MS 193 T - $329.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price
14 in. Bar

DSRP: $329.95

A compact professional chainsaw with a powerfully efficient engine.

The MS 193 T is affordably priced and packed with premium features that save time and money. The compact, top-handled design, low weight, and superior power-to-weight ratio makes it a top choice for tree service personnel and arborists who are looking for performance in a tool that is easy to handle, and reduces operator fatigue. Ideal for storm cleanup, and tree pruning, it offers additional feat...Read More
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MS 193 T Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 30.1 cc (1.84 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.3 kW (1.74 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 3.3 kg (7.28 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 270 cc (9.1 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 220 cc (7.4 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" PM
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 35 cm (14")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
POWER SOURCE Gas
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PM3 50) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 14" 3005 008 3909 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
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    Built in the USA
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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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    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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    STIHL OILOMATIC® Saw Chain.
    STIHL makes its own saw chain.

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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MS 193 T is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 95.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eats wood better than a beaver I have 2 of these I use professionally. I've got one with a .050 bar and one with a .043 bar on it (numbers might be off, but you get the idea). They are great, light and cut pretty darn good. I swapped the 16 inch bar it came with for a 12 inch and it pulls pretty solidly. The position of the handle makes cutting easy, it's light so you can one hand cut things without it barking back and flipping up towards you if you're not careful. the only downside to it is there is a screw in the handle next to the power switch that comes out very rarely. It's not hard to replace, but if this is your main saw, and that happens, it renders the saw useless until you get a replacement screw in. I suggest lock tight on it.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice saw love this saw works great can stand on ladder and cut limbs one handed. did have small carb issue but my stihl guy fixed it easily he said the little diaphragm in carb will crack and that makes it want to sputter when you go to rev it up. but all in all great little saw DON'T RUN ETHANOL IN IT
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the price this song has made me a lot of money Not a ton of power but it's done everything that I've needed it to do.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Under powered bogs while cutting. the 193 T is light, starts easily, and. That's where it ends. I find this saw is way. Under powered. I hoped it was only because it needed to go through its break in process, however. It never improved. The saw bogs down while cutting, you would swear the chain was on backwards, however even when I put a new chain on it, there was no improvement. On a last ditch effort I removed the spark arrestor, which helped a lot with the performance of this saw.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from carburetor/intake issues Would be a decent saw however it has been plagued with carb/intake issues from day one. Had it serviced four times for the same problem. Use of only non-ethinol fuel. Chokes completely off when you throttle the saw up and raise rpms. Idles fine and starting can be good to fair, but when you are ready to cut, it stalls out. Stihl Customer service claims no such history problem for this saw, so I'm stuck with an 'anomaly saw'.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trimming saw! Been cutting with an 011, Would be wore out by the end of the day. Bought the 093, fantastic little saw, easy to start, very light, not tired at the end of the day. If you do a lot of tree trimming a highly recommend this saw.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs as desired Not being familiar with Stihl, it took a little front end trial and error to get the sequence of starting the saw but after that it was smooth sailing, light weight but strong cutting power
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light weight handy fuel efficient Great little saw. Should have bought it years ago. This makes pruning those larger limbs quite easy. The saw is light and cuts a long time on a tank of fuel. Only needed a minor carb adjustment as it was idling to slow and dying after finishing a cut and decelerating. I've run it about 20+ hours and very satisfied with what it can do. Just a little tricky to r and r the chain (taking the cover plate off).
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs about 5 minutes the stops. Pull the cord a couple and it restarts. Runs about 5 minutes the stops. Pull the cord a couple and it restarts.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent saw, use it all day with minimal wear I have owned and managed two large hardwood tree farms and have relied on Stihl products for many years. I finally wore out a small saw after 15 years of use and decided to buy another smaller saw for limbing and small branches as well as some in tree work. I decided on the MS 193T and it's amazing. I did have the standard chain and bar replaced from the .043 Picco to .3/8 .050 to run the Rapid Super but the saw runs and cuts great. You can use it with one hand when necessary and it will tackle larger limbs rather than hauling up a larger saw. It starts quick and with little effort on the first or second pull. I've only been using it for about 3 weeks and about a dozen tanks of fuel but it seems like a good small work saw. I used it all day on a job and wasn't overly tired from use. I still use my 044 and 661 for the bigger stuff but this is a great little in tree and brush saw.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for cutting in the tree Very high quality. Easy to use. Very light saw. Use this saw to trim my own trees and I have many, many trees.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice all around saw This is a very nice saw. It is easy to control and has very good power for a small saw. The only thing to improve on is weight. I use for in tree and limbing on the ground. The oiler works decent after the bar and chain are broken in.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great design for in tree work Purchased this model specifically expecting lightweight handling with good power and got that. Has even more power and speed than I expected. Cuts all size limbs with no struggle. But light enough it doesn't wear you down. It is well balanced too so no unexpected shifting or awkwardness while suspended in my harness or positioning for a cut. Easy and dependable starting, runs fine and restarts each time after first warm up. Can only think of one preference - the bar oil reservoir could be larger. I compensate by not throttling any more than necessary.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great saw just wish it had a wrap handle like my old saw i have a 019t that i just got tuned up and decided to get this new saw anyway just to have extra one around for my guys to use. So far it's a really great saw just wish it had a wrap handle like my old one. stihl if you see this review go back to a wrap handle thanks Around The Ground Landscaping
