MS 391 - $599.99 DSRP



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Our top-of-the-line chainsaw for farm and ranch.

With an advanced low-emission engine technology, the STIHL MS 391 mid-range chainsaw improves fuel efficiency by up to 20% compared to previous models. The new air filtration system requires fewer filter changes, allowing for longer run times. Improved fuel efficiency and fewer filter changes save you time and money.

Print Spec Sheets
MS 391 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 64.1 cc (3.9 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 3.3 kW (4.4 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 6.2 kg (13.67 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 600 cc (20.3 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 350 cc (11.8 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" RS3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 50 cm (16" to 20")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC®
POWER SOURCE Gas
STIHL recommends #3624 (33 RS3 72) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 20" 3003 008 8921 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which powerhead it is installed.
Model Features
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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.
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    Pre-Separation Air Filtration System
    This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.

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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
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    Side-Access Chain Tensioner
    The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
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    Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.

Important Information
WARNING! The occurrence called “kickback” can cause serious or fatal injury. Always read the instruction manual carefully before using your saw. STIHL uses a green and yellow color-coding system to help you select a powerhead, bar and chain combination that complies with the kickback requirements of ANSI Standard B175.1 (gasoline-powered saws) and §30 of UL 1662/ ANSI Standard B175.1 (electric chainsaws). Ask your STIHL dealer about safe operating procedures and the advantages of the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q) additional chain braking feature, STIHL reduced kickback bars and STIHL low-kickback saw chains.

STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chainsaws.
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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    Chain Pitch File Diameter File Guide
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    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

    1/4
    3/8 PM
    6.35
    9.32
    5/32 4.0 0811 411 8091

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1027

    0.325 8.25 3/16 4.8 0811 412 8088

    5605 750 4328

    5605 007 1028

    3/8 9.32 13/64 5.2 0814 243 3384 5605 750 4329

    5605 007 1029

    0.404 10.26 7/32 5.5 0811 412 8108 5605 750 4330

    5605 007 1030


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MS 391 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 237.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saw is a beast Put it to work for about 3 hours the first day. Cut through large trees like butter. Wish I would have bought a Stihl years ago.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unreliable Used this saw about 40 hours over two years before it quit starting. Starting it progressively got harder. Took to Stihl service center only to find out the ignition module is faulty. Bought one from Ebay and it still starts no easier. At least I have spark at the plug now but with arthritis I cannot pull it hard enough to start. I would think Stihl should last more than 40 hours before having to replace pricey parts.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality built Product I am comparing this product to a 35 year old Pro Mac 700, so this may or may not be a fair comparison. A little disappointed in the power for a larger saw, had the 25" bar and chain installed at the dealer before purchase. Once its running, its a smooth cutting saw. Have run several tanks of gas thru it now, and am a little surprised at how finicky is is to start, especially after a warm refuel. Like the one quarter turn caps on the fuel tank and the oil tank, and the foot hole on the rear handle.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Second day into owning this saw and it won't start Worked ok for about 3 hours yesterday, started every 4th or 5th pull but fought for an hour with it this morning thinking something must be wrong return to the dealer and they say it's gonna take 2 days to replace the carb on a saw that's 24 hours old absolutely pathetic , won't let me return it won't lend me a new one in reality I expected a complete replacement
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Brand new MS391, won't start. Bought a brand new MS391 to compliment my smaller Stihl saw, Got it home, read manual thoroughly & it would not start. Acted flooded, gave it a few hours, still wouldn't start, Checked plug, was dry. Convinced I had to be doing something wrong, I returned to my dealer the following day to get their opinion. Their resident technician was very cool, as we eliminated any mistakes I may have made. Fresh fuel? Check, Stihl premix. Choked properly? Check. He took cover off, determined it was flooded, although I hadn't attempted to start it that day. He tried to start it and had the same results I did, and determined it was a faulty carb. Very frustrating for a new saw, returned it, got my $$ back, Planned on using it this weekend to do a ton of tree work. Very dissimilar experience from other Stihl products I've bought.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great operational saw I had a couple of new saws that I did not really care for, so I decided to trade them for another saw- a stihl ms-391. It would be a good bit heavier than the two saws I was trading in but it had a decompression button that would make it a lot easier to start. As is my usual procedure, I started the 391 out with a cap full of extra Ultra two cycle oil for the first two tanks and a little bit of Seafoam to clean out the fuel system. I let it mostly idle for the first tank with an occasional run-up to clean off the sparkplug. I could not believe how log it took to get it through the first tank of gas. It took considerably longer than my ms 271 by half again as much. It took six 15 minute sessions to get it through the first tank. On the second tank, as is my usual procedure, I let it do a little cutting. Nothing big or difficult - just small stuff. After it did a little cutting, I cleaned it up and put it on a shelf in the shop. No sooner had I put it up than the power companies tree cutting folks came back to my house and wanted to cut down a 12 Inch white oak on the rear of my property. I said fine but I want the wood.So, out comes the 391 and we spent the next two plus hours limping, bucking and stacking the tree they cut down. It got a good workout on that white oak. Actually, it only used 3/4of a tank of gas and ran the whole time. Just about anyone of my seven stihl saws could have cleaned up that tree but it gave me a good example of its dependability and abilities. Ever since then it has sat just inside my rear door, right next to my ms 261 cm, which is my other operational saw. To be an operational saw at my house means the saw is capable of being cranked on the back deck or front porch. Even on the kitchen floor if need be. Both of these saws have that capability in spades.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The saw that does it all very easy to start and use, light weight, and reliable.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Quality equipment and service. The MS391 has excellent power and ability, when using the recommended 20" bar, for any job so far.
Date published: 2017-05-03
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