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Author Topic: Stihl M391 vs Stihl M261  (Read 1878 times)

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Stihl M391 vs Stihl M261
« on: February 26, 2017, 10:15:45 AM »
I purchased a Stihl M391 a year ago or so, and it has sat in the garage never touching wood. I just didn't get the time to use it. I also purchased a M261 and a M661 a couple weeks ago.

Is the Stihl M391 considered a professional Chainsaw or for home usage? I have a fellow down the road that wants to purchase the M391 from me but was thinking about keeping it instead. What are your opinions and what would you do? Sell or keep it?
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Re: Stihl M391 vs Stihl M261
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 10:44:09 AM »
MS391 is designed for the homeowner market but don't let that fool you. It's still a powerful robust saw.

Price I can't help you as our Canadian dollar and market is different.
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Re: Stihl M391 vs Stihl M261
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 11:22:19 AM »
Believe it or not I started it up for the first time yesterday. Pulled a few times and started right up. I've got a fellow offering me $525. But, I'm thinking about keeping it. It is heavier than my M261. I think you can use the same bars on the 391 as the 661. I could be wrong but that's what I have heard.
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Re: Stihl M391 vs Stihl M261
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 12:34:07 PM »
Yes the bars are interchangeable between those saws

$525 for your 391 sounds like a good offer. Would make a huge down payment on a new MS362.
With a 261, 362 and 661 you would have all the bases covered with a home run.
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Re: Stihl M391 vs Stihl M261
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2017, 04:54:17 PM »
I would sell it at that price!!!!

  The 261 willl do 90% of your cutting and the 661 Will easily donthe other 10%....

  I just sold a 2012 mode 391 for $400...it was in good condition....it cut a lot like my ms362 it seemed to me....

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Re: Stihl M391 vs Stihl M261
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 07:35:56 PM »
Thanks fellas for all the help and suggestions. Off to eat dinner but I'll be back.  :)
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