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  # 2212770 8-Apr-2019 12:34
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The chain bar oil leaking thing is pretty common. Friend's MS291 did it from new, my 180 never has, another friend's 171 does. 

 

The 291 is an awesome saw though, plenty of power with the 18" bar and would handle a bigger bar without too much drama I'd say. Surprisingly light for it's size.

 

 

 

If I've not used my saw for more than a month I'll always drain any fuel out and fill it up with freshly mixed fuel. I think most of the problems people have with difficulty starting 2 stroke stuff is from lack of use & bad fuel.

 

Weed eaters especially are shocking for gumming up spark plugs as you're on and off the throttle all the time, and often running at low revs. Crank the thing up at full throttle for a bit before turning it off. 




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  # 2220791 18-Apr-2019 18:50
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After much deliberation I have just bought a Stihl MS251. Will be using it some time in the next week and will report back.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2220898 19-Apr-2019 07:28
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Nice, am sure you'll be happy with it. Keen to know what you think.

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  # 2220910 19-Apr-2019 07:59
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Enjoy!!


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  # 2220914 19-Apr-2019 08:07
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Check if the chainsaw can take an Oregon Powersharp chain - this means you wont go to use the chainsaw just to find the chain is blunt and you either have to sharpen it with a hand file or take it somewhere to be done it sharpens itself with an attachment you place over the chain while running the saw.

 

 


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  # 2220971 19-Apr-2019 09:48
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What? who doesn't check and if necessary, sharpen after use?
We do.

 

And have a spare chain too


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