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MS 211

MS 211
A feature-packed chainsaw with advanced engine technology at a value price.

Model Features

  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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%.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

Reviews

MS 211 is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 59.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My oil tank hasnt leaked a drop After reading tons of reviews on this saw i was half scared to buy it because of everyone saying it leaks bar oil when sitting. Well mine has never ever leaked and i dont open the cap to vent pressure when im done either. This saw has cut thru black and honey locust with no problem. If you know how to use a saw right and not try to force it thru the tree itll cut anything. My local dealer didnt have the 18" bar on it as it says in the description because stihl just started putting the 18 on the 211 but i really dont think its have a problem spinnin an 18" chain mine has a 16" bar and i love it.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best homeowner's saw This is a great homeowner saw. It has great safety features. It is light weight and easy to handle, even in less than ideal conditions. Starts and runs like a dream. As you start to tackle jobs on the upper end of what a homeowner normally would tackle a slight lack of power is evident. But that is ok. Most of the jobs i perform this saw is more than enough for. I am very pleased with the Stilhl 211.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Leaks bar oil I suspect this saw has a signature problem. It leaks . Worst Stijl I have had. Would not recommend.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Haven't used it yet but it leaks oil Brand new, haven't used it yet but it has leaked oil consistently since the day I brought it home.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bar oil leak I purchased this chainsaw about 3 years ago and used it occasionally around the cottage. Took proper care of it at all times. Recently bar oil is leaking underneath the saw from the rubber line underneath. I've read recently that this is a very common problem and now the warranty is over. Given how lightly is was used and how well it was taken care of (cleaning, sharpening, etc) this is disappointing as these are premium saws at a premium price. Other than the above the saw performed well but a leak is a major problem.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw! and GREAT customer service at Santa Fe Power Equipment Sales!!! Great saw and the customer service at Santa Fe Power equipment sales was outstanding!
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT VALUE THIS IS A EASY START SAW WITH GREAT ACCELERATION, ALSO I LIKE THE EASY FILL ON AND OFF CAPS FOR THE OIL ND GAS.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The MS 211 chainsaw is great for all around wood cutting. The MS 211 is the right size saw with all the power and features needed for the average homeowner. Great for cutting firewood and felling of good size trees.
Date published: 2017-04-26
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Optional Accessories

  • 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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Standard Features

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