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MS 311

Advanced engine technology improves fuel economy by up to 20% over previous model chainsaws – for longer run times.

MS 311
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 101reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Saw I bought this saw after reading many reviews on the internet and talking to alot of different people. It has very good power and cuts better than any saw I have ever owned or used. The large chain makes quick work of larger trees and will even rip cut when necessary to split extremely large pieces in halves or quarters. I highly recommend this saw to anyone who cuts alot of wood. October 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stihl ms311 great saw,fuel and chain oil efficient.Only use correct /exact 50 to one mix with Stihl branded oil with 95 octane or better fuel and it will always start easily on decompression.Cuts thru any large woods with correctly sharpened German or similar chains.I can cut a large ute and a trailer load easily with out getting a sore back.Ive had many other saws of similar capacity and this is the best,power to weight Ive seen or used. August 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by good cutting saw great saw more than enough power cuts great but can be hard to start. August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toughest A 18 inch tree rolled onto this saw. Bent the bar broke the brake lever. Saw never stopped running. Dug out kill switch, bent the bar back, and kept on cutting. The flex in frame and bar hurt my heart when it happened since I spent so much on this saw. Amazing quality. No other saw could have done this July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thank you Stihl! I'm 62 and the MS311 is my 5TH saw, just one day here on the farm, proved I made a great purchase. (nobody else but Stihl would take a full page AD out in the WSJ) I've used Stihl before, now it's nice to own one!!! KDT July 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by junk My ex worked for a Stihl distributor we had a 042 I never had trouble with. Granted the ol grey mare aint what she used to be but I can still pull a rope I can start my 270 and log splitter. I got this peice of junk 2 days ago took it to the mountains without starting it first as the dealer said they had. Over 300 cranks and not even a hint of starting I've taken the spark plug out 4 times in case it flooded. It has not once made a effort to start. Monday it goes back to the dealer. I'm not real impressed with the 270 either. I've used it very little it's not easy to start when I shut it off it doesn't want to restart it'll die and not restart. I think we've bought Stihl based on the name I did but I don't think they are the quality they were. I never had issues with the 042 even after the ex ran off and I was left on my own with it. I won't be buying another Stihl its hard enough going getting wood by myself without spending more time fighting chainsaws than actually getting wood. July 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Handles well, plenty of power. I like these saws, but mine is very hard to start, let me rephrase that extremely hard to start and I have only cut down three 12 inch trees with it. I do not have 5 hours on this new saw and it can take 30 min of pulling before it starts. July 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Auto oiler problems ( i believe) and very difficult to start Two days ago I returned to the store I had purchased my 250 and 251 models from, gave them back the 251 which no longer worked (see my review of that - they said I'd need to take up with Stihl any issues I had), and, after researching and talking with folks about the farmer models, bought the 311 with the 20 inch bar. After cutting two trees (about two feet in diameter), the chain essentially welded itself to the bar. I was able to pry it loose, but the chain now stood out from the tip of the bar by about 1/4 inch. I returned to the customer repair area of the store I bought it from and they said that that was a normal condition. Obviously it is not. I returned yesterday and received a full refund for my saw. June 24, 2015
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