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MS 211

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

MS 211
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 17reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome little saw anyone who uses it wants to buy it I have had my 211 for 4 years now and use it for everything, because as nice as it is to have a big saw I just hate lugging it around all day. My 211 did have the oil leak but it was fixed under warranty never leaked a drop since. As for the hard starts mine starts every time no matter what but my dealer told me these steps to get it to start every time.1-full throttle/full choke pull till it hits2- once it hits move it to half throttle/ usually within the next two pullsWith that method I have never pulled more than 5 or 6 times to start my saw hope that helps September 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cant beat the price. Some people may not know how to store saws with caps on properly etc, this saw has not leaked ounces in storage, it runs great, cranks first few pulls (factory rich for break in) I mean come on. Actually has decent power on the stock power head with a 18" bar September 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Leaks Like a Sieve We bought the MS211 as a second chainsaw based on the dealer's recommendation. After three uses, couldn't get it started. But the worst part is the thing LEAKS ALL THE OIL OUT OF IT AS IT SETS IN STORAGE! I don't mean a few drops from the chain. The whole oil reservoir leaks out onto the floor in a couple of weeks. Others have complained about this problem, so beware. July 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Horrible saw and not dependable I got this chainsaw brand new and it isn't wort the plastic box it came in. Will not start unless pulled 20 times. Barely runs when working. Stalls on logs bigger then 8 inches. My first Stihl product and my last. Bought a $120 chainsaw and it is much better and reliable. June 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by best saw for the size Purchased this saw at the age of 11 years old for my first saw until i was big enough for a larger saw. I'm 16 now and i can say that this saw has been absolutely AWESOME, its cut everything I have put in front of it and never once given up on me. I cut about 4 cords of wood a year to heat my house and sense i was 11 this thing has cut all 4 cords for 5 years and probably keep it going for another 5 April 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MS 211 long time owner Good light little saw,Made cheap and if you leave oil in saw it will leak all out in case. Other than being little cold blooded it does the little jobs. April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Only problem in 4 yrs is leaking bar when not running-dealer fixed I have owned my 211 Stihl saw for 4 years - it always starts without any trouble even when the engine is hot. It replaced a 025 which would start fine when the saw was cold but was hard to start when the saw was hot-I learned a new language trying to start the saw when the engine was hot. Both saws had 16" bars on them. 4 months ago I purchased an additional stihl saw 391 (what a beast) it really throws the wood chips. I use the 391 for timber larger than 10,12 inches in diameter. I always reach for 211 for the smaller stuff because it is lighter & being that I'm over 70 I don't last as long as I use to. It's too early to rate the 391 but so far very good saw. It uses the choke - 3 pulls then - 1/2 choke - 1 pull start system so far it has always started & it is equiped with a decompreesion valve. My old 025 saw was hard to start when the engine was hot. I took it to the dealer I purchased it from -got back 2 weeks later in pieces - not not worth fixing. I then realized that Stihl does make throw saws just like you buy at big box stores the only trouble I have had with the 211 is the bar oil leaks like sieve when saw was not running-took to the dealer problem solved. March 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good saw for limbing and small firewood I bought an MS211 for a friend of mine and felled some birch trees to break it in for him. I liked it so much I bought one myself. Far better than the 210 that it replaces, it is lighter with more power. Some complain about the bar oil leaking, but I have not had that problem. It is an easy fix. Some people have also had a hard time starting them, but I have not had that problem (with either one). I think its an issue of tuning them right. It starts just fine cold and hot. I have used it to cut down smaller trees, limb, prune, and cut up firewood, and I have had no problems with it. It is light and nimble, and has a lot of power for a saw its size. For faster cutting, put a PS3 full chisel Picco chain in it. September 8, 2013