MS 271 FARM BOSS® - $399.99 DSRP


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A high-performance, high-tech, fuel-efficient chainsaw.

Bringing reduced-emission technology to mid-range chainsaws, the STIHL MS 271 FARM BOSS® is ideal for felling, firewood cutting and storm cleanup tasks. An improved low-emission, fuel-efficient engine cuts emissions by 50% when compared to previous models and delivers 20% longer run times than traditional 2-stroke engines. Designed with user comfort in mind, its compact, ergonomic design and advan...Read More
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MS 271 FARM BOSS® Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 50.2 cc (3.06 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 2.6 kW (3.49 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 500 cc (16.9 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 240 cc (8.12 oz.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 40 to 50 cm (16" to 20")
STIHL recommends #3634 (26 RM3 67) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3003 812 6813 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Pre-Separation Air Filtration System
    This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.

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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.
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    Side-Access Chain Tensioner
    The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
WARNING! The occurrence called “kickback” can cause serious or fatal injury. Always read the instruction manual carefully before using your saw. STIHL uses a green and yellow color-coding system to help you select a powerhead, bar and chain combination that complies with the kickback requirements of ANSI Standard B175.1 (gasoline-powered saws) and §30 of UL 1662/ ANSI Standard B175.1 (electric chainsaws). Ask your STIHL dealer about safe operating procedures and the advantages of the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q) additional chain braking feature, STIHL reduced kickback bars and STIHL low-kickback saw chains.

STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chainsaws.
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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MS 271 FARM BOSS® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 591.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More power I was using a Craftsman 20" chainsaw and just couldn't get through the wood, this cut through it like butter. This just sounds like a real piece of equipment vs a small chainsaw for small branches.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliability This saw is amazing. Starts up with no trouble, easy to change chain and remove bar. Efficient. Dependable. All around great tool.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for residential homeowner with wood stove. I purchased the saw because I had 16 face cord of logs delivered to get the wood cut and split for next year. My son and I decided this year we would do the work ourselves vs having it cut and split. The saw has worked great and in just a few weeks after work, we have gotten more than half of it done. The saw has started easy and runs smooth. Cuts through various hardwoods with ease. Would recommend this saw to regular wood burners!
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bar run's dry / Have To Prime the engine to start The 271 run's great once it's running. BUT when the engine is cold { outside temp is in the 60s} I Have to prime the engine by taking the spark plug out and spray WD40 into the chamber to start it. But when it's running it's run's great and stay's running tell you shut it off. Lot's of power, fell's good in your hands and it's a dream working with it. But the chain run's to dry for my liking, I first noticed it after the first 5 min of using it. So I took it back to the dealer [ where I got it ]. And he said it's works just fine and I said this is not good. I still use it, and I like it a lot, but I wish it had a manual oiler, not a auto oiler. Sill on the first bar & chain after 16 cords so i guess it's ok. On that starting thing, When it's hot and run's out of gas and I fill the tank, with in the first 15 min it will start first pull.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Power We were so used to using the Stihl MS 025 for everything when we purchased the MS 271 it felt almost too powerful. This saw made things so much easier and quicker. More power saves time and gets the job done more efficiently. Even though the MS 271 is larger than the MS 025 there isn't a huge difference in weight, which is a plus. This was a great purchase and I would definitely recommend this to anyone that needs an upgrade to their current chainsaw.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good power Great saw with plenty of power. Very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Dependable I've owned this saw for 3 years now and for the last 18 months i've used it nearly everyday as a tree service company. Never quit on me, adjusted carb only once, never had to change the air filter. I trust stihl products now and will continue to buy them in the future, in fact now i'm upgrading to the 661.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Farm Boss is very useful and works very well. I have used the Stihl Farm Boss chainsaw on dead ash trees quite a lot and am very pleased with the chainsaw performance.
Date published: 2018-02-07
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