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MS 201 T C-M

Advanced arborist chainsaw with a top handle and STIHL M-Tronic™ technology.

MS 201 T C-M
MS 201 T C-M is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bring back the ms200 I have an amazing 7 year old ms200 and to this day is still running perfectly!I bought this new 201tcm as a backup saw and I have had nothing but problems with it since day 1. After the dealer finally admitted it was wasnt running as it should with all the hesitating and stalling they replaced the electronic controlled carb. It ran great for about 2 weeks and again started to repeat with hesitating and stalling. The ms 200 is the perfect climbing saw imo it would be nice if they could make these new saws as reliable as the old ones.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only saw I want in the tree As full time climber I am completely satisfied with this saw. Once it's broken in it honestly cut like a 200. Easy to start stays running great balance to it. Mostly I remove pines, this saw will handle a 22-24in log with out any problems.Also (this is probably just me) but it seems like the fuel consumption is extremely low.Can go up a 130ft ponderosa pine, limb, top and piece down the small wood all on one tank of gas with fuel to spare!The price tags sucks but the performance and reliability are worth it.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great lightweight saw with plenty of power. I bought this saw as a replacement for the 200 T. I do volunteer work for a large disaster relief organization. This saw is very dependable and can run for many hours.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect In-Tree Powerhouse The 201 T M-C is an awesome saw, with excellent power, and maneuverability. The saw is easy to start, cold or hot, and usually starts with just a couple of pulls. I highly recommend this saw as it has totally lived up to my demanding expectations.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Arborist Climbing Saw Ever!! I bought this saw about two years ago. And everyday it's like new. So much power for a climbing saw of its size. I'll definitely be buying another one this year. But there is nothing this saw can't take on When climbing. It's completely so simple to clean and maintain. I have no idea why anybody disrespects this saw? The only conclusion I can ever figure out is this: they don't care and take care of it like a treasure like I do! Lol. To end: This is probably one of the best climbing saws ever but one of the most powerful climbing saws ever too! No regrets buying it! I'll be buying another.Go STIHL or go home;)
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy 2 Start creates horrible user fatigue I use a couple of 201C's with a rear-handle set up. I really like this saw overall but I'm experiencing painful acute tendonitis in my starting arm (inside elbow pit) from what I believe to be the snap I get at the end of the rope pulling action of the Easy 2 Start saws. To ease the pain of my right arm, I've switched to starting with my left arm and I'm now experiencing the same pain and fatigue I have in my right arm. I've been an avid cutter and Stihl user for over 15 years and own my own land management company. I've never experienced this type of fatigue, before using the Easy 2 Start equipped saws.Does the 201C with a rear-handle set-up, come in a non-Easy 2 Start model? I sure hope so! I'm not sure how much longer these arms are going to last at the rate we're going.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from MS-201 TC This machine was sold to me as the best on the market with it's easy start. I have only used it 3-4 times and each time I spend half a day trying to get it started. It is just as well I am not trying to start this whilst I am half way up a tree. In fact I can't bare to have another encounter with it. Unfortunately my 16 year old dependable Dolmar chainsaw was stolen and I can see why now as this expensive piece of equipment is no substitute.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2016-10-12
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