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MSA 160 C-B Cordless Chainsaw
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MSA 160 C-B Cordless Chainsaw
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MSA 160 C-B Cordless Chainsaw
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MSA 160 C-B Cordless Chainsaw

MSA 160 C-B Cordless Chainsaw

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£585.00
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£515.00
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The MSA 160 C-B is a lightweight, cordless chainsaw that is part of our AP System of cordless tools.

You can rely on the MSA 160 C-B to produce excellent performance combined with ease of use. It is ideal for property maintenance and cutting firewood, especially in confined areas, as it is incredibly quiet and emission-free.

The 30cm guide bar can be used to saw easily through branches and small trees with a diameter up to 20cm.

It has plenty of STIHL-designed features like the Quick Chain Tensioning so you can tighten the chain without tools, the Ematic chain lubrication system which uses up to 50% less chain oil and the QuickStop Super chain brake. It has low vibrations too so it is comfortable to use.

The recommended AP 200 battery gives you up to 42 minutes of run time, so you'll have plenty of time to get the job done!

  • Run time on recommended AP 200 battery: Up to 42 minutes
  • Run time on AP 300 battery: Up to 50 minutes
When using a chainsaw, you must always take the correct precautions. Please wear the correct personal protective equipment before you begin using your chainsaw.
  • Clothing must be sturdy and snug-fitting, but allow complete freedom of movement. Avoid clothing that could get caught on branches, brush or moving parts of the machine. Do not wear a scarf, necktie or jewellery. Tie up and confine long hair with a head scarf, cap or hard hat.
  • You must wear trousers or chaps with cut-retardant material.
  • You must wear suitable safety shoes with cut-retardant material, non-slip soles and steel toe caps.
  • To reduce the risk of eye injuries, wear tight fitting safety goggle conforming to standard EN 166 or a face shield.
  • Wear hearing protection, for example ear defenders.
  • If working in an area with the risk of falling objects, wear a hard hat.
  • Wear sturdy, protective gloves made from a resistant material.

If you are in any doubt about how to use a chainsaw correctly, we recommend speaking to your local STIHL Approved Dealer first. Many dealers offer a Click & Collect service, where you can order online then collect it in person where a trained member of staff can give you a full handover and instructions on how to operate the machine. Please note you should never use a chainsaw whilst on a ladder and should only use it in a tree if you have the appropriate qualifications.

Video tutorials for cordless chainsaws can be found here:

Please make sure you have read the chainsaw safety manual before operating the chainsaw.




Features

Energy-efficient electric motor Energy-efficient electric motor

The STIHL electric motor is extremely energy efficient, lightweight and compact. It runs quietly and has very low vibrations.


Innovative chain lubrication system Innovative chain lubrication system

Chain oil is important to keep your chainsaw running smoothly, and the innovative STIHL Ematic chain lubrication system provides maximum lubrication and less oil consumption than on other chainsaws. Oil consumption is up to 50% less with the Ematic system.


Quick Chain Tensioning Quick Chain Tensioning

This chainsaw features the handy Quick Chain Tensioning system, which makes it very easy to tension the chain, without the need for any tools. Simply release the sprocket cover and turn the thumb wheel to loosen or tighten the chain.


Transparent Chain Oil Tank Transparent Chain Oil Tank

You can easily check the level of chain oil in your chainsaw with the transparent oil tank on the side of the machine.


QuickStop Super Chain Brake (Q) QuickStop Super Chain Brake (Q)

Another great feature designed by STIHL, the additional braking system in the chainsaw helps protect you - the chain stops running either when the front hand guard is switched on or when you release the rear handle.


Designed for comfortDesigned for comfort

The soft-grip rear handle and ergonomic design of the chainsaw give you a comfortable and stable grip at all times.


FAQs

QHow long does the battery last?

A: The recommended AP 200 battery will last up to 42 minutes in the MSA 160, although this depends on what the tool is cutting.


QHow long does it take to charge?

A: To fully charge the recommended AP 200 battery using the AL 101 charger, it takes 200 minutes, or to charge it up to 80%, it takes 150 minutes.


QWhat battery does it use?

The tool is powered by a 36V Lithium-Ion AP battery.


QAre the batteries interchangeable?

A: Yes, they are interchangeable with other tools in the AP System. They are not interchangeable with the AK System tools.


QHow long is the guide bar on the MSA 160 C-B?

A: The bar is 30cm long.


QWhat type of chain does the MSA 160 C-B use?

A: The MSA 160 C-B has a 1/4" PM3 saw chain, which gives a high cut quality with low vibration.


QDo I need to sharpen the chain?

A: Yes, a dull chain on your chainsaw can affect the performance of the machine, making it less efficient, so it's important to keep it sharp. Check out our blog to find out the four signs of a dull chain. This can be easily done for you at your nearest STIHL dealer, or you can do it yourself using a filing kit, or our 2-in-1 EasyFile that makes chain sharpening a breeze.


QCan I replace the chain?

A: Yes, you can - simply visit your nearest STIHL dealer for a replacement.


QWhat should I wear when using this chainsaw?

A: We recommend that you wear cut-retardant trousers or chaps, cut-retardant boots or wellies, goggles and gloves, and tie back long hair. When cutting above shoulder height, we also recommend wearing a helmet.


Tips

#1Cleaning your MSA 160 C-B

When you have finished using your chainsaw, remove the battery and wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth. Don't forget to wear gloves when doing any maintenance on the tool.


#2Looking after your battery

Don't use a damp or wet battery in your MSA 160 C-B and avoid using them in extreme temperatures (very hot or very cold). Read our blog post to find out more about looking after your battery.


#3Storing your MSA 160 C-B

Store your MSA 160 C-B in a clean and dry area and keep out of the reach of children at all times.


Technical Specifications

Cordless Technology Lithium-Ion AP System
Rated voltage V 36
Recommended battery AP 200
Recommended bar length cm 30cm
Weight kg 1) 3.1
Run time with AP 200 2) up to 42 minutes
Run time with AP 300 3) up to 50 minutes
Run time with AP 300 S 4) up to 62 minutes
Weight kg 6) 3.2
Chain gauge 1/4" P
Vibration level left/right m/s² 7) 2.0/2.0
Sound pressure level dB(A) 8) 84
Sound power level dB(A) 8) 95
Oil tank volume cm3 209

1) Without battery, with bar and chain
2) Run times vary depending on the application
3) Run times can vary depending on use and application
4) Running times are reference values ​​and may vary depending on the application.
5) Battery life times are approximate and may vary depending on application
6) Excluding battery
7) Uncertainty (K) factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2 m/s²
8) Uncertainty (K) factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 (dB(A)

STIHL - Quality tools since 1926

STIHL Factory
1927

Andreas Stihl founds an engineering office in Stuttgart and develops his own chainsaw.

STIHL Logo 1928
1928

STIHL becomes a brand. The name represents the ceaseless quest of the engineer and company founder Andreas Stihl to ease the heavy labour of forestry work with his inventions.

STIHL Chainsaw 1930
1930

STIHL presents his portable petrol-powered chainsaw at the Leipzig trade fair – it is well received and orders flow in from across Europe.

Learn more about the history of STIHL