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MS 211

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MS 211
Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 35reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good chain saw ! Bought this chain saw because of a hurricane that came thru Florida. The price was really good no pop ki at Rural King. They had it in stock, showed me how to start it and away I went. Got it home and started it up, it has the easy start system and it started pretty easy. Put it up against several good size branchs and it cut thru them like a hot knife going thru warm butter !I retired from grounds maintenance for a county in Florida, and we only bought Stihl equipment because of their quality and effectiveness. September 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent saw!! Bought a smaller saw than I wanted. Very surprised by the power of this saw. Starts easy, runs great and cuts like a champ! I love it!! September 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ms211 Nice smalll saw.Purchased it w/ 18" bar.It managed the longer chain well.Nice balanced packageCut 2 trees last weekend.Used 1.5 tanks of fuel.For 35cc engine it did a great job September 12, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor bar lubrication system The bar oil reservoir has to be drained when the saw is not in use. Per a local saw repair shop, the MS 211 is known for this design flaw. September 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent nedium saw I read over all of the reviews for the MS-211 before I bought it and for the life of me could not understand why the CBE version of the 211 got rave reviews and the regular 211 was beat to death by the reviewers. I have 10+ tanks of gas on my 211 and it is an excellent saw. It cranks every time, it stays lit and it will re-lite if I should cut it off. Plus it cuts like a champ and it chain stays sharp. Sure, I played around with its idle and low jet a bit but never not very much from its factory settings. I did this to smooth down its idle so it would not walk off my workbench. As it has broken in, the idle has improved, so I have adjusted it back to where it was. I use only SZtihl "lUltra" two cycle oil in premium non-ethanol gas and Stihl "Platinum" bar oil and they preform, flawlessly in all of my saws, whether they are Stihl or not.The 211 is an excellent saw, even for older folks, like me. That extra pound of the CBE version was not worth the extra weight. September 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great products This is a great chainsaw, but it is a little hard to start. But this is the fourth STIHL chainsaw I have owned, all great products!! I also own a leaf blower and a weed eater all great products as well!!! September 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent light duty saw The MS211 is a great saw for it's intended purpose. As long as you realize that this isn't a saw for felling and bucking, you'll be happy.I've had mime for two years now and it hasn't failed me. I use it for clearing trails and light duty trimming. When I'm out and about on my property, it's always with me.If you need a bigger saw, get a bigger saw. Don't buy a 211 and expect it to perform like an MS261. Keep the chain sharp, use good fuel (mixed properly) and don't let the saw sit for extended periods with fuel containing Ethanol and you won't have any issues.These saws get a bad reputation because a lot of people who buy them, don't maintain them properly and don't keep the chain sharp. August 28, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by 1 year review I bought this saw for trimming felled trees and a backup for my 038 mag, this saw gave me problems from day one, and has been in the shop 3x's already. I've been a Stihl owner for over 20 years, and never had these type of problems with there saws before. After having the carb replaced not even owning this saw for a month it ran a bit bitter but still hard to start, but this is Not a high altitude saw (anything over 7000 ft). Finally I got tired of the still dealer up here and took matters in my own hands. The biggest problem is not being able to tune the saw properly, the carb limiters are a horrible ideal and causes most of the problems with this saw. When you depend on your saws to run especially when your deep in the woods, I found that this saws are not as good as there older ones are. Now on I'll buy older Stihl's and rebuild them, at least they run like a Stihl should... August 26, 2016
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