MS 201 TC-M
4 Avoid clothing that could get caught on
branches, brush or moving parts of the
machine. Do not wear a scarf, necktie or
jewelery. Tie up and confine long hair
(headscarf, cap, hard hat, etc.).
Wear a face shield and make sure it fits
Wear "personal" hearing protection – for
example, ear defenders.
Wear a hard hat with a chin strap
wherever there is any risk of falling
objects.STIHL can supply a comprehensive
range of personal protective clothing
Use a personal fall arrest system.
Use only certified equipment that is
suitable for the application concerned.
Check the condition of the equipment
before use and replace broken parts.
Always stop the engine, engage the
chain brake and fit the chain guard
(scabbard) before carrying the saw short
distances. This avoids the risk of the
chain running unintentionally.
Always carry the saw by the control
handle – with the hot muffler away from
your body – the guide bar must point to
the rear. To reduce the risk of serious
burn injuries, avoid touching hot parts of
the machine, especially the surface of
In vehicles: Properly secure your saw to
prevent turnover, fuel spillage and
Clean plastic parts with a cloth. Harsh
detergents can damage the plastic.Clean the dust and dirt off the machine –
do not use any grease solvents for this
Clean the ventilation slots if necessary.
Do not use a high-pressure cleaner to
clean the machine. The hard jet of water
can damage parts of the machine.
Only use those tools, guide bars, chains,
chain sprockets, accessories or
technically equivalent components that
have been approved by STIHL for this
machine. If you have any questions in
this respect, consult a servicing dealer.
Use only high quality tools and
accessories. Otherwise, there may be a
risk of accidents and damage to the
STIHL recommends the use of genuine
STIHL tools, guide bars, chains, chain
sprockets and accessories. They are
specifically designed to match your
model and meet your performance
Switch off the engine before refuelling.
Never refuel the machine while the
engine is still hot – the fuel may spill over
– risk of fire! Clothing must be sturdy
and snug-fitting, but allow
complete freedom of
movement. Wear snug-
fitting clothing with cut-
retardant pads for feet,
legs, hands and forearms
– an overall, not a loose-
Wear suitable safety
shoes – with cut-retard-
ant material, non-slip
soles and steel toe caps.
To reduce the risk of eye
injuries, wear tight-fitting
safety goggles conform-
ing to standard EN 166.
Make sure that the safety
goggles fit correctly.
Wear sturdy protective
gloves made of a resist-
ant material (e.g. leather)
– with cut-retardant
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