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MS 362 C-M

The MS 362 chainsaw plus our exclusive STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management technology.

MS 362 C-M
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 30reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by great HP to weight, easy to start, gets better with age I bought the MS 362 based on my step fathers advice, he owns a logging outfit in the Pacific NW. I have had mine for almost a year and a half and am in the process of clearing a home site. This saw chews through hardwoods with ease with a sharp loop of chain. The power head is completely broken in and will pick up power noticeably for about the first 10-15 tanks of gas. The decompression valve seems to be a waste as I have never had the need to use it. I have run many power saws over the years and this saw has the least amount of felt vibration of any saw I have used. Great saw in a smallish package. August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Engineering masterpiece !! I have run almost 2 gallons of gas through my 362 cm , and it keeps gaining power. Running a 20" bar and balances quite nicely. M tronic is awesome , saw never skips a beat. Starts very easily. Using 90 octane non-ethanol with stihl ultra hp mix.The air filtration has been redesigned and works well. The saw is light and very powerful. Puts a smile on my face everytime I use it. Should be smiling for many years to come. Truly an awesome firewood saw.I researched saws for the entire winter and I'm sure glad I got one of these. July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stihl MS 362 CM is a BEAST I had a Magnolia tree cut down in my back yard so I needed a larger saw.After much research I decided on this saw with a 20" bar. I ran 3 tanks through it the first day and almost 6 tanks yesterday cutting it all up into sizes i can manage. It really cuts through this magnolia like hot knife through butter. I am seeing the power pick up the more i run it. I ran the first few tanks at 3/4 throttle and now im almost to full throttle but it is not even needed as it zips through the tree with ZERO problem. June 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by The carb is junk! It is a junk computer in the carb won't adjust and no way to manually adjust it. It makes it so I can't use it it my remote locations I would rather run a junk husky than this saw! When you make a living with a saw and you need it to work this doesn't do the job because I can't take it to a shop every day to get the computer right! June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solid saw with plenty of power for robust home use. I got a great recommendation from my dealer St. Maries Saw & Cycle on this saw. I took it, and I appreciate this saw everytime I crank it up. June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw has tons of power!!! Big step up from the old 362/361's. Starts easy, runs great, and cuts amazing! Would put it up against any husqvarna of its same size and I know it would absolutely out perform it. Also, its not a real heavy saw for the size of it and cuts quick enough that you won't have to hold onto it long anyway! If you are looking to cut wood for anything more than just campfires in the summer, this is the saw you want! June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light and powerful Three tanks through and nothing but good to say about it. Cut down a couple dozen trees last weekend was powerful all day long. My buddy had a husky that didn't even come close to keeping up with mine.I am running the 25" bar and couldn't be happier. It starts so easily and I love the decompression butter. It hasn't flooded once. June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I decided to follow a recommendation I already owned a quality chainsaw better suited to limbing and totally inadequate when it came to felling and bucking medium to large trees. I visited my Stihl dealer wanting to buy a Farm & Ranch model so I could better feed my wood stove. He immediately started to try and move me up to the Professional Grade MS 362 C-M or even something larger . . . along with the larger price tag. I naturally thought he was looking at his profit margin so I countered with "I probably won't be buying from you since I have a sizable number of reward cards from another company that carries Stihl and I'll probably cash them in." His response: "If I were you and I could save that much money, I'd definitely do that. Don't blame you at all, but, I guarantee you that if you go with the 362 C-M or something larger, you WILL NOT regret it.I took his advice and have been absolutely stunned by this MS 362 C-M's performance. Is it heavier than my smaller saw? When you first pick it up, it's slightly heavier, but that weight disappears when you start using the saw. I've felled and bucked a number of larger trees now and have expended about 1/10 the energy required by the smaller saw. Cold, it starts on the fourth pull . . . after that it starts first time every time. Out of the box, it has excellent power, but it seems to be gaining power the more I use it. From what everyone is telling me, it won't reach it's full power until about 40 hours of actual cutting.The compression release button works beautifully. This 4.6 HP saw has an easier pull than my smaller 2 HP saw. The only difficulty I have with the saw is deciding when to use it. My preference would be to use it for everything, including limbing. My reality is that I have a perfectly good small saw that I pull out for small jobs simply because I hate to admit that I made a mistake in buying it. The 362 cost a little more than I was intending to pay . . . but the dealer was right. It's worth every penny! June 9, 2014