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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 194.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This product is unreliable This chainsaw has never performed up to expectations. The dealer tells me they have no issues with this saw, so I guess mine is the only one ever in the shop. Difficult to start and I've been told it's the fuel I use, which is ALWAYS the Stihl premixed, NEVER anything else. I don't think the self priming mechanism works well. I had the bar advancement flat head screw driver fitting break recently and it was an enormous pain replacing this. It looks like a very bad design, flared, so the screwdriver never fits tightly. I've had many chainsaws in my life and although not expected to last forever, they should last for years. I'm ready to give up on this piece of junk.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from See review Easy to start,not too heavy, 18" bar is nice but a little short for what I need. Engine size is appropriate for bar length. Over all i am very satisfied with this chain saw. I would definitely recommend it to someone looking to buy a strong reliable chain saw. Buy the more aggressive chain if you will be cutting through some thick material, it will save you considerable time.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power Great power and balance that doesn't break the bank. Easy reliable starting and flawless running.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked Worked great for about 4 years and then died on me while working. Shop said it would be more expensive to repair it than to buy a new one, so bought another hoping for better longevity.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice saw Starts easily. Cuts great. 20" bar is perfect for this saw.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the power the ms 291 has I had heard about the ms 291 but had never operated one so I went out and rented one to do some clean up work and I was just tickled pink awesome I got to go back and buy one
Date published: 2017-02-25
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
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