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MSA 160 C-BQ

Innovative and surprisingly powerful STIHL Lithium-Ion battery-powered chainsaw. Batteries & chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

MSA 160 C-BQ
MSA 160 C-BQ is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2012-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! I've had other brands and they left me wishing they were boat anchors! My Stihl 16" made my light clean-up after Tropical Irma a breeze. Started each every time with no effort. I'm glad I won't be buying another chainsaw (unless it's a bigger Stihl) in my lifetime. When I think of the money I've spent...
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs Much Better Than I Planned This little chain saw, although expensive when compared to gas powered, does a great job on small to medium sized trees. I have not tried it on a large tree yet, but it seems to have a lot of power. I spent the whole day cutting small trees and clearing brush and the battery went the whole day without a charge! Wow. All you need to do is make sure the chain oil level is kept up and you are good to go. I really like this saw. The dealer did not give me a manual with the saw, which was disappointing, but there is one on line. I recommend this saw (if you can afford it) - no fuel and oil to mix. The breaker bar can throw you off - I thought it was out of juice one time and it was just that the breaker bar was activated - hard to tell it was activated - maybe it should have a beeper or something to let you know. Not sure why it needs a breaker bar - it does not act like a gas powered saw in that it does not take a long time for the chain to come to rest.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough little saw I am an engineer on a trailing suction hopper dredge. We have an occasion about twice a year to need a chain saw, and gasoline storage is a huge pain on a ship. We typically use this saw to cut a stuck log out of the dredging gear. It often gets sprayed/splashed with salt water and mud, and I have seen the chain rusted solid due to neglect and the wet environment. Despite our best efforts to ruin it, its held up pretty well. The battery seems to hold up even not being used a lot, and with no gasoline issues this is a pretty handy tool. That being said, if you are used to using a huge chain saw, its not that. It never will be. I would love to have one of these for my camper at home. Its the perfect size for small or infrequent use.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little but mighty My husband laughed when I purchased this. He stopped laughing when I had him try it out. Cuts like butter.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely handy and reliable Excellent product for trimming and pruning. The 1/4" narrow chain cuts very fast and smooth. I was surprised with the amount of cuts, 4 to 6 inches that this product can handle in a single charge. I cut 3 to 4 hours with it on a new battery, (not yet fully charged) and still had half battery charge left when done. I use it with a AP300 battery and a AL300 charger, which I would recommend to anyone wishing to invest in this product. I do most of my work in town and on Sundays. I don't have to worry about waking up neighbors or interfering with church services because it is very quiet. This product is very well balanced and light in weight, which makes it handy when reaching up to make cuts.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Workhorse Cordless Compact Chainsaw Excellent cordless compact chainsaw. Has worked great for hours of continuous use for land clearing. Two AP180 batteries provide more than enough continuous use before I am ready for a break. With the new AP300 batteries I suspect by time the second one is ready for a charge one will be exhausted while the MAS 160 can keep on going. The only thing to slow down the chain saw is the need for chain sharpening.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does Amazing Job I purchased this saw as an early birthday present for myself! Picked up on Saturday, charged the battery and took it out to my wood pile on Sunday. Wow! This cuts through wood like a hot knife through butter. I was amazed. Did a whole rack of logs quickly and used less than half the charge. The smaller chain size make a smooth almost "finished" cut like a fine circular saw blade. I'm getting up there in years, so my Stihl Farm Boss which I got about ten years ago is getting a little heavy for the smaller everyday stuff. So when I got it serviced and the lady showed me the MSA 160 I wanted one! Did my research and everything came back to this little beauty. Very impressed. Got the 12" bar and I think this will do it all! Happy to recommend!
Date published: 2017-01-31
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