MS 150 C-E


12 in. Bar

One of the lightest gasoline-powered chainsaws on the market and includes innovative STIHL features.

The STIHL MS 150 C-E is a lightweight dynamo, weighing only 6.1 pounds and loaded with exclusive STIHL features, including Easy2Start™ technology. Ideal for landscapers, arborists, tree farmers, or anyone in need of a mobile, low weight saw, the MS 150 C-E chainsaw is easy to handle, resulting in less operator fatigue than heavier saws. Combined with reduced exhaust emissions and enhanced fuel eff...Read More
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MS 150 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 23.6 cc (1.44 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.0 kW (1.34 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 2.75 kg (6.1 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 200 cc (6.76 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 150 cc (5.07 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 1/4" PM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 30 cm (12")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E Mini
POWER SOURCE Gas
STIHL recommends #3670 (71 PM3 64) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 12" 3005 008 3405 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which powerhead it is installed.
Model Features
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    STIHL Easy2Start™ (E)
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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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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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
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 150 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 5375.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Allows me to cut all day without fatigue, exceptional manueverability and safety. Trimming branches from felled Doug Firs, over 100' long, up to 20"DBH. Branches are up to 3" in diameter, most 1-2 inches. Made nearly a thousand cuts in two days. Also made a few cross cuts on smaller logs up to 10" diameter. Cuts like a hot knife into butter. Extremely maneuverable, allowed me to reach over and up under logs lying in heavy underbrush. So easy to carry one-handed while scrambling through waist-deep salal, ferns, fallen limbs or cat-walking along tops of logs. Seems to go forever on a tank of gas. Weighed at 7lb 5 oz with bar/chain/fuel/oil, felt much safer for me to operate than my prior 10-12 pound saws.Some small negatives: Hard to start the first few times when brand new, not sure if it's my learning (no prior Stihl experience) or just break-in period. After a few times it started very easily, can hold in left hand while standing, give a quick tug, not a yank, and starts every time. Won't engage if it's just barely touching anything, probably a safety feature, I quickly figured it out.Clogged up with wet woody debris after hours of cutting, had a little trouble getting the chain and cover back together. This will improve with practice.Seemed expensive until I used it for a few days, now I think it's worth every penny!NOTE: Two local dealers weren't aware of this saw, had to tell them it existed. This should be a big seller to older folks like myself (68) who need a saw that's extremely light. There's nothing else even close on the market, except your 193 C-E.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I expected We prune a little over 1,500 fruit trees a year so I wanted a light saw. So I forked over almost as much money as I did for my MS261 and got a saw that appears to be slightly bigger and heavier than the toy saw my friend's 3 year old plays with. It took me about 2 cuts before I completely realized that this was the exact perfect saw for me with the quality of all stihl products. It really does cut with the precision of a hand saw. The engine runs smooth at all rpm, excellent on fuel, and uses very little bar oil. This combined with the low emission engine makes for a clean saw to run. Oh yeah, let's talk about the weight or lack thereof. That's why this saw costs what it does (you can buy 3 Ms170 for what this cost) but you get what you pay for. It is so light, it feels like it's going to float off into the atmosphere. It's a great saw that I had high hopes for and exceeded all expectations.
Date published: 2016-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome and lightweight another great Stihl product. Powerful and lightweight
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet saw for pruning trees. I own 3 other Stihl chainsaws. They all serve a purpose, but I really wanted a lightweight saw running a thin kerf chain for fine pruning, especially on fruit trees. I have owned a couple of orchards, and found they made much finer pruning cuts than any other chainsaws. This saw fits the bill perfectly! The cuts are very smooth and even, they look as good as if they were done with a hand saw.The saw is exceptionally light and well balanced. The motor has sufficient power for the fine cuts I make, but I thought it would run with a few more RPM's. (I am going to have the dealer double check the settings after I have some more hours on the saw).While I love the saw and highly recommend it, I do think it is over priced.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for clearing brush I was tired of holding and maneuvering a 18" chain saw in thick brush for hours at a time. This saw looks like a toy but works like a pro. It cuts right through 3" diameter Yaupon Holly in seconds. I love how easy it is to remove the oil and gas caps.Only complaint is that it wont engage the chain if anything (even a small stick) is touching it. A safety feature???
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely awesome!!! This little saw cuts faster and smoother than any saw in it's class. It will out cut many bigger saws and it is a dream to use. I have five of these saws, three top handle and two back handle. We use them trimming apples and cherries.
Date published: 2014-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw I've ran this saw several times now clearing and cutting up small trees. I have no complaints, it starts easy, has decent power, nice light weight and does very well what it was designed to do. I would certainly buy it again, it's my go to saw for the light stuff...
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Out of the case first time hard to start Used the unit once so far. Was very hard to start. Once it was running it kept stalling multiple times. Finally gave up and used hand sawto finish. i was spending more time tryin to get it started and keep runnng.Saw will be taken in to service center as soon as I have some time to get it there. Other Stihl products I own have been fine, trimmer and blower.This unit however is a different experience.
Date published: 2014-04-16
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