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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 33reviewers.
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 by Great chain saw! I knew through relatives and friends in the industry that Stihl makes the best chainsaws, but i was still pleasantly surprised by this saw. For cutting up smaller trees and dead fall (<8") this saw goes like a hot knife through butter. For larger trees and dead wood, it still gets the job done with no issues. In fact I have yet to over power this saw while cleaning up a overly wooded section of my yard. I use the premixed gas because it last for a long time and wont gum up the carb. I have had not issues starting it so far. Bottom line, I love this saw and highly recommend it. July 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is great and my first and only chainsaw purchase for my urban environment. I bought this for myself as a 60th birthday present. Growing up on the farm I watched my Dad and brothers operate all the equipment, but now that I'm a "city-girl" with quite a lot of small trimming to be done in my yard. This saw is perfect and I can operate it without the fear I had for bigger pull start versions. I love the battery concept and it in combination with my battery powered blower make me the envy of the neighborhood. A couple of neighbors when I helped them with some trimming and sawing up a branch that fell in a storm. The batteries can be used on both. One charger and two batteries let me finish any project where I use both tools. The blower is great for clearing the sidewalks and driveway in a light winter snow and very fast. June 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is great for most home owners This is the first chain saw I have owed and it works great. Battery is definitely the way to go for an occasional user. It makes quick work of small trees which I need to take down. Any tree that is to big for this probably requires a professional anyway. May 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome! Love my other Stihl battery tools, decided to try the chain saw too. Exceeded my expectations for what it would cut through. Easy to use, don't have to worry about whether or not it will start. Just charge the battery and start cutting. What a great tool! January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small but powerful! I work maintenance for a school and I use this saw a couple times a week. It is a phenomenal little saw! Don't shy away just because it has a battery! It's still packed with power! We keep the blade sharp as recommended and it cuts through large wet hardwood with no problem at all. We love it so much we are purchased one for all our other campuses! Great job Stihl! July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love my chainsaw. I am a 55 year old girl (at heart anyway). I love my little chainsaw. I have the small battery to keep the weight down and it lasts plenty long for the amount of work I want to do at one time. Cuts through 6" trees easily making cleanup and trimming a breeze. Thank you Stihl for making a battery operated chainsaw. July 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Chainsaw Purchased this as I had a couple trees and many large branches to removed from my newly purchased property. I'm not a fan of the smell of gasoline or the idea of breathing the fumes in. The saw it had the power that I needed, no emissions, and is so quiet. The running time is perfect with the Stihl AP-180. Since you're never running the saw continuously, you can get hours wroth of work in. Stick it back on the charger every time you take a break and you're good to go all day.I'm looking forward to using it for future housework as well as making it a necessary addition to my overlanding toolkit. June 4, 2015
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