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NEWMS 201 TC-M Petrol Chainsaw

STIHL's most powerful top-handle chainsaw - available with a limited edition guide bar to celebrate the 2021 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championships

Overview

The MS 201 TC-M is STIHL's most powerful top handle chainsaw. Comes as standard with M-Tronic and 2-MIX technology, providing optimum engine performance from the start. The captive nut on the sprocket cover allows for quick changing of the chain.

The lightweight guide bar reduces the overall weight and keeps the saw perfectly balanced. Featuring our innovative STIHL anti-vibration system, the saw is comfortable to use over longer periods. Top handle saws are specially designed for working in an aerial environment and can only be used by trained professionals.

The MS 201 TC-M top handle chainsaw is available in various bar lengths and is ideal for all the tasks an arborist faces on a daily basis.

The 14" version of the MS 201 TC-M is also available with a limited edition guide bar to celebrate the 2021 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championships.


You can find videos showing you how to fill your machine with fuel and oil, fit bars and chains and start your chainsaw here.

£834.00*

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* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Product variations

Technical data

Technical data

Technical data Value
Displacement cm³ 35.2
Power output kW/bhp 1.8/2.4
Weight kg 1) 3.7
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 2.1
System weight kg 2) 4.28 / 4.38
CO2 g/kWh 728
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 100
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 113
Vibration values left/right m/s² 4) 3.5/3.1
Tank volume l 0.31
Speed at maximum power Um 10.500
Bumper spike Stahlkralle,Steel spike
Sprocket - number of teeth 6 Z
Cylinder 4 channel / chrome,4 Kanal / Chrom
Oil pump einstellbar,Not adjustable
Filter einfache Filterplatte,Standard filter
Sprocket Profilkettenrad,Sprocket profile
Chain tensioning seitliche Kettenspannung,Side-chain tension
Anti vibration system Standard AV-System
Handle type Tophandle
Filler cap Tool-free filler cap,WTV werkzeugloser Tankverschluss
Chain pitch 3/8"P
EPA Certified fuel consumption glh 0.242
EPA Certified fuel consumption l/h 0.917
Oil tank volume cm3 220

1) Without fuel, without bar and chain
2) Unfueled, with guide bar and saw chain
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
4) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Features

Standard features

  • Fold-out hook Zoom
    Fold-out hook

    The fold-out hook serves as a carrying rope attachment for lowering the arborist saw and for security. When it is pushed in, the hook doesn't get in the way of your work or when it's in storage.

  • STIHL M-Tronic (M) Zoom
    STIHL M-Tronic (M)

    This fully electronic engine management system adjusts ignition timing and fuel metering in all operating modes. It also takes external conditions such as temperature, altitude and fuel quality into account. It ensures consistent engine performance, a constant maximum speed and superb acceleration. M-Tronic makes manual carburettor adjustments unnecessary. Thanks to electronic cold/warm start recognition, now there is only one start position on the combi-lever. The engine starts after fewer pulls and with no change of position, and can immediately accelerate up to speed - even after a cold start. M-Tronic also remembers the settings from the last time the tool was used. So when external conditions are the same, optimal engine performance is available every time you start up again.

  • Advanced combustion technology Zoom
    Advanced combustion technology

    Four overflow channels swirl the fuel-air mix before ignition, allowing for optimum combustion and highly efficient performance. The result is lower fuel consumption and high torque across a broad rpm range.

  • Scabbard Zoom
    Scabbard

    The scabbard snaps directly onto the sprocket so it's firmly attached and safely fixed onto the chainsaw. It also has two suspension eyelets that allow the arborist to secure the scabbard to his harness with a rope. The special scabbard covers the clamp end stop. This is to prevent injury and material damage.

  • Anti-vibration system Zoom
    Anti-vibration system

    Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.

  • Compensator Zoom
    Compensator

    This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburettor depending on the quantity of air passing through the air filter. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. The filter doesn't need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs.

  • Captive nuts Zoom
    Captive nuts

    When changing the cutting attachment, you will not risk losing the nuts on the sprocket. The MS 261 is the first STIHL chainsaw to be equipped with the captive nuts. A great advantage for all users.

  • Variable-displacement oil pump Zoom
    Variable-displacement oil pump

    Allows a precise, demand-based delivery of oil. It's possible to reduce oil production by up to 50% in the E position. For very long cutting attachments or very dry wood, an additional volume of oil can be added by the user. similar to illustration.

  • Single-lever master control Zoom
    Single-lever master control

    All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.

  • Side chain tensioner Zoom
    Side chain tensioner

    The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain.

  • Ematic chain lubrication system Zoom
    Ematic chain lubrication system

    The Ematic chain lubrication system ensures pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails. When used with STIHL OILOMATIC saw chain, it will provide maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods of chain lubrication. The Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50%.

  • STIHL ElastoStart Zoom
    STIHL ElastoStart

    STIHL ElastoStart reduces the shock caused by the compression of the engine during starting. The compression shock is taken away from the user's joints and muscles through a spring or rubber element in the starter handle.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Cutting Attachments

Cutting Attachments

    • Rollomatic E Zoom
      Rollomatic E

      The body is made of 3 electrically-welded metal plates, the middle plate is extensively hollowed out. Low weight, high stability.

    Technical data Value
    Bar length 30cm/12",35cm/14",40cm/16"
    Sprocket pitch 9.32mm/3/8" P
    Number of teeth on the sprocket 9
    Pitch 3/8 P Inch
    Groove width 1.3 mm
    Groove width 1.3mm/.050"
    Number of teeth 9
    Bar type Stern-Rollomatic
    Bar connection 3.005

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Rollomatic E Zoom
      Rollomatic E

      The body is made of 3 electrically-welded metal plates, the middle plate is extensively hollowed out. Low weight, high stability.

