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MS 211 C-BE

MS 211 C-BE
A value-priced chainsaw with advanced engine technology, our Easy2Start™ system and the STIHL Quick Chain Adjuster.

Product Description

"Starts every time. Good power to weight. Super light and easy to use. Super low vibration. A easy saw to use for a full 12 hour day of clean up."
-chris429
Indianapolis, IN
What do you get when you combine a hardworking chainsaw with easy-to-use features? You get the STIHL MS 211 C-BE. This chainsaw takes all the low-emission and air-filtration technology of the MS 211 and joins it with two of our most popular comfort features: STIHL Easy2Start™, a system that starts the engine with just a light pull on the cord. Next is our Quick Chain Adjuster, which allows you to adjust the chain without tools. Now you can get power and comfort in one high-tech chainsaw. If you’re a homeowner who wants it all, STIHL has heard your call.

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 Easy2Start™ (E)
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Winter/Summer Shutter
    The Winter/Summer Shutter allows the carburetor to operate at optimum temperature year-round and helps to prevent carburetor icing when working below 50°F (10°C).
  • Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
35.2 cc (2.15 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
1.7 kW (2.3 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
4.6 kg (10.1 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 C-BE is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 124.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependble, user friendly I bought the 18" MS 211 to replace an aging MS 230, 16" unit. I liked the 230 and was used to the easy access gas, oil, easy start, and especially chain tensioner feature of the 230, which the 211 has. One improvement to the 211 is the easier tab to switch the summer/winter carb heat deflector using a finger switch. On the older 230, it was a few more steps to do this seasonal requirement. So far for routine homeowner duties like small dead trees, fallen limbs, limbing, high wind cleanup, it is a great choice based on modest weight and reliability.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power and just big enough to do what i need. I have had a few different saws but even the other stihl saws I've had felt underpowered. That is not a problem with this saw though. The easy start makes it much better for my shoulders also.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS 211-C 16" bar I've put this saw through the ringer for three years maintaining a pecan orchard. Just finished cutting up tree that Hurricane Irma brought down, and trunk was about 2-1/2 to 3 feet in diameter and had fallen over a fence. Handled it with ease, although I had to cut on both sides to complete the cut. Never had a problem starting it, and I remember back to the days when my dad would pull and pull on lesser brands to get them running. By the time you did, you were bushed. I do choose to pay more for the premixed fuel mixture. Was skeptical about the way you tighten the chain and the kinetic starting capability but thought I'd go high tech. Glad I did.Only problem I've had is the cap for the oil reservoir can be tricky to get back on. Fuel one is not a problem, snaps right on every time.Workhorse of a saw.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from workhorse Not sure how many hours I've got on it, but a lot. Ideal for limbing, cutting smaller firewood. Easy start, easy to tighten chain. Light weight makes it easy to cut sideways or overhead, work your way into tangles. Did wear out an oil line, not expensive to get fixed. Low vibration, i find controls easy to use and it all fits my hand (XL glove size).
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does everything I ask it to do. Great chain saw for a home owner like me. I have used my saw to cut down and process more than twenty small and medium sized trees so far with no problems.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, light and easy to use This saw is great for home use. Light and easy to use, it handles the light stuff with ease and is durable for the big jobs as well. Love the easy to open and close fuel / oil caps along with the tool-less chain tightner. Looking forward to using this saw for many years to come.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Won't stay running I have only used this saw a couple of times and when I needed to use it I put fresh fuel in the tank and after the saw got hot it would not stay running. I took it in because it is still under warranty. The dealer told me the problem was bad fuel even though I had just purchased it from Quick Trip non alcohol pump so they insisted it was not under warranty and charged me for the diagnosis.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight, excellent for occasional use. Good saw for bucking and felling an occasional small tree. Starts easy and idles well. Runs smooth with little vibration. Easy to move around in the brush.
Date published: 2017-07-01
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Optional Accessories

  • Bumper Spikes
    Help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.

Standard Features

  • Common Features for Chainsaws
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