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MS 211

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MS 211
MS 211 is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Don't waste your time or $ with this saw. Had for 6 months. Used less than 6 times on small branches around the house. While using this week it all of the sudden stopped and would not restart. Took to store where I purchased it. It's under warranty but not sure what's wrong with it. Don't buy this model in my opinion it's nothing but headaches
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent small chain saw This chain saw completely meets my needs for general use. It handles the limbs and smaller trees that break due to winter weather. The only drawback I've found that occasionally it is a little finicky about starting after used one tank of gas and immediately want to start it again after refilling the fuel and oil.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great saw! great price! I purchased this saw brand new in October of 2012.Since my purchase I have had no issues with it. I did proper break in on it, then tuned it leaner. It always starts on 3rd pull. It is not a saw for cutting big trees. I use my 041AV for felling trees and use my 211 for cutting the limbs and cutting smaller oak and pecan for firewood. Super lightweight allows you to get into the thick brush and clear out messes. Wish it held a bit more fuel but, it's been a great addition to my arsenal. Love this saw. Must do proper break in procedure. Speak to your local stihl dealer for info.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ms-211 light and agile Bar wears well, except I have a small kink at bottom end of bar 4 o'clock from sprocket Noticed it in sunlight. Looks like factory flaw. After noticing it I inspected chain. I see wear that will shorten life of bar. I have had many saws and never seen this problem. I can not believe its from use, unless chain pulled a weak bar to the side.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Never used leaks big time Um so ya got it as a gift brand new for Christmas. Dealer put a bit of fluids in the saw I guess that's normal they test that it runs before they give It to you. the thing is brand new never used I went to move it from where I placed it after Christmas and yup a nice sticky sloppy mess of oil all over the place. i can't even rate it properly because i havnt used it. i'll give it a 3 just for the name on it.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Impressed I own a 180, 361, 025, Kombi system and now a 211. My cousin has a 210 so I bought this one. I have never had problems with my Stihl's. I cut wood by the dump truck loads. This saw has been a good running saw once you get it running.I had this same problem with my 261 so I sold that. Normally I can start my saws in 3-4 pulls even when -20 degrees out. This bugger takes 5-10 pulls to get it started in 40 degree weather. Had to use it last week with -6 degree weather and it would not start. Had to put it in the tractor with heat on it. My 361 started right up. It started after several hours in the heated cab.I only use regular gas and stihl mix in the gallon size.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Woould not recommend Saw runs great for the first 10 minutes- then the fun begins....does not run properly, extremely hard to start. Been to 3 repair shops- they all say seems fine, but they do not run the saw in real conditions, so I am sure they think it runs right. Saw leaks terribly- was fine for first few months, now leaks bar/chain oil when sitting- makes a mess.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Troublemaker Got this chain saw about 2 weeks ago. Not big project, not heavy use, just cutting fresh cut tree on backyard to pieces. Was running 10 minutes or so and stopped. Start again and already only 1 minute to work.. no more. Went to the shop where got it in the middle of Temple TX. They took it, tried, same result. Kept for few days and gave back like there was nothing bad but with repair tag. Ok, started work again. Same story, 10-15 minutes to run and in the middle of work down and no start. Went to local shop again. There were words that premixed gas/oil should be only original Stihl and that we are no so good. Well, and was said that the chain itself on the saw was worn out/ Reallly?20 minutes of working on easy tree?! Very suspicious Besides was given chainsaw not in original box and this trick with "worn" chain. HATE THIS PIECE. Don't want to use and want to return...if possible ever in small shops.
Date published: 2016-11-18
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