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The hardest of starts! Based on reputation I chose a Stihl as I already had an Echo chainsaw that performed like a champion, always, & wanted to move up. I believed I would be getting several years of technology updates as the digital world had advanced & QC should be...
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3.9
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Bought my ms 271 from faribault farm and home March 25. Used it about 2 hours every other week till September 17 when it blew. Took it to dealer service for warranty work, seems like there is a pattern here... My fault, old gas, too much ethanol, maybe water maybe no...
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Dale DuBois

Same for me on a new MS361, hard to start, no power, then not starting at all.The first day I took it back because it would not start, the dealer got it started but no power.T...

robertwr1958
robertwr1958

pull the muffler off and see if the piston is scared if so you have a case for lean running cased by leaking seal or base gasket . Stihl treats there dealers very bad and pay ...

1.9
#1110626
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won't start. won't start after a dealer visit. neither the edger (FS55R) or the tree trimmer. I will never buy any of their junk again. ECHO always starts! Dealer is useless and uninterested. No wonder they have financial troubles. They told me to use starter fluid....
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Richard

I bought a stihl chainsaw last week! What do I think of it? I bought a stihl last week!

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Anonymous

100 % correct it is piece of junk just returned mine

#1101954
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Hope you never have any of their equipment break down. They will not help you, just make excuses of how it was your fault. I had a leaf blower for a year and a half with 5 to 7 hours on it. Using it one day and it got hot. Took it to local dealer under warranty. Place...
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1.0
#1090852
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My Stihl trimmer developed a fuel line problem so I took it to a dealer to have it repaired. The dealer stated it would be ready in two days. Two days later I went back and asked if it was done, it wasn't and I was told another two days. I went back three days later...
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robertwr1958
robertwr1958

I will bet stihl has treated this dealer very poorly and he has to seal every thing to get out .Stihl will not take any thing back . When I get a stihl product new out of the ...

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57dickster

Stihl USA won't sell parts to individuals, their dealers won't fix the products and they think that lying to consumers is a good idea. Stihl USA will not intercede with their ...

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#1083572
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I bought stihl because I thought it was good saw,mine wont cranj after you run half a tank of gas threw it,took back and told dealer ,it took 3 weeks for new carb.a srew on the pull start housing was missing,repair man said he would put one in it.well wife picked saw...
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#1078979
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I bought a new Stihl ms 170 chainsaw. Used it twice. It was running good when I put it up. Tried to use it again and it wouldn't start. I took it to the dealer and he informed me that the piston was scored from dirt getting inside it?? And yes the filter was still...
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John Webber

I bought a MS 170 used it a couple of times. My stepson used it and a small part that holds the kill switch on the engine housing broke. Took it in to repair, was told it was ...

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don

don i had thing happen and got the same treatment you did with my 170 my engene was trashed from saw dust the dealer charge me 35 for looking at it told me i took off the fill...

2.0
#1076562
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Bought a brand new stihl 250 in summer of 2016. i have had THE SAME PROBLEM OVER AND OVER, even after bringing it in for warranty. the chainsaw fires up first or second pull. it runs. i turn it off after 5 minutes to tighten chain...add fuel... and it does not fire...
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Richard

Same thing! Bought a stihl! Geez!

2.2
Limbach-Oberfrohna,Sachsen
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  • Does not fire back up
  • Unreliable
#1076404
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I bought my new MS271 Farm Boss in March 2016. I only used it for that one afternoon and the saw quit on me. I took it into the dealer for repairs and they told me the same thing, I ran it too long w/ the chain brake on. I told them I had a much older Stihl Wood Boss...
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ducks221

I have owned chainsaws since the mid 1970's. Run Homelite, Poulan, Husqvarna and Stihl. The MS271 Farm Boss is the worst saw I have ever run. Boggs down easy, hard to crank. A...

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Saw Tech

Pretty simple. Chain brakes are NOT parking brakes. They reduce kickback injuries in case of kick back. PERIOD. If the saw is properly tuned the chain will NOT turn at idle so...

1.2
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  • Servic quality willing to back their product
#1068929
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Stihl - MS311 Overheating damage

Stihl - MS311 Overheating damage
Like others looked after my saw used all the correct oils and fuel - but from the start it was hard to start then after 10hrs use -engine seized - shop said $300-350 I went in today and they want $579- WTF
1.5
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