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.

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 109.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and very light Easy controls and light when cutting limbs off trees.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw, used it a ton I love this chainsaw. I purchased it 9 months ago and have run it hard. I thought by now I would have been testing the warranty but no problems. Anti kick is nice and vibration damping is something special.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality Bought this chainsaw awhile back and my father and I have used it extensively. We've cleared many areas and cut many, many trees down. Not one problem out of it what so ever. Always used STIHL fuel mix, and used 100% gas as well. Only thing I've ever done for it is get it another chain because we wore out the original.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY THIS SAW PERIOD The MS 211 is a dog. I've tried several brand chains, several different cut chains and 93 octane gas. Nothing works, saw bogs down under load, hence wears chain faster. On 4 different occasions I started with fresh chain and after 20 to 30 minutes put it down and picked up my 20 year old other manufacture saw of same size and HP. It will literally cut circles around this Stihl. I am a homeowner that started with 95 trees on my lot. I have removed 31. Most work, except for the 4 occasions, was performed with the other manufacturer's saw. Stihl required 2 edits of this review before they would post it.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is Beast! This saw is a great midrange use cuts it all thick or thinLight weight ,easy start .
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent saw. We have a couple Stihl pieces and they're awesome. Had a different brand of saw that I had nothing but trouble with. Got the MS211C for Christmas. Great piece. Runs like a top, easy to handle.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Update to my earlier 3 year review I just got my saw back from my local dealer. They did a wonderful job and replaced the bar oil reservoir and piston under warranty. Saw runs good now and I have turned it over to the wife for her use. I am a little disappointed that it needed major repairs after only three years but give kudos to Stihl and my dealer for standing by the extended warranty.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Buy the MS180 I cut my fair share of firewood (15-20 cords/year) I own and swear by Stihl products. I also run a 036 Pro and a MS180. If your looking for a small saw for topping out and trimming, go with the MS180. I can't put that little guy down! Lightweight, powerful and easy to sharpen. And cuts circles around the 211. I had nothing but carb issues since I purchased it last year. I'm frequently adjusting the carb to keep it performing. I grab the 180 every chance I get, that alone should signify how much I prefer operating the MS180.
Date published: 2016-12-11
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Optional Accessories

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

Standard Features

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