MS 201 T C-M - $649.99 DSRP



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Advanced arborist chainsaw with a top handle and STIHL M-Tronic™ technology.

The hardworking MS 201 T C-M delivers smart technology in the form of STIHL M-Tronic™ – an intelligent engine management system that automatically adapts to changes in environmental factors such as fuel quality and altitude. The result is a reliable and fuel-efficient machine that performs optimally in various conditions. With a superior power-to-weight ratio and the addition of a top handle, the ...Read More
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MS 201 T C-M 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.
Model Features
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    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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    Built-in retractable carry ring 
    The built-in carry handle makes it convenient and easy to maneuver in and out of trees.
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    Top handle (T)
    The top-handle model is specially designed for in-tree professional use only!
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    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.
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    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.
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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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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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    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%.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

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.
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    Bar and Chain Oil
    STIHL Bar and Chain oil is formulated to adhere to the bar and chain, and to reduce wear. Special agents in the oil formulation help keep sap and pitch from clinging to the bar and chain.

    Available in quart and gallon bottles, 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums, in both summer and winter weights.

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MS 201 T C-M is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the long haul I have been working with trees since 2000. Went to school for forestry and run my own tree care company. I have been using the ms201T for over a year. The only problem I have with this saw are two things. One: extreme temps, along with long hard running time. It will stop working until it cools off. Two: when it’s stored in the box and the sun/ heat gets to it. The bar oil leeks out. Once you release the air presser from the cap. All is ok. Therefore DO NOT store saw with climbing gear. Aka rookie move for beginners. This little saw is nice on the hands, runs strong. Easy to fix and get parts for. As a pro/ Arborist I’m extremely happy. I ran other brands and happy I made the move.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ms201tc honest review The ms201tc would be an awesome saw if it was not for for the m tronic carb on it. It seems to be very prone to stalling out on idle. I did manage to fix mine with a very expensive part and guessing it was the issue. Stihl should be lookin into these issues because i will never buy expensive equipment thats not reliable.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stihl ms201tcm needs work The ms201tc would be a great little saw but unfortunately it uses the m tronic system that seems to be the weakest link. Don’t feel its needed on a tree saw and seems to be prone to stalling. Not against new technology but its got to be reliable technology, stihl really needs to look into the stalling on idle.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Longtime stihl customer losing faith. I'm not sure where to start with my level of disappointment with this saw. The nature of intermittent use with a top handle saw screws this m-troinc system up bad, it seems to be hit or miss with these newer m-tronic saws and for the price stihl commands hit or miss is not good for me and many other tree service workers in my area. You are losing customers left and right. I suggest you get back to the drawing board or get back to a standard carburetor with a higher rev limit and give your loyal customers a reliable product.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not good This saw has been in the shop three times and will not start well or idle I wish I could swing an axe cause it would be easier than this saw.Have five other saws and the 30 year old saw is still better. Sad.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 201 t The m-tronic carburetor sucks I got tired of fighting it up in a tree today I went and bought a new 193 t with a normal carburetor
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great great Saw!!! I had a 200T it lasted me 6 years of hard laborious work, and since purchased the 201t, great Saw, never an issue, starts easy, runs strong, and super reliable!!!!
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good weight and power I have a 45 degree back slope that requires tree and brush removal twice a year. The slope is so steep that a supporting rope is required, so a climbing saw was the best solution. The 201M starts easily both warm and cold, and is easy to start in more difficult stances.The first use was clearing a couple of trees on another property, one of which was 8" in diameter and exceedingly hard, dry and brittle. I had tried a cheap home owner saw and it literally couldn't cut. In less than 10 minutes I had the tree down and branched for removal, without any experience with this particular saw, or top handle saws in general.I'll update this review as time passes and the saw is used more and more, but so far, the saw has been an excellent value allowing for much faster, and safer, work than would otherwise be the case.
Date published: 2018-05-30
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