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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 4.4 out of 5 by 59reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Short working lifespan Light usage since purchased in 2010. Had collective repairs costing more than the purchase price, including the oiler. It has now thrown the bearings and seized up and not worth repairing according to Stihl dealer. The oil and mix caps never worked well. The pull cord pulled through the handle a couple of times (assembled by dealer - ended up a defective rubber handle). Oiler clogged regularly even after the new oiler installed. January 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Overall happy with the saw. I do not like the "quick" caps for the oil and gas tanks. The caps don't seem to fit into the opening like regular caps? I spend too much time trying to get these to seat properly. January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Little Chainsaw that Could... After looking at several of the Stihl chainsaws, I purchased the MS211C-BE. My logic was it is easy to handle, small enough for my wife to manage, yet big enough for most anything I would throw at it for the couple of times a year I need a chainsaw. The three biggest features that influenced my decision were the Easy Start system, the new engine design that the dealer strongly encouraged due to the reduced vibration, and the Quick Chain Adjust.My friend needed some help with some trees at a house he had bought. Little did I know that I would be cutting down several 40-50 year old hardwood trees that had fallen. Between his Stihl 171 and my 211, we spent 6 continuous hours cutting trunks and limbs between 3 and 20" in diameter. Five tanks of fuel later, I have to say I am very pleased with my purchase. It is super easy to start, has very little vibration, even when running wide open, and is smooth as butter on the cuts. If only my back felt as good as my hands and arms!Cleanup was easy with the help of an air compressor. The side and top covers opened up for mostly unobstructed access to the areas where the sawdust builds up. Hopefully it will perform this well for many years to come. November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I have had several Stihl cnainsaws. My only complaint was hard starting. With this model you have solved that problem. For the past several years, I have had trouble starting an older Stihl chainsaw. About six months ago I had that saw serviced. It worked pretty well when I got it home. The next time I tried to start it, I could not. I took it back and the service man started it rather quickly. I noticed that he was much more forceful with the pull.I could not match his strength. I am 79 yrs old. I did manage to start it when I got home. The next time I tried to start it, same problem. The saw sat in my garage for several months. Projects stacked up. I did not even want to try to start the saw. Finally I took it back to the dealer and he showed me the newer model and the modification to starting. I traded. No problem with this new model. November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EAsy to learn how to use Great little chainsaw. Handles jobs around the home. Easy to use tension adjustment for the chain.. October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suspension saves arthritic hands. Upon purchase of this saw, I started to acquire the wood needed to heat my home for this winter. I was fortunate to have several large oak trees that had expired and were well seasoned for use this year. AS YOU KNOW, OAK IS A HARD WOOD AND DENSE BY NATURE. MY NEW SAW WAS UP TO THE CHALLENGE AND PROVIDED EXCELLENT SERVICE AS I CUT MULTIPLE CHORDS. I have since burned about twenty tanks of gas and have not encountered any problems. Best saw I have used in twenty plus years of heating my home with wood. I am an experienced user and find this product more than adequate. My only concern is will my health allow me to keep up with this saw, LOL October 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw, starts up awesome, good power for around the yard applications Followed the extended warranty plan with the HP Ultra fuel oil, check, use the Platinum bar oil, check, barely pulling on the pull cord to start the chainsaw while up a ladder in a tree,...priceless. Well enough power to cut anything I will ever see in our yard and the easy stop/start is a great safety feature, whether up a tree or down on the ground. Messed with the easy tension and chain adjustment, works great, looks super easy to change the bar or chain when the time comes. I'm digging my saw! October 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The starting mechanism is an excellant improvement. The chain saw gave me troubles as first due to a faulty carbuerator. The carbuerator was replaced under warranty and since then the chain saw has been trouble free. The ability to change chain blades without the need for tool is also a good improvement.Overall, I am very satisfied with the MS211C chain saw. October 9, 2014
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