MS 201 T C-M - $659.95 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…
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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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    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.

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MS 201 T C-M is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 44.
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The new 201 is the most unreliable chainsaw I have ever purchased I purchased a 201 about a month ago the new ones have a computer chip in them that adjusts the carburetor and monitors the saw it has been in the shop 3 times and I have yet to use it for more than an hour I would definitely not recommend this saw or any stihl equipment with computer chip applications
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little Ripah!!! Light weight saw I can hike in and out the valley for work to get the job done. powerfull!!! For a little saw. starts easy! Maintenance!!!! Is keyI use non ethanol gas! With all my stihl chainsaws 201t ms 241, 261 and 661!! All Awsome chainsaws...
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite saw so far After over a year of use this has become my favorite saw. Easy to start. I use as a bucking saw for dead fall solid manufacturing tough little saw. I only use the pro chains so it cuts super quick
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware I own 4 ms200t ‘s (the best top handle saw hands down) ms191t ms290 ms441 ms661 ms880. I used to own the ms660 and when they changed to the 661 I was impressed so I went and got the ms201. The worst mistake I could’ve made. It doesn’t give you the performance that you need when your in a tree specially when you need to cut something fast it’s week it doesn’t even sound good. The echo top handle saw even runs better and that’s sad. The dealer said it was because of the emissions stihl has to follow as a hole so I don’t know why they didn’t leave the professional saws alone and make one or some of those homeowner saws more crappy. Most of the tree guys around here are going with the husky top handle saws because of the poor Performance the 201 has I bleed stihl and I hope that they will put there #1 top handle saws back on the map. Hopefully my 200t’s will last till that happens. Other that that 201t stihl is the best. I also have 4 stihl br600’s Awesome 4 fs110’s awesome hl100 hs81 awesome fc110 and fc111 all awesome. Just don’t know what happened to that 201t.
Date published: 2018-04-04
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