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MS 362 R C-M

The MS 362's optimum combination of torque, power and weight, with a wrap-around handle (R).

MS 362 R C-M
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Last saw you'll ever buy! I've had this saw for about 5 months and I have to say I have no complaints. I use this saw for about 3-5 hours every day and it's the perfect saw. One of the main reasons I bought this saw was not only for the power, but for the curved handle, it offers so many different ways of cutting and if you're in a tough spot it's super convenient. This saw can take on any tree you throw at it. Yes, it's pricey but all STIHL is because of the quality behind the name. Like any big saw it is fuel thirsty, so get a 5 gallon gas can instead of a 2.5 May 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ms 362 still running fantastic I have owned this saw for 4 years now. I use in the winter and in the summer. Always starts in 5 pulls. It has a easy to adjust air block that let's you go from outside air to air off the warm engine. I have "never" had to adjust the carb. Cold being (16f) to warm being (85f). Just flip the air block. I have never even changed the spark plug. Great power to weight ratio! I can cut for hours and still feel like doing more when I'm done. I do know that running 87 octane is a no no. Need to run only premium fuel. (92 octane). Which I run in all my stihl tools. Love the saw! Spend the extra money and buy the ms 362r. It comes with a full rap handle and duel spikes for just a very small amount more vs just the normal ms 362. To try to convert a saw to the (R) model costs quite a bit more. Either way you'll love the saw!y March 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Never fails !! I've owned my 362 now for five years it's never once failed on me .yea stihls are pricey but their worth Thier weight in gold .i can't name one arborist who don't swear by them and the quality that goes into Thier craftsmanship.i been doing arbor work for over twenty years and enjoy using all of stihls equipment . March 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw for the right tasks! When you're looking at all the saws Stihl offers, be very sure you're getting the right one for you. Go talk to your dealer and see what they recommend. I personally use the 362 for a variety of projects. I'm a resource conservation and fire sciences student at the University of Montana which means the saw it seeing a ton of varied use. Ranging from thinning projects, active fire use, bucking blocks for our timbersports team and even using the saw for competitions occasionally. This is a great mid size saw, I regularly use larger Stihl saws on thinning projects and at work but I come back to this saw regularly and always bring it with me! November 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw This is my favorite saw. I have several saws for carving and this saw is great. I use it all day long, every day. Has no cons June 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 6 Stihl saws Needed a 60cc saw to supplement my 25y.o. 028 Super. My 362 R C-M is FANTASTIC ! Easy starting, Great power & balance, I heat with wood & cut approx. 30 cords annually. I also use my saws for disaster cleanup. If every product that we purchased was as rugged, well made & long lasting as these Stihl saws, we would all be wealthier! October 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Stihl saws, not what they used to be We heat with wood so I run a saw alot thru out the year. My first saw was a Stihl 034 AV. You could'nt beat that saw. It finally died after about 20 years of cutting. I replaced it with a Stihl MS 362, biggest piece of over priced junk I ever owned. The dealer had trouble starting it before I left the store with it, which should of been a clue. This saw will flood every time you try to start it without fail. Then you have to take out the spark plug and POUR out the fuel in the cylinder, dry it all off and then it will usually start. I've owned it for 16 months and already had to replace the fuel cap and starting cord. I have to say I own a Stihl demo saw, a Stihl pole saw and a Stihl weed eater that are all excellent, I guess not new enough to have junk components. No more for me. February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Commercial quality and speed This is one bad boy saw! Cuts like butter through 20" trees in a quick pass, I average 5 second cuts through 18-20" rounds! I own a landscaping business and we regularly remove trees and we also cut and sell wood, this is the best saw I have ever owned. I would highly recommend that, if it is within your budget, don't buy less, buy the best! Go with stihl! Always perform regular maintenance, use synthetic oil blend for your fuel, and never let the chain oil go out, and this will outlast the competitors saws :) stihl all the way! I regularly use and purchase their hedge trimmers, weed wackers, brush cutters, blowers, saws, and have yet to be disappointed! I definitely recommend the MS362-r for someone who needs a reliable, powerful, frequently used saw, and no, I did not get paid to right this review or even asked to. I am simply an extremely satisfied customer - Luke October 15, 2013
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