The STIHL MS 194 T, first manufactured in 2019, is a top-handle chainsaw designed for arborists and professionals in the tree care industry. This highly capable saw is well-suited for a range of tasks, including deadwood removal, reductions, crown lifts, and taking down medium-sized trees.
With a large 31.8cc 2-MIX engine, the MS 194 T boasts improved cutting performance, delivering 9% more power (1.4kW) and 7% more torque (1.5Nm) than the previous MS 193 TC-E. Equipped with a ¼ P chain for a quick cut and a diagnostic port for easy and simple diagnosis, the MS 194 T is a versatile and reliable saw that can tackle a variety of tree care challenges. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the specifications of the STIHL MS 194 T.
|VALUE USA (Metric)
|STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type
|1.94 cu in (31.76 cm³)
|1.9 bhp (1.4 kW)
|Weight (Without fuel, without bar and chain)
|7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
|4.4 lbs/bhp (2.4 kg/kW)
|Weight (With fuel, without bar and chain)
|8.1 lbs (3.67 kg)
|Bar length 12″ (30 cm), 14″ (35 cm
|12-14” (30-35 cm)
|Sound pressure level
|Sound power level
|Vibration values left/right
|0.27 l (220 cm³)
|Speed at maximum power
|Sprocket – number of teeth
|4 channel / chrome
|Non-adjustable, side-chain tension
|Ematic chain lubrication system
|AV + steel spring
|Tool-free filler cap
|Limiter caps / compensator / flushing template
|EPA Certified fuel consumption
|0.632 glh (2.39 l/h)
|Oil tank volume
- STIHL 2-MIX engine: This two-stroke engine with STIHL 2-MIX technology can save up to 20% of fuel and reduce emissions by up to 70% compared to other STIHL 2-stroke engines of the same performance class without 2-MIX technology.
- Manual fuel pump (Purger): The manual fuel pump allows for improved starting with fewer pulls, making it easier to get going.
- Side-mounted chain tensioning: The side-mounted chain tensioning makes it easy to adjust the chain safely and without tools.
- Tool-free fuel caps: With special caps, the fuel tank can be opened and closed quickly and easily without the need for tools.
- STIHL anti-vibration system: The precisely calculated buffer zones minimize the transfer of engine and saw chain vibrations to the front and rear handles, which allows for smoother operation and longer working times.
- Fold-out hook: The fold-out hook can be used as a carrying rope attachment for lowering the arborist saw and for security. When it is pushed in, it doesn’t get in the way of your work or when it’s in storage.
- Compensator: This controller in the carburetor prevents the fuel-air mixture from getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged, which ensures a constant fuel/air ratio and engine power without needing to frequently clean the filter.
- Captive nuts: The MS 261 is the first STIHL chainsaw to be equipped with captive nuts, which prevent the nuts on the sprocket from getting lost when changing the cutting attachment.
- Scabbard: The scabbard snaps directly onto the sprocket and is firmly attached and safely fixed onto the chainsaw. It also has two suspension eyelets that allow the arborist to secure the scabbard to their harness with a rope.
- Advanced combustion technology: Four overflow channels swirl the fuel-air mix before ignition, allowing for optimum combustion and highly efficient performance.
- Stop button function: After the machine is turned off, the control lever immediately moves back into the operating position, allowing a warm machine to be restarted immediately.
- STIHL Ematic System: The STIHL Ematic system reduces the consumption of chain lubricant by up to 50%, depending on the type of wood and cutting attachment used.
Here are some accessories that can be used with the STIHL MS 194 T:
- Carrying case: A carrying case can be used to transport the chainsaw safely and easily.
- Replacement chains: In case the original chainsaw chain becomes dull or damaged, replacement chains are available.
- Bar scabbard: This accessory protects the chainsaw’s bar and chain when not in use.
- Bar and chain oil: This specialized oil is used to lubricate the bar and chain during operation.
- Hearing protection: Operating a chainsaw can be loud and potentially damaging to hearing, so it’s recommended to wear hearing protection while using the MS 194 T.
- Protective eyewear: Eye protection is also important while using a chainsaw to protect against flying debris and sawdust.
- Gloves: A pair of gloves can provide extra protection for hands while operating the chainsaw.
- Chaps: Chainsaw chaps provide extra protection for the legs while using the saw.
As we can see, the STIHL MS 194 T is a highly capable top handle chainsaw that is well-suited to a range of tasks, including crown maintenance, deadwood removal, and removal of trunk and branch shoots. With its powerful 31.8cc 2-MIX engine and ¼ P chain, this saw boasts improved cutting performance and precision. Additionally, the diagnostic port makes it easy to diagnose any potential issues quickly and simply.
Overall, the STIHL MS 194 T is an excellent choice for arborists and tree care professionals who need a reliable and versatile chainsaw that can handle a variety of tasks with ease.