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MS 201 T C-M

MS 201 T C-M
Advanced arborist chainsaw with a top handle and STIHL M-Tronic™ technology.

Model Features

  • STIHL M-Tronic™ 
    This product features M-Tronic™ (M) - a new generation of Intelligent Engine Management that eliminates the low and high speed carburetor adjustment screws, compensates for dirty air filter and changes in elevation and fuel quality for optimum engine power at all times.

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

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
35.2 cc (2.15 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
1.8 kW (2.41 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
3.71 kg (8.16 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
310 cc (10.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
220 cc (7.4 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN
63 PS3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)
30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E or
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E Light
POWER SOURCE
Gas
STIHL recommends #3616 (63 PS3 50) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 14" 3005 000 7409 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which power head it is installed on.

Important Information

WARNING! The occurrence called “kickback” can cause serious or fatal injury. Always read the instruction manual carefully before using your saw. STIHL uses a green and yellow color-coding system to help you select a powerhead, bar and chain combination that complies with the kickback requirements of ANSI Standard B175.1 (gasoline-powered saws) and §30 of UL 1662/ ANSI Standard B175.1 (electric chainsaws). Ask your STIHL dealer about safe operating procedures and the advantages of the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q) additional chain braking feature, STIHL reduced kickback bars and STIHL low-kickback saw chains.

STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chainsaws.

* 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 201 T C-M is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome saw except for This saw is absolutely an awesome saw the only problem is the case design on the bar and chain oil tank side. The problem is that after a few months of putting it in and out of the bucket truck scabbard it ruins the gasket where the cases meet and starts leaking the bar and chain oil substantially. The way the cases are designed it hits the gasket every time it goes in the bucket scabbard. Hope stihl redesigns it. Also I prefer the older stihl 200 kill switch that wasn't spring loaded because sometimes it is very awkward to shut off the saw because of how far you have to push it.
Date published: 2017-05-12
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
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