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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.

Chainsaw Frequently Asked Questions

*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
    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.
  2. 2 days ago
    MS193T Bad To The Bone.
    Don't be afraid to buy the MS193T vs MS201T. I was very hesitant but as a home owner I really couldn't see spending another $320 for the 201. I was really hoping it would not constantly bog down or be miserably slow. With the 14" factory bar, this saw is nothing short of incredible. I have a MS310 (4.0 hp) with a 20", 3/8 chain and this saw is equally impressive in cut speed and rpms.
  3. 5 months ago
    Great little saw!
    This saw is a joy to use up in a tree. It is light, well balanced and cuts very fast. Just make sure the chain is moving before touching the wood.
  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. 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. 3 years ago
    Excellent for the occasional in-tree arborist.
    Does the MS 150 have the power of the slightly larger models? No. But its miniscule weight & ease of use more than make up for that. It's so light, I've forgotten it was clipped to my saddle. If all I'm doing is delimbing, this saw is always my first choice. If I'm going to block-down the spar, then I'll take up my MS 192 T. Even if you're not in a tree, I'd recommend the MS 150 T for lots of ground work. Its lighter weight (both in a tree or on the ground) goes a long way in reducing fatigue ... read more ... and that means I get more work done.
  1. 3 months 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
  2. 9 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. 2 weeks ago
    Excellent but...
    I've owned my 201T (2016 model) for several months and have cut over 200 trees clearing pastures in my farm. Anything from 1/2 inch to 6” trunks. One of the best qualities is the weight which I can carry easily and don’t get fatigued like with bigger saws. I have had no major issues (knock on wood) except I have noticed its sometimes hard to get going. I never had that with the 200T. That said, I do care for my saws by cleaning thoroughly after each use. I don’t let saw dust build around the saw ... read more like I’ve seen most professional’s do. The 201T is exactly what I needed and so far seems to perform well. Maybe the issues with starting will work itself out. My other saws are MS880, MS461 and MS291 which are all too heavy for this kind of work.
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