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In-Tree Saws

In-Tree Saws

For In-Tree Professional Use Only.

You’re a professional. You need a chainsaw that’s lightweight and powerful, allowing you to effectively prune, trim and shape high above the ground. With a superbly balanced design, STIHL professional tree service chainsaws are ideal for in-tree work and feature a top handle (designated by the “T” in the product name).

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*The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.
Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Powerhead Weight Fuel Capacity
MS 150 T C-E 23.6 cc (1.44 cu. in.) 1.0 kW (1.34 bhp) 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs) 200 cc (6.76 oz.)
MS 193 T 30.1 cc (1.84 cu. in.) 1.3 kW (1.74 bhp) 3.3 kg (7.28 lbs.) 270 cc (9.1 oz.)
MS 201 T 35.2 cc (2.14 cu. in.) 1.8 kW (2.41 bhp) 3.71 kg (8.16 Ibs.) 310 cc (10.5 oz.)
MS 201 T C-M 35.2 cc (2.14 cu. in) 1.8 kW (2.41 bhp) 3.71 kg (8.16 lbs.) 310 cc (10.5 oz.)
  1. 1 year ago
    Little beast in the tree's......
    Bought this to do pruning, limbing and light cutting. Does all that very well. I got mine with a 14 inch bar, which was perfect for me. Why not go bigger you say? Well, EVERYONE owns big powerful saws. They'll always be someone you know who you can use/borrow one of those for the big stuff. Now a small, super lightweight saw is something everyone wishes they had for all the smaller tasks. For my needs, its perfect.
  2. 1 year ago
    Nice Little Saw
    The 193 in a nice little saw. I’ve now run about five tanks through it and it’s running great. The power is okay, but remember it is not a saw for big stuff. You need to have the chain moving fast before you touch the branch. I’ve used it at two of my friend’s homes and now both are planning on buying one. It looks like it will replace my MS180 (if I can part with a chainsaw) and team up with my MS290 and MS440.
  3. 4 months ago
    Pro climber - love it
    Really like these saw's. own 3 and instead of the muffler mod. I just take the spark arrester off completely (as people always have done). It wakes the saw right up. it cuts good and is light. I dont understand how people can hate it for not having 066 power? lol For removing and trimming with a 14" bar it is fine. If you come down to a bigger trunk THAN GRAB A BIGGER SAW! You should have large designated climb saw for big spars. for a set aside an 039 with 20" bar, 046 28". I guess I'd probably ... read more be mad too if I was dumb enough to try'n take on a 3' dia tree with a 14" trim saw. Remove spark arrester and use as intending and It's a great saw!
  1. 5 months ago
    Excellent lightweight saw!
    My Stihl 009L after almost 20 years of use was beginning to concern me on parts availability, and as my experience with the saw has been excellent, I went straight to Stihl to see what they had that was comparable. The 201TC-M seemed to me to be the replacement saw, and after reading the reviews I made that choice. I have multiple acres that I take care of, and some that I'm clearing, so my saws get a lot of use, like probably every other weekend. I am not a professional tree person, but I would ... read more say I have cut down 100's if not 1000's of trees, and if the 009L couldn't handle it I hired the work out. I also don't climb in trees or get off the ground. So all that said, I have now used my new 201TC-M for multiple weekends of cutting, and it has proven to be all that I expected it to be. Light weight, starts easy, good on fuel and oil, cuts excellent with the 16 inch bar, which is what I have on my 009L. It uses the same chains as my 009L, so that was a bonus. I highly recommend this saw, but it is not for the very casual user, this small saw has a lot of power and is very maneuverable, so you need to be even more cautious than with a normal saw. The 009L still runs great and is now my backup saw, I wouldn't part with it.
  2. 6 months ago
    It starts and runs in below 0 that's outta the box!!
    Tried the older 201 (barf) still rocking a 200t this saw is as close as I've seen yet its got the power the 200t had so far I like it better actually I can't say on how long it will last though like I said its out the box very pleased though
  3. 4 days ago
    Solid but boggs down
    One of the best tree saws you can get from Stihl. While I still also love the 150 for quick operations, the 201 can do most of your work besides tight, awkward unions and chunking down a large stem. The 201 will most likely bogg down when the stem size is near 3/4 your 16" bar length. You have to pay close attention to your oiler as well and can get clogged if doing excessive cutting. Overall good saw and easy to work on
  1. 2 years ago
    Light weight
    This Chainsaw is perfect for cut up a lot of branches. It cuts like a full size saw without the weight.
  2. 4 months ago
    GREAT SAW!!!
    SUPER LIGHT! GREAT FOR IN TREE! STARTS EASY! ONLY DRAW BACK IS STIHL HAS ONLY ONE CHAIN AVAILABLE FOR IT AND IT IS A LITTLE OVER PRICED.
  3. 6 months ago
    Everything I wanted
    I am only 35 but my back is shot. I have plenty of bigger stihl saws but I was in pain when I was done all of their products are great but this one is so light it seems like a toy but don't be fooled it can cut wood like crazy not just the limb wood either but what ever the bar will cut it will buzz right through I am very impressed and so very happy at the end of the day my back still hurts but I can at least move and now have a warm house too!!!!
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