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MS 251 WOOD BOSS® is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 234.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great saw This thing cuts like a beast, but I have noticed the chain dries out faster than the oiler can lubricate it on larger jobs. I manually lube the chain when I have to make continuous cuts. Other than that, I love it.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent chainsaw, Not a premium product The hardest starting piece of equipment I've ever owned. Even after having run the saw for a while and cutting up a tree, it is hard to restart. I would have thought that once it warmed up it would be better than a cold start. I have equipment 4-6 years old that starts easier and faster than this chainsaw (MS 251 Wood Boss). Once it is started it runs well, and does it's job but nothing that my other much cheaper saws cannot do. Not sure it was worth the money to buy "quality". I've owned many chainsaws through the years but I probably won't come back to Stihl when I need another piece of equipment.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like this saw. It is a good reliable saw. It has good safety features. Cuts good.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from STIHL WAY OR NO WAY Let's just say I'm the last person you'll probably ever catch writing a review on something but here I am and I have to say this saw and many other products I have from stihl are just absolutely top of the line. I grew up into landscaping through the family business and now have taken over and I've tried just about every power head known to man for weed eaters, edgers, etc and no one and I mean NO ONE has the power and compactness stihl puts in every one of there machines. I bought 2 of these saws New from my dealer at the beggining of the 2017 season for pruning and trimming smaller trees back on properties and it has proven it's worth. I also own an ms 391 and a ms 461 and they're. Both plenty of power. For bigger pines we cut down but don't let this saw fool you it has plenty of power. Along with the fs90r and 110 being my favorite power head from stihl I just can't go to anything different other than stihl!
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good power to weight ratio. This is my first Stihl chainsaw. I have owned several craftsman saws but they do not hold up to even moderate work.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first Stihl Fantastic chainsaw. Alll chainsaws are a pain to get started after they've sat for awhile. No different with this one. But with ethinal fuels that's to be expected. Once it's warmed up it's a beast of a saw. I wouldn't hesitate to buy any Stihl product.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from STIHL MS 251 Wood Boss I love my MS 251 Wood Boss Chainsaw. It is easy to handle and makes a big job seem simple. STIHL makes great products.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Product The MS251 was incredibly easy to start, tons of power and cut through the dense trees like butter. Worked non-stop for 2.5 hours. Would highly recommend this product to any one who like to purchase the right tool to get the job done.
Date published: 2017-05-29
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