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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
    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.
  2. 5 months ago
    Spent 4 days with it... Love it
    I was worried at first because of the size, but it makes up for it with power. Great for one handed use. I do wish it had the easy start system, as a climber it made me nervous at times. Other than that I couldn't be happier with my purchase!
  3. 3 weeks ago
    Love the versatility of this saw
    Went to buy another saw and stumbled across this lower priced home owner version top handle. The top handle is what I really wanted and this fit the price range, plus it was a Stihl like my old 029 that has been bulletproof for me. This little saw has been great. I have trimmed and cut small trees all around my house without any problems. I could not have done as much work with a full size or standard saw, so I would say it is an excellent purchase for a home owner saw. It will last as long as I ... read more do cutting and trimming. The only downfall is a lack of start up power, but with more power comes more weight, so it is a very good mix, you just have to learn to use it correctly. The top handle saws are overpriced, but this saw is worth the money for the convenience. I don't have any negative comments.
  1. 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.
  2. 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!!!!
  3. 2 years ago
    A Perfect Carving Saw
    I got my 150 soon after they came out & I absolutely LOVE it. If you're a chainsaw carver and you don't own one, you're missing out. It comes standard with a quarter-tip carving bar (I also run a dime-tip Oregon bar on mine) so it's ready to carver right out of the gate. And it's so light weight you can carve all day. The worst thing about it is that it makes all of my other saws feel like tanks.
  1. 1 week 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. 4 months ago
    An excellent climbers saw
    The still 201, 200, and the 020 are absolutely the best top of line arborist, or serious homeowners saw. It is light and is barely noticeable on your climbing belt. I am 30 year tree climber and will use nothing but the best. You can speed cut, and enough power to take down trees. When I would hire climbers, I would hire the climbers with the stihl toppers.
  3. 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.
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