MS 271 FARM BOSS® - $389.95 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.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 26 RM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 40 to 50 cm (16" to 20")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC®
POWER SOURCE Gas
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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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    Performance Winter Protective Pants - 6 Layer

    These pants have a minimum of 6 layers of cut-retardant Engtex® material to help protect the chainsaw operator.

    Front and back outer shell is made with water and snow resistant nylon. Front has Avertic® Pro by Engtex® cut-retardant material. Warm winter lining is made with Thinsulate®. Color: Black. Sizes available: S, M, L, XL.

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MS 271 FARM BOSS® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 726.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I have my original Stihl 031AV that I purchased in 1976. The Oiler quit working and my wife said you need a new chainsaw. I went with the Stihl MS271 Farmboss. It is a very good saw with much less vibration than the old one. I would recommend a Stihl when you are buying a new saw. I also was able to get the parts from my local Stihl dealer to fix my old saw. 42 years of use with very few problems.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Own a Farm Boss now for 10 years, I own a tree farm I use this saw just about daily on my pine and pecan tree farm. I have 40 year old pines 36 “ at the butt and 90 ft tall, pole pines. If you want a light weight disposable saw go to a box store, this Farm Boss ain’t it. It is heavy, yes, because like most good tools it is made to last.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable I would have given it 5 stars but the oil pump delivering oil to the chain was not working when I first used the chainsaw. This should have been found before I ever picked up the saw from Rural King. It has been an outstanding saw since that was fixed
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy again I recently purchased this saw, I had three big oak trees fall during hurricane Florence. I had the 20" bar buried into green oak wood and it cut through the oak wood very well without much bog. I have an older 046 Magnum saw that is a beast and has its place as well. However, for most jobs I will pull the power to weight advantages of the MS271. I am very happy with the MS271. Cant comment on reliability yet as I have only used it a few times.
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from never recommend multiple trips to the dealer where even they could not get it to start changed oil plug, fuel, gas line, changed choke setting (all dealer fixes) if it sits mores than a day will not start and it feels like trying to pull a truck to get it to even turn over once or twice but never catches. it is really to bad as on the very rare times that it runs it works well.
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is tough! Bought 3-4 weeks ago and have cut about 20 pines around 18" in diameter since! This saw is TOUGH and runs strong, I just changed the blade to an aggressive cut and it's unreal- if I break this saw I'll buy two more..
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm very impressed will highly recommend Good cutting powerful saw, would highly recommend this saw
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts like butter! I bought this model for post hurricane clean up of several large hardwood and pine trees that fell in my yard. I originally wanted the farm boss 291 but none were available anywhere near me. I got the 271 as the only one left/available. This thing chewed threw trees that my older saw with more power would only cut halfway through. It is so light compared to my older saw. I would have liked some parts to be made more sturdier, but for price and how well it did, I was very impressed. Thank you stihl!
Date published: 2018-10-06
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