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MS 291

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

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MS 291 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 354.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the saw I have had my ms291 for 4 years and have had no problems with it but on the down side I would like to be able to adjust the oiler my self I am running the 18" bar it came with and don't think it gets enough oil for the bar after cutting some big 16+" logs I need to let it cool off
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from if it aint broke dont fix it I've always bought stihl, never considered a different brand until now. I purchased a MS 291 about a year ago. used last fall maybe 6 hours. took it back to dealer for him to check it. I was told that i didn't adjust the chain properly. I dont care what they say, the auto oiler does not work properly. I didn't know there was a problem with the old style. Why did they change systems? I only bought a new one to replace a saw that I've had 10 to 12 years and was just wore out. Dont get me wrong i love stihl but im pretty sure i know how to adjust the chain tension . So maybe something should be done to correct this. Or at least make it mandatory for salesman to inform you of these changes.
Date published: 2019-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great running saw Great running saw and cuts big logs with no problems
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic for Homeowners I’ve had this for a couple weeks and have felled a number of 6-8” birch and hickory, and have slabbed out four foot sections of aged walnut (12-18” diameter). My cutting experience has been phenomenal. Smooth, powerful, and consistent. As enjoyable as a chainsaw can be, plus it is very fuel efficient. My only complaint is the start up - often taking 5-8 pulls, sometimes flooding the engine. My expectation (and past experience) with Stihl is 2-3 pulls consistently. Other than that I’ve been very pleased. I have all of my appendages.
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Having had my 031 & 029 stolen, I went to a dealer for replacement. He directed me to the MS291 as a modern version of the 029 machine. I've used it a few times now & find it to be significantly underpowered & difficult to start. It is nowhere near the saw my 029 or my 031 was. I would consider this saw a machine to use if trimming a felled tree not for work climbing or dropping a tree bigger than 14" or so in dia.This saw now only comes out for light work. Exactly what I didn't want!
Date published: 2019-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start, runs great, gets the job done Had a 271 I really liked but my wife left it outside one day and it must have run off. Stepped up to this version since the dealer did not have a 271 on hand. Started easy out of the box, runs like a champ and cuts great. Only about 8 hours on it but so far so good. Seems to do a slightly better job than the 271 with bigger logs, but hard to say. I’d buy another tomorrow. I like it way better than my old Husky.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good saw Little heavier than my MS250, but you get use to it.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw! Ran about four tanks of gas through it on my first use. Bucked a decent sized oak that was still fresh. I wouldn’t want to use it on anything bigger than I did, which was about 26-28 inches at its thickest point. If the tree were completely dead it would’ve faired a little better, but I did get it to bog down a bit. The mufflers on these new saws are restricted pretty heavily, so that’s probably why. Initially I had bought an MS250, but it gave me problems before I even cut anything with it, so I swapped it out for this. SO GLAD I DID THAT. I don’t think the 250 or 251 could handle what I did, and plan to do in the future. Limbing with it was a bit cumbersome, but manageable. If you want to spend a little more, go for the 261. It’s lighter, more powerful, but a tad out of my budget.
Date published: 2019-09-15
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