The Stihl MSA 160 C-BQ is an extremely lightweight cordless chainsaw, with the added benefits of being quieter without lacking the power of the petrol versions. Perfect for gardening enthusiasts and arborists with the ability to cut wood up of 20cm in diameter.
- Available with 12-inch bar,
- Battery-powered operation,
- Ideal for domestic or professional use,
- Compatible with AP series of batteries,
- 2-year warranty.
Safer than petrol chainsaw, the cordless Stihl MSA 160 C-BQ better for domestic users.
Felling small trees, sectioning logs and even sculpting wood has never been so easy since the introduction of the MSA160 C-BQ. This cordless chainsaw from Stihl can be operated anywhere at any time, indoors or outdoors. How you may ask?
Firstly, the AP system of batteries will give you a minimum of 42 minutes runtime, no need to worry about carrying petrol or finding the nearest powerpoint.
Secondly, with no combustion engine means there are no fumes. So you can work in enclosed areas such as a warehouse or log cabin without the worry of emissions.
Thirdly, the Stihl electric motor that powers the MSA 160 C-BQ is extremely quiet, therefore, you can work in noise-sensitive areas or unsociable hours. The motor is also very efficient and requires less maintenance compared to petrol models.
Finally, electrically powered motors do not vibrate as much as an engine powered power tools, meaning you can use the machine for longer without hand fatigue.
The functionality of a professional chainsaw with electric advantages..
Compared to a petrol chainsaw, the MSA160C-BQ offers huge advantages being cordless powered but still operates as a professional chainsaw should.
For example, you still get to use a ¼ P low profile chain to achieve that precise and smooth finish, whilst reducing chain chatter. There’s also a side chain tensioner, and a handguard to promote safety. And it still delivers the same level of high power as some similar sized chainsaws from the brand.
However, it’s fair to say the MSA 160 C-BQ is safer compared to its petrol-powered version. This machine also features a QuickStop Super Chain Brake so the chain stops immediately when the user let’s go of the rear handle, throttle or when the front guard is activated. As a consequence, when there be a strong kick-back the chain shuts off automatically, offering further protection.
Features We Like
QuickStop Super Chain Brake (Q)
The additional braking system for extra safety. Users can trigger the chain brake directly at the rear handle. The chain stops in seconds whenever the user lets go of the rear handle and whenever there is sufficiently strong kickback or when the front hand guard is activated. This unique safety feature ensures even more user protection in all working positions.
STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning (B)
The STIHL chain quick tensioning system (B) makes it very easy to tension the chain. Just release the sprocket cover and turn the knob to set the optimum tension. No tools needed.
Ematic chain lubrication system
The STIHL Ematic chain lubrication system provides maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption that conventional methods of chain lubrication. The oil consumption can therefore be reduced by up to 50%.
The ergonomically shaped handle and rear control handle with comfortable soft-grip component ensure safe working in all operating positions.
The black soft component on the rear handle provides a secure and firm grip in all working positions.
Toolless filler cap
The tank can be filled quickly and easily using the toolless filler cap.
STIHL Electric Motor (EC)
The STIHL electric motor (EC) is extremely energy efficient, lightweight and compact. It runs quietly, generates very low vibrations and does not require servicing.
|Cordless Technology||Lithium-Ion AP System|
|Rated voltage V||36|
|Recommended battery||AP 200|
|Recommended bar length cm/inch||30cm/12″|
|Weight kg 1)||3.1|
|Run time with AP 200 min 2)||up to 42|
|Run time with AP 300 min 3)||up to 50|
|Run time with AP 300 S min 4)||up to 62|
|Battery life AR 1000 min 5)||up to 125|
|Run time with AR 2000 min 3)||up to 180|
|Run time with AR 3000 min 3)||up to 230|
|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, bar and chain
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)