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Author Topic: Lower power pro saw or a Higher power pro-sumer saw (Stihl MS 241 vs. MS 271)  (Read 23690 times)

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Re: Lower power pro saw or a Higher power pro-sumer saw (Stihl MS 241 vs. MS 271)
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2015, 06:06:14 PM »
Congratulations on your new 550xp. I bought one new last spring, i don't use it alot but i am very pleased with it when i do, i think you made a great choice and it sounds like you have a good dealer as well.
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Re: Lower power pro saw or a Higher power pro-sumer saw (Stihl MS 241 vs. MS 271)
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2015, 08:06:20 PM »
Did your dealer tell you about the proper breaking procedure? I don't own one of the autotune models yet, but if I recall, you are supposed to run them long and hard (bury them in some hardwood for a few long cuts) so the autotune sets itself up correctly?? Someone with more experience in this area can correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Lower power pro saw or a Higher power pro-sumer saw (Stihl MS 241 vs. MS 271)
« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2015, 10:36:40 PM »
You made an excellent choice grandgourmand.  550XP is the most potent 50cc out there at the moment.
As the owners manual says runs  them WOT in solid wood for 5 minutes to set them up right out of the box.
 

 
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Re: Lower power pro saw or a Higher power pro-sumer saw (Stihl MS 241 vs. MS 271)
« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2015, 07:43:18 AM »
Hopefully I did ok.  My dealer told me that I shouldn't hold back with this thing.  So I went straight for some bigger stuff.

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« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2015, 10:49:19 AM »
Yes, gone are the days of breaking in a new saw with extra oil and lower rpm running for the first 6 tanks.
My first experience with these new "broken in" saws was about 6 years ago when I ran in 3 brand new 576XP AutoTunes with a 32" bar buried in a  30" spruce. I was simply amazed.
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