without any bar burning. Note: At every fill up I do clean air filter. sharpen the chain, fill oil and fuel and check saw over. My old saws were usaully almost out of oil when the fuel was out, on this one, oil is still more than half full. . September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding Ranch saw I put my new saw to work the other day and was thoroughly impressed. More than enough power, easy to handle, balanced nice, and doesn't tire. It ran through my big job like nothing. This is my third Stihl chainsaw and my second ranch size saw in over 30 years. I would recommend Stihl to everyone! September 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome saw! Purchased this saw about 6 months ago to replace an aging MS025 I've had for about 10 years. The 025 was my first saw, and I definitely put it through the learning curve. it still runs well, but I wanted a new saw, because, hey, who doesn't like new toys?The MS291 with a 20" bar is a bit heavy (nothing crazy), but the power it cuts with is great. It really does do the work for you. I haven't even put on the yellow tagged chain I bought with it yet, and it still cuts quickly. Get yourself a chain sharpening kit and be religious about giving that chain sweet, sweet love anytime it needs it.The MS291 doesn't burn much fuel or bar oil, which is definitely a plus. Burns much, much less than the old 025 does.In closing, if you're looking for a something one-up from a homeowner grade casual saw, definitely take a look at the MS291. You'll pay a little bit more, but you will get Stihl quality equipment and customer service. Value means more than the price you pay at the register. September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Like owning my first Rolls Royce I've borrowed, rented and owned several chainsaws. This saw has all the trademarks of above the norm quality and durability. I have dreamed of owning a Stihl and now that I own one I am pleased beyond measure. My dealer is the absolute best at sales, service and even more importantly after the sale help.This is quality you can "feel" the moment you pick it up. Now I'm lookIng for more places to use it! I love this saw! (Can you tell?!) September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great chainsaw Bought this chainsaw new after owning a 024AV 16" Stihl chainsaw for years. Had years of carefree sawing with the old saw but needed something bigger for the size of trees I was sawing. Looked at another quality brand but with the great dependability from my old Stihl and the 56cc motor on the 20" bar I stayed with Stihl. Took it out today and cut up a 58' tree I'd fell with my 024AV the day before and was I impressed with the power and speed of the MS291. Great saw and I'm ready for some more trees. September 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Failed the first time I tried to use it! I was so excited about buying my new Stihl MS 291 chain saw in May of 2014. (Everyone) I know told me to buy a Stihl. So I did. Picked one of the Farm Bosses, out. They put the fuel and chain oil in it before I left the store. Bought a extra 20 in. bar and chain too.So today(09/06/14), I choose to use my new Farm Boss. Unfortunately for me all my neighbors were watching. The break was off. Started it. The chain would not move at all. For the price I paid for this saw, I'm taking it back to the dealer I bought it from. NOT HAPPY !! September 6, 2014
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