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MS 271 FARM BOSS®

A high-performance, high-tech, fuel-efficient chainsaw.

MS 271 FARM  BOSS®
MS 271 FARM BOSS® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 535.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw I cannot believe how easy the pull to start is. 18inch bar and has plenty of power. Low vibration and well balanced.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Execellent Saw! Best saw you can buy! Cuts thorough anything without issue
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed in Ohio This is the 2nd Stihl chain saw I have purchased. I had to buy this one because the one I purchased last year didn't hold up very well. The chain kept coming loose and within a few times tightening it, the screw completely broke off and had to be replaced and now it won't start. This farm boss I purchased is worse. I used it within 2 days of purchase, the chain was completely dull and needed replaced and again kept coming loose and needed to be tightened after every cut. It also continually shuts off the minute I take my finger off the trigger. I doubt this is a problem with Stihl, especially after being sold a brand new chain saw with a completely dull blade, this I put on Rural King, but I don't exactly know where to lay the blame with the fact that one, 2 days after purchase won't keep running, and the other, after 2 days of use won't start and the chain tightening screw completely sheered off, I think the blame has to go to Stihl on that one. So now I have to find time and waste the gas to take them both back to the store to be fixed. I think they should have to come to my house to fix them since I used both a total of 4 or 5 times, and the newest one only once. Very disappointed. Oh and my mother owns about 5 Stihl chainsaws, yes 5, because she would have to buy another one to use whenever the 1st ones were in the shop being fixed, and not returned for months at a time, oh she didn't take them to or buy them from Rural King. And I don't remember the model #s off hand of either saw I purchased, but they are both farm bosses.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SAW you want go Wrong if you purchase this Saw . It does the Job and it does it Well.I Brought this Saw after a Storm came Through to help my Dad with a Lot of trees that fell on his Property. We worked it and Worked it Well and it Stood the Test and went above.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome saw Awesome saw don’t waste your money or time purchasing any other brand this saw starts every time with minimal effort even after sitting for weeks in the shed
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW what a work horse!!! I purchased the MS271 Farm Boss about a year ago. It's the best chainsaw I have ever owned. This thing cuts like no other. I mainly bought it for the power to cut through Hedge and Locust trees, which are in abundance here in Missouri. This thing eats though these hard wood trees like a snack. So long as you keep the chain sharpened. But I have since moved to a place where there is only White Oak and cedar trees. I have cut about 8 cords of wood out of the Oak in less then 2 weeks and the chain hasn't dulled yet. The power it has is stihl going strong. I am now looking at purchasing another Stihl. Either the MS R C-M 362 or the MS 441 C-M Magnum for milling some of the logs I have set aside for making planks and what ever else I want to make. I have used the 271 for splitting a few logs down the middle and it worked great. Its just a little tougher on the chain. Tough choice to make on the next buy.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall saw I have had this saw for almost 1 year. Initially, I had some problems with the bar oil running out quickly and for some reason it seemed to be the 1st 3 or 4 times I ran it. Now, the oil usage is more reasonable. The bar and chain adjustment is simple/not complicated and better than the auto adjuster on my Dad's Stihl. I do recommend this saw for most homeowners. My only regret is that I did not buy a professional grade saw with a larger bar. I initially thought this saw would be big & powerful enough, but it has struggled bucking a larger river birch. It has been ok on oak and pine. I have another 2 acres of larger trees and will likely buy a larger saw. Note, buy the Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide chain sharpener. It works really well and is worth the money.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts like a hott knife through butter! Excellent piece of equipment. Quality built and should last a life time. Saw starts easy and performs flawless. Has sufficient power to perform above its class. I really like the new twist off fuel and bar oil caps. Do not hesitate on spending the money on Stihl products. If maintained properly you will be money ahead in the long run with Stihl lasting a lifetime.
Date published: 2017-10-16
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