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 3.5 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Never used leaks big time Um so ya got it as a gift brand new for Christmas. Dealer put a bit of fluids in the saw I guess that's normal they test that it runs before they give It to you. the thing is brand new never used I went to move it from where I placed it after Christmas and yup a nice sticky sloppy mess of oil all over the place. i can't even rate it properly because i havnt used it. i'll give it a 3 just for the name on it.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Impressed I own a 180, 361, 025, Kombi system and now a 211. My cousin has a 210 so I bought this one. I have never had problems with my Stihl's. I cut wood by the dump truck loads. This saw has been a good running saw once you get it running.I had this same problem with my 261 so I sold that. Normally I can start my saws in 3-4 pulls even when -20 degrees out. This bugger takes 5-10 pulls to get it started in 40 degree weather. Had to use it last week with -6 degree weather and it would not start. Had to put it in the tractor with heat on it. My 361 started right up. It started after several hours in the heated cab.I only use regular gas and stihl mix in the gallon size.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Woould not recommend Saw runs great for the first 10 minutes- then the fun begins....does not run properly, extremely hard to start. Been to 3 repair shops- they all say seems fine, but they do not run the saw in real conditions, so I am sure they think it runs right. Saw leaks terribly- was fine for first few months, now leaks bar/chain oil when sitting- makes a mess.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Troublemaker Got this chain saw about 2 weeks ago. Not big project, not heavy use, just cutting fresh cut tree on backyard to pieces. Was running 10 minutes or so and stopped. Start again and already only 1 minute to work.. no more. Went to the shop where got it in the middle of Temple TX. They took it, tried, same result. Kept for few days and gave back like there was nothing bad but with repair tag. Ok, started work again. Same story, 10-15 minutes to run and in the middle of work down and no start. Went to local shop again. There were words that premixed gas/oil should be only original Stihl and that we are no so good. Well, and was said that the chain itself on the saw was worn out/ Reallly?20 minutes of working on easy tree?! Very suspicious Besides was given chainsaw not in original box and this trick with "worn" chain. HATE THIS PIECE. Don't want to use and want to return...if possible ever in small shops.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good power to weight I like this saw so far. I have only used it twice at this point. I purchased to replace a smaller saw of other brand that I have had for 11 years. My main use is for landscape work on our two acres. Limbing trees and felling unnecessary trees and cutting up camp wood are the main uses. One of the complaints I have heard and read is that the saw is hard to start but from my personal experience I think it starts just fine IF you follow the instructions in the manual (also the salesperson I purchased it from gave me a demonstration that followed the manual very closely). I think this saw will last me for a number of years or until I feel unsafe using it (I'm 75 years old). All in all, I think this was a very good purchase.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Had to return it Bought the 211-Trimmer in Billings Montana. Needed an easy start saw due to neck injury. Used it twice on branches. Was not greatly impressed- it was 'ok'. Third time I needed to use it , it was difficult to start. Took it to maintainence at store who also had trouble but could not figure out why. I chose NOT to get replacement as it did not stand out as good quality to me.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little saw, but.... She's a leaker. Not at first. But after a couple of years. And I mean it LEAKS. Like, a whole tank of bar oil as it sits. And really only as it sits. I can empty the tank each time I'm done using it, but that's pretty inconvenient. Other than that, it runs, cuts, and starts great. I just don't like cleaning up a sticky oil mess every time I pick it up. Would I buy it again? Maybe.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good chain saw ! Bought this chain saw because of a hurricane that came thru Florida. The price was really good no pop ki at Rural King. They had it in stock, showed me how to start it and away I went. Got it home and started it up, it has the easy start system and it started pretty easy. Put it up against several good size branchs and it cut thru them like a hot knife going thru warm butter ! I retired from grounds maintenance for a county in Florida, and we only bought Stihl equipment because of their quality and effectiveness.
Date published: 2016-09-19
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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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