MS 211 C-BE - $299.95 DSRP



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

Occasional User

The MS 211 C-BE chainsaw has it all. With low-emission engine technology, and our Quick Chain Adjuster and Easy2Start™ System, you get lower fuel consumption, fast and easy chain adjustment, and easier starting. Designed around operator comfort, this STIHL chainsaw is perfect for cutting firewood or felling small trees.

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MS 211 C-BE Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 35.2 cc (2.2 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.6 kg (10.1 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
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    STIHL Easy2Start™ (E)
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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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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    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.

    See it in action!
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    Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.
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    Winter/Summer Shutter
    The Winter/Summer Shutter allows the carburetor to operate at optimum temperature year-round and helps to prevent carburetor icing when working below 50°F (10°C).
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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    Bumper Spikes
    Help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 94reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Saw This is my first Chain Saw. I am amazed. The biggest tree I cut down was about 10" diameter. It cut the tree like a hot knife through butter. Light-weight and easy to handle. Starting the saw is amazingly easy. May 24, 2016
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