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MS 211
MS 211 is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 39.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good power to weight I like this saw so far. I have only used it twice at this point. I purchased to replace a smaller saw of other brand that I have had for 11 years. My main use is for landscape work on our two acres. Limbing trees and felling unnecessary trees and cutting up camp wood are the main uses. One of the complaints I have heard and read is that the saw is hard to start but from my personal experience I think it starts just fine IF you follow the instructions in the manual (also the salesperson I purchased it from gave me a demonstration that followed the manual very closely). I think this saw will last me for a number of years or until I feel unsafe using it (I'm 75 years old). All in all, I think this was a very good purchase.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Had to return it Bought the 211-Trimmer in Billings Montana. Needed an easy start saw due to neck injury. Used it twice on branches. Was not greatly impressed- it was 'ok'. Third time I needed to use it , it was difficult to start. Took it to maintainence at store who also had trouble but could not figure out why. I chose NOT to get replacement as it did not stand out as good quality to me.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little saw, but.... She's a leaker. Not at first. But after a couple of years. And I mean it LEAKS. Like, a whole tank of bar oil as it sits. And really only as it sits. I can empty the tank each time I'm done using it, but that's pretty inconvenient. Other than that, it runs, cuts, and starts great. I just don't like cleaning up a sticky oil mess every time I pick it up. Would I buy it again? Maybe.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-06
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