MS 211 C-BE - $319.95 DSRP

Distributor Suggested Retail Price
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.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 45 cm (12" to 18")
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 144.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw This is an easy starting saw with very user friendly features. The fuel and bar oil reservoirs open easily. In addition to the easy starting feature, the saw has plenty of power for homeowner applications. The weight is just right and with a sharp chain, it really cuts well. I'd buy it again!
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Saw Actually took this saw back to the dealer day 1. It just cut off in mid cut and wouldn't restart. The tech was tied up, so a couple of the sales guys took a look at it and couldn't get it to start either. After some discussion with the lady in the office who said I would have to leave it, it was decided that they had another in stock and were just going to swap with me. (Kudos to the dealer's staff.) Just before they did that, the senior sales guy wanted to try it. He carried it back, pulled and pulled until it started. let it run a minute or two and started and shut it off several times. Brought it back to me and I did the same. Apparently it had just flooded. At any rate I have learned how to start it cold, hot, or in between. There is going to be a learning curve with any new power tool. Except for the one little hiccup, has lived up to all the claims by the manufacturer when using it for what is intended for.
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from There is some kind of defect in a batch of these saws So I have owned this saw for 3 years. Or more accurately I am on my second saw in 3 years. Have had numerous carb rebuilds and new carbs ect. The problem is the brass plate that ( I believe) controls the air in the carb has issues and it will lose the ability to close on it's own making it super hard to start and then it won't idle it's either full gas or shut off. Last year I talked with tech support because it was out of warranty they told me to spray WD40 into the sides of the plate to help it so it doesn't stick open. That worked for a couple hours of work. Then I bring it out this year and same problem but now WD 40 dose not work. Thankfully stihl is a stand up company and is trying to fix it again at their own cost (which is what they should do) but the shop they had me bring it to is different than the original ( since they could never fix it). And since that shop doesn't see me as a client or they really are that busy they won't look at my saw for 3 weeks.If you get one from a different batch without this defect it should be a great saw if it runs it works well but in all honesty never had a single problem with my farm boss so if you don't mind so extra weight go to that saw.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is what it is... Got this saw for Christmas after buying a new 2.5 acre wooded property. I had used my Dads chainsaw as a kid (under his supervision - 25 year old Stihl 026), but this was MY first chainsaw. After using it a few times for some general cleanup around my property, I was convinced I needed more power. As circumstance would have it, a friend of my was selling a 60cc saw of a different brand. That saw is an absolute beast and fun to use...for very short periods of time! I find myself using my 211-c whenever possible, because it is comfortable to run all day long and causes much less fatigue! I did put a 16” bar on it (instead of the 18” it came with) which is much easier for this size saw to manage. Pros-easy start recoil system, weight, descent power, quick chain tension adjust, AV system, translucent fuel tank, maneuverable and manageable, meets 75% of my needsCons-ran it one time on a pretty warm day (yes the shutter was set for warm weather). Shut it off to refuel and was difficult to restart...and by difficult I mean it took about 8-10 pulls...and then fired up and ran like a champ again.Bottom line...this is a great light duty homeowner saw. I have only had it for 7 months, but I have used it HARD and it hasn’t let me down. Be realistic about what you are buying. It’s a 35cc saw! I love it and like I meets my needs 75% of the time on a fully wooded 2.5 acre property.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have bought a Stihl years ago After fighting with box store saws for far too many years, I finally purchased a Stihl 211 C-BE. The easy start feature is a shoulder saver. Add to that the good power to weight ratio, low vibration, and balance and it is a winner.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is terrific and worth the money. Just got this saw today and put it to use cutting down a small tree and cutting some limbs up for firewood. It even starts when pulling it with my left hand, and I'm right-handed! Carrying it through some brush wasn't a problem either as it isn't heavy. I'm glad I spent a little more money for the easy start feature. I am pleased.
Date published: 2018-05-27
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
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