I have owned the STIHL MS 271 for over a year now and used it several times a month. Now I am clearing a spot for a garden and that means that I am using it a lot more recently. I have to say that I am very impressed with this saw. It has taken on every tree that I have tossed its way.
Growing up my dad had an old small Craftsman saw that was good for what he did with it but not much more than little trees around the house. I have used the MS 271 for stuff larger than 2′ diameter.
In this video I am with my brother in law cutting down some trees that are shadowing the garden spot. I cut the trees down and he limbs them. I hope you enjoy getting to see the Saw in action.