MS 271 FARM BOSS® - $409.95 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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MS 271 FARM BOSS® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 572.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable Been running this saw for 3 yrs, never a problem. Follow the starting procedure and it fires up every time. Light enough for bucking, but still has enough power to handle felling, at least for the trees I cut. Keep a sharp chain and this will handle anything you throw at it. The only tricky thing I’ve run into is hot starts after refueling during a job. It’s seemed counter intuitive but I’ve had to go full choke to start back up even though the saw is warm. Very solid tool though, I’ve run it hot weather and zero degrees and it has not let me down. I would only run a Stihl from now on.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Words cannot describe the full experience I have used other saws before and I have never used a saw that is so easy to use and so smooth. Cutting through wood like its butter is exactly what this saw does. I have the Farm Boss 20" bar and I have cut through all types of wood, pine, maple, ash, hickory, and the saw performs just as well no matter what type. Anti vibration makes it so much more enjoyable to cut wood, I was on the saw for 4+ hours only to stop to fuel and check my bar and chain oil and there was very little fatigue. I am only on my 5th tank of gas so I have not had much maintenance to perform but the cleaning after each use is very easy. The air flow feature with the winter and summer options are pretty neat. You are out in the cold and working so it never seems that bad but when your hands never get cold because of this feature, that just makes the saw and STIHL and even better product! I am not sure what else to say about the saw except for the reader to go get one and I promise you will not be dissatisfied with your choice! Get the Farm Boss MS 271 in a 20" bar and you will not use any other saw again (I am not associated any way with STIHL except for me saw, I am promoting your purchase on my own experience). This saw is the best saw out there and makes a long day of cutting wood less work and more fun!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't ask for better I purchased the MS271 as my first chainsaw to use for cutting firewood and man am I pleased. I have used others chainsaws in the past and this one by far exceeds the power and comfort of the others I have used. Great quality, starts easily and is a powerhouse. Wouldn't trade it for any other saw.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is all around a great saw Bought my second Ms 271 yesterday and just like my first runs and cuts great bought a second one due to first got stolen from my garage. only one thing I don't like is it cuts so good I over do it and have to pick up lot more fire wood lol.I highly recommend the ms271.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 2nd stihl chainsaw Needing a bigger saw the stihl farm boss was perfect fit for firewood I’m extremely happy and a very satisfied customer stihl chainsaws are the best.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USA built machine The farm boss is my 3rd Stilh chainsaw. All are great machines .If you always use non alcohol fuel you will never have a problem
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Power. Starts every time. Bought the MS271 last year and been cutting lots of wood had one issue but it got replaced and been going good ever since. I had used others my friends had but this one puts me to shame and they all went out and bought the same saw. I'm going to upgrade to a pro saw soon but will keep this one. If your looking for a good saw look no farther.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best saw for the dollar First chainsaw I ever bought and I am highly impressed with its performance. I’ve used other smaller STIHL chainsaws and liked them but I’ve never had one cut with the ease this one does. Very powerful, reliable, easy to start and can handle any size tree you want down as far as the bar will reach.
Date published: 2017-12-09
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