STIHL MS 201 C-M 12″ Petrol Chainsaw – Clearance

£548.86 inc. VAT

  • Clearance item: see description below
  • 12″ blade
  • The lightest STIHL professional chainsaw
  • Designed for use in agriculture, forestry, gardening and landscaping operations

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The STIHL MS 201 C-M 12″ Petrol Chainsaw – the lightest STIHL professional chainsaw, ideal for delimbing. Comes with M-Tronic as standard, meaning consistently high engine performance and easy starting with just one start position. As well as an economical 2-MIX engine, captive nut on the sprocket cover and 3/8″ PS saw chain for very high cutting performance.

Designed for use in agriculture, forestry, gardening and landscaping operations, this light pro saw provides a high cutting and plunging performance.

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Please wear protective clothing and equipment.

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Product Features:

STIHL M-Tronic (FT)

For a cold start, the STIHL M-Tronic only needs one start position on the combi-lever. After starting, you can immediately power up to full speed. The amount of fuel required is precisely calculated by the system and supplied as needed. Otherwise, start in position I as usual.

STIHL ElastoStart

Due to compression pressure, jerky stresses occur when starting internal combustion engines. The damping element in the ElastoStart special starter grip alternately absorbs and releases force according to the compression pattern. The result is smooth, even starting.

STIHL 2-MIX engine

The two-stroke engine with STIHL 2-MIX technology saves up to 20 % of fuel and reduces emissions by up to 70 % compared to STIHL 2-stroke engines of the same performance class without 2-MIX technology.

Controlled-delivery oil pump

Different bar lengths, wood types and sawing techniques require different amounts of oil. The controlled-delivery oil pump allows the user to select just the right amount of oil for the job at hand.

Side-mounted chain tensioning

Side-mounted chain tensioning makes it easy to tension the chain safely.

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.


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.

STIHL anti-vibration system

Precisely calculated buffer zones minimise the transfer of engine and saw chain vibrations to the front and rear handles. The chainsaw therefore runs noticeably smoother. This allows the user to save their strength and work longer.

STIHL Ematic System

Compared to conventional bars without Ematic, the STIHL Ematic system reduces the consumption of chain lubricant by up to 50 %, depending on the type of wood and the cutting attachment used. This system comprises a STIHL Ematic or Ematic S guide bar, a STIHL Oilomatic saw chain and a variable-flow or reduced-flow oil pump. As a result, virtually every drop of chain lubricant is delivered to exactly the right spot.

Single-lever master control

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

Combi lever

As M-Tronic has electronic cold and warm start recognition, only one start position is needed on the combi lever. The exact amount of fuel is supplied on demand. You do not need to know about the status of your chainsaw and can apply full throttle straight away – even with a cold start. Because the saw is warmed up by optimum acceleration in a few seconds.

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.

Tool free fuel caps

Special caps to open and close the tank cap quickly, easily and without tools.

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Weight5.714 kg
Dimensions43.3 × 25.6 × 28 cm
STIHL Product Code


Product type


Blade length

30cm / 12"



Power output

1.8kW / 2.4bhp

Weight (without fuel)


Sound pressure level


Sound power level


Vibration value left


Vibration value right


Tank volume


C02 g/kWh


Handle type

Standard grip

Speed at maximum power


Chain tensioning

Side-chain tension

Sprocket - no of teeth

6 Z


Standard filter

Bumper spike

Steel spike


4 channel / Chrome

Anti-vibration system

Standard AV-system

Chain pitch

3/8" P

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