The Stihl MSA 161 T is an extremely lightweight cordless top handle chainsaw, with the added benefits of being quieter without lacking the power of the petrol versions. It’s noteworthy, this model is the cheapest in the cordless range, of the new generation, and replaces its predecessor (the MSA 160 T).
- Available with a 10-inch or 12-inch bar,
- Battery-powered operation,
- Ideal for domestic or professional use,
- Compatible with AP series of batteries,
- Top handle grip,
- 2-year warranty.
Featuring a high-speed chain, the Stihl MSA 161 T can cut through logs fast.
Felling small trees, sectioning logs and even sculpting wood has never been so easy since the introduction of the MSA161 T. 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 161 T 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 engine powered power tools, meaning you can use the machine for longer without hand fatigue.
All the benefits of a petrol chainsaw with none of the drawbacks.
Compared to a petrol chainsaw, the MSA161T 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 161 T is safer compared to its petrol-powered version. On the side of this cordless chainsaw are a side lock button and dedicated ring for carrying by tree climbers. This means, no unintentional starting of the power tool. Additionally, 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.
- Weight: 2.5 kg
- Cordless Technology: Lithium-Ion AP System
- Rated voltage: 36 V
- Recommended battery: AP 200
- Recommended bar length: cm/inch 30cm/12″
- Chain gauge: 1/4″P
- Vibration level: 2.5
- Sound pressure level: 84 dB(A)
- Sound power level 94 dB(A)
Battery Run time:
AP200 up to 42 mins
AP300 up to 50 mins
AP300S up to 62 mins.