The feature-packed MS 212 C-BE offers optimal operator comfort and powerful performance. The Easy2Start™ system allows for comfort during frequent use. This chainsaw comes loaded with an 18” Light 04 Guide Bar for durable, lightweight cutting and a Master Control Lever™ so you can easily operate the choke, starting throttle lock, and on-off switch. The sleek, updated design gives it a professional feel, and the diagnostic socket allows you to easily track information about operating times, diagnostic support, and more. The MS 212 C-BE offers the right balance of power and accessibility to make it ideal for frequent use around the home.
STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.
STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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.
Translucent Fuel Tank
Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
Master Control Lever™
The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock, and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.
Purge Pump Primer
The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine turns over.
Easy-Access Air Filter Cover
Easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
Front Hand Guard
Designed to reduce the risk of injury.
Rear Hand Guard
Reduces the risk of injury as well as provides a wide area for foot placement during starting.
STIHL OILOMATIC® Saw Chain
Features specially engineered grooves designed to channel oil to critical wear areas.
Throttle Trigger Lockout
Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
Spark Arrester Muffler
Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contain a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
Help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.
High-Tech Polymer Housings
Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact, and are corrosion-resistant.
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.
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.
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.
The convenient diagnostic socket makes it easy for your STIHL Dealer to plug in the chainsaw and access information about operating time, diagnostic support, and more.
Powerful, Yet Lightweight
Built for lightweight durability and packed with features, this powerful chainsaw is ideal for frequent use and tasks around the home.
Reduced Exhaust Emissions
Features reduced exhaust emissions allowing you to make less of an impact on your surroundings.
Top of the 1148 Series
Packed with features to maximize operator comfort and take on tough tasks, it is the top entry-level gas-powered chainsaw in the 1148 series.