Two in a row is a bad sign.
Used product for 1-year, purchased From, harbour's End on Saltspring.,.
This chainsaw was amazing.
Cut4fun, i know a guy that gives the Stihl CD with IPL's and Service Manuals away at GTG's and during Christmas time cjcocn" from: Cut4fun on December 29, 2008, 03:12:18 pm I know a guy that gives the Stihl CD with IPL's and Service.Weaknesses: None so far, used product for 180-Days, purchased From, local Stihl dealer.It can be easy to flood, but that's an operator adjustment.Your saw has one of two types of carburetors that Stihl manufactures.Side chain adjustment makes tightening a breeze and I like the fact it still has real bar nuts.Weaknesses: Just like any still when put down for any more than 5 min in the winter it has to be re-choked to get to start (never with the husky slighly under powered with longer bar but with the 16" just right.The same happened to my last Stihl.I have only had it one season and the coil has gone bad.Do not like the new tooless chain adjustment system on the C models, give me good old nuts any day.
Strengths: Light, easy start, easy chain adjuster access, Auto oiler works perfectly.
So far after my 1st day cutting I'm quite happy!
I had the tool-less chain tensioner which makes for completely tool-less use.Weaknesses: This is my 2nd MS270 and unfortunately they both didn't last very long.Weaknesses: My big problem with this chainsaw is that the flywheel shattered 5 months out of warranty.De-comp valve makes for easier starting and its anti-vibe system is very good.There are three of them, marked "H "L" and "I" or "LA depending on the model.I find it so much easier to look up the parts myself just call the dealer to see if he has the parts on hand instead of driving to the dealer and pointing out which pieces you need.Used product for Purchased From Powerplace, Rockaway, NJ Review Reviewed by: Jay R Review Date 1/31/2010 Overall Rating: 5 Reliability: 4 Performance: 4 Ease of Use: 5 Accessories: 5 Summary: I put an 18" bar on mine which makes for easier cutting.I like the tooless caps.