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MS 192 C-E

A lightweight rear-handle chainsaw that’s packed with STIHL features.

MS 192 C-E
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works just great I do many hours each week volunteer cutting up and burning in forest preserves. I drop and cut up trees from one inch to 16 inches. My big saw is a pro 261, but I was getting tired after 3 hours of swinging it around. So I got a 192 with lightweight polymer bar in April 2013. Works fabulously and I can go all day long without getting tired. Yes, the reduced weight does make a big difference. I work as cold as 20 degrees and as hot as 95 degrees. No problem starting and running in any temperature. Never had to move the adjustment screws. I restrict the cooling airflow at cold temperatures. My average cut is a 3" branch, which takes about 4 seconds, and so any saw is equally fast. The anti-vibration spring suspension is necessary for hours of cutting and it works great on the 192. My 14" bar length is just fine; maybe 16" would save me a little stooping down to limb a felled tree. The air filter is on the cheap side, but I've had no problems. The clutch is on the OUTSIDE of the sprocket - it looks weird but it works flawlessly. The easy-start is not necessary, but has no drawbacks either. Like any small saw, the 192 uses less gas and oil per cut because the chain is narrower. I haven't used my 261 since I got my 192. August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Better then expected I bought a 251 C BE and found it incredibly easy to use with plenty of power. I wanted a back up saw as it's good to have a second one in case you get yours wedged. Recently used the 192 for F3 tornado damage. Had both saws going but used the 192 more due to weight. What a saw. Performed great for topping fallen trees and cutting stumps. You can do most jobs with this light saw unless you are a Professional landscaper, then go with heavy duty Stihl. The gas and oil caps can be a challenge. Look at how they are placed before you take them off, line them up and you will be good to go. Ran several tanks of gas through the saw on this job. Cut for about four hours. The neighbor I was helping had a cheap saw, didn't perform. I pulled up with my two Stihl saws and we got busy. He is bigger then me but will be buying the 192 soon. He was impressed at how well it ran. Great saw for casual user. I use mine 4 or 5 times a year for bigger jobs. Use it on my recreational farm for clean up as needed too. June 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by First saw messed up. Hoping new one is better. My husband bought me this saw to help with the wood this year I love the fact that I can start it and its lightweight. However, within the first hour of running the bar and chain came off. Not sure if this was an error in assembly where I purchased or what. Needless to say it scared me and messed up the bar and chain. My husband was able to fix it for me and I was back at it. Ran another couple hours til chain needed to be tightened. When trying to loosen bar nut, the whole bolt was coming out of the saw. Grrrr! Needless to say we took it back and Stihl replaced it with a new saw. Haven't run the new one yet but hoping it was just a fluke. Hoping so as I do like this saw! May 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by great saw This was recommended by my son who is a landscaper....he said that when he is up in a tree it is the easiest to use while trying to balance...well, I do not climb trees at my age but I can tell you it is a wonderful......and the changeable bar is excellent. My husband and I are no longer spring chickens and this saw is really easy to handle and use around our farm ....it is even easier than our pole saw....the pole saw has it uses but is really heavy and after a short while wears you out, even with the full body brace. but all stihl products are very dependble.....why bother with the rest when you can get the best. April 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is my second Stihl that I use for the farm. My other Stihl is a model 39. The #39 is my work horse and the #192 is used for sawing limbs around our fields allowing the tractor and combine to enter and operate right up to the fence and tree lines. The quick release caps for the fuel and bar oil are great to use and allow you to use them without a screwdriver wrench which is used on the larger #39. This is a great time saver. This saw is like a feather in my hands, and at age 59, I like to use it while the grandson saws with the "Old Workhorse". The #192 is very easy on fuel and cuts a longer amount of time with less fuel than my #39. Yet when I need to cut larger downed trees the #39 is still my go to saw. This saw is perfect for most anyone that doesn't have a larger model and is the perfect second saw for those who use Stihl's every week of the year. The #192 might be the last saw you ever need. January 31, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Fuel lids and oil lids what is the deal with the lids? I just got the lid replaced and I go out with full fuel and oil and the oil lid falls off and drains all of the oil out. Why can't we get it right? December 26, 2012
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