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MS 251 WOOD BOSS® is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 471.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts like a larger saw Completely happy with this model. The power is sufficient and it is light.
Date published: 2019-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, Powerful, Great Handling Saw. Have owned many chainsaws over the years, including an older STIHL 028 WOOD BOSS but by far the MS 251 is the most versatile, user friendly saw I have. My older 028 has more power at lower rpm and is better suited for felling larger trees but it's much heaver than the MS 251 and doesn't work as well for light duty jobs.. The MS 251 is a great saw for all aspects of tree cutting. Transitioning form large base wood cutting to small limb cutting is seamless with this saw. I heat my home with wood and cut a substantial amount of varying hardwood every year. The MS 251 is perfect for the job!
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A workhorse after it's started I have used this chainsaw off and on. It's hard to believe I've had it a year now. It is a high performance workhorse--once I get it started. I have had a high compression Stihl before, the 025. I can start it every time without a hitch. I mention this so readers will know that I know how to start these saws. The MS251 can be very frustrating to start.
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no mor stihll products for me Bought a ms251 used it 4 times: started it up (eventually) and went to hook up my lawn trailer. came back to find the saw burned up.... melted... it's almost all one told me you can't run the saw with the chain break on. then what the good is the break? some of you might want that chain spinning after start but not try and get new parts......only one source stihl! so did you ever deal with them?NO MORE STIHL in my tool box.have a better day than I had.
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for the price I’ve cut about 6 cords of wood and this saw has not let me down. This saw cut trees/limbs of 8 inches or less like a hot knife through butter. For larger trees you have to be willing to take your time. It is great for limboing trees because it’s not too long nor is it too heavy. I’ve learned the value of keeping the saw sharp. I highly recommend this saw.
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use the heck outtavit It is fine for the firewood cutting I do annually, standing dead timber, cut to length.
Date published: 2019-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great saw -- powerful, quiet and comfortable Purchased this saw for cutting firewood. Oak, pine, sycamore and walnut. Really comfortable to use due to the anti-vibration springs in the handle and saw body. Easy to adjust chain tension with one bolt. Starts easily and runs quietly. Another great Stihl product!
Date published: 2019-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mostly great so far Loved the features and was amazed by the dealer care. Got a full walk thru and start up at the shop.First day cut great thru many different wood types, but when dropping a small tree, the chain came off and burred up the not sharp side. It would not fit in the groove of the bar anymore.Took it into the shop and they handed me a new chain and showed me how to check the bar for any issues.I will keep on cutting.
Date published: 2019-10-07
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