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MS 362 R C-M

The MS 362's optimum combination of torque, power and weight, with a wrap-around handle (R).

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MS 362 R C-M is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too many problems I had this saw for 3 years. Many problems from day 1. First week using the saw the studs that you bolt the bar too came loose. Had to take to shop to get it fixed which took a month. Next the muffler started coming loose. This was a constant issue for the entire time I had this saw. Countless carb problems and I could never use it more than a few weekends before needing service. Never ran well. Muffler would fall off constantly. Last time I took it in they fixed it but soon after both bolts broke off and it was going to cost almost the cost of the saw to repair it. I gave up in the saw and sold it for parts. Older saws much better quality.
Date published: 2019-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw Great saw.Have had it less then a week but so far so good.
Date published: 2019-09-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Need better quality control. Oiler did not work, now in shop!! Oiler did not work right from day one. Now have a brand new saw in the shop for repair. Quality control should found this problem. When I buy a professional saw I expect it to work first thing.
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The 362 R C-M has not been fully upgraded like its bigger 462 R C-M brother! I purchased the 362 R C-M believing that it was the 362 C-M with a wrap around handle. This is not the case. It has a different side cover without the captive nuts. I believe there are a few more differences between the two saws but Stihl has not responded to my query. The Stihl catalogue does not articulate any differences, other than the wrap around handle! The 462 R CM appears to have the same upgrades as the newly upgraded 462 C-M.I feel slightly deceived that my new saw does not have all of the upgrades included!Having said that my saw has plenty of ‘grunt’ and starts on the first or second pull every time. The Mtronic system seems to do what it is supposed to do!The wrap around handle appears to be far more robust than the standard handle.Overall, happy with the saw but I feel deceived that it does not come with the upgraded side cover, captive nuts etc.I might also add that my local Stihl dealership guy was not aware of the differences and sympathized with me.I would really like to know why the 462 R C-M has the entire upgrade whilst the 362R C-M does not? Stihl should also ensure that all the differences between the 362 C-M and 362 R C-M are clearly identified in any of their marketing (e.g. website and catalogues).
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good saw but needs a factory revision I bought this saw for tree thinning, ran awesome for a week and it had a problem with the throttle staying stuck open after you let it off and it made the saw run like crap, this is the standard carb version and after losing 2 evenings of work not Knowing the problem, now I know I can use it all day after finding out the simple problem! I like it because it’s fast cutting and very light compared to my 461. This 362 has the full wrap with larger side cover, but I feel like stihl needs to put bigger spikes, like the 461, little spikes suck!! Other than that this saw will start in the coldest conditions by far better than any other saw that I’ve started in the winter! I run a 20” bar on this and it handles it with ease! Recommend this saw but stihl needs to upgrade those wimpy spikes and that throttle linkage design imo!
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this saw My wife got me the saw for Christmas. I have several acres of heavily wooded Forest and my friends I cut with are very jealous of the saw. The light weight and ample power is more than enough to handle just about any job.
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A solid, powerful saw that's easy to handle. I have had my 362 with a wrap handle now for a year. This was an upgrade to my 30 year old 028 AV Super (which I still use for small stuff.) Seems to weigh the same, but cuts so much faster. (3/8 chain vs. .325). No problem starting, even in 0 degree temperatures.The cost was a little painful, but I'm over that now and very happy with the saw.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw! Great Saw! I bought the CM with the wrap handle back in late September. Made more than 20 cords of wood with it so far. I've owned the 029 Super and MS 391. This one is lighter than both. The reason why I choose this saw. And more powerful. I installed 20" Sugi Hara bar. A dream machine! I haven't had any problems with the electronic part so far. But I always keep up the maintenance, also bought an extra HD filter. I always keep up the maintenance on my equipment. Take care of your machine and in return it will take care of you. Love the new filters! Like a dry K&N filter! Used also 8 gallons of gasoline on it. I used nothing but 93 octane nonethanol gas with the Synthetic 2 cycle. Maybe I'm lazy, but I love the non adjustment on the carb. Used to spend $40 just to take it to a saw shop. But we'll see in the future about the electronic part. We shall see if it gives me problems in the future. I'll try to keep an update. Peace.
Date published: 2018-12-04
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