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MS 271 FARM BOSS® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 355.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best saw I have ever owned or used. I bought a 271 about a year ago. We have about 20 acres of heavily wooded land around our house. Most of my cuts are southern pine and live oak. I use the 271 for everything from 2" limbs to felling and bucking, switching between 16" and 20" bars. Goes through oak easily. Recently we had a 90' pine come down in the yard; at the base it was probably about 48". The 271 with a 20" bar went through it like butter. My only trouble has occurred when I have a short first use and then shut the saw down; it is a little cranky to start afterwards. I've learned to let it run at idle for a few minutes with the first start; this seems to solve the problem. Highly recommended. I will always buy Stihl from now on, in the highly unlikely event that I will ever need another saw.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light Weight -- Power is Great Nothing to complain about on this saw, coworkers rave about it after letting them use it.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value I have owned the farm boss for a few years now and all I can say is that it performs every time. By no means am I a professional, cutting a couple cords of firewood per year along with property cleanup.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for its size! Just picked one of these up yesterday and put it thru its paces today 2/14/17.Wanted a bit smaller saw for the "light" work but this saw thinks it a "big boy".Was cutting white oak, a very dense hard wood, I had the dealer put a 16" bar and chain on this saw and it cuts great. Even when you bury the bar!. I have a MS311 for the heavy stuff but may sell it and pick up another 271!Great job Stihl! Another fine product!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good saw Just a good saw to have i got this saw not even a week ago and put it to the test and and it did everything i wanted it to due
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from an owner and a servicing technician's view. I purchased this saw soon after being hired at my local STIHL dealer. I have used this saw extensively and it has never let me down. Starts on the third pull every time. I still havent had one come into my shop for repairs. Overall a very sturdy, lightweight, beast of a saw.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable Needed a dependable saw since buying new home on acreage. Farm Boss has plenty of power for knocking down unwanted trees and cutting up firewood. Saw starts every time, a nice change of pace from some others I've had. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "What a Stihl " Just installed a new 18 inch bar and chain, the saw cuts great, lots of power and easy to start. I had a 20 inch bar on it previously, cuts and handles bunch better with an 18 inch bar and chain.
Date published: 2017-02-06
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