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

MS 311
MS 311 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 199.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product is as strong as its name I just used this saw i bought a year ago. One blade and three tank refills filled my 18' trailer 3' high. So happy with my purchase I'm looking at buying another. For the size of the saw it was well balance which made cutting wood extremely easy.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This saw has a flaw I am usually a fan of Stihl, having owned Stihl saws for the last 30 years. I bought this saw 2 years ago and kept it proper fuel and oil. Last week I started cutting a log and the saw died, something not normal for this saw. I restarted it thinking it was just cold, since I had just started cutting, it then popped and died again. Now there was no compression or spark. I checked decompression valve, it was fine, when I got home I pulled off the muffler and inside of piston was was badly scarred in one place, so a bearing or ring has broke and ruined the cylinder. The saw was not hot and had never ran hot so know not caused by fuel. I have looked online and this is a common problem it seems with this saw. Not sure if I will replace with another Stihl.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I bought this saw a while ago and have never had an issue. Excellent power and super realizable. I’ve had it sit for a a few months and it starts up no issues and runs all day. I plan on upgrading to a bigger saw soon and will still keep ole faithful for a back up.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerhouse My son and I bought this saw from a local dealer about a year ago now and all I can say is wow! This saw is a bit bigger than what I normally use but we needed a bigger saw anyway and this fits the bill nicely. The 311 is packed with a ton of power and is great for all the bigger stuff we run into. Just a great saw in a great package. Stihl hit a homerun with this saw to say the least. It's a bit heavy but that's why we only use it on the bigger stuff. It cuts through it like a hot knife through butter. The 20" bar is perfect for our needs and if we needed to put a bigger bar on it it has the power to handle it and not slow down. If you're in the market for a little bit bigger saw than normal like a 261 size then this saw is worth a hard look. It just works great. It has an easy to get to ( even with gloves on ) compression release button for easy cold starts also. Just a well thought out package. I buy Stihl saws because when I need a saw I need a saw that works and works well. Nothing is more frustrating than having some tree work to do and the saw won't stay running or is a hassle to start. Buy a Stihl and put that issue behind you. With Stihl I get the job done cause the product starts easily and runs like it should. Makes the job a lot easier. We own a Stihl MS180 Mini Boss a Stihl MS 261 and a Stihl MS 311 and all are great saws and have served us well. I know everyone that reads this review may not find it helpful but if you are reading it it's probably because you already have a smaller saw and are looking something a bit bigger like we were to help with the bigger stuff and you're familiar with how saws work. Meaning you're not a beginner and this isn't your first saw purchase. The 311 is NOT a first saw purchase by no means it's a heavy load saw and should be used as such. Buy with confidence and know that this saw is ready to work and work hard. Thanks for reading.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw and reliable Great saw lots of power for cutting a few cords of firewood every year, only thing I don’t care for is the chain oil is not adjustable and I don’t think it has enough oil coming onto the chain. However I have taken it back to the dealer and they think it’s ok. Uses less then half the tank of oil to a full tank of fuel.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from there is a reason they call it Boss awesome saw would Highly recommend it . the size to weight is just right . went with the 20" bar
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS 311 I've had this saw for a year and love it. It works as it should and cuts through large wood like butter!
Date published: 2017-10-01
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