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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).

For a side-by-side comparison of all STIHL chainsaws, download our Chainsaw Comparison Chart.

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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. 9 months ago
    it's lite
    Its perfect up in tree I have the old version wish had new
  2. 6 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.
  3. 3 weeks ago
    Power and handling are excellent!
    I admit it -- I overuse this chainsaw, but only because it's so good. I used a MS 192 TC in the past and never had a problem. However, the 201 provides more power, allowing me to trim trees that much quicker. I see mixed reviews of some with starting problems, but mine has been fine, starting on the first or second pull every time, warm or cold. Thus, I'm impressed that the M-Tronic system seems to work well. So far I've trimmed over 100 trees and even cut down at least 40 smaller ones (often 10 ... read more inches or less). Finally, whenever a storm comes to town, this is a great saw for cutting the limbs down to a size and weight that others can handle for loading. Pricey, but oh, so worth it!
  1. 4 months ago
    Perfect little Saw
    I bought my saw about 2 years ago and it's still running great with minimal wear. It's super super light and still has enough power to get the job done. If you want something that will cut all the way up too 18" diameter branches really quick I would get the ms201t but I use the ms193t for everything I come up too. Anything I think is too big I just bring up the bigger saw like you should anyway. The saw idles very smoothly with little jerk. Always starts right up. Feels real comfortable in the ... read more hand. And it's not too noticeable on the saddle. Only thing I don't like about the little saws is the clutch cover is part of the handle and whole side of the chainsaw making it tough to get back on every once in awhile. But no big deal. I have pruned trees with this saw and I have also cut 20" wood up for firewood with it. Definetly recommend this saw.
  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. 1 year ago
    Awesome saw
    I was looking for a top handle saw to replace my old ms 210 I was climbing with, and I was chose the ms 193 with a 12" bar over the 201 because of the price. I am very pleased with the quality of it, has plenty of power and it is much more comfortable climbing with it while limbing out a tree. The only drawback to it is the small fuel tank. Having to stop more often to lower the saw down for a refuel does slow us down some, but overall I am very pleased.
  1. 2 years ago
    Small, light and handy
    Wow, A great little saw and really easy to use. I at first thought that the gas tank might be a little small but that proved to be false. The engine seems to just sip fuel. For what this saw was designed for the Stihl engineers seemed to have hit their mark.
  2. 2 years ago
    Best limbing saw on the market. It will change how you work
    Weighs like a handsaw, carving bar makes clean cuts in anything, low exhaust, easy pull even on tc model, and makes life easy. I can make clean cuts on anything from suckers to pruning cuts outside of oak collars. It will change your work. Built solid, runs all day all month strong, and you can move it quick from cut to cut. Will ruin any other saw for you. I've run 200, 201s, t540, t536 Lixp electric. It doesn't beat a 200, but they aren't around anymore.
  3. 7 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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