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MS 251 WOOD BOSS® is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 276.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for a new home owner! I bought my STIHL about 2 months ago when I moved into my new house. There were small to medium sized pines everywhere. The saw worked great taking them down! I'm sure it could do more, but I didn't need it to... not yet. I purchased my STIHL based on reputation and quality. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product has performed well The saw has performed beautifully. Hurricane Irma provided a substantial Chestnut tree that the saw made quick work of. I also used it over 10 days of clearing 40' tall bamboo and it performed very well. I am very pleased with the power, ease of operation and reliability.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crank, Cut, repeat. Wanted a saw that would crank easily, and cut. After doing research and price comparisons, the wood boss fit the bill.Very happy with purchase and the support I received when buying the saw.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it This thing starts like a champ, cuts like butter, and has ample power to keep going. I am running a yellow chain which this girl loves to use. I can’t say I have a complaint or con. And Deer Park Lawnmower where I bought it was amazing.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw Perfect for home use. Good for firewood as well as tree maintenence
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cuts well. I enjoy the saw when it's running. Our ACE store adjusted the carb for our elevation before letting me take it home, but it still doesn't quite start reliably. I can always get it on eventually, but sometimes it takes more cranks than you'd think a new saw would take. This could be just me doing something wrong with maintenance or something. It cuts like a dream though, it's pretty lightweight, and adjusting the chain tension is a lot easier than it was on previous models.I bought STIHL because of the longevity claims though. So the real test will be whether or not I have to replace it in a couple of years.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from good power bad design 30 years exp. used saw for less than 3 hours chain tensioner froze would not loosen or tighten clutch is already wore out repair guy says.called stihl waiting on outcome.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let the Chips Fly I upgraded from an MS 170 which I used for 4 years and cut over 30 cords of wood and probably 100+ old growth dead standing red oaks with... It is still going strong and is a joy to use. It was light and easy to manuever for limbing.The MS 251 excels are raw power and vibration control. It also starts really well. It is much heavier to use for hours on end, but if you limb with a small saw and then fire up this for the main trunk and branches, the job goes a lot faster with less fuss. It can handle anything you will find on the east coast with the 20" bar. The bar is actually a bit much and I can't wait to re-fit it with a 16" to try for limbing and small trees. It ate up these huge hemlocks and ripped right through really tough hard beech that my MS170 struggles with unless ultra sharp.
Date published: 2017-10-06
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