Men's Journal reviewed the MS 271 as part of its "Take Back Your Yard" series and praised the saw for its "sophisticated antivibration system".
The MS 271 is a high-performance, high-tech, fuel-efficient chain saw that's loaded with features. It has a highly efficient engine that delivers 20% longer run times between refuelings – while cutting exhaust emissions in half compared to older comparable models. There’s also a pre-separation air filtration system that’s so effective, your air filter can last up to five times longer. With a 50.2 cc engine delivering 3.49 bhp at a weight of only 12.3 lbs it has a power to weight ratio that's right for farm and ranch jobs.
So if you are looking for a powerful and efficient chain saw for your larger property needs, choose the one tough enough to be Men's Journal Approved.