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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. 10 months ago
    it's lite
    Its perfect up in tree I have the old version wish had new
  2. 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.
  3. 4 months ago
    Work all day without getting tired with my 201T CM
    This is my first Stihl top handle saw. I am no stranger to in tree work or professional landscaping. I've purchased this saw to work on my parent's land. They own 20 acres of coastal Redwoods with Tanoak, Madrone, and Douglas Fir intermixed. The hillsides are very steep and require ropes to work some spots. This saw does the trick and is so much safer than my 029 or 391 for that application. So far my saw has started every time the first pull. After following the instructions from my Stihl ... read more guy for initial set up of the M Tronic carb it has run perfectly. I'm actually day dreaming about next Saturday when I get to use my saw again.
  1. 1 month ago
    My go to saw
    I was watching my tree guys use this saw one day when they were trimming an old pine and bringing it down. I borrowed one that wasn't being used from the crew to help cut the dropped limbs into smaller sections...I was hooked. This is a great little saw. Light, super powerful easy to use. I bought one to use around the property on smaller jobs. Great design. Top mounted handle is perfect to use and requires less strain. I still have my big Stihl but now I don't have to drag it out for the ... read more smaller jobs. Great saw!!
  2. 4 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.
  3. 6 months ago
    Pro climber - love it
    Really like these saw's. own 3 and instead of the muffler mod. I just take the spark arrester off completely (as people always have done). It wakes the saw right up. it cuts good and is light. I dont understand how people can hate it for not having 066 power? lol For removing and trimming with a 14" bar it is fine. If you come down to a bigger trunk THAN GRAB A BIGGER SAW! You should have large designated climb saw for big spars. for a set aside an 039 with 20" bar, 046 28". I guess I'd probably ... read more be mad too if I was dumb enough to try'n take on a 3' dia tree with a 14" trim saw. Remove spark arrester and use as intending and It's a great saw!
  1. 6 months ago
    GREAT SAW!!!
  2. 8 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
    Excellent complement to bigger saw
    Bought this for limbing downed trees and for up in the trees. It goes well when I'm tired of swinging my MS440 around. So easy to pull start and saws threw good sized limbs with ease. Easy to use from a ladder too. Haven't climbed with it yet.
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