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MSA 160 C-B Cordless Chainsaw

Reliable cordless chainsaw, with a 12" / 30 cm bar length

Overview

STIHL cordless chainsaw with outstanding cordless cutting power. This 36 V chainsaw fulfills even the highest demands for performance and working comfort and is the perfect assistant for property maintenance, horticulture, cutting firewood and sawing work in enclosed areas. With new, low-vibration and low-kickback 1/4" PM3 saw chain and 30cm/12" long guide bar for branches and small trees with a maximum diameter of 20 cm.


You can find videos showing you how to fill your machine with fuel and oil, fit bars and chains and start your chainsaw here.

£270.00*

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* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Technical data

MSA 160 C-B

Technical data

Technical data Value
Cordless technology AP System
Rated voltage V 36
Recommended battery AP 200
Recommended bar length cm/inch 30 cm / 12"
Weight kg 1) 3.1
Working time with AP 300 S min 2) up to 62
Working time with AR 2000 min 3) up to 180
Working time with AR 3000 min 3) up to 230
Weight kg 4) 3.2
Chain gauge 1/4" P
Vibration level left/right m/s² 5) 2.0/2.0
Sound pressure level dB(A) 6) 84
Sound power level dB(A) 6) 95
Oil tank volume cm3 209

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

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Features

MSA 160 C-B

Standard features

  • QuickStop Super Chain Brake (Q)
    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) Zoom
    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 Zoom
    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%.

  • Two-handled operation
    Two-handled operation

    The ergonomically shaped handle and rear control handle with comfortable soft-grip component ensure safe working in all operating positions.

  • Operating handle Zoom
    Operating handle

    The black soft component on the rear handle provides a secure and firm grip in all working positions.

  • Toolless filler cap Zoom
    Toolless filler cap

    The tank can be filled quickly and easily using the toolless filler cap.

  • STIHL Electric Motor (EC) Zoom
    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.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Cutting Attachments

MSA 160 C-B

Cutting Attachments

    • Rollomatic E Mini Zoom
      Rollomatic E Mini

      The combination of this particularly narrow guide bar with the 1/4" Picco chain, offers considerable savings in weight coupled with improved cutting performance. Like all STIHL guide bars, it is made of high-grade chrome molybdenum steel.

    Technical data Value
    Bar length 25cm/10",30cm/12",35cm/14"
    Sprocket pitch 6.35mm/1/4" P
    Number of teeth on the sprocket 8
    Pitch 1/4 P Inch
    Groove width 1.1mm/.043"
    Bar type Stern-Rollomatic,Stern-Rollomatic-Mini
    Bar connection 3.005
    Groove width 1.1 mm
    Number of teeth 8

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Picco Micro 3 (PM3) Zoom
      Picco Micro 3 (PM3)

      Exclusive to STIHL: This saw chain was specially designed for light, compact chainsaws and ensures less kickback and lower vibration levels. It combines exceptional cutting performance and quality with great user comfort. The 1/4" Picco chain features a flat and narrow design as well as the small chain pitch.

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 1/4 inch
    Drive link gauge 1.1 mm
    Chain pitch 6.35mm/1/4"P
    Drive link thickness 1.1mm/.043"
    Required File size 3.2mm / 1/8"

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    • Picco Micro 3 (PM3) 1/4" P, 1.1 mm, 72 drive links, 35 cm / 14" £23.20*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

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Accessories

MSA 160 C-B

Accessories

    • AP 200 Battery Zoom
      AP 200 Battery

      36 V, 4.8 ah Lithium-Ion battery. The AP 200 offers excellent run times on our cordless tools. The battery has an integrated LED charge indicator, clearly displaying as and when the battery needs charging. Compatible with the AL 101, AL 300 and AL 500 charger unit. Click on the technical data tab of individual products to learn more about machine run times.

    Technical data Value
    Battery weight 1.3 kg
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Capacity 1) 187 Wh
    Nominal cell capacity (according to manufacturer) 2.6 Ah
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION
    Capacity 4.8 ah
    Charge voltage 42 V
    Temperature range 5-40 °C
    Discharge temperature range -10-50 °C

    1) Energy content according to cell manufacturer specification. To increase the service life, the energy content available in the actual application is lower.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AP 300 Battery Zoom
      AP 300 Battery

      Powerful 36 V, 6.0 ah Lithium-Ion battery. The AP 300 offers increased run times for those bigger jobs. The battery has an integrated LED charge indicator, clearly displaying as and when the battery needs charging. Compatible with the AL 101, AL 300 and AL 500 charger unit. Click on the technical data tab of individual products to learn more about machine run times.

