My Dolmar PS420 with 16” bar has become a bit undersized for my needs. It struggles cutting through larger logs.
So, I fixed that little problem by picking up a new Stihl saw. I was going back and forth between the MS251 and MS271. I looked at both closely, and ended up buying the 271. It is a little bit heavier, but has a bit more power than the 251. I spent just over $500 for the saw, spare chain, bar oil, a gallon of Motomix, and the 6 pack of 2 stroke oil to double the warranty.
Brought the saw home and fired it up. No better time to test it than right now! I had a poplar tree come down a couple weeks ago that still needed to be cut up. This saw is the nuts. Went right through that hardwood like nothing. I am really impressed with it. It did get a bit heavy after a couple hours, but I don’t handle a chainsaw all that frequently so I expected that.
I would definitely recommend it.