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Farm & Ranch Saws

Some chainsaws have to work for a living. Whether on a farm. Or out on the ranch. No matter where there’s work to be done, the proven dependability of a STIHL is on the job. STIHL offers a variety of high-performance chainsaws that are engineered for service, day in and day out. The chainsaws in the “Farm & Ranch” category are ideal for a variety of uses. One thing you can be sure of – they have what it takes to get the job done. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, B = Quick Chain Adjuster, E = Easy2Start™, and Q = an additional chain braking system.

For a side-by-side comparison of all STIHL chainsaws, download our Chainsaw Comparison Chart.

Chainsaw Frequently Asked Questions

*The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.

  1. 2 years ago
    Great saw!
    Easy to start, lightweight. I've been very pleased over the years with the performance of my 280, but my new 193 has become my favorite due to the lighter weight.
  2. 1 year ago
    perfect small saw
    perfect little saw. super lightweight. starts every time within seconds no matter if it's 20 degrees below zero or a miserable 95 degrees. This saw has plenty of power. if you think this saw doesn't have enough power you are doing something wrong. I use it for much more than I should from limbing anything, bucking medium sized wood, to felling small mountain harwood trees up to 14-16" diameter when I'm too lazy to take out a big saw. I used it ealrier today to buck some beech logs that were ... read more about 15" diameter. sharp chain and it cuts like a hot knife thru butter. my favorite saw I have ever owned. I've had it for about 3 years and haven't had any issues after about 300 hrs of use.
  3. 2 years ago
    What a machine
    This is my first STIHL. What a saw. Extremely reliable, easy to start and cuts like butter.
  1. 2 months ago
    I Swear by this Chainsaw
    I have had this saw for a little under a year now. I have cut around 3-5 chords of wood so far, and I use the saw at least 2 hours a week on most occasions. Never had any bit of trouble out of this saw. Runs great with a 16" or 20" bar. It is a little heavy, but that may be because I am only 14 years old. Overall, I love this saw and it will be my go-to saw for a long time to come.
  2. 3 weeks ago
    I cut around 8 cords of fire wood each year. This saw has never slowed down one time. Easy to use and dependable.
  3. 2 months ago
    Great Chainsaw
    Bought this Saw Today at Bear Hardware here in Nashville IN. Excellent dealer by the way, extremely knowledgeable, a true representative of your Brand. Immediately went home checked the bar and chain, verified the stop was working correctly, put on some PPE and went to work on a down 40 ft white Oak. This thing is 28 inches thick at the base. I took off the heavy stuff and turned it into 3 foot chunks in about 2 hours. Awesome Saw! Didn't want to run it too hard on its first day, but after ... read more the 1st tank it is running smooth, and picking up every bit of the 50 cc's. Outstanding product. Extremely happy.
  1. 1 year ago
    starting it up I like how you don't have to struggle to start it
    I think it kicks back a lot more than my other saw
  2. 11 months ago
    Superb for my specific needs!
    My Stihl MS201-C was a purchase I researched for some time. Being a relatively new model, there were not many reviews to help me in the decision process and those I did read were not all super but detailed enough that I could tell those who felt the 201-C didn't meet their expectations were really used to or comparing to a previously owned model. My requirements were that the chainsaw would be easy to start (Easy2Start System), rugged yet light, dependable, and manageable maintenance needs. The ... read more additional (Anti-Vibration) feature really does make this saw a pleasure to use as it minimizes the fatigue brought on by muscles and bones being stressed. Think smooth operation for the hands, arms and shoulders. The other features (Read the Manual) were additional bonuses. I never thought I would find a chainsaw that made cutting cedar almost fun but I do enjoy the work more now with this saw. I do clearing of property and trimming every week and this saw fits my needs.
  3. 5 months ago
    Great lightweight saw
