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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 4.6 out of 5 by 139reviewers.
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 4 out of 5 by Heavy, but happy. I use this saw for many different applications. Thus, the reason why I got a 311. I wanted the power if I needed it. But, the weight is heavy with the 25" bar. Other than that, great saw. September 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw is great! It is everything I was told it would be and more. Cuts really nice and is easy to use. September 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great power This saw has been good to me over the past year. Even when I'm not using it still starts under 5 pulls and has great power handling a 20" bar cutting large oak. September 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product!!! We purchased the MS-311 after talking to our local dealer. Given the sze of our property he recommended the larger MS-311. We previously borrowed another brand from a friend and it had difficulty starting at our house which is at 7300'. I told the dealer where we located and they adjusted the engine to the higher altitude, 1800' above the dealership. They even offered to come up to the house if there were problems. We have about 30 hours on it now and it is wonderful. It starts everytime with 3-4 pulls when cold and 1-2 when warm. We have since purchased a Stihl weedeater/brushcutter and blower. All great products and well worth the money. August 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by All the power I will ever need I bought this saw after getting fed up with cheap under powered big box store saws. I heat primarily with wood here in north east Ohio. I use about 4-5 cord a year. I recently had the pleasure of dropping a huge 40+ inch oak, now I know sthil recommens a 20 inch bar on this saw but they also recommend the same bar on one of their saws with .7 less hp. With that being said I purchased a 24 inch bar with full comp full square chisel chain and it has no problems. I also purchased full skip chain and this thing really flys. The saw is a little heavy but it is not a problem for me. I will soon be purchasing a smaller saw for cutting branches and in tree work. Thanks sthil, you make the task of keeping my family warm easier and actually fun. July 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Plenty of power for 60c.c.'s Just purchased the 311 2 weeks ago. Up to then I had owned Poulan's, homelite's, craftsman's, and one husquvarna. I would get less than a weeks worth of firewood cut before the would break down and need repairing.There were years that I would go thru 3-4 used saws just to get my winter wood needs.This year the Mrs. convinced me to go new and better quality. After some research and talking with the Still dealer I chose the 311.Been cutting beech thats over 24+" across for the past two weeks and God do I love this saw! Goes thru the wood like a hot knife thru warm butter! It cuts faster than i expected. Starts right up when following cold start instructions. Once it's warmed up it doesn't even need a full pull to start, mine starts up with about 10"-12" of pull.The only downside i see with this tool is bar length. (And that was my choice.). Carrying it thru downed treetops can be cumbersome, but again that was my choice.Worth every penny the Mrs. and I spent on it! July 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's a STIHL! My friend and I went out to cut firewood. Both of us with brand new saws. His was a Husky, mine the 311. I had 1/2 a cord cut before he could even get his started!My second Stihl, the first being a 032 I used for over 20 years, which I loved but someone wanted more than me. July 12, 2016
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