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MS 201 T

“The Ultimate Arborist Saw.” For in-tree professional use only.

MS 201 T
Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 65reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by dont buy If i have been using this saw for any time at all and turn it off good luck getting it to start. May 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bring back the ms200t This saw is not even close to the 200t. Power isn't there.the so called ergonomic handle is just something to break/wear out. Please bring back the best saw ever made the ms200t!!! May 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good climbing saw. Ergonomics are good, comfortable to use in tree all day. I was disappointed with the power at first, but did a couple of mods, and now it screams. Overall happy April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by All the power you need in the tree I love this saw. Bought it about 2 months ago have use it a lot, I can't believe any one has any thing bad to say about these. I run a tree company and I will keep using this saw as long as they keep making it!! February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sad to see the 200 gone but better than 2 192's i have had three of these saws for almost a year and are climbers love them February 17, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Really the worst model Stihl has ever made Find a used 200t!I own 11 Stihl professional high end products and recommend them to everyone including my clients, many own Stihl blowers!However; I would highly recommend that nobody buys this particular product as it isn’t half the saw that its predecessor the 2000t is!The specs may look good on paper; compare them on a piece of wood with a 6 year old 200t and you wont wat the 201t. Sloooow! February 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ...When you need a bit more power We have used this saw daily for a year now as a more powerful option to the 192. It is a very consistent performer in all the good areas you would expect but also includes being lightly cold blooded. Being set up properly, it seems to need more warm-up time in temps below 40 degrees when compared to the 192 which seemed to always be ready to go after just a moment. If climbing to do just a few light cuts this saw will stay on the ground and the 192 goes with because you do notice the slight increase in weight. But needing to make cuts that include larger diameters the MS 201 T has enough more noticeable power to make the task quicker. We will always be looking for just a bit more power which is why the power and value ratings are only 4/5. January 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Setting it straight This chainsaw has nearly identical weight, balance and feel as the Ms 200T. It's power is marginally less than a Ms 200T. (measured in cut times) It's biggest down fall is noise. It's much quieter than the 200T. The sound of it's torque curve in a cut also gives the "feeling" that it looses power. It has been deemed to be cold natured. Which means if the saw isn't warm it doesn't run at full power. The problem with that is 200T users never could let a saw run and idle for long periods of time because they would carbon up the spark arrestor screen.As far as reliability goes, the 020T to the Ms 200T has had many issues such as, horrible crankshaft bearings on 020T's to Carb's on 200T's that you were lucky to get one year out of it. Antivibe mounts that fell apart from bar oil leakage, to cracked mufflers.The 201T from what I have seen has a weaker top handle that breaks easier when dropped. And the antivibe springs bend. The Antivibe standards are a European standard that Stihl uses world wide. If you don't play twister with our saw they generally don't bend though.Overall analysis, Is a 201T a 200T? No! Is it close? Yes. There are differences, but if looked at objectively, they are minor. I have sold hundreds of these saws since they came out and have had very few problems. They are a tool to make money with. And I am positive the ones I have sold are doing just that.Many problems come from a lack of knowledge, which is a dealers responsibility to educate the customer. You should expect nothing less from a dealer. December 18, 2014
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