MSA 161 T

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The first lithium-ion top handle chainsaw in the STIHL Battery lineup, the MSA 161 T provides the power of gasoline with the benefits of battery-powered products.

Product Description

A member of the AP Battery Series, the MSA 161 T is ideal for professional arborists looking for lightweight, quiet performance for in-tree work. Equipped with a commercial-grade, brushless electric motor, this zero-exhaust top-handle chainsaw delivers ideal speed, cutting capacity and run times. This chainsaw also features instant-start technology and is easy to use and maneuver, reducing user fatigue. The MSA 161 T is also equipped with a ¼" STIHL PICCO™ saw chain for precise cutting performance and providing clean, smooth cuts, making it ideal for pruning and in-tree maintenance. Experience the benefits of a battery-powered, high-performance chainsaw with the MSA 161 T.

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 Quickstop® Plus (Q) - an additional chain braking feature
    STIHL offers an additional, manually-activated chain brake on some models. This system is designed to engage when the operator’s right hand completely releases the rear handle, stopping the chain within one second. Available on some models.

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  • STIHL Electric Brushless 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%.

Specifications

GUIDE BAR LENGTH
30 cm (12")
71 STIHL PICCO™ Micro™ 3 (PM3) 65
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
105 cc (3.6 oz.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300)
Up to 50 Minutes
BATTERY SERIES
AP Series
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.)
STIHL recommends #3670 (71 PM3 65) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 12" 3005 008 3405 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on. Battery and charger sold separately. Chain saw weights include recommended bar and chain combination. *Strongly recommended for use with AP 300 only.

Important Information

WARNING FOR CORDED ELECTRIC AND BATTERY CHAINSAW USERS! The fibers may not stop the sprocket on most corded electric chainsaws and some battery-powered chainsaws because of the constant high torque. However, to reduce the severity of injury from accidental contact with the chain, STIHL recommends that leg protection be worn when operating these types of chainsaws.

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 161 T is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good saw for pruning Used this saw pruning large deadwood out of 5 maple trees. Saw worked very well cutting limbs in the 5-6 inch size range with an occasional 8-10 inch limb, power was excellent for this. Battery lasted for about 4 hours of intermittent use.
Date published: 2019-10-12
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