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Stihl MS 290 Chainsaw Review

Originating as the 029 in 1993, the Stihl MS 290 has some history behind it. The 029 was manufactured with 54.1 cubic centimeters. This chain saw was an instant hit. In 1999, Stihl introduced the 029 Super which sported an increased displacement of 56.5 cubic centimeters (3.45 cubic inches) and just that much more power.

The MS 290 still comes with the same 56.5 cubic centimeter engine and 3.8 horsepower. It weighs the same 13 pounds as well.

This chain saw is designed for the home owner who needs a more powerful solution, for the farm and ranch owner who has to work harder and keeping his property cleared, and for the landscaper who needs a chain saw that can do the tough jobs.

There is a reason that the MS 290 Farm Boss is the number one selling chain saw for Stihl! At $350.00 it is not priced too high for the mid-range user. Furthermore, Stihl retains its value over the years and so it is a wise investment as well as a necessary tool.

There is a reason that the MS 290 Farm Boss is the number one selling chain saw for Stihl! At $350.00 it is not priced too high for the mid-range user. Furthermore, Stihl retains its value over the years and so it is a wise investment as well as a necessary tool.

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Used 029s and 029 Supers are selling for between $180.00 and $300.00 online. Used MS 290s are selling for $225.00 to $385.00 online depending on condition and bar. MS 290 Farm Bosses being sold for parts are selling for as much as $120.00.

Again, the best selling Stihl chain saw is the MS 290 Farm Boss. Even though I do not own one of these saws I would still recommend that you pick yours up today – whether new or used, you will have made a wise choice choosing a Stihl.