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MS 211

A feature-packed chainsaw with advanced engine technology at a value price.

MS 211
MS 211 is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 74.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Half-Decent, but too, too difficult to start I've had this saw for a few years, for general use around the few acres of property I live on. In that time I've only used it a few times because of it's extreme difficulty in starting. I'm 35, in good shape, and this thing will sap me to nothing in endless attempts to start over 35-45 minutes. Last night I needed to use the saw in an emergency, with a tree in my woods half-fallen and leaning precariously where it could fall on a shed. Well, 45 minutes later I had to give up after fighting the darn thing to even start again. It's at that point I went back inside and took some pictures of the saw to sell it. I realized that I never use the saw because of the hassle in starting it, and I always find another way to cut what needs to be cut down. I'm done fighting with something that won't work, and I'll definitely not be buying a Stihl saw to replace this one. The persistent oil leak doesn't help matters either.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw Hurricane Irma had blown through our area. I was in need of a chainsaw. I went to my local Ace hardware store and they recommended this model to me. This saw was so easy to start. Most of the time it was only a half of a pull and it would start. I worked with this saw for 6 days straight and only had one time that it wouldn't start and that was because the air filter was clogged. Obtained a new one and it started right up
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cuts very well for a small saw i like the no tools required for the chain adjustment and the oil and fuel filling and the easy start is great.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is made for a woman or novice at use of chain saws Too many safety features. For example, it won't cut straight through a piece of wood even when you first start and you put teeth in wood, the saw stops. Feature over compensates for any potential kick back even when first addressing wood. It is impossible to cut wood in a timely manner because saw keeps stopping and starting on any potential bind. I'm used to my old Stihl powering through.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good light duty saw I bought my ms 211 today I cut up a 16 inch maple tree it cut right through with no problem or hesitation just a rooster tail of chips my first impression of this saw is very good let the saw do the work don't try to force it or it will bog down it starts easily. Runs great for a reasonable amount of money light and maneuverable just what I was looking for. I am very pleased with this saw
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I have found this saw to be very temperamental I'm not impressed with this saw what so ever. It is very temperamental. I have had it n the shop and it does run better but it is still the worst saw I have ever owned.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hard to start I spend 30-45 minutes before I get frustrated and grab a hand saw to go the work. I have bought it back to where I purchased it and they say nothing is wrong. Find another brand that will start in less than 10 minutes
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed in this saw. Small Chain makes paper thin cuts. I was severely disappointed in the performance of this saw. I thought I was making a step up from my MS 250 since the 211 has a little larger displacement and was the first saw on Stihl's list that showed an 18" bar as standard size. Boy was I wrong. 211 has a small narrow chain with no bite at all.I put a 250 sprocket on it and a 3/8" pitch aggressive chain and matching bar on it and made a decent saw out of It.
Date published: 2017-09-26
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