MS 211 - $279.95 DSRP


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18 in. Bar

DSRP: $279.95

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A feature-packed chainsaw with advanced engine technology at a value price.

Occasional User Advanced engine technology and a value price are just some of the things the MS 211 STIHL chainsaw has to offer. Powered by a low-emission engine, this chainsaw features a preseparation air filtration system— extending the cleaning life of the air filter so you have less maintenance. With low vibrations, good cutting speed and plenty of power, this STIHL chainsaw is just the...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
MS 211 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 35.2 cc (2.15 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 280 cc (9.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 180 cc (6.1 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" PM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 45 cm (12" to 18")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC®
POWER SOURCE Gas
STIHL recommends #3636 (63 PM3 61) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 18" 3005 000 4817 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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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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    STIHL ElastoStart™
    The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.
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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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    STIHL Quickstop®
    STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.

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    Ematic™ Lubrication System
    The Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.
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    Master Control Lever™
    The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
* 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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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Optional Accessories
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    Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.

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    Complete Filing Kits
    Kits available for the following chain types: STIHL PICCO Mini; 1/4" pitch chain; .325" pitch chain; 3/8" pitch chain; .404" pitch chain.
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    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

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    5605 007 1027

    0.325 8.25 3/16 4.8 0811 412 8088

    5605 750 4328

    5605 007 1028

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    5605 007 1029

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

    5605 007 1030

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    White Ice Glasses
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MS 211 is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 97.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Affordable, good saw I've owned this saw for almost a year now. Mostly used for storm clean up around the homestead and trimming garden trees. I don't cut firewood. I put a 14" bar on it and it really rips with the shorter bar vs the 18" that it comes with. As long as I don't go a month without firing it up it starts fairly easily. A few pulls on choke and maybe a few more on half choke. After it's warmed up it'll restart on the run setting every time. One or two pulls max.On two occasions so far after sitting for a month or more it is difficult to start. I just follow the "flooded engine" process in the Stihl manual of removing the spark plug, dry it off, leave the selector in the off position and pull the string a few times to clear the chamber. Reinstall spark plug, leave selector in the middle choke position, one good yank and it starts right up. Not sure the reason behind all this. I use nothing but the Stihl pre-mix fuel and leave the saw stored in a cool, dry place off the ground. Perhaps a saw with easy2start or a purge primer would have suited me better when considering my long storage times. Nevertheless I can get it working again without having to bring it to the dealer. (knock on wood). During use I have had zero problems with power, nimbleness, smooth running, etc. It's a really fine little saw. Exactly what I was looking for. I was choosing between this one and the 201 C-EM. Glad I saved the money as this homeowner Stihl does everything I need it to do vs the farm saw or professional saw category.
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality motor I bought the MS 211 in the spring ('18) for a lighter, more compact option over my Wood Boss MS251. The dealer offered it for a promotional price and they knocked of a few extra dollars on top of that as I wanted a 16" bar rather than the 18" it came with. The motor is rated 300 hours, which is an important feature to me. It was difficult to start for the first time, but I expect the motor is tighter than a 125 hour power head. After the initial difficulty the motor loosened up. Autumn is just around the corner and I've sharpened the chain once so far. Excellent for cutting limbs, and I also dropped a 30+ foot dying tree on the north side of our small-acreage property. It does need to warm up on idle a bit longer than the MS251, but I don't mind one bit (only about 60 seconds). As a child I watched my father start saws often as we needed 10 cord at least to make a winter. He always gave them a little time to warm up. Only been half a year, but I would buy it again in a heart beat
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Brand new and had a hard time cutting a 10" pine tree. Disappointed!!! I finally bought a STIHL after buying other brands. Was disappointed with the power/cutting when cutting down a 10" pine tree. Second tree to cut down, first was a small Red Bud.
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw I bought this saw from a local Farm Supply when a good size tree fell in my yard. This saw cut the tree up in no time. Like a hot knife going through butter!! I had been struggling with a different brand stalling, or just not starting. I'm glad I bought this STIHL. It's a little beast. Starts easy, lightweight and powerful. I love the fact that I can see the bar oil and gas and the caps are easy to remove! Buy this saw, you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product does an amazing job This product is exactly what I needed for the jobs I have to do. I would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good little saw I have used it around the yard several times. It starts easily and cuts well. The cuttings a\re shavings up to one inch in length...no saw dust, no little pieces, just shavings. Pretty nice.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Defective Bought the saw new and used it once. Used the Stihl mix and recommended fuel. Saw would not restart after one use and the dealer has had it in their shop for 5 weeks. They replaced the carburetor but says it still isn't operating properly. I am still using the same fuel mixture with my other tools, blower and weedeater they operate very well and crank easily. The dealer has been difficult to work with stating that this isn't the only saw they have in their shop to work on and not returning calls.So far my first experience with Stihl has been extremely disappointing and I will not do business with Westlake Ace in the future.
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from compact Nice little saw, bought it real cheap from my boss after he only used it for a couple months. He didn't like the way it started. Oh well my gain saw starts every time, nice and easy.
Date published: 2018-06-22
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