    This is a great power to weight ratio saw. The M-tronic works much better than expected. I've buried the bar in a huge ash and it buzzed right through it. The saw is actually a pleasure to cut with and is a great compliment to my MS 270. It is expensive, but the power to weight ratio is unrivaled.
  1. 3 years ago
    Wow!! This is a real chainsaw!
    My old Stihl chainsaw finally retired after 35 years of great service. So naturally, I wanted a new Stihl to replace the old one. After talking to my local Stihl dealer I picked this MS 291 model. Holy Cow !! What a great saw! I cut through oak logs two feet thick like they were made of butter!! The machine starts easily and runs like a fine watch. Plenty of power and runs so smooth. I cut 12-15 face cords of hardwood a year for firewood and this machine handles it flawlessly. Buy a Stihl and ... read more you will not regret it.
  2. 5 months ago
    great mid size saw
    I have been using this saw to heat my home for three years. Id bet anyone anything it will start in 6 or less pulls. I have always taken good care of it and it has always performed flawlessly. Its light enough and tame enough to run all day, and has enough power to make short work of any size tree i care to work with. I have an 18" bar and use RS (yellow) saw chains, cut mostly dead standing ash trees, and this setup works great! If you maintain it properly and know how to use it, you will be pleased!
  3. 2 years ago
    Excellent Purchase
    Puchased thie MS291 (20 inch blade) as a replacement for my old chainsaw. Made my purchase decision based on reviews of several different chainsaws, and the high recommendation of my older brother. After making the purchase, I used it the same day to take care of a fallen 50-60 ft tree that had taken out my neighbor's fence. Less than 2 hours after starting my project,the tree was gone, the wood was stacked and I was loading back up to leave. IMPRESSIVE!! It cut through the tree like knife ... read more through butter. Definatley worth my investment. I can't wait to tackle more tree projects!!
  1. 3 years ago
    Absolutely awesome!!!
    This little saw cuts faster and smoother than any saw in it's class. It will out cut many bigger saws and it is a dream to use. I have five of these saws, three top handle and two back handle. We use them trimming apples and cherries.
  2. 2 years ago
    Sweet saw for pruning trees.
    I own 3 other Stihl chainsaws. They all serve a purpose, but I really wanted a lightweight saw running a thin kerf chain for fine pruning, especially on fruit trees. I have owned a couple of orchards, and found they made much finer pruning cuts than any other chainsaws. This saw fits the bill perfectly! The cuts are very smooth and even, they look as good as if they were done with a hand saw. The saw is exceptionally light and well balanced. The motor has sufficient power for the fine cuts I ... read more make, but I thought it would run with a few more RPM's. (I am going to have the dealer double check the settings after I have some more hours on the saw). While I love the saw and highly recommend it, I do think it is over priced.
  3. 3 years ago
    Excellent tool, light weight, runs strong.
    I purchased this saw for personal use around small farm for pruning and cutting small firewood. I have two other larger saws sporting 16 and 20 inch bars that work well but are just too heavy for small work. This saw out runs them, strong acceleration, very good lube system, and easy to use oil and fuel filler caps. I would definitely recommend this saw for anyone needing easy start, reliability, and ease of use. Lightest saw I have and packs a lot of power.
  1. 5 months ago
    MS 391 Fantastic chainsaw
    The MS 391 (25” bar) is a wood eating work horse. I have absolutely NO complaints regarding this chainsaw. I have read reviews that indicate it is difficult to start. That is a falsehood promoted by individuals that are not knowledgeable regarding STIHL products or 2 cycle equipment. FOLLOW the instructions & you will have a chainsaw that is amazing & reliable. The MS 391 isn’t cheap, but you pay for quality. Highly recommend STIHL & MS 391.
  2. 2 months ago
    Works great.
    Sure wish I would have got a case for the saw for the price.
  3. 3 months ago
    Big Stihl
    I have nicknamed this saw the "Big Cat", it has power to spare. Don't expect to use it to limb and cut rounds, keep you a small limb saw or you will wear out.
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