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MS 362

An optimal combination of torque, power and weight – all in one chainsaw.

MS 362
MS 362 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 68.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Saw I've had in 30 years Maybe, I just got a bad one but my 362 has been awful, 3 ignition coils, and just constantly hard to start since new, very unreliable
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very reliable saw! After burning down three of the other orange brand saws in a year and a half I bought my first stihl. I have owned the ms362 now for 5 going on six years. The saw is used weekly on the farm and we cut an average of 20 cords a year. Three bars and countless chains later and the powerhead is yet to give us any problems. I'm sold on the stihl brand.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I'm an pro logger have had my 362 now for 5 years plus. Saw has no problem running a 25" bar. Took down 72" elm tree with a little finesse, if ya know what I mean. Have fuel usage down to 3 tank full net 1 face cord.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you want to own only one saw, this is the one. I cut wood for my heat and sell some as well. This was my first Pro Saw, I have a 241 now as well. I had a farm boss that lasted a few years at 20+ cords a year. With my Farm Boss down I needed a new felling and bucking saw. Drove to the local dealer and asked to see a new Farm Boss. He told me about the 291 but said with as much as I cut a 362 may be even better. I went ahead and got the 362 with a 20" bar and had him swap out the green chain for a yellow one. I got a pack of the synthetic oil even though I had it already because it will double your warranty from one year to two years. After about the third tank this beast woke up and kept getting better until tank five or six. This thing smokes my old Farm Boss. I was so impressed with the difference between pro saws and homeowner or ranch saws that I called them up and told them to order me a 241 with a 14" bar and full chisel yellow chain. It is sweet as well. My friend that helps me cut thought he could get the best of both worlds with a 261. He went and bought a 362 the next day and his 261 is now his limbing saw....
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good saw I have been using a Poulan Pro 415 for over 20 years and got the 362 for Christmas. The first run was..interesting. It seemed to be finding itself. Plus, I was cutting some trees on a bank. Second time out was better, about the same power as the PP415. Third time out, I didn't want to put it down. I'm on the third tank of fuel now, and this saw has some major power. I am not a lumberjack, just a normal homeowner that has a wood burning fireplace. I want things to work and work well when I use them. From my experience with weedeaters and leaf blowers, Stihl produces that kind of equipment. So far, I am more than pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw means business I'm in the firewood business, in Alaska. This saw means business. I taught my then 14 year old son on an 031 and bought him the 362 on his 16th birthday and can't get it out of his hands. Looks like I'll have to go and get one for myself as he won't let me use his LOL. He loves the saw and its performance. I'd recommend this saw to anyone looking for a powerful, and not to heavy, pro saw.
Date published: 2014-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All good for the most part. For medium wood, this is a good saw. Especially if that wood happens to be clean and wet. It will slow down in hard, aged material and in my opinion ought not to be used in dirty cutting conditions. The air filter on this saw has more in common with what you see on a 290 or smaller saw than it does with those on 70cc+ saws. it tends to let some junk through cause its not a heavy duty filter-even though you KNOW this saw us definitely suckin a pretty good volume of air. Seems like a mismatch of parts to me, but I can't say I've had any problems with the saw in the 3 years I've had it. I just wonder about its longevity every time I peek behind the filter and see a thick film of wood fines all over the carburetor.
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money! This is an excellent all around saw, easy for limbing, and cutting big stuff. Spend the extra $ and get a Stihl, you get what you pay for with this saw! I am very pleased with this saw!
Date published: 2013-12-04
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