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MS 251 WOOD BOSS® is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 223.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good saw for the price Used it to take down five good size trees over the weekend. Easy to start and I found the saw very reliable. Maintaining the saw was just as easy as other brands I own. The dealer that I purchased the saw from was great, they filled out and sent in the warrantee paper work on my behave.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Chainsaw Chainsaw starts up easy, and is light enough to run all day. Great saw for the money
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent saw. I buy another one in a heartbeat. Starts easy. Doesn't stall. Great product. Starts easy. Doesn't stall. I've got the manual chain adjust feature. Very easy to work with. Reliable. Cuts great. Easy to work with and handle. Would buy another one in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase I bought into a 5-acre nut-tree farm, and had to clear some of the dead trees. This saw made short order of the trees I needed to thin, most between 3" and 10" diameter. I initially had trouble starting it on my own, then watched one of the handy Stihl videos, which prompted me to listen for the engine turnover before moving the starting switch. Have had no trouble with starting every time after that. Easy to fill gas and chain lube. Unbelievable cutting power.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from At 70 I'm back At 70 years old ,it fun again to get the work done . Very easy to start , dependable ,and useing a chain # 26RS /68 throws those wood chips , I'm a older Farmer now and now I look forward to going to the wood lot . In my 50 years of cutting wood I'm happy camper , indeed .
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this saw This thing is great starts easy and made fast work of cutting down and chopping up ten decent sized trees on my property
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw for home or small ranch Starts easy plenty of power and low vibration. Extremely happy with this saw
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product cuts nice! The first time I used the saw, I made maybe 40 cuts in 15 minutes!
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE Standard for homeowner chain saws. THE Standard for homeowner chain saws. Works every time all the time with no worries. HIGHLY recommend this saw for homeowners everywhere.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl the best. Sold a 40 year old Stihl saw for this one. It was time for an up-grade. I am sure I will get 40 years from this one too.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overall saw! Gets the job done with little effort. Not super powerful compared to a larger powerhead but for size, weight, and price, works great for what I use it for.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Requires breaking in but worth it i'll need a few years to fairly judge the quality and dependability of this chainsaw, but it's very powerful for it's size. I own other Stihl products and have had good success. For some reason, mine took a few uses to get the pull/start mechanism to work smoothly and was hard to start. Once it runs though, you'll be pleased with how it performs.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for the farm! Awesome saw, I had a cheap saw that I struggled with for years. I never knew a stil would make such a difference or I would have bought one years ago. Starts every time no more cranking until I'm give out!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with the wood boss. I am very happy with the purchase of my wood boss 251. It will tackle anything around the house and still work circles around them other brands in the woods. My only regret is not buying it years ago.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to use went thru 5 tanks of gas so far. so far so good. starting is great as long as you follow procedure, which is pretty simple. cuts and handles better than my old saw. following the on line videos made for a better understanding and easier use of the far so good.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super reliable! Starts every time, really fun and easy to use, but most important, its very reliable.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A product with excellent reliability. When I realized I needed to purchase a new chain saw the first name that came to mind was Stihl. The reason for thinking Stihl is reliability. I learned this years ago by purchasing other Stihl products. Reliability comes from quality and giving the customer a great machine and standing behind it. In the event repair is ever needed the expertise of highly trained technicians to restore the machine to top performance is available locally.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable saw I am the head fleet mechanic for a landscape company and deal with a ton of small equipment. I have always felt that the Stihl products were superior to others. This is not my first Stihl saw, I had an ms310 that gave up the fight after hundreds of cords of wood. Wanted a lighter saw that could still handle an 18" bar. It doesn't hog as fast as the 310 through a tree but my back thanks it. It's significantly better on fuel. Only problem I had with it is as when it was new, seemed to flood easy. 3 pulls on any Stihl I have been around usually floods it but this one was extra sensitive. I switched to using the premixed fuel at the John Deere dealer in town and haven't had a problem since. I chocked it up to ethanol in the fuel at the local gas stations and the higher price is worth it to mean in longevity of the machine and less frustration. Other than that, it's a great saw for use cutting wood for th burner and building fences for the cows. Happy to stand behind it.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding performance It is an awesome product, very dependable. Never fails to start. I would highly recommend this saw in fact I have.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product What a great product easy to start and maintain and very reliable
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features and power I have only used the saw to trim several 3'' to 4'' branches ,but it starts easy and is very easy to handle. It has more than enough power to do the jobs i need to do around the house and at my deer lease.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best chainsaw I have used My wife and I are clearing 2 acres wih only this saw and our hands, and I couldn't be happier with it. Starts easy cuts through the trees with ease. I can't believe the difference it makes when you buy a quality product instead of the other 2 we have bought. Highly recommend this chainsaw.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw, light weight Great saw - well balanced with the 18 inch blade, easy to grip and use, light weight, good power to weight ratio, 3/8 chain makes quick, clean cuts.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little home owners saw Easy to start light weight. Works great trimming trees and cutting fire wood
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product Got this saw 2 weeks ago. Full tank of mixed gas and went into cutting. Half tank through the saw and it stalled and wouldn't start nomore. So I took it back to dealer and they told me that I flooded it. How? I didn't do any adjustments. They started it up and it ran fine without no adjustments(Dealer had no clue how to fix what's causing it to flood). Next day it wouldn't start up when its cold (had choke on for 2 pulls) so I went to pulled the spark plug out and it was soak wet. Went to read the handbook manual and readjusted the carb as it said to factory specs. Now it runs and cuts perfectly fine now. Other than that I'm liking it so far. I'll see how long this saw makes it through.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable I have had this chainsaw for three months and have had it in for repairs twice already due to factory defects.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good saw Saw starts easily and runs good. This model has the chain with larger teeth and is an aggressive cutter. It may be more saw than the average homeowner needs.For just pruning 6" or smaller limbs, one of the smaller saws would work quite well and cost less than the Wood Boss.The Wood Boss is an excellent saw and I would recommend it.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from +10 merica points after purchase Wanna make merica great again! Buy a stihl and cut stuff down! And this stihl will deffinately do the job! Oorah! Hope this review gets accepted or i give up!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase 2016! I love this saw and I have probably burned 15 cords of wood in our stove this year. Wood is or only heat source so we go through a ton of it. I was a little worried about it being marketed as a saw that cuts 16-18'' logs but I have cut some huge stumps that are 4' in diameter. It starts up every time and runs for 45min to 1 hr on one tank of gas doing full on sawing the whole time. I have only dulled one saw blade and I am currently working through the second. Once you go STIHL you never go back.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw handles great spent the weekend cutting hedge and this saw never missed a beat. It started up easy every time.
Date published: 2017-02-13
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