MS 211 - $299.99 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price
18 in. Bar

DSRP: $299.99

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

Occasional User Advanced engine technology and a value price are just some of the things the MS 211 STIHL chainsaw has to offer. Powered by a low-emission engine, this chainsaw features a preseparation air filtration system— extending the cleaning life of the air filter so you have less maintenance. With low vibrations, good cutting speed and plenty of power, this STIHL chainsaw is just the...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
MS 211 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 35.2 cc (2.15 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 280 cc (9.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 180 cc (6.1 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" PM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 45 cm (12" to 18")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC®
POWER SOURCE Gas
STIHL recommends #3636 (63 PM3 61) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 18" 3005 000 4817 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    STIHL ElastoStart™
    The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.
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    IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
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    Side-Access Chain Tensioner
    The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
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    STIHL Quickstop®
    STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.

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    Ematic™ Lubrication System
    The Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.
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    Master Control Lever™
    The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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Optional Accessories
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    Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.

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MS 211 is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good cutting power in a compact package. The perfect tool for home use on a small wooded lot for limbing and general cleanup. Easy start, smooth running, well balanced, decent cutting capacit - all in a compact, easy to maintain package.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One awesome saw I have three other larger Stihl saws but I wanted a smaller saw to limb and cut smaller wood. Now I find I use the MS211 over half the time for everything since it is so easy to use and cuts awesome. I don't understand the hard starting mentioned by some. The saw when cold starts on about the third pull and after warm starts on the first pull every time. Once the saw pops the first time turn the choke off and it will start easily. The saw will sit and idle forever, never dies. Excellent power for a small saw. Its amazing how it cuts fairly large stock even hardwood like oak. I am very pleased with this saw and would buy again. Excellent product as with all Stihl saws that I have owned. Stihl beats them all. Thank you for such a great product.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stout little saw Already have an 031AV, MS290, and MS362CM. Needed something small for some brush and limbing. Couldn't believe the power in this little saw. And just for you reviewers who have starting issues with any of these saws I have to say that the issues aren't with the saws but with the inexperienced or uneducated users. My experience has been that if you have problems starting a Stihl, you probably should be paying someone more qualified to use it for you
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start I love my ms211 it's easy to start cuts perfect have used it for 2 years now without any issue's at all
Date published: 2017-12-16
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
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