MS 211 C-BE - $319.95 DSRP


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18 in. Bar

DSRP: $319.95

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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 (2.15 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 4.2 out of 5 by 138.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to pull the start Lightweight, overall excellent quality. Worth spending the extra money over a lesser quality brand chainsaw.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Love Stihl Chain Saws. Hate this one! Even though we have owned 2 Stihl chain saws prior to purchasing the MS 211 C-BE and have been extremely happy, this one is a lemon! It won't cut efficiently in that you have to continue pulling back to get through a 4-inch log. Once you pull back, the saw frequently dies and you have to wait at least 30 minutes to restart. Holding the saw sideways also causes the saw to stop. The saw is frustrating when trying to get work done in a timely manner .We have taken the saw back twice. The first time the carburetor was adjusted, but upon getting it home, the saw continued to have the problem. The last time, the service center could not replicate the problem. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive saw Bought this saw as a smaller backup to a larger saw, for smaller jobs, de-limbing, and for carrying into thick woods where a larger/heavier saw is cumbersome. I was impressed by its capability and the engineering that went into this product. I highly recommend the Eazy2Start system with the primer bulb. It is by far the easiest saw I've seen to start. Requires almost no effort at all, and fires right up. Grandma could start this saw. Despite the smaller engine size, the power and cutting ability was surprising. The saw operates well as a complete system, meaning that although the engine is smaller, a well designed bar and chain overcome any lack of raw power. It doesn't seem that it would have any issue with cuts up to its 18" rating. Although I bought this as a secondary saw for smaller cuts (14" and smaller), I may end up using it as a primary saw. The suspension system, controls, caps, etc. work great as well. So far, no leaks.My only concern about using this saw for heavier work over time is durability. I haven't had any problems, but I found the control switch isn't very robust, and the saw overall has a lot of plastic where my larger unit is metal (engine case, handle, etc.). This is typical of this segment, though, and reduces weight significantly. If you need a hard use saw, you probably want to look at the farm/ranch or pro saws.The primary reason I chose Stihl over competing brands is that they seem to have a better handle on initial quality relative to competition. I've read too many comments on competing sites complaining of issues out of the box. I have to say, I wasn't disappointed with the Stihl. It was perfect right off the shelf, and the salesman started it up and ran it for a bit to show it worked before I bought it. If you buy another brand at the box stores, there's a good chance it'll go right back into the box for return. Overall, I'm very impressed.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this saw half a pull starts it right up , super light and no tools to tighten bar. money well spent.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Finicky My Stihl saw just does not start reliably. Once it warms up, it is great--safe, powerful, and reliable. But good luck getting the thing started.I've studied carefully how to start the thing, and have taken it into the dealer for advice. Dealer says it's okay and gets it running once. Then it works for me a few times. Then a week later: won't start. If your product is this persnickety for someone with reasonable experience working with tools, it's not a good product.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect fit for me I had never used a chainsaw and needed one to cut up large, downed limbs and trees after a storm. This one is perfect. it starts easily, cuts great and is lightweight.I am a 60 year old female of small stature and I love this product. I got a great tutorial at my local ACE Hardware store.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to start and operate Thought I was going to have to give up cutting firewood due to arthritis in hands and fingers making it very difficult to pull-start a chainsaw. However, the easy start system of this saw enables me to keep on going.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the size I needed a saw for the weekend and needed my old 271 and 391 serviced. I was amazed by the power of such a lightweight. Admittedly I’m over 65 and not as spry as I used to be, but this would have been a great addition for one of my larger saws years ago. Great work from a solid company. Thanks guys !!!! It will get a good workout. Thanks again
Date published: 2018-02-20
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