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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 242reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Saw One of the better experiences with a gas powered tool in every way, worked like a charm. August 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Saw a few issues Overall hapy with the saw exept for the random times that it won't start and if I do get it to fire it stalls and wont start again August 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great power This saw is a little heavier than I'm use to but it cuts trees like a knife through butter The only time it quits is when it's out of gas August 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by if you're not sure about buying a stihl, you haven't used one Couldn't be happier with my choice to buy a stihl, if you're not sure about buying a stihl, you haven't used one. August 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jams up during large cuts. We picked up a second Farm Boss as a back up since my last Farm Boss was so reliable. Matched bar and chain from existing saw so we could swap parts. Lighter weight, good power. Unfortunately, when I was bucking some larger logs I found the chain binding up in the bar. Seemed like it was starving for oil. Took it in to the local shop, checked out OK. Used it and again it bound up. My last saw was a 311 with adjustable oil, this one is fixed. I would rather swap this saw out for another 311. Had no idea it would bind up, burning bar and chain. Not very happy. My older saw and multi head work great. Makes me wonder about future purchases. July 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great power even on bigger logs I've used a lot of different Stihl, and other saws, in the past. For bucking logs my go to has always been my MS260. So when I was ready to buy another saw I decided to try this 271. I've used bigger saws in the past, largest was 880 but with the bigger saws comes the added weight. I am extreamly happy with the power to weight ratio on this new 271. Being a 3rd generation arborist I know good equipment. July 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for big projects on my 20 acre farm I bought a small farm recently and there is about 5 acres that is wooded. It had been logged about 40 years ago and there was considerable crowding of 3 to 5 inch trees that were 20 to 40 feet in height.The land is rolling and with the crowding I needed a strong saw that was small enough and light enough to maneuver through the trees.The Farm Boss has been perfect. Runs all day and is pretty good on fuel consumption. No problem with the trees including the occaisional 9 inch trunk. I have also cut some bigger than that that were dead and the saw handled them no problem. Seems like this saw could handle bigger stuff as well (I am running the max 20 inch bar).No quality issues after 15 plus tanks and little fatigue after a full days work.(I am 57).Cuts with ease. If you buy this saw you won't be making a mistake. July 28, 2016
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
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