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MSA 200 C-BQ

A more powerful, more capable Lithium-Ion chainsaw – ideal for noise restricted areas.

MSA 200 C-BQ
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 17reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Power Cuts like a dream, no mixing, yes no mixing, power!!!!!! October 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Updated MSA 200 Has Real Power Just bought my second MSA 200, first thing I noticed, Stihl switched from a 6 to 7 tooth sprocket, more chain speed, then I tried it, a Hugh Power Increase, it literally Screams. The MSA Chainsaws,-Bars-Chain-Accessories have no equal. I Love Them. August 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for the homeowner I previously owned a gas stihl chainsaw for years. I made the switch to all the battery powered stihl tools so that my wife felt more comfortable using them. She refused to use the gas powered tools.After purchasing the chainsaw I was completely blown away. I have already used the saw for about 15 hours cutting down 7 dead trees on my property. The saw works very well and has handled everything thrown at it.This saw has all the power that a homeowner would ever need. The only regret you will have is that you didn't buy it sooner. July 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lots of power, especially for occasional use I don't need a saw for everyday use, but want one that runs when I need it. I use a saw for downed limbs, or taking down dead limbs, not for taking down trees. So far this saw is perfect for that, with lots of power, enough run time for the projects I have tried so far, and the ability to turn it on and off when needed - no idling a gas saw, no restarting a gas saw because it died while I moved something. I wasn't sure a battery powered saw would have the guts needed, but I have not been disappointed. Start up cost was helped by already having other tools using the charger, but I still think total startup cost for saw, battery and charger is worth it for the performance. April 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I've replaced my gas-powered chainsaw with this electric model, and love it I've had a very good Stihl gas-powered chainsaw for years. Two months ago, I bought the MSA 200 electric chainsaw after talking to my dealer. My purpose in buying the electric model was to cut up "little stuff," which means limbing trees I cut down for firewood and cutting up smaller trees for firewood. Two months later, I've nearly retired by gas-powered chainsaw because the electric chainsaw is fantastic. Quiet, powerful, instant start and stop, lighter weight. I love that when I take my finger off the button it shuts off and is completely quiet. The thinner chain is easier and faster to sharpen, and still cuts very fast. I get about 30 minutes of run-time from a charge, which can often be 1-1.5 hours of working time. Recharge time is about 40 minutes. With two batteries -- one in use and one recharging -- I can work non-stop. March 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by One outstanding chainsaw I purchased this item along with 5 other lithium ion battery tools about 1 month ago. We had a severe thunderstorm hit our area the other night and the tree damage was worse than when Hurricane Sandy hit. The msa 200 worked flawlessly. It cut thru various size branches as big as 6 to 8 inches in seconds. Not only was the saw outstanding, but the battery life of the 180 was awesome. I was outside all day without going thru one battery. I purchased this saw with a 12 inch blade. I wish I had time to make a video to show how well the lithium powered saw worked. Kudos to stihl. August 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw is amazing I had to see this to believe it so there was a demo at a local shop I was cutting 12" red oak logs I made a lot of cuts then took the battery and installed it in the lawn mower and mowed high grass with leaves for 10 mins and they battery still was not dead I have ran over 15 other stihl chain saws works great has lots of power its amazing for what it is. I sold my gas lawnmower, gas trimmer and 2 gas chain saws and bought 2 180 Batteries fast charger, the trimmer, lawnmower and 200 chain saw. June 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A wonderful tool, makes tree work possible for more people I've had my saw about a year now, (~ 70 times used with ~20 full battery charges) and its still the best.I purchased it to clean up fallen limbs on a suburban trail network. After looking at a downed tree and saying 'I hope someone (else) will come soon with a chainsaw to help clean this up' - myself a trail steward, I did a little more research and learned about these Lithium Ion saws that allow me to do the work too.Being light-weight and not requiring fuel-oil mixture and small engine maintenance, well its a perfect solution for me.I love how the battery holds its charge. I might use the saw for a batch of small cuts or for one or two bigger cuts, which run the battery down ~by a quarter. And in good weather, I can leave my saw in the car and a surprise task a week or so later, I can pick up my saw and go, with the 3/4 battery remaining for the new task. Four times I've used it for larger applications, where I run through the battery before I complete the job. Then I go home or to a near power outlet, have a snack while the battery charges, then complete the job. Otherwise, even cutting a batch of bush honeysuckle or multiflora rose trunks (anything larger than my pruners can handle) I get my task done without going through the battery.Appreciation for battery requirements, I keep it out of high heat (such as in my car on warm days). One note, cutting 16" pine with my father in northern New England this winter, the battery didn't like the sub-freezing temperatures and gave out faster (as expected). But I didn't like the cold either.I even won a small Game of Logging saw skills competition with this saw because of its perfect control and narrow bar and micro chain, which enabled a perfect plunge cut.If you're running a land trust or nature center where younger, or perhaps less skilled employees / volunteers are helping on the property, you might want to consider this kind of saw for that application. I saw a nature center with 4 junk saws that were highly abused with wrecked engines and watery fuel, and I thought for the price they could have this lithium battery saw that would hold up better and be more accessible for all. Also, without a doubt, home owners with yard applications would like this saw.And ladies, this is a great saw for you. Even if you're on the tough and capable side, you still might like a saw that is agile and light and more comfortable to handle which allows you to do all the work you need. No yanking pull starts, no smoke. How smart.Thanks Stihl for your product! May 16, 2015
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