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MS 311
MS 311 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 150.
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 Excellent all around saw Got rid of my other brand orange saw years ago, ran into an excuse to buy a new saw. Buddy offered to trade me a new saw of my choice in exchange for doing some mechanics work for him. He recommended a stihl, so I decided to try it. Got this saw and lover it. Great power,features, always starts!
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable, powerful, durable I bought my MS 311 about a year ago and it has performed beyond all expectations. It's lightweight for the amount of power it has, always fires right up, is tough as nails and makes short work of any task I've used it for. I cut several cords of firewood a year to heat our home and it has never let me down. Really, really great product.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is great and easy to handle. Used this saw for the first time cutting logs in the mountains for my cabin. Exellent performance and easy to handle. More than enough paower.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mid sized saw I bought this saw to tackle larger wood cutting jobs. This saw has been wonderful and many people complain about the power to weight and difficulty starting. I have to disagree with them, stone cold it has never taken more than 4 pulls to start usually 3, and as far as weight it is not bad truly. It has plenty of power to pull the 20" bar buried into a 40" oak without a hiccup. I have run the snot out of this saw for a month now and occasionally it wears a 25" bar with a skip chain. I can honestly say it pulls that just fine. I would recommend this saw to anyone wanting something in this price and size point. The extra half hp over the husky is a nice too.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good addition It takes so much less effort to cut and having the 20inch bar helps with big trees. I have been using a MS 250 for everything which wears me out. Having a bigger saw and a smaller has made life so much better. Heavy weight helps with cutting too and less vibration..
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome workhorse Have used it heavily last 2 weeks and it has performed extremely well.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality, don't buy I purchased my stihl MS311 two years ago to cut firewood. Initially I was very happy with the performance of the saw and ease of use. The saw had plenty of power. All of my cutting is sizing trees after a storm or tree service fell a tree. Since purchasing the saw I have put 6 gallons of fuel through the saw and only my second chain. No major use. Gradually the saw has become difficult to keep running after starting and often I have not been able to restart it after refueling. Recently I am having trouble starting it. I took it the the retailer to be serviced and received the news that the cylinder and shaft are extremely worn and/or damaged and need to be replaced along with the bearings. This service will cost more that the cost of a new saw. Fortunately they did not repair it but recommended I purchase a new saw. I will not purchase this or any other stihl saw. I had alway heard that stihl saws where the best and last a lifetime. Please don't make the same mistake I did.
Date published: 2016-11-02
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