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MS 271 FARM BOSS®

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

MS 271 FARM  BOSS®
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 235reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by 2 New MS271 chain saws would not start I purchased a MS271 late last year, snow set in before I had a chance to use it. Pulled it out of the garage, drained the tank and added fresh gas/Stihl 2 stroke oil mix. I cranked and cranked, never ever attempted to start. Carried the unit back to the dealer, At the end of 4 days, they had not been able to get the unit to start. They swapped it out for another new MS271 on Wednesday July 20, 2016. After they added fuel and oil, started the new unit at the store and ran it for 20 - 30 seconds, shut it off and I took it home. The following Saturday, I pulled the chainsaw out of the garage, placed the switch in the full choke start position, then I cranked and cranked - it wouldn't start. Back to the dealer. Once again the tech tried to start it without success. Removed the cover, pulled the plug, determined it was getting gas. Dried the plug off, reassembled and tried starting again. It still wouldn't start. Then the tech recruited an assistant to hold the throttle wide open while he cranked, after a lot of cranking, finally got it to fire up and run. It took two large men a lot of effort to get it started and after buttoning everything back up, they were going to send it home with me. I live about 45 - 50 minutes away from the dealer and after 2 trips and seeing what it took for them to get it started I didn't trust that after I got it back home and it had cooled down that it would start. The dealer was helpful and allowed me to return the second MS271 for a MS251C and refunded the cost difference, smaller than I wanted but I must have a chainsaw that will start when needed. So far it is starting and operating dependably, I will submit a review for the MS251C after I have used it for a week or two. I appreciate that the dealer worked to make me happy, July 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Saw Best saw I've owned.. Have had many different saws, this one is the best... July 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Plenty of power Great saw, starts great and has plenty of power. The only issue was that the rope broke after the first tank of fuel. I took it back and they put me a new rope on it and checked for burrs. I've gone through 4 tanks of fuel and it's awesome. July 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tree Eater A buy out of necessity, regret not having done it sooner. A series of giant storms here in Northern Minnesota left a leafy mess in my town and neighborhood. I've needed a good saw for years, the storm forced me to act. As others have said, it starts and runs great, and slices through spruce and aspen like warm butter. It's making an unpleasant task much less so. July 24, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Back to the store with under 2 hours of use We Bought this with the 16" and 20" bars. It worked great at first with both bars. It's lighter than other manufacturers, and had good power with the 20" on.The chain brake had issues unlocking at first. Then the starter cord broke in under two hours of use.I understand this could have been a fluke, all products have potential for a bad part. I just can't trust it's reliability.I'm not sure I can buy another Stihl product, and I cannot currently recommend it based on the experience. The warranty covered the repair (but even this was a poor experience). July 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Farm boss is exactly that Love this saw, it has great power and fires up easily every time, works all day never gives me a problem. Only thing I can say I don't like is the cord for the bar lube, too short. Yep that's it, great saw! July 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great chainsaw This is the second Stihl chainsaw I bought from Sapp's. I bought the 025 about 3 yrs ago and it still runs great without any problems. I bought the MS 271 Farm Boss last week and have gone through 3 tanks of gas without an problems. Starts easy when cold and starts on the first pull when warmed up. Cuts great. I'm completely satisfied with the saw and highly recommend it.I'm completely happy with the customer service from Sapp's and they're always helpful and professional. July 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ruthless This is the most ruthless chainsaw I have owned! Fires right up, plenty of power, and sounds awesome. I whip this badboy out every chance I get. Definitely a good purchase. July 6, 2016
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