MS 150 T C-E

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A professional arborist chainsaw that is ultra lightweight and loaded with STIHL features.
For in-tree professional use only.

Product Description

The STIHL MS 150 T C-E features durability and portability, exclusively for in-tree professionals. This lightweight powerhead weighs only 5.7 pounds and features Easy2Start™ technology for smooth starts. Ideal for arborists, the MS 150 T C-E chainsaw is easy to carry, and its top-handle design is easy to maneuver. The result is less operator fatigue, which can result from use of heavier saws. It also features reduced exhaust emission technology and enhanced fuel efficiency as compared to traditional 2-stroke engines, which means fewer fill-ups and fewer interruptions to your work. This is how STIHL makes ultra-lightweight chainsaws: The right way.

Model Features

  • 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!
  • Top handle (T)
    The top-handle model is specially designed for in-tree professional use only!


23.6 cc (1.44 cu. in.)
1.0 kW (1.34 bhp)
2.6 kg (5.7 lbs)
200 cc (6.76 oz.)
150 cc (5.07 oz.)
1/4" PM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges)
30 cm (12")
STIHL recommends #3670 (71 PM3 64) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 12" 3005 008 3405 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.

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.


MS 150 T C-E is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from TREE TRIMMING BUISNESS Bought this saw a couple of weeks ago from our local dealer ACE HARDWARE the saw will absolutely not run if you dont Keep it at full song so to speak. I average starting this saw no less than 50 times a day in the top of 60 to 80 foot trees to say this is disappointing is an understatement
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice little saw I ordered a new MS 150 TC-E in September 2019, and was disappointed to find that model I received was the older MS 150 T-C. Nowhere in the literature or shipping information does it indicate that it is the newer E model with the "Easy2Start"feature. For having paid the full listed price, I was expecting the best and latest. Otherwise, the saw is the usual STIHL quality and dependability that I have experienced with my all my other STIHL saws.
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arborists Sthil changed the game with this thing. I work in trees with this thing all day. It’s super light, easy to use one handed, although maybe not recommended most of us can do it safely. The power is incredible! If you climb and trim trees this is a perfect match for your harness
Date published: 2019-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw, does way more than I would have guessed Small frame big power!I use it more than my big saws
Date published: 2019-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice compact saw, easy starting Was very pleased with this saw. It works really well, just let the saw do the work and it will impress you. Very light weight and very user friendly for control. Used it for limbing, cutting up small trees and topping out trees. I also use it as a training saw. Would not want to use as a primary saw for firewood, but general tree pruning and limb clean up work, saw does great!
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't Purchase Unless Used Daily I bought this saw new in June 2018. From the very first use the engine ran rough and had idle trouble. I have been running only Stihl premixed fuel. The warranty is 90 days, it's in the fine print. The Stihl dealer where I purchased the saw said the warranty was 2 years using the Stihl premixed fuel. After used four times and under three hours run time over a 7 month period the carburator has failed. I suspect if you use this saw daily it might be ok, but used as an occasional limber.... Don't Waste Your Money.
Date published: 2019-02-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don’t buy Don’t buy Don’t waste your money after one tank of fuel with the blade as sharp as new this so I will no longer start this is why I bought a new saw. I was talked into buying this model as it was the last one at a reduced price what a mistake always go with your gut instinct by what you want what you need don’t go with the sales pitch. I have always had excellent results were still products but somehow they really missed the mark on this one
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this chain saw!!!! As a female I've been looking for a light weight chain saw that I could use when my husband & myself are cutting wood. I still can't start this saw. But with it weighing under 6 pounds I can use it for a long time. I love, love this saw it is exactly what I've been looking for. If anyone has shoulder problems or is older & has lost some strength. This saw is perfect for you. With it's 12 inch blade it is perfect for me to take off the limbs & cut up small to med size wood. You will be able to tell when you are trying to cut something to large for this saw.. That's when I stop. Its perfect for tree trimmers.
Date published: 2019-02-04
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