Stihl MS290 Chainsaw Review

The STIHL MS 290 is considered the ideal work saw for landowners. Known as the “Farm Boss” in the United Sates, it is the best-selling chainsaw in that region; and why not? The MS 290 really lives up to its name.

At 5.9 kg with a 3.0 kW power output, this mid-range chain saw packs enough power to accomplish the various sawing tasks found on gardens, farms, plantations and orchards.

In fact, even local authorities will find the MS 290 useful for light maintenance work. With great torque even at medium speed, the STIHL MS290 is truly an effective power tool when it comes to wood-cutting.

On top of that, it boasts other great features too!

The variable-displacement oil pump and the Ematic chain lubrication system are great money savers as they result in up to 50% reduction in chain oil and bar oil consumption.

On the other hand, the compensator keeps the fuel to air ratio in the carburettor constant even as the air filter clogs up.

This additional function allows you to enjoy consistent performance without having to clean your filter every now and then.

STIHL’s anti-vibration system effectively dampens engine oscillations, thus, significantly reducing vibrations at the handles.

This reduces any adverse effects of long term vibration to the blood vessels in the user’s hands and arms. Other user friendly features include tool-free filler caps and a single-lever master control.

All this makes the STIHL MS290 a perfect chainsaw for agriculture and landscaping.

So if you need a chain saw for your estate, look no further, go check this model out at your nearest STIHL dealer.

Stihl MS290 Chainsaw Technical Specifications
Model Name Stihl MS290
Engine Type Single-cylinder Two-stroke
Engine Capacity 56.5mm, 3.45in
Cylinder Bore 46mm, 1.81in
Piston Stroke 34mm, 1.34in
Ignition Type Electronic (Breakerless) magneto.
Spark Plug Type Bosch WSR 6 F or NGK BPMR 7 A
Spark Plug Gap 0.5mm, 0.02in
Carburetor Type All position diaphragm type with built-in fuel pump.
Fuel Tank Capacity 0.56 litre
Fuel Mixture 50:1 with Stihl two-stroke air-cooled engine oil.
Weight 5.9kg, 13lb (dry, no bar, no chain)
Chain Lubrication Type Automatic oil pump.
Oil Tank Capacity 0.68 litre