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MSA 200 C-BQ

MSA 200 C-BQ
A more powerful, more capable Lithium-Ion chainsaw – ideal for noise restricted areas. Battery & charger sold separately.

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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  • 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.

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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 Motor
    Lightweight and compact, STIHL electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.
  • 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

POWERHEAD WEIGHT
w/o Battery 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs.)
w/ AP 100 3.7 kg. (8.19 lbs.)
w/ AP 300 5.0 kg (11.0 lbs.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)
25 to 35 cm (10" to 14")
ROLLOMATIC® E Mini
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
210 cc (7.4 oz.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300)
Up to 45 Minutes
OILOMATIC® CHAIN
1/4" STIHL PICCO™
POWER SOURCE
Battery
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. 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! 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 200 C-BQ is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grab it and go reliability. I've had this saw for a little more than 2 years I guess. I was interested in buying the 160 c-bq, when asking my dealer Eric what he thought of it ...he said they just came out with a little bigger one u might b interested in...I have been very impressed! I initially thought I'd use it for cutting buzz poles for my atv trailer that's 4x8' ; With the 300 battery I fill this trailer with 3" to6" dia. hardwood poles and still have 3 outa the 4 battery lights left. So I started using it to fill my full size pickup bed with similar size poles...I still have 1 or 2lights left when it's full to above the side panels. Yeah, you can bogg the saw down if you push it to hard or the chains dull...let it cut it's plenty fast and the nicest thing is no pulling a rope or fooling with gas or best of all no ear plugs or head phones to wear when it's hot outdoors. The saw sharpens quick but you will go thru chains quicker cause the teeth are small...also be aware the files are small too and they are easy to bend if u push to hard on em.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, capable saw Perfect saw for limbing. Has plenty of power for big logs too. I was a little apprehensive about buying a battery powered chain saw, but this saw does not disappoint in any way. It is expensive and hard to pay so much more than the cost of the equivalent gas saw, but no gas, fumes, and always ready to run make it worth it.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More saw than I expected considering it is battery powered. This is a great little saw that is a real performer. Don't expect it to be equivalent to a gas engine powered saw but it has its own advantages. Working off a ladder or platform lift is easier. NO noise to annoy nearby neighbors. No gasoline smell in the back of my Jeep when I take it with me 4 wheeling. Small chain size ideal for carving logs for decorative architectural trim. Long lasting battery life is good for back woods trail maintenance where noise is an annoyance to others. Overall a good purchase and I just bought bar oil that is environmentally friendly for use around streams and wet lands.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Save yourself the time I admit that I tried to save some money before buying this saw. I read a whole host of comparison reviews and it suggested that a "big box store" was fairly close to the Stihl in performance. After two weeks of the "other" I was not thrilled with the performance as compared to my friend's description of the Stihl. The biggest concern is that the "other" needs for the battery to cool down after it is depleted (about 45 minutes) prior to charging. Whereas the Stihl is 20-25 minutes. No waiting. After borrowing a Stihl from my local dealer for a day I was truly impressed. Dropped a 45 yo swamp cedar, pruned it , chopped it up for firewood and still had half a battery left. As a homeowner that is more than enough for me. Bought the saw the next day and can't recommend the saw or Mayer Power Equipment enough. These guys are top notch.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use it all the time, as a professional landscaper- I love it Silent cutting- it makes a contentious branch cut a non issue, the crazy neighbor doesn't freak out, the cops or county officials aren't called in- it makes everything seem small and basic. It is a great chainsaw- no doubt- but the best is working without the smell and noise that attracts biased interference from the public . Buying another soon, have 3 already.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HOMEOWNERS NEED THIS SAW This saw works just as good as the Stihl gas saw, I really could not believe it when I actually tried it. Runs about 40 minutes on one battery charge and the battery recharges in about 20 minutes with the fast charger. I guess in about 10 years all chain saws will be battery operated. In the long run, it will actually save you money as you do not have the buy gas or oil for this saw.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed review The quality and reliability of this saw is0 excellent, well it is a Stihl so that goes without question. :-)I have a few Stihl saws because I cut no less than half the day. So my only problem is with the battery life. And I would love if someone could please answer this question: as the battery is gettin low does the saw start to lack power??? Or does it run-full-fun till the charge is depleted.Thanks, Erik
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love this powerful little saw cuts like a dream and is lightweight. the only thing is the chain dulled after one day of use cutting pine rounds
Date published: 2017-02-27
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