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MS 291

A high-performance, fuel-efficient chainsaw. Great for felling, firewood cutting and storm cleanup.

MS 291
MS 291 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 188.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS 291 is the old Farm Boss I was about to make the call and buy the MS 271 "Farm Boss" when someone told me that if I was buying a Farm Boss because someone recommended it to me, that I should consider that the MS 271 "Farm Boss" was not the same as the "Farm Boss" your friend has. The original Farm Boss actually has a lot of power and that I should step up to the MS 291 to get the equivalent power of the old Farm Boss. So, I decided to buy the MS 291 for the extra power. I don't use a chainsaw like most people. I attach a 'lumber mill' guide to mine and cut lumber out of limbs. The extra power was a big help. Cutting long ways in a limb (even with the proper ripping chain) is hard work for any chainsaw but the MS 291 is "the boss" when it comes to this kind of work.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money Have been burning wood for 35yrs. Started w x-brand chain 16"bar, then sthil 041 with 20" bar, 028 with 18" bar, ms 250 with 18" bar now ms291 with 20" bar. Ms 291 has power to do the job, easy to start & light enough to use all day. Do not have access to wood lot so get wood from local tree service. Last year they delivered trunks 20-30" in diameter 20ft long. Ms 291 handled them easily. Great saw.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl MS291 Always grown up around my father and grandfather using stihl power equipment so when it came time for me to buy a chainsaw for my own home I went with the best I knew. I've used my ms291 for one season of firewood cutting. Dropped 3 oaks, and a hickory with it so far. I have zero complaints with the 291. It's a very powerful saw yet still light enough that I can stand to use it for long periods of time. It's well balanced and the anti vibration system is second to none. Overall it's a great product and I look forward to using it for many seasons to come.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best of the best There are certain things in life you should never skimp on, chainsaws are one of them. When you need it, you need it to perform well every time. Stihl is the bar that all other saws are measured by, don't settle for second best. This saw is exactly what I was looking for and I am happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is another of excellence from STIHL Purchased this chainsaw to replace a 18 year old STIHL 026 (which still runs like a champ). I was not disappointed. Eats thru all trees including Black Elm and sweet-gum. I own 4 lots and 2 of which are densely covered with trees and brush which is why i need a reliable moderate duty chainsaw. This product will last a lifetime.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good product bad chain I very much like the power and weight combo and starting. But the chain is junk stretches when first out of box to max with in half a chord. Should do another swap kit like the 290 for a 3/8 chain.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only saw you'll ever need! I purchased the MS291 about 4 months ago. I took down about 10 hardwoods for a friend the morning a bought it. Wow, did I have a smile on my face! Could not get over how fast the cut rate was the the yellow chain. On Jan. 22, tornadoes devastated parts of our city. The following Sat. I went out with a clean up crew and ran 7 tanks of gas through it! I was worn out but the MS291 never got tired. I've cut a lot of trees over the last 15 plus years with a Different brand saw, but after using my first Stihl saw I will never use anything else!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is our go to saw This is our second MS-291.The original is 5 years old and has been our go to saw.We needed another saw and the choice was obvious. One stays at the farm and another in the garage. Living in the woods having a dependable saw is not a luxury it is a necessity. We trust our Stihl whether it`s saving us from a blown down tree ,a rotten log or to cut a monster oak off of our mother in laws roof. Firewood cutting is just another task this saw excels at.
Date published: 2017-01-31
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