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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 4.4 out of 5 by 335.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerhouse This saw was bought to replace a relatively new saw, but just didnt have enough torque- the chain would stop or engine would stall while cutting logs to fire wood length. I kept swapping chains and getting them sharpened, no help. I actually got tennis elbow from fighting this saw down thru the logs.My Stihl literally chews it own way down through oak and walnut logs, all I do is guide it_ do not have to "force" it thru the log like before. I havent used it for more than about 16 hrs so far, but I couldnt be more pleased with this saw! Just buy one_ you will not regret it.
Date published: 2019-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable/reliable saw Durable and reliable saw. I have owned this saw for 2 years with an 18" bar. I have been clearing out a lot in the Adirondacks for a camp - the Stihl MS291 has not let me down. Cutting cherry, ash and alot of pine up to 100'. Keep the chain sharp and this saw can handle quite a bit. This saw has had no issues. Worth every dollar spent.
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl MS291 chain saw Excellant saw. Very well balanced, starts first pull and easy to operate. Picked this saw up for clean up here in Ohio after several tornado’s went through and uprooted Several tree’s. This saw cuts through them like butter. Plus several dealers local makes it great for service work when I need it. Great saw all around use. Perfect.
Date published: 2019-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ran twice, been in the shop since I bought it Used the saw and after the first tank of fuel, couldn't get it to restart. Figured I flooded it, so I came back 30 minutes later and still wouldn't start. Two days later and I got it running. Ran another tank of fuel through it and it won't start again. Took it to the dealer and he couldn't get it to start. Been in the shop now for two weeks without a phone call. They did give me a loaner with a dual chain. Spent a while sharpening it to get my work done. I have asked for a refund but no answer. Very dissatisfied. Should have followed the advice of my fireman friend and bought a different brand.
Date published: 2019-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw I purchased the MS 291 to supplement my smaller MS210 chainsaw. We had some trees cut down close to the house as I was concerned about blow down. So now I have a lot of bucking up and heavy limb work to do to clean up and the 210 needed some help on the larger stuff. I watched several videos on the Stihl chainsaws and settled in on the 291 for its power and 20" bar length. I have been using chainsaws for over 50 years, some of it semi-professional and I have always leaned towards the Stihl saws over the Husqvarna, which is an awesome saw as well. Just personal preference I guess. The only issue I have with the Stihl is that it does seem to flood easy when starting cold, but the associate at Rural King walked me thru the newer saws and that helped me out quite a bit. All in all, I have been very pleased with the purchase of the MS 291. Remember that this is not a beginner saw. It is powerful and a little heavy, so be mindful of that when you look at them.
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid firewood saw Bought this saw about a month ago and so far I’m very pleased. I only use it for cutting wood that is already down and I have been pleasantly surprised with this saw’s performance. It runs much smoother than the 290 or 038 super that I am used to using. The power isn’t that of the 038 but for the weight of the saw I have no complaints. There is no oil adjustment but I found that keeping the oiler clean and using Stihl bar oil provides adequate oiling. About 4 cords of hickory cut without a hiccup. I would definitely recommend this saw to a land owner using the saw to clear downed trees or to cut firewood.
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Product always starts and runs amazing so far!!! I would recommend this chainsaw to anyone... Ive had it for well over a month and its been great so far!!!
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Quick start, light weight, dependable. Does everything a chainsaw should do in minimal time
Date published: 2019-05-06
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