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MSA 160 C-BQ

Innovative and surprisingly powerful STIHL Lithium-Ion battery-powered chainsaw.

MSA 160 C-BQ
Rated 5 out of 5 by 24reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very well thought out and designed, the saw-battery-charger-and chain, excellant. A pleasure to work with, no ethanol problems, the saw is quiet, very well made almost no vibrations, and combined with the new 1/4" 43 gauge chain the saw cuts and bores very well, with most applications the battery lasts longer than a tank of gas. I also have the option of working indoors, and in a suburban setting the neighbors love the saw too. I also like the fact that the saw is much easier to maintain, no air or gas filters,no mixing oil and gas, no spark plug or smoke during idling, no carb adjustments, and no oily mess on the muffler and saw, all I need to do when im done is blow off the chips with my compressor, wipe off the sprocket area as usual and mount a new chain. I have two MSA 160 saws, I also use standard 1/4" RMS chain. For precision pruning, firewood, storm clean-up or Carving, it's outstanding, I love my saw! October 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Small but Mighty!!! Awesome Saw! First time chain saw user. I like that it is quiet. No dealing with a gas engine!!! Light weight and powerful. Battery charges fast. October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent saw a little high on rpice with battery,charger etc Taylors was most helpful in set up. Excellent saw although a little pricey:) October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A lot of power I am a first time Stihl owner. My previous chainsaw (Poulan) gave me constant problems with starting and keeping the chain tight. I paid almost twice as much for the Stihl but as this point it has been worth it. It has much more power and less vibration and literally cuts through wood like butter. October 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent for fire mitigation We have Colorado woods acreage that requires limbing, trimming, thinning, and removing dead trees, mainly aspen, the perfect setting for this little saw. I've owned it over a year and in that time have only had to use the gas saw once for a large Ponderosa that was too big for the guidebar. A battery charge usually lasts longer than I do and has never been an issue.Not being a gas saw offers some substantial benefits. Obviously, no gas to deal with, no carb settings, no pull starting. Less obvious is the fact it never gets hot, so no worries about setting it down and starting a fire. Also, it can still be used during high fire danger when the county prohibits the use of gas chain saws.I was initially skeptical about the power and if it would cut fast enough and a battery charge last long enough to be useful. Not a problem! The small width blade cuts very fast and maintains an edge quite well. Its light weight is a huge benefit for me.As with any cutting device, let the tool do the work. Let the saw come up to speed before starting a cut and don't force it. Our trees are all pine, fir, and aspen, thus, soft wood and the saw has handled everything within the limits of the length of the guidebar. September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A superb instrument for light to medium duty Appreciate having a machine that I can use handily at age 75; and which has moved into the relatively clean and convenient Li-ion design of tools. July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wish I had bought this saw 10 years ago. Great value and product. Easy to use. More than capable for big jobs or small. Power to spare. Lightweightl July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I agree with Chuckles, it's an outstanding piece of equipment. Good quality saw. Easy to use. Priced fairly with a lot of options on the high quality batteries. June 21, 2014
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