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic light saw I use this saw every day for both in-tree work as well as light ground work. Never had a real problem with any aspect of this saw. Very lightweight, extremely fuel efficient, and more than enough power to push a 12" bar. Really can't think of any drawbacks other than very slightly difficult to disassemble to replace chain, but that is such a minuscule problem it's barely worth mentioning. Love it.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for this saw Had a devil of time starting it until it was broken in, and now it starts on the 2nd or 3rd pull every time. Had a 201 and loved it, but was too heavy in the tree for long periods. For any limb up to 8 inches thick, this 193-T slices right through it. It will cut larger limbs and small trees, but the reliable start and easy maintenance make this a real winner at this price point.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality, what else can you expect from STIHL? I've put about two tanks of fuel through this saw. So far so good. It has good power for it's weight, and compared to my MS180 it is just as fast or faster. I can't say much about the longevity but so far it cuts well, it is light (obviously) and is well built. Only complaint is the handle is very small, with gloves on my hand fill them up and my hands are average sized (M-L glove size).
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome little saw. Have probably 30 hours of.run time. No problems. Plenty of.power with the 14 inch bar. Very lite. . Starts very easy. Best little saw I own
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy I had my doubts about this saw, but they've been silenced. I put 5 or 6 hours first time out, It worked perfect. Didn't have to go through a 5 tank break-in phase. Its light, powerful and balanced. a real pleasure to have at your side.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding performance First few tankfuls of fuel the saw seemed to load up and wanted to die. After about 4-5 tankfuls it has come around and runs much better. Spent nearly eight hours cutting nothing but mesquite of various sizes with no issues and much less fatigue than I would have with my bigger saws. Mesquite is a true test for me as to what a saw can handle, it is brutal on equipment. Keep a sharp chain on this unit and it does the work as designed. I keep this saw in my jeep for clearing trails around ranch and deer lease, It has proven itself exceptionally versatile for its size.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excelent just what i need to get the jobs @ hand done I have a bad back this product is just the right weight to go easy on my back and get the job done
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS193T Bad To The Bone. Don't be afraid to buy the MS193T vs MS201T. I was very hesitant but as a home owner I really couldn't see spending another $320 for the 201. I was really hoping it would not constantly bog down or be miserably slow. With the 14" factory bar, this saw is nothing short of incredible. I have a MS310 (4.0 hp) with a 20", 3/8 chain and this saw is equally impressive in cut speed and rpms.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great for light use. Not for everyday heavy use Good for light/medium use. Tendency to get very hot really fast. Burns the clutch plate. After one year of heavy in the tree use, it blew the spark plug out of the cylinder head by completely striping the threads.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 193T - Decent I got the 16 inch bar .050 with a yellow chain on it...dont go any smaller its just a waste of a saw to do that. So after about 5-10 tanks of fuel it has really came around to becoming a nice saw. Its like the saw needs an excessive amount of break-in time, which I read the proper break in process as well in the manual and followed that. I have many other Stihl saws up to 660 Mag and have loved them all...This is just decent...
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the saw for everyday use Upon starting my own small business, I purchased a number of Stihl saws. My first top handle saw was the 192 TC which I still use almost daily today, 3 years after purchase. When I took the saw in for repair (my fault) I purchased a 193 to use while the other saw was in for repair. After less than a week, and approximate 8 hours of use, the saw would not run. I took the saw in for repair under warranty, but the issue was not resolved. A refund was refused, and I still needed a saw, so I purchased another one in good faith that the first was simply a defective product. I have had the second 193 in for repair due to a throttle linkage issue numerous times, as it happens almost weekly. The saw lacks severely in power compared to my 192, and has given me problems regularily. My advice to anyone in the industry is to pay more initially and save money in the long run. Since the issues, I have purchased a 201 which has been an amazing product. The 193 may be the product for someone who doesn't do much cutting and is looking for a lightweight, easy to use saw for around the yard, but for daily repetitive use, the 193 is not a dependable product.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features. So far this saw is great! Its very light and easy to handle with 1 hand or 2. It cuts like a much larger saw. Easy to start and restart. Easy to dismantle and clean.
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw This saw is very light weight and maneuverable to prune with, but also has the power to cut through larger limbs and smaller trunks without getting bogged down. I use Stihls' oil mix and haven't had any troubles starting this saw for nearly a year of use. I hardly ever use my other chainsaws because it's just so much easier to grab this saw and go knock out a job.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Throttle linkage problem Throttle linkage has disconnected twice since i have bought my 193t whats the deal? I would like a video to repair it. is this a poor design or just a problem with my saw?
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to saw I was watching my tree guys use this saw one day when they were trimming an old pine and bringing it down. I borrowed one that wasn't being used from the crew to help cut the dropped limbs into smaller sections...I was hooked. This is a great little saw. Light, super powerful easy to use. I bought one to use around the property on smaller jobs. Great design. Top mounted handle is perfect to use and requires less strain. I still have my big Stihl but now I don't have to drag it out for the smaller jobs.Great saw!!
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight, easy start, very reliable Great saw. Using it to cut firewood for wood stove and fireplace. Light weight but cuts great! Starts easy and run greats. My previous one, same model lasted for over 20 yrs. Very pleased with all the Stihl products I have.
Date published: 2016-08-20
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