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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 4.9 out of 5 by 92reviewers.
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 Powerful, versatile, reliable Just finished using it almost daily for six weeks felling and working up bur oak and ash in Kansas. Bought it with a 20" bar which one can use all day long for blocking big limbs for the mill or firewood, and added a 25" bar for felling. Plenty of power to drive that length bar--working both sides and plunge cutting, we dropped a 36" diameter bur oak and certainly could have done larger. Bought two ripping chains from recommended dealer, and am looking forward to using it as a chainsaw mill to quarter big logs for our small bandsaw mill. Couldn't be more pleased. May 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has alot of power for its size! I am very impressed by the power this small saw has, I cut logs the whole length of the bar and it does not loose power at all! Very impressed with the saw so far! May 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 311 great power bought this to replace my farmboss that was stolen, dissappointed the farmboss was discontinued but the 311 is a great and powerfull saw, seems to run longer between fill ups and has power to spare May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Multi-Purpose Saw I bought an MS-311 for home use, not needing the full power (or extra bulk, or price) of a 460-series as we use at work.Excepting a minor hiccup at first with the throttle linkage sticking at full throttle on start-up (which was easily & quickly remedied) the saw performs excellently.I custom-ordered mine with a 20" Rollomatic E-SUPER bar, and Rapid Super chain (_not_ recommended for inexperienced users), and have been helping friends clean up a new mountain property they've purchased. Even with the longer bar length, the saw purrs through downed oak like a hot knife through butter, and it seems like the run-time to go through a full tank is fairly longer than our 460s at work, likely due to the advanced engine tech.With proper basic care, cleaning, & maintenance, Stihl saws will almost literally last you a lifetime, through some of the the toughest use conditions you can find.If you need a dependable, powerful saw, that excels at extensive hardwood work, the 311 will suit you just fine...especially once you advance in ability to use the faster-working, better-cutting "yellow-rated" guide bar & chain combos. May 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Workhorse of a saw! I don't cut trees/wood often, but when I do, it will be for long periods of time and across many types of hardwoods and softwoods. After a good break-in period following Hurricane Katrina, this saw cranks right up and functions flawlessly every time. I've operated a number of saws over the years, and this one is always at the top of my list. April 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw!! What can I say, love it! Tons of power and love the thick chain! I cut trees and firewood with no problems! Starts right up and takes the abuse! I've owned a lot of different brand of saws and stihl has been the most reliable brand yet. The ms 311 has well enough power to get r done. April 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Best 59cc Chainsaw Ever Made! I have upgraded mine with a rim sprocket assembly and a yellow RS chain.. This saw has and will out-cut an 039, husky 372xp and husky 365sp.. The same quality as any of the professional/commercial grade saws listed above. Fuel efficient, powerful, reliable and great power to weight ratio. My son will enjoy this saw and be able to pass it on to his son. March 5, 2015
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