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A top-handle chainsaw that delivers the performance tree care professionals need to spend more time working and less time fueling.

With its exceptional power-to-weight ratio, the MS 194 T packs professional-grade performance into a compact and lightweight body. Its efficient, low-emission engine delivers excellent fuel economy, allow ing users to save money on gas and save time on refueling. One-touch stop allows users to turn off the engine with the press of a button, which saves time and reduces the chance of flooding when restarting. Dependable and hardworking, the MS 194 T also includes a diagnostic port, making it easy to identify and service.

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.
  • STIHL Quickstop®
    STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.

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  • STIHL ElastoStart™
    The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.
  • IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
  • 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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  • Ematic™ Lubrication System
    The Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.
  • Side-Access Chain Tensioner
    The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
  • Master Control Lever™
    The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.
  • Adjustable Automatic Oiler
    The Adjustable Automatic Oiler allows the user to adjust the lubricant of the guide bar and saw chain for different bar lengths and cutting conditions.
  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • Built-in retractable carry ring 
    The built-in carry handle makes it convenient and easy to maneuver in and out of trees.
  • Top handle (T)
    The top-handle model is specially designed for in-tree professional use only!

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
31.8 cc (1.94 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
1.4 kW (1.88 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
3.3 kg (7.28 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
270 cc (9.1 oz)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
220 cc (7.4 oz)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges)
30 to 40 cm (12” to 16”)
STIHL recommends 3610 005 0050 (61 PMM3-50) OILOMATIC® Saw Chain and 14” 3005 008 3909 Ematic™ guide bar. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on the power head 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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