Get offers, how-to guides and more when you join the STIHL Email Community.

Sign Up

MS 193 C-E

MS 193 C-E
A compact chainsaw that offers professional-grade quality.

Product Description

The STIHL MS 193 C-E chainsaw combines compact design with advanced engine technology, giving it one of the best power-to-weight ratios in its class. This saw is great for large property owners looking for a tough piece of equipment that is easy to handle. Take it to task during storm cleanup, tree pruning or even firewood cutting. Not only does the engine pack power, but it also offers improved fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust emissions*. Other features of the MS 193 C-E include a purge pump primer, which reduces the likelihood of flooding the engine, and STIHL Easy2Start™ for reduced effort while starting. These combined qualities make this lightweight chainsaw the go-to tool for homeowners who want a premium tool at an affordable price.


* Reduced fuel costs and emissions are as compared to MS 192 C-E

Model Features

  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

    More information

  • STIHL Easy2Start™ (E)
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
  • Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine turns over.

    See it in action!
  • Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
  • STIHL OILOMATIC® Saw Chain.
    STIHL makes its own saw chain.
  • Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
30.1 cc (1.8 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
1.3 kW (1.74 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
3.45 kg (7.61 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
270 cc (9.1 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
220 cc (7.4 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN
3/8" PM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)
35 cm (14")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
POWER SOURCE
Gas
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PM3 50) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 14" 3005 008 3909 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.

Important Information

* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

MS 193 C-E is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good saw for the money, Cuts excellent, lite and manageable to handle. Only complaint is that from time to time when the trigger is released,the saw will die. This is especialy notable if the saw is operated at a mid range rpm briefly and the rigger is abroply released. One pull the cord will immediately restart it. When operated at full rpm it runs like a champ and cuts threw oak, ash and locust up to 8" thick with ease. Other then the stalling problem it is a great little saw ideal for limbing and trimming.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect small saw Have a MS210 w/16" and MS210 w/20", but as I approach 70, needed a smaller saw to use more. I have 8+ acres with lots of trees, and the need for a saw is often. Got the 193 C+E for light weight, starting ease, and maneuverability. Great choice for me in that it does what I ask , when I ask, without falter.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy Great for 1 hand operation good for climing. Easy to use.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for its use Wanted a light saw for trimming and limbing. Purchased with 14inch bar an thin chain. PERFECT ! Plenty of power , easy to use, light an maneuverable. Actually use it to cut more than I thought. Goes through 6-8 inch oak no problems. This my third stihl saw , now I have a small medium an large. Would recommend stihl saws to anyone . Dealer network a big plus , easy to get parts an service!!
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable, strong, and lightweight. I chose this model for frequent occasional use. Commercial quality homeowner tool. Has always started, always runs strong. I replaced the default 14" thin kerf bar and chain with a 0.050" chain and 16" bar to meet my needs. Motor needs a minute to reach optimum temps to run full speed but then runs strong.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for clearing brush and small trees Lightweight but powerful for it's size. Somewhat cold natured at first but quickly warms up and performs very well. Not suitable for cutting firewood but great for wood up to about 6 inches in diameter. Exactly the tool for my needs.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice, lightweight prosumer saw Good saw. Starts right up and cuts with more than adequate power. Keep in mind the class of saw we are talking about here with respect to power. I never expected this thing to chew through stuff like my vintage 028 Wood Boss. I bought it because my wife felt intimidated using the WB with 20" bar. You need to make sure that chain speed is kept up and not try and ask the saw to do more than it can. However, you can one-hand this saw easily and make quick work of most stuff around the property.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most valuable single tool I own I know I use this saw way too much, but the combination of weight, power, and single hand use is absolutely incredible. Whether cutting numerous 1"-4" saplings, limbing larger trees, or almost any other property maintenance task for which a hand saw or loppers would be appropriate. This saw is large enough to handle most problems in the city and on large lots/acreage is invaluable to keep with you "just in case." The only downside to this saw is that it will go through some chains.
Date published: 2016-10-09
  • y_2017, m_10, d_18, h_20
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_16
  • loc_en_US, sid_ms193ce, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_stihl

You Will Also Need

For Your Safety

Support

Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance - Video
Product Instruction Manual (PDF)
Product Safety Manual (PDF)
STIHL Limited Warranty
Contact Us

Share

My Servicing Dealer