    Technical data Value
    Bar length 30cm/12",35cm/14",40cm/16"
    Sprocket pitch 9.32mm/3/8" P
    Number of teeth on the sprocket 9
    Pitch 3/8 P Inch
    Groove width 1.3 mm
    Groove width 1.3mm/.050"
    Number of teeth 9
    Bar type Stern-Rollomatic
    Bar connection 3.005

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Picco Super 3 (PS3) Zoom
      Picco Super 3 (PS3)

      The first ever 3/8" low profile full chisel tooth chain in the world. Achieves a significantly increased cutting performance. Smootth cutting, excellent biting characteristics, very clean cutting surface, low vibration. Low feed forces make this the idea saw chain for arborists.

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 3/8 P inch
    Drive link gauge 1.3 mm
    Drive link thickness 1.3mm/.050"
    Chain pitch 9.32mm/3/8"P
    Required File size 4.0mm / 5/32"

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    • Picco Super 3 (PS3) 3/8" P, 1.3 mm, 44 drive links, 30 cm / 12" £22.70*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Picco Super 3 (PS3) Zoom
      Picco Super 3 (PS3)

      The first ever 3/8" low profile full chisel tooth chain in the world. Achieves a significantly increased cutting performance. Smootth cutting, excellent biting characteristics, very clean cutting surface, low vibration. Low feed forces make this the idea saw chain for arborists.

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 3/8 P inch
    Drive link gauge 1.3 mm
    Drive link thickness 1.3mm/.050"
    Chain pitch 9.32mm/3/8"P
    Required File size 4.0mm / 5/32"

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    • Picco Super 3 (PS3) 3/8" P, 1.3 mm, 50 drive links, 35 cm / 14" £25.75*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Carving E Zoom
      Carving E

      For wood carvers and professional tree climbers . Extremely low-impact, light, durable. Markings on the guide rail make it possible to determine the exact position of the rail tip in section.

    Technical data Value
    Bar length 30cm/12"
    Sprocket pitch 6.35mm/1/4"
    Groove width 1.3 mm
    Groove width 1.3mm/.050"
    Pitch 1/4" Inch
    Bar type Stellit-Duromatic-Carving
    Bar connection 3.005

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Rapid Micro (RM) / Rapid Micro Special (RMS) Zoom
      Rapid Micro (RM) / Rapid Micro Special (RMS)

      Low-vibration comfort carving saw chain with excellent cutting performance. Short cutter top plate eliminates the need to press down when boring. Achieves noticeably better boring speeds in comparison to conventional 1/4" saw chains. Ideal for wood carvers and arborists.

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 1/4 inch
    Drive link gauge 1.3 mm
    Drive link thickness 1.3mm/.050"
    Chain pitch 6.35mm/1/4"
    Required File size 4.0mm / 5/32"

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    • Rapid Micro Special (RMS) 1/4", 1.3 mm, 64 drive links, 30 cm / 12" £41.20*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Accessories

Accessories

    • MotoMix Zoom
      MotoMix

      STIHL MotoMix is our patented premixed fuel, specially blended for ultimate performance. This 50:1 ready-mixed fuel is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel for all STIHL 2-stroke engines which gives you optimum performance, excellent cold start properties, maximum acceleration over the entire rpm range and perfect running characteristics even with a sudden rev change. With STIHL HP ultra premium oil for exceptional engine lubrication and extreme cleanliness, fully synthetic and biodegradable for optimal performance and long service life. User- and engine-friendly thanks to fewer emissions (free from ethanol; almost no olefins and aromatic compounds). Can be kept in storage for up to five years. Reliable top performance – STIHL 2-stroke engines and STIHL MotoMix are made for each other; all conceivable applications have been put through rigorous testing.

      Find out more about our MotoMix promotion here.


      Patent EP 2031043


    Technical data Value
    Octane number >95 RON
    Octane rating 93 MOZ
    Aromatic content 0.1 % Vol.
    Benzene content 0.03 % Vol.
    Sulphur content 3 mg/kg
    Shelf life up to 5 Years
    Density at 15°C 690 kg/m3
    Olefin content 0.1 % Vol.
    Vapour pressure at 40 °C 61 kPA
    Two-stroke oil content 1.8 % Vol.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • ForestPlus chain oil Zoom
      ForestPlus chain oil

      Based on high-quality mineral oils, ForestPlus is suitable for use with all chainsaws, including harvesters. ForestPlus delivers reliable chain lubrication and no resin build up, even during prolonged down times.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • HP Ultra 2-stroke engine oil Zoom
      HP Ultra 2-stroke engine oil

      Fully synthetic oil with exceptional lubrication properties. Burns with extremely low residue due to ash-free additive. Suitable for continuous use under the most demanding engine conditions. Performance class: JASO-FB, ISO-L-EGB. Fuel/oil ratio 50:1. Recommended for STIHL 4-MIX engines.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Varioclean Zoom
      Varioclean

      Water based, alkaline detergent specifically for dissolving and removing burnt-in resin and oil residue from your machine, and cleaning your tool’s housing, HD2 filter, wire mesh filter or PA filter. The detergent is biodegradable. Avoid contact with the eyes and keep out of reach of children.

      To use Varioclean, first wait for your machine to cool down. Then, spray it onto the surface of the part you are cleaning and leave it for a maximum of 5 minutes, so the cleaner is not allowed to dry. Then, wash it off with water and wipe with a cloth to dry. We recommend you wear safety glasses when doing this.

    Technical data Value
    Shelf life 3 Years
    Biodegradable Yes

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures