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MSA 120 C-BQ

MSA 120 C-BQ
This battery-powered chainsaw bundle comes standard with battery and charger, it is also lightweight and capable of long run times. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Model Features

  • Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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  • STIHL Electric Motor
    Lightweight and compact, STIHL electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.
  • STIHL Quickstop®
    STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.

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  • Ematic™ Lubrication System
    The Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.
  • Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.

Specifications

GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)
25 or 30 cm (10" or 12") STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
OILOMATIC® CHAIN
1/4" STIHL PICCO™
WEIGHT w/o BATTERY
2.2 kg (4.8 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AK 20)
Up to 35 minutes
WEIGHT
w/ AK 20: 3.8 kg (8.4 lbs.)
STIHL recommends #3670 (71 PM3 64) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 12" 3005 008 3405 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on. Chainsaw weights include recommended bar and chain combination. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Important Information

WARNING! The occurrence called “kickback” can cause serious or fatal injury. Always read the instruction manual carefully before using your saw. STIHL uses a green and yellow color-coding system to help you select a powerhead, bar and chain combination that complies with the kickback requirements of ANSI Standard B175.1 (gasoline-powered saws) and §30 of UL 1662/ ANSI Standard B175.1 (electric chainsaws). Ask your STIHL dealer about safe operating procedures and the advantages of the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q) additional chain braking feature, STIHL reduced kickback bars and STIHL low-kickback saw chains.

STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chainsaws.

* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

MSA 120 C-BQ is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for trail maintenance I just got this yesterday and spend over an hour clearing paths in the woods. It's light easy to use. I wouldn't use it to get firewood, but for small stuff it's great.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is easy to use and maintain I previously had a gas saw which for me was difficult to start. This battery powered saw starts immediately. It's easy to use and maintain. Great for cutting small trees, bushes and branches.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product is light & easy to use. This chainsaw can be used by anyone. This product is not good for anything over 1" dia. it struggles & smokes on anything over 1" dia. But it really cuts 1" die & smaller.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for seniors Purchased from James short tractors. Being a senior no longer physically able to use gas saws this is the solution. Love it got excellent price and service also purchased weed trimmer. Stihl best product on market .
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded expectations. I needed a light weight, strong, easy to start chainsaw. This saw is that and so much more. I do not need tools to tighten the chain and the battery charges very quickly should you need to do more than 40 or so minutes of cutting. It is very safe to use and cuts exceptionally well for residential smaller trees and lager branches. Everything bigger should be done by a pro.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Safest Chain Saw Ever Yes, this chain saw cuts very well, is light and the battery lasts and lasts. But I love the safety feature. When you cut down a tree, you trim off the limbs, but the limbs have many branches that need to be trimmed. So you walk up, over, and between felled limbs and branches, all the time with a live chain saw in your hands, (and hope you don't trip). No more. This chain saw comes alive only when you use it. After each cut, you release the trigger and turn it off. To me, this is a huge, huge factor. And it will cut through some good sized limbs quite easily. Among my 6 Stihl products I have an MS 250, MS 361, etc. But this little chain saw makes tree work (I have 5 acres, fully wooded) so much easier. You don't have to start and re-start your gas-powered saws...this little booger will instantly come alive and cut.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from See my review I am a 64 yr old grandmother who lives on a Colorado ranch. I bought this saw to help with limbing trees and brush as well as various projects around the ranch. I love the light weight and maneuverability as well as the fast and clean cutting. The size and design are excellent for the jobs I have. The battery recharges very quickly. This saw eliminates the pull start, exhaust odors, leaks, weight, and noise of a gas chain saw. The kids call it my "chick-saw".
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best battery- powered chainsaw we have ever owned. A bit pricey but the compact size and the fact there is no rope to pull to start it makes this ideal for my wife. No gasoline engine hassles, of course. Pretty quiet. The battery is 36 volt and will do a lot of work before needing to be recharged. It recharges fully in less than 2 hours. We are very happy with it.
Date published: 2017-05-07
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