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MS 271 FARM BOSS® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 427.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mid range saw that keeps up the Stihl and farm boss reputation Had this saw for about a year and I put it threw its paces last fire wood season.i cut about 11 cords of hard wood with it and it's never slowed down or gave me any difficulty what so ever with general runs a 18" bar with ease and a 16" inch bar turns it into a beast.i have four Stihl saws ,the 271 is the most used out of all of them.from felling to limbing this is the saw that does it all.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with the farm boss! I am impressed with the saw so far. I completed the engine break in as instructed and the saw runs better and better every time I use it. It cuts through 16in oak logs at half throttle with ease. The saw is great on fuel also, it took lots of cutting to go through the first 3 tanks of fuel. My only disappointment is that it did not come with a 20" bar on it. Mine came with an 18" bar but almost all other ms271 farm boss saws I have seen come with a factory 20" bar. I am very pleased with the saw and I would definitely recommend it to anyone seeking a good all around saw.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is one get it done machine. This 271 Farm Boss kicksbottom. Sorry if you cant use my review but it does kick bottom, be proud Stihl you produced a modern tool worthy of you name. The plastic housings......ask me next year about them, I will tell you how they held up. I am an Aviation, Jet Turbine Mechanic...I am hard to please and I hold no quarter in telling you exactly how I feel about your product. I have owned some of your I own a chainsaw that seems, so far, to hold to your claims of performance. I have recently purchased one of your FS 38 weed trimmers.....the power to weight ratio is superb.....let ya know what i think of it next year.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well i uesd it, i have done hundres of reviews for chainsaws,[dozers,excavators skidsteers,trucks,loaders, ect] i hadan emergency call that lightining hit a tree in loudonville ny[near seina collage]and sure enough it did,i toppeld several street sighns and was a mess the branches that came down were 15-16inch diameter,and hundres of branches, this saw started right up and cut everything up,i did hit one small rock sparks flew and i thought i would have to sharpen it but it did not phase the cutting abilatiy a bit, i filed a 14ft, long 7.5 feet high dump trailor,[i still have half a load left, but the saw cut excellent,and i have a jonsred 2260 and husky 262xp[the stihl isnt in there class] but did great, idled perfect,perfect saw for that project,still not impressed with 391 i bought,not up to the echo 670-johnsred 2166or husky 365,
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great saw. Enough said. So far the saw is everything is should be. It rates at 9 on my scale.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Chainsaw I was able to obtain the MS271 Farm Boss in a sale and the chainsaw is great. Stihl has not let me done in the quality and reliability.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw! I made a few mistakes and bought a few other cheaper brand names. I am glad I made the choice to buy a Stihl! Best I have ever used and the company I bought it from ....Tops
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a great saw I grew up on a farm and have cut wood all my life, have used all kinds of saws over the years. My wife bought me the MS271 Farm Boss with a 20" bar for Christmas. First thing I did was drop a big thirty five foot locust tree. It ate it up! Starts fine - oils great-no issues. I bought a second chain for it and cut all kinds of fire wood with it, that size is a little big for small trimming but just right for most jobs...I couldn't be happier with it.
Date published: 2017-05-18
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