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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 4.5 out of 5 by 236.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "You gotta be handy with the Stihl, if you know what i mean Love this my 251& my 170. These saws are my favorite tools.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dependable Saw Cut our way out of two hurricanes in 3 years. We have worked this saw like a dog falling hundreds of trees and never had an issue until recently. Most of our trees are 12'' to 30'' diameter pines, cypress and oaks. Recently the muffler became loose and fell off, regardless of how tight the torx head screws were fastened they vibrated loose every few minutes. Installed new T27 torx screws and applied red high heat lock tight. Have not used the saw since, hope the problem is solved.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Run away from this. Absolutely a pile of garbage. Stay away from it. I have a 10 year old chainsaw that starts better. I thought you guys were supposed to have good chainsaws. If i am spending 10 minutes starting this pile your wrong. This was a brand new chainsaw. Plus its made of cheap plastic that twists. How can you have a handle that is so pathetic.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw I had a MS 290 Farm Boss, but wanted/needed a second one. I origianlly had another brand 18 inch 42cc ( I believe the specs are correct) prior to the MS 290. I was pretty frustrated with myself after purchasing the MS 290. Why in the heck didn't I buy a Stihl to start with? After using it my hands would be numb pretty quick. It's fairly difficult to get it started. Yes it was less money and if you only use it a few times maybe its ok. I wasn't sure at first if I wanted all the features that come with the 291. I haven't used it too much recently, but here is what I like. The added chain stop on the handle is great. Knowing it stops in the event of you dropping it or stumbling is reassuring. You should still treat it as though its live and running regardless. The easy start was a little different for me after having a traditional unit. After a few startups I become acccustom to it and works great. I have a 20 inch bar on it, so its a little heavy. I probably could make due with a 18 inch or maybe a 16. Again I haven't really put it through its paces yet, but so far its worked like I expected it to. I would recommend it and would buy it again if needed.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dealership Lacking I went to buy my 5th Stihl chainsaw in a 30 year period. Todays buy at W.L. Forestry Supplies Ltd left a lot to be desired. They took the saw off a shelf and PDI it. While I was paying for the saw and picking up the files and extra oil for the warranty extension bit. So I asked about a box and blade cover and they a said that is extra now. I guess a wrench to adjust the chain and bar is extra too. Didn't get a manual either. Are we suppose to ask for every item or are some actually included.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable Best saw I’ve ever owned over a year no problems. Plenty of power
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product could use some upgrading This saw is hard to restart after it warms up . You would think that if it was fueled when it was purchased it would be ready to run with out needing to set carb. yourself . It is on the light side and don't wear you out as fast as other saws have .
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power, runs smooth Awesome saw, powerful, dependable, always easy to operate
Date published: 2017-10-16
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