Selection AP System Chainsaws

MSA 161 T Chainsaw

Top-handle cordless chainsaw for professional use

Overview

The MSA 161 T is the next generation in cordless top handle chainsaws. This light weight chainsaw features a 40% higher chain speed and 15% increase in motor performance over its predecessor, the MSA 160 T. The low profile, ¼ P chain reduces chain chatter for a smooth and precise finish. The battery-powered chainsaw features a trigger side-lock button for added safety, a large throttle interlock lever and carrying ring for attaching the saw for aerial use. The cordless nature of the new saw means that the MSA 161 T is so quiet in operation that ear defenders are not required while working. With a run time of up to 42 minutes with the AP 200 battery, this cordless chainsaw is a perfect addition to the fleet.


NOTE: For purchase by certified arborists only.


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

£354.00*

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* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 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 161 T

Technical data

Technical data Value
Weight kg 1) 2.5
Cordless technology AP System
Rated voltage V 36
Recommended battery AP 200
Recommended bar length cm/inch 30 cm / 12"
Working time with AP 300 S min 2) up to 62
Weight kg 3) 2.1
Chain gauge 1/4" P
Vibration level left/right m/s² 4) 2.5
Sound pressure level dB(A) 5) 84
Sound power level dB(A) 5) 94
Oil tank volume cm3 105

1) Without battery, with bar and chain
2) Working times are reference values ​​and may vary depending on the application.
3) Excluding battery, bar and chain
4) Uncertainty (K) factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2 m/s²
5) 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 161 T

Standard features

  • Side chain tensioner Zoom
    Side chain tensioner

    The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hand guard Zoom
    Hand guard

    Ensures clear feedback when engaging or disengaging the chain brake.

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 161 T

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
    Pitch 1/4 P Inch
    Groove width 1.1 mm
    Number of teeth 8

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

    • 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
    Pitch 1/4 P Inch
    Groove width 1.1 mm
    Number of teeth 8

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 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, 57 drive links, 25 cm / 10" £17.50*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 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, 65 drive links, 30 cm / 12" £20.00*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 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.

Accessories

MSA 161 T

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 February 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 February 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 February 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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    • 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 February 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
International 09/11/2018
International 21/11/2019