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Common Features for Chainsaws
View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chainsaws.
STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
HP Ultra 2-Cycle Engine OilHP Ultra is a fully synthetic 2-cycle engine oil specially suited for high performance chainsaws and power tools. This oil has outstanding engine cleaning characteristics, plus “ultra” superior lubricating qualities in comparison to other 2-cycle engine oils. It is ideal for use in STIHL 4-MIX® engines. This oil is biodegradable, degrading by 80% in 21 days.
•2.6 oz. bottle makes 1 gallon mix
•5.2 oz. bottle makes 2 gallon mix
•6.4 oz. bottle makes 2 1/2 gallon mix
•12.8 oz. bottle makes 5 gallon mix
STIHL recommends a mix of 50:1 high-quality 89 octane or higher unleaded gasoline to STIHL engine oil. This same mix ratio should be used during break-in.
Bar and Chain OilSTIHL Bar and Chain oil is formulated to adhere to the bar and chain, and to reduce wear. Special agents in the oil formulation help keep sap and pitch from clinging to the bar and chain.
Available in quart and gallon bottles, 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums, in both summer and winter weights.
Complete Filing KitsKits available for the following chain types: STIHL PICCOTM Mini; 1/4" pitch chain; .325" pitch chain; 3/8" pitch chain; .404" pitch chain.
Includes file guide, depth gauge, round file, flat file and two file handles in tool pouch.
Chain Pitch File Diameter File Guide
in. mm in. mm Part Number 3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073 1/4
5/32 4.0 0811 411 8091 0.325 8.25 3/16 4.8 0811 412 8088 3/8 9.32 13/64 5.2 0814 243 3384 5605 750 4329 0.404 10.26 7/32 5.5 0811 412 8108 5605 750 4330
Pro Mark™ Apron ChapsRugged, yet comfortable, apron-style chaps are treated with water and oil resistant nylon covering multiple layers of Avertic™ Pro by Engtex® sewn-in, cut-retardant material. Garments are easy to buckle on and can be adjusted to fit a variety of sizes. Cargo pocket on front. Waist size expands from 30" to 42". For Proper fit and protection, the chap length should extend below the calf of the wearer's leg. Larger waists can be accommodated with the waist extender strap (Part No. 0000 886 5901)
STIHL Pro Mark items are "Wash and Wear." They do not require dry cleaning as other brands do.
Where this label appears, these garments have been Classified by UL® (Underwriter Laboratories Inc.) as chainsaw cut-retardent leg protection for all operators of Gasoline-Powered Chainsaws by using ASTM (American Society of Testing & Materials) F1414 Test Method and ASTM F1897 performance standard. See complete marking on the product.
STIHL® Forestry Helmet SystemAdjustable hearing protection. Epoxy-coated full face screen. Tough ABS hard hat meets ANSI Z89.1-2003 Type 1 Class G. All parts are replaceable.
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MS 291 Description
Equipped to handle demanding tasks, the MS 291 increases running time by 20% over previous model. Packing plenty of power, this chainsaw is ideal for felling, firewood cutting and storm cleanup. Several user-friendly features include an advanced anti-vibration system that reduces operator fatigue and side chain access for easy saw chain adjustment. The MS 291 is a dependable choice for a mid-range chainsaw.