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« on: October 02, 2022, 10:18:26 AM »
do you guys think a 20 inch bar on a sthil 271 would be ok

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Re: 271
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2022, 11:31:00 AM »
It's a stretch for a 50cc. I would go 16-18 on that saw. Also, depends on the wood you're cutting. If it's all pine, deadwood, soft wood etc you could use a 20 probably. If it's hardwood don't even think about it.

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Re: 271
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2022, 04:51:28 PM »
Should be .325 pitch. I'm not familiar with the 271, but I recently got a new to me echo 490 that came with a 20" bar. It's a 50cc saw also. 20" isn't my first choice, but it suits my proposed use well enough, and pulls it ok. Stihl specs a 20" bar for that saw, but I'd consider it suboptimal, same as the echo.

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Re: 271
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2022, 07:39:55 PM »
Not a stihl guy either, but if it's  50cc saw in good tune it should pull 20" fine. I ran a husky 450 as my main all purpose saw for years with a 20" bar and it worked quite well. Still have that bar on there with an Xcut chain now, even better. I rarely buried the bar except bucking larger logs. I asses a 562 to my harem and prefer that now for bucking (also 20" bar). The 450 with a 20" bar saved some bending for firewood work, which I do a lot of.
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Re: 271
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2022, 07:44:05 PM »
I had a 291 with a 20" bar that did OK, but eventually I decided it was underpowered.  I bought a 362 with a 20" bar and a 261 with an 18" bar.  I think you will be disappointed with the 271 and 20" bar.
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Re: 271
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2022, 07:57:03 PM »
My dad has had a 271 for years and i have the 291, they are not pro saws. I wouldn't put a 20" on it and expect to perform. My 291 likes the 18" bar.

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2022, 12:26:05 PM »
thanks i guess i will stick with the 18 inch i have on there now


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