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MS 211 C-BE

A value-priced chainsaw with advanced engine technology, our Easy2Start™ system and the STIHL Quick Chain Adjuster.

MS 211 C-BE
Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 95reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Love the features. Hate the amount of problems I've had. I bought the saw on June 17th. I used it one afternoon with my son. I had a tree fall in my back yard August 7th. It ran for one tank of gas and would not start. Took it to the dealer, the carburetor was stuck. That was one week in the shop. I used it for a several weeks. Next, the ez start malfunctioned. Another week in the shop. The day after I got it out of the shop there was no compression. Scored cylinder (air leak in the crankcase). Three weeks in the shop. After I got it out of the shop it started to bog down under load and shutdown after 10 minutes. Took it into the shop where it is now (another week). I have only used stihl oils and cleaned the air filter. All work has been covered by warranty. I would rather be using it than driving it back and forth to the shop. September 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice saw for home or pro. use. The best saw I've ever used.For its size does a big time job. September 19, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by I must have got the lemon Bought me a STIHL MS 211 C-BE chainsaw, never owned a STIHL before all my neighbors and friends swear by them so I needed a good dependable saw so I got me one. After 3 tanks of the high dollar fuel my saw stopped, it will run as long as you keep the choke on full but as soon as you take the choke off it dies. I took it back to where I purchased it and they tried to start it to no avail. Now the weather has started to cool down enough to get back into the woods my new chain saw is still in the shop, been there longer than I had it at home, and I am using the same old wore out saw that made me want the Stihl to begin with. August 24, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by This is worthless Dont buy this garbage. Have had 2 already the second was a replacment for the first. It is already back at the shop. Wont run have had about 6 hours in total between the two. Honestly the worst chainsaw I have ever used. Get a different model August 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great features easy to use Very easy to start More powerful than I expected cuts great August 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Did some research before purchasing and the store helped with any questions. Great chainsaw overall and looks durable enough to last many years ! July 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not So Easy To Start I bought this chainsaw to replace my old Stihl 025. I needed a lighter saw, and the easy start feature with a much shorter and lighter pull was a major selling point.I found that the easy start feature was frustrating. Unlike the 025, which started on the second pull after the initial turn-over, this saw would not start reliably. Once I spent more than 15 minutes before I could get the engine to catch and run.The trick appears to be to pull the cord 2-3 times at the suggested start position, then move to half choke (one notch up), pull 2-3 times at that setting, and then to try pulling with the choke in the run position.The saw cuts well once it gets started, and I've used it to cut junipers that were 15-18 inches in diameter. The chain tension adjustment is much easier, and overall the saw cuts as well and is even easier to maintain than the 025.If only it were as easy to start! July 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent! Wow! What a saw! I have used the hound out if this saw. Bought a lake lot that was basically a forest. Had it shredded, then had to clear all that was not shredable. Me and my new saw got well acquainted. The easy start is the cat's meow. Just pull to get to the compression, then a short pull and the saw never misses first crank...other than cold starts. Have to learn the new cold start method. But once that was learned, no issues. The other highlight is the no wrench adjustment...the bee's knees. Walking through the woods and not having to stop, pull a wrench, loosen screws, adjusting chain, etc. CRAZY! Just turn two knobs and keep cutting. Plenty of power too! Nothing bad to say. I was a bit sceptical of "new" things, until I experienced it. Awesome! Great job Stihl. June 28, 2016
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