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MS 211 C-BE

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

MS 211 C-BE
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 89reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not So Easy To Start I bought this chainsaw to replace my old Stihl 025. I needed a lighter saw, and the easy start feature with a much shorter and lighter pull was a major selling point.I found that the easy start feature was frustrating. Unlike the 025, which started on the second pull after the initial turn-over, this saw would not start reliably. Once I spent more than 15 minutes before I could get the engine to catch and run.The trick appears to be to pull the cord 2-3 times at the suggested start position, then move to half choke (one notch up), pull 2-3 times at that setting, and then to try pulling with the choke in the run position.The saw cuts well once it gets started, and I've used it to cut junipers that were 15-18 inches in diameter. The chain tension adjustment is much easier, and overall the saw cuts as well and is even easier to maintain than the 025.If only it were as easy to start! July 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent! Wow! What a saw! I have used the hound out if this saw. Bought a lake lot that was basically a forest. Had it shredded, then had to clear all that was not shredable. Me and my new saw got well acquainted. The easy start is the cat's meow. Just pull to get to the compression, then a short pull and the saw never misses first crank...other than cold starts. Have to learn the new cold start method. But once that was learned, no issues. The other highlight is the no wrench adjustment...the bee's knees. Walking through the woods and not having to stop, pull a wrench, loosen screws, adjusting chain, etc. CRAZY! Just turn two knobs and keep cutting. Plenty of power too! Nothing bad to say. I was a bit sceptical of "new" things, until I experienced it. Awesome! Great job Stihl. June 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Saw This is my first Chain Saw. I am amazed. The biggest tree I cut down was about 10" diameter. It cut the tree like a hot knife through butter. Light-weight and easy to handle. Starting the saw is amazingly easy. May 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent little saw I owned one of these saws for about 2 years. I used it as my lightweight saw in combo with a larger 60cc saw.Crazy easy to start and once the carb was adjusted (after a little break-in period) it had pretty decent power. Note: The 211 has an adjustable carb.I'll be buying one of the 211's again for sure. April 21, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by love it I hate the the easy start that's being put on the the saws. April 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great saw EZ Start is not so easy. I purchased this saw 2 years ago for small clean-up jobs. The power and quick chain adjustment tool are awesome. The EZ start on the other hand is a pain. I have had to replace my pull cord due to people using the saw and pulling on it like a normal pull string. The amount of force needed to "wind" the ez start system IMO is not much less than it would take to pull this small saw in the first place. Maybe this would be good for someone very elderly. My 70 year old father used this saw last week and wanted to throw it away because he was not used to the ez start system. Everything else about this saw is awesome. March 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw!!!! I have had my saw for over a year. It's the ms-211c. I had my property logged and had 55 acres of tops to clean up. The saw has had no issues and has probably over 250 hrs on it. Have only ran Stihl brand bar oil and mix in it. Chains hold up well too. Bought three chains and all have plenty of life left. I only use the saw on stuff about 6" in diameter and smaller. I like the quick caps and the tool less adjustment of the chain. I clean the saw after each session. March 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Chainsaw I'm a novice at cutting trees and needed something to thin out the trees on my property. Many of the trees are less than 15 inches in diameter; thus, I did not need a larger chainsaw. I chose this because it's lightweight and the Easy2Start technology seemed intriguing. I also selected the dealer (Henry Co Co-Op - TN) because they are extremely knowledgeable and can perform service. The Easy2Start is a godsend. Although I've only had this chainsaw two months, there have been NO problems with starting and cutting. It does well with mid-size trees up to 15 inches. I even dropped at 21 inch tree; however, it took a lot of work. This is a perfect chainsaw for someone like me that needs a cord of firewood, or for occasional clearing. I have a torn rotator cuff on one shoulder and recovering from rotator cuff surgery on the other; yet, have been able to easily use this chainsaw. Stihl is a great brand, and the Co-Op is a superb dealer. February 19, 2016
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