MSA 200 C-BQ

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A more powerful, more capable Lithium-Ion chainsaw – ideal for noise restricted areas. 

Product Description

No pulling on cords, fuel mixing or complicated startup procedures. With the MSA 200 C-BQ chainsaw, just squeeze the trigger and start cutting. In addition to easy starting, our battery powered tools produce zero exhaust emissions and are quieter than their gasoline-powered counterparts, making them an ideal choice for areas with emission or noise restrictions. Powered by an interchangeable STIHL Lithium-Ion battery, this chainsaw delivers the speed, cutting capacity, and run time to take on just about any cutting job on your property. The STIHL MSA 200 C-BQ is a cordless chainsaw tough enough to carry the name STIHL.

The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on. Run time may vary based on battery type, charge level and capacity, model, operating style and conditions. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

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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.
  • Coast-down Brake
    A controlled braking device (Q) to stop the rotating chain when the trigger is released.
  • 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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  • Rubberized Soft Touch Handle 
    Soft rubber texture is both easy to grip and makes the product comfortable to hold for extended periods.  
  • 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.


GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges)
25 to 35 cm (10" to 14")
210 cc (7.4 oz.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 100)
Up to 15 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300)
Up to 45 Minutes (Recommended Battery)
RUN TIME (w/ AR 1000)
Up to 110 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AR 2000)
Up to 160 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AR 3000)
Up to 200 minutes
POWERHEAD WEIGHT (w/ Recommended Battery)
w/ AP 300 5.0 kg (11.1 lbs.)
AP Series
STIHL recommends #3670 (71 PM3 72) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 14" 3005 008 3409 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 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.


MSA 200 C-BQ is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 75.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Impressive Battery Saw! I purchased this saw for my wife to use for limbing trees and lighter trimming on our property. We were both very surprised at how much power and cutting ability this saw had... for a battery powered saw. It's lite enough that she can handle it with ease, ~11 lbs with the battery, and a single charge will limb several trees. We upgraded on the charger to get the quick charge option, and it's very convenient that the batteries are fully charged before we need them as the battery life/run time is impressive. The tool less maintenance is also beneficial as we can grab the saw, an extra battery, and some bar oil and head off in the woods for hours... no tools or excess equipment to bring along. I would definitely recommend this saw to others, lightweight, powerful and fast cutting. A bit pricey, but at the end of the day you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real powerhouse This battery operated chainsaw is amazing. It easily slices through logs that bogged down my old gas powered saw. I routinely cut 20" logs with this and never lack for power. Run time varies depending upon how hard I work it, but I get at least 45 minutes. Battery charge time is 50 minutes, so with two batteries I can saw all day. After cutting 8 cord of wood, there have been no breakdowns. However, the pico saw chain does dull fairly quickly. The saw is slightly heavier than a similar sized gas saw, but the balance is good so the extra weight is not noticeable.
Date published: 2019-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful little saw! I am hard on my tools so I hope this one holds up. It seems tough enough to get the job done. But I don’t think I should treat the bar as badly as I usually do with my full size saw’s bar as far as getting it pinched and prying it free. This tool is like a scalpel. It cuts clean and fast with less waste and is a pleasure to use. I bought this after ruining a gas saw and am so happy not to have to deal with that anymore. I went with the newest battery and best charger. It charges so fast it won’t be a problem for me around the homestead. I am happy with the time I get on one charge. I won’t usually cut a oak as big as the one in the picture but nice to know I can. Used the tractor to roll over the last piece of trunk. See attached pics.
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality Excellent. Glides thru 4” logs like butter. Sure beats gas machines.
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooooo Easy! I rarely take down big trees anymore but with nearly 5 acres with about 4 wooded, I am constantly trimming. It is so nice to pop in the battery and go. I get lots of run time. Seems I can go a full hour on a charge. The other thing is that there is no noise I can go out early in the morning at dawn and work without disturbing any neighbors. Absolutely love this product.
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from meets our needs for Carving quietly Bought 2 and put a dime tip and quarter tip on them, use at demo events, does great job detail work and handles plunge cuts well, got the fast charger and charges batterys very fast, a little tricky keeping track of bar oil level, does well just cutting smaller logs and branches too, really enjoy the quite and no gas, use the soy base oil and pretty green set up
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Used saw around home for a month or two, it quit and will not be out of the shop for atleast 2 more weeks(4 weeks total) due to parts being backorder. Liked the saw for trimming up limbs and such, was willing to pay the extra cost for battery powered but if it takes a month to get a switch replaced that shouldn't of failed, that seems a bit to much. Have owned several Stihl products but i am rather disappointed in this one.
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'll never look back with this saw! I live on 72 acres of heavy TN woods. My drive is about 3/4 mile long, and occasionally I have a trees across my drive. I can put this neat battery chainsaw in my Lexus to clear my drive, without worrying about gas leaking out like my other chainsaws. It will cut up about 80% of the trees I have on the property, without even thinking. "I shouldn't be doing this"........... One of the best investments I have ever made! One other thing, it has a "thin" blade, that leaves about 1/2 the amount sawdust, and is engineered to cut fast as well. Once you own this saw, you will do all of your tree trimming and most of your log cutting too. You may carry your gas saw as well, just to look like the other kids on the block. By the time they get their saw started, you will have 1/2 of the job done...with 1/2 the effort. But not 1/2 the cost, this saw is expensive, but worth it!
Date published: 2019-06-09
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