STIHL MS 211 Chainsaw Review: Best Economical Chainsaw

By | 5 January 2021

Economical STIHL MS 211 chainsaw

The STIHL MS 211 is a small chainsaw with an output of 1.7 kW and a weight of only 4.3 kg. Thanks to the anti-vibration system, single-lever operation, and side-chain tensioning, it is particularly handy. They are available in different versions: equipped with the standard Picco Micro 3 chain and rail lengths of 30 cm or 35 cm, or with the robust hard metal chain Picco Duro 3 with a rail length of 35 cm.

Long filter service life

The Ematic system and the 2-MIX motor ensure low oil and fuel consumption, with the filter service life being extremely long thanks to the long-term filter system. If required, optional accessories such as a carrying bag, combination key, or chainsaw case can be ordered in addition to the fully equipped STIHL MS 211 chainsaw.

STIHL MS 211 Chainsaw Review: Best Economical Chainsaw

STIHL MS 211 Chainsaw Review: Best Economical Chainsaw

Technical specifications

4.3 kg
Saw chain pitch:
3/8 “P
Guide rail:
Rollomatic E
1.7 / 2.3 kW / PS
35.2 cm³
Sound pressure level:
100 dB (A)
Sound power level:
113 dB (A)
Vibration value left / right:
3.5 / 3.5 m / s²
Power to weight ratio:
2.5 kg / kW


  • Powerful engine
  • Blade length 35 cm
  • Max. Chain speed 24.8 meters/sec.
  • Chain brake
  • Automatic chain lubrication
  • Toolless chain tensioning system

Minus points

  • Small petrol tank
  • No catalyst

Overall grade GOOD (1.75)

Category evaluation (% share of overall grade)

GOOD (1.54)
Operation / handling (45%)
GOOD (2.27)
Motor / volume (40%)
VERY GOOD (1.01)
Chain technology (15%)


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