MS 193 T

MS 193 T
A compact professional chainsaw with a powerfully efficient engine.

Product Description

The MS 193 T is affordably priced and packed with premium features that save time and money. Professional arborists and tree service personnel will appreciate its robust power-to-weight ratio and compact, ergonomic top-handled design for easier equipment handling and less operator fatigue on demanding jobs. The tool’s fuel efficient engine technology reduces fuel costs and emissions*. The MS 193 T comes with a convenient toolless retainer for the air filter cover, a lanyard ring, purge pump primer, and IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor. This easy-to-operate STIHL product is proudly built in America* for the demanding professional who wants a premium saw at an affordable price.

*A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units sold in the United States are built in the United States from domestic and foreign pa Reduced fuel costs and emissions as compared to the previous model (MS 192 T).

Model Features

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

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  • 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.

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    STIHL makes its own saw chain.


30.1 cc (1.84 cu. in.)
1.3 kW (1.74 bhp)
3.3 kg (7.28 lbs.)
270 cc (9.1 oz.)
220 cc (7.4 oz.)
3/8" PM
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges)
35 cm (14")
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.

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.

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MS 193 T is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 119.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and powerful This is a great saw for climbing and trimming. It has all the power you need and is light enough so it won't fatigue you while working in the tree. Also it has some great features like the lanyard ring. It is small enough to be agile while in tight spaces in the tree also.
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible work saver! After watching an arborist use this saw dangling in a tree, I asked to try it. The balance, power, maneuverability and smoothness were overwhelming. So I bought one, and have come to rely on this as my go-to saw for everything short of felling 20" or larger trees. I'm a lot less tired at the end of the day. Incredible work saver!
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight little screamer Bought this saw last week. Have a Stihl extendable pole saw but needed something for in tree work. Starts right up on 1st or 2nd pull. Ditched the low kickback chain and put a yellow chipper chain on it. Rips right through 8 inch limbs like they're not even there. Sips gas and bar oil. Used it to also buck up some fallen limbs. Very manuveurable and light as a feather. Get one of these and you'll be as surprised as I was. Great saw at a reasonable price
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It might work as a boat anchor I had a decent review wrote out praising some points while bringing other points to peoples attention BUT the system would not let me post that one so I will say this ITS not the best saw I ever ran in a tree. It is unreliable and sitting on a shelf now after several return trips to the dealership. will never buy a sthil saw again
Date published: 2019-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, lightweight and agile chainsaw. A great, lightweight and agile chainsaw that helps prevent fatigue while trimming low branches, limbing felled trees and small trees and to clear large brush (like large lilac bushes).A great second saw to complement a larger saw.This chainsaw will also work great for urban homeowner use. The only con is the price. Despite the saying “you get what you pay for” this chainsaw is a little over priced in my opinion.I highly recommend this saw to anyone who understands the value of this chainsaw and how to get the best use of this chainsaw that will provide the best return on their money.
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light, compact I've been around chainsaws for awhile. About 7 years ago I bought my first stihl (ms461r) and since then I've added a couple more. The 193T was my last purchase. I got this little saw about 3 years ago for tree trimming, limbing, and bucking small logs. I couldn't decide whether to get a pole saw or a t handle. Came down to the fact that I wanted something light, and I can get into the trees with. I was hoping to become a tree climber at the time but a back injury/surgery changed my plans. I can still run this light weight saw today, even after my surgery. It's under 10lbs and is easy to handle.
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable, powerful, and efficient. A real workhorse. I use this saw for in-tree work and have never been sorry I bought it. It's simple to use and easy to maintain. I would highly recommend this saw to anyone.
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I expected! Bought this little saw for my wife. Thank goodness she lets me borrow it. It has a fairly short bar (12"? 16"? .. I forget) but really chews through 4-6" branches & limbs with ease. I initially thought it was a pain to start. Then I found the suggestion in the manual to kneel on the airbox to stabilize it. Problem solved!I couldn't be happier with this chainsaw. This is my first from Stihl and was hoping Stihl's reputation would not disappoint. It hasn't. I should mention that I'm kinda old (>75) and have no trouble handling this saw.
Date published: 2019-04-22
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