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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. 4 months ago
    This saw is great
    Love this light weight saw...Will handle anything.. I have cut trees down 8 inches thick. it's suppose to be a limb saw, but is way more than that... I have to watch my self or I won't pick up my big saw at all... Wife loves how light weight it is and I do aswell.. save your back.. Its a bit pricey, but the first time you use it , you forget how much it was... I love it.
  2. 1 year ago
    Extremely light
    I've had about every climbing saw there is. This is the easiest to you. So light there is no reason for a pruning saw. Going to get a few more
  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. 6 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.
  2. 2 months 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!
  3. 8 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.
  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. 6 months ago
    Love the balance of size weight and power
    Love the balance of size weight and power I Chain Saw Carve. I was warned away from the top handle for carving. People said it was to awkward. I love the top handle for carving. It’s great for working in tight corners. I was also surprised at how long I can carve on a single tank of gas & bar oil. I rarely use my rear handle 18” saw anymore. This saw can be a fussy starter when it's warm. 3 to 4 Pulls. Maybe I'm the fussy one. 1 pull would be nice.
  3. 2 months ago
    Throttle linkage problem
    Throttle linkage has disconnected twice since i have bought my 193t whats the deal? I would like a video to repair it. is this a poor design or just a problem with my saw?
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