    Technical data Value
    Battery weight 1.8 kg
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Capacity 1) 227 Wh
    Nominal cell capacity (according to manufacturer) 2.1 Ah
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION
    Capacity 6 ah
    Charge voltage 42 V
    Temperature range 5-40 °C
    Discharge temperature range -10-50 °C

    1) Energy content according to cell manufacturer specification. To increase the service life, the energy content available in the actual application is lower.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AL 101 Standard charger Zoom
      AL 101 Standard charger

      230 V charger, recommended for STIHL AK System batteries. With operating mode indicator (LED) and passive battery cooling. Cable tie with Velcro strap.The charger can be wall mounted if required.

      The standard charger will fully charge an AK 10 battery in 95 minutes, AK 20 in 180 minutes and AK 30 in 205 minutes.

      The standard charger will fully charge an AP 100 battery in 100 minutes, AP 200 in 200 minutes, AP 300 in 250 minutes and AP 300 S in 300 minutes.

    Technical data Value
    Rated voltage 220-240 V
    Weight 0.7 kg
    Rated current 0.7 A
    Charge time - AK 10 battery 1) 95 min
    Charge time - AK 20 battery 2) 180 min
    Charge time - AK 30 battery 2) 205 min
    Charging time AP 200 3) 200 min
    Charging time AP 300 3) 250 min
    Charging current 1.6 A
    Power output 0.1 kW
    Protection class II

    1) Charge time in minutes to 100% capacity
    2) Charge time in minutes to 100 % capacity
    3) Up to 100 % capacity

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AL 300 Quick charger Zoom
      AL 300 Quick charger

      Quick charger for STIHL Lithium-Ion batteries. With operating mode indicator and active battery cooling.

      The quick charger will fully charge an AK 10 battery in 45 minutes, AK 20 in 55 minutes and AK 30 in 60 minutes.

      The quick charger will fully charge an AP 100 battery in 50 minutes, AP 200 in 55 minutes, AP 300 in 75 minutes and AP 300 S in 70 minutes.

    Technical data Value
    Weight 1.2 kg
    Mains voltage 220-240/50 V
    Charging time AR 1000 1) 180 min
    Charging time AP 200 1) 55 min
    Charging time AP 300 1) 75 min
    Charging time AR 2000 1) 250 min
    Charging time AR 3000 1) 300 min
    Rated voltage 220-240 V
    Power output 0.3 kW
    Weight 2) 1.2 kg
    Rated current 2.3 A
    Protection class II
    Charging current 6.5 A

    1) Up to 100 % capacity
    2) 0

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Filing kit Zoom
      Filing kit

      The perfect file kit for users of all abilities. Includes file holder with round file, flat file and file gauge in a sturdy case.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • 2-in-1 EasyFile Zoom
      2-in-1 EasyFile

      Practical tool for quickly sharpening the teeth and depth gauge in a single action, significantly reducing chain maintenance time. The sturdy frame allows for a smooth filing action with highly accurate results. All the files are easily replaceable. For 1/4" P, 3/8" P, .325", 3/8" and .404" saw chains. Includes round and flat files.

      To find out how to sharpen your chain and depth gauge with the EasyFile, click here.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Depth gauges Zoom
      Depth gauges

      For manual reworking of the depth gauge. Made from hardened steel with special coating. Two settings for hard and soft wood. The hook can help clean both the groove and oil hole in the guide bar.

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    • File gauge Zoom
      File gauge

      For checking side and top plate cutting angle, tooth length and depth gauge setting, for cleaning the groove and oil inlet hole in the guide bar.

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    • ForestPlus chain oil Zoom
      ForestPlus chain oil

      Based on high-quality mineral oils, ForestPlus is suitable for use with all chainsaws, including harvesters. ForestPlus delivers reliable chain lubrication and no resin build up, even during prolonged down times.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Chainsaw case Zoom
      Chainsaw case

      Made of durable plastic. For safe storage and transport of all cordless and petrol-driven chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45 cm/ 18". Not suitable for MS 462 C-M, MS 500i, MS 661, MS 881.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • ForestPlus chain oil Zoom
      ForestPlus chain oil

      Based on high-quality mineral oils, ForestPlus is suitable for use with all chainsaws, including harvesters. ForestPlus delivers reliable chain lubrication and no resin build up, even during prolonged down times.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Chainsaw bag Zoom
      Chainsaw bag

      Made from sturdy nylon. For safe storage and transport of all chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45 cm / 18". With small additional pocket for accessories.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures

Languages Date Link
manual icon International 01/06/2021