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MSA 160 C-BQ

Innovative and surprisingly powerful STIHL Lithium-Ion battery-powered chainsaw.

MSA 160 C-BQ
MSA 160 C-BQ is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 40.
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile for smaller jobs and excellent for in the tree trimming It took a 1 1/2 hours to fully charge the lithium ion battery and locked securely in-place when inserted into the tool. I filled the oil reservoir to the top with Stihl premium bar oil but before using the chainsaw, I prelubed the bar and chain to keep them protected before the self oiler would actually apply lubricant to the chain. I'm glad I did this because after doing about 5 minutes of cutting I noticed the chain was getting dry. I removed the bar and surmised that there was no oil coming out of the oil orifice. Leaving the bar and chain off I used very small wire and carburetor cleaner too begin poking and prodding the opening and finally got fluid to flow out of the oil reservoir. Without doing this I would have surely destroyed the bar, chain and sprocket on this Saw. The chain is very narrow and cuts wood like a hot knife through butter but make sure the wood is dirt free and don't even think of nicking a nail.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Maddening We bought this chainsaw because it was something that I should have been able to use easily, and I will mention here that we have three other battery-operated Stihl products that we are pleased with. However, the chain has slipped off twice just going through about 1-2 inch branches. I took it back to the dealer the first time and they put the chain back on. It's Sunday today so I will have to visit them tomorrow. The second time I tried to put the chain back on and was unable to get it to stay. I've only been able to use the saw for a total of 10 minutes and I have hours of work to do, so with the chain coming off it is costing me lots of time. Even if I could get it back on, stopping every 5 minutes to do so would be aggravating. We are not happy with this product.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS271 Have to admit, works like a charm, no issues, ran very well and as long as I kept oil, fuel and sharp chains, my Stihl Got the job done. It's my gem. Roman
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS200C Electric Chainsaw This is my personal favorite due to its versatility. I can quickly swap out the chain blade, keep the oil level up and move through my task list without lugging a mixed fuel rig all over the property. My neighbors appreciate the quietness of the chain saw operation.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This battery powered saw is a great product. I recently purchased the Stihl MSA 160C battery powered chainsaw from a local dealer. I was interested in finding out if anyone could produce a chainsaw that could operate effectively without having to mix and use gas and/or oil, and without having to drag an electric cord around with you. Well, Stihl definitely has done it. This is a great saw for clearing small to medium size brush and tree limbs. It is very quiet, and starts up at the push of a button. When idle, of course, it makes no sound at all! Your neighbors will love this! Using the AP 180 battery, I was able to cut for over an hour, and still had 50% battery power left. This is an ideal piece of equipment for those who want convenience and easy operation.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from reliable chainsaw for small jobs, excellent product! We purchased this battery-powered chainsaw after having purchased a battery-powered Stihl trimmer. Both my wife and I have found it to be a superior addition to our battery of tools to remove vegetation along our fence rows. It is lightweight and sufficiently powerful for the small trees along the fences. Its operation is quiet and without the annoying fumes that accompany our other chainsaws. We also purchased the AP 300 Lithium-Ion battery that provides approximately 45 minutes of continuous operating time with the chainsaw. We recommend it without any reservations.
Date published: 2016-08-14
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