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MS 251 WOOD BOSS® is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 457.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First saw Birthday gift from the wife, first chainsaw. Been using it for five months now. Cutting up firewood, clearing fallen trees from big storms. Loving every second of it. Easy to flood if you're newer like me. My local Stihl dealer straightened me out though. Great product, great service. Its the bee's knees. Buy a Stihl!
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Running issues Returning my 251 wood boss tomorrow. I used it for 2.5hrs, then the following day it would not start. From my diagnosis the ignition coil is bad. And of course this happens when I need the saw most.. For the little time I used it I enjoyed the saws performance. But I feel like I may need to spend a little more money and get a 271 wood boss, assuming that it's built better as it will be used more frequently.
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ezy start up, Ezy start up, cuts like hot knife thru butterVery pleased with my new purchase Highly recommend
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Won't stay running After 20 minutes the chain spun off. OK that can happen. Worked good for about 2 hrs. Went to use it on a different day and wouldn't stay running. I'm surprised that the saw wasn't ready for some extended use. Hopefully the tech can adjust the carb. and make it more usable.
Date published: 2019-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Will not hot start, the no tool chain adjuster does not work. This saw is a nightmare to use. It will not restart hot, and the tool free chain adjuster will not adjust once the saw is hot. It binds up, and will not turn until the saw has cooled for at least an hour. Big R does not have in store service, and the two local Stihl service centers want their hourly rate to provide warranty work because I didn't buy it from them. I can't wait the six to eight weeks that Big R says it will take for them to send it in for repair. The purchase was a mistake, and I won't make that mistake again.
Date published: 2019-08-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worked good, once. Bought the wood boss based on awesome reviews. Trimmed a small tree in the yard and turned it off. It never started again. Took it back to Ace where I bought it. 2 times no certified tech was available. Finally asked for my money back but oh wait, now I was past my 7 day window. While there an ex employee walked in and offered to help, he was certified. I told the manager if he could start it I would be more than happy to keep it. Well I ended up getting my money back after an hour of failed efforts. Seriously disappointed. Cost me so much time and aggravation. Perhaps I got the one bad one they ever made but I felt obligated to report here since I got nowhere with phone calls to Ace or Stihl.
Date published: 2019-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay saw The only saw I can compare it to is an 028 WB I purchased in 1980. The 251 is nowhere near the saw the 028 was. Once running it seems to cut fine but can be a bear to start at times. It's lighter than the 028 but that's because of all the plastic on it. Hopefully it will last as long as the 028 did but I doubt I'll be around to find out.
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Chainsaw with plenty of power Great chainsaw and it has plenty of power for the farmer too. I say that because I use it on the farm too. It's weight and ease of use, I wouldn't want too use anything else on the farm all day long. It's a great chainsaw to have for cutting wood. The only thing I would change is the oil cap. I have had issues with it locking closed like it should. That would be the only thing I would change. Even with that I would still say the same for this chainsaw as I did previously.
Date published: 2019-08-17
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