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.

Print Spec Sheets
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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MS 211 C-BE is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 101.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 3 year review I've owned this saw for three years. The first year it performed well then it started to leak bar oil when it was not being used, then it would not run after it warmed up. It's in the shop for the third time but I am afraid I just wore it out. I take care of my tools and have performed a tune-up and clean the air filter regularity.We have heavily wooded property that we are still clearing, I have a MS311 and it now the go-to saw but would like a lighter saw for limbing and the wife to use.This is the last homeowner grade saw I will buy. The farm/ranch or professional series are much better if you plan on using it a lot.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to start Love how easy this is to start, it handles well and cuts great!!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this saw love this saw, easy to start, easy to use, easy to maintain.service is outstanding
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chain All Stihl chainsaws come equipped with a anti kick back chain. However the overall quality of this chain has issues. The biggest is the chain requires frequent sharpening after two to three hours use. I like to keep the chain sharp to optimism cutting. However the frequent sharpening will cause a shorter life and more frequent replacement.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy on the arms Bought this saw to supplement the 036 I bought back in 1998, what a difference in weight. I have been burning orchard wood and needed something a little easier to swing around........ this saw fits the bill on features and starting ease. Ran about 5 tankful's of 100LL aviation fuel w. 2 cycle oil and runs like my other Stihl, good. (ps. if you dont want your fuel to go stale run aviation fuel in small carburated engine equipment).I hit some twigs or vines or something and the chain jammed so had to mess with that out in the field to get it going again. Pulled the chain cover completely off to remedy and found the bar adjustment wheel with the gear teeth fell off the bar? After some research i think there is supposed to be a screw holding it on so might have to get that now.....don't think it was ever put on but don't know for sure. All in all very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Waiting to see.. I bought this saw to replace my old 16" Jonsreds that was made in 1982. What sold me on this Stihl model was the anti-vibration springs that support the body of the saw. I do not want long term nerve damage, and my hands had been feeling numb after an hour of using my 34 year old Jonsreds.I really like the vibration dampening, but my old saw, which is nearly the same size motor, was stronger. Maybe the piston rings haven't seated in the Stihl yet, or maybe I should have played with the air fuel mixture screws before writing this review... Also, having no grease lube port on the bar's tip suggests it wasn't meant to last long. Am I wrong?
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice saw for home or pro. use. The best saw I've ever used. For its size does a big time job.
Date published: 2016-09-19
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