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MS 362 C-M

MS 362 C-M
The MS 362 chainsaw plus our exclusive STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management technology.

Product Description

Brains and brawn come together in this well-rounded professional chainsaw. The MS 362 C-M features the same great power, weight and fuel efficiency as the MS 362, but also features our exclusive STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management technology. This innovative microprocessor-controlled engine management system optimizes engine performance and compensates for changes in operating conditions, such as temperature, elevation, fuel quality, and dirty air filters. It makes sure you’re working with optimal cutting power in any cutting condition.

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 M-Tronic™ 
    This product features M-Tronic™ (M) - a new generation of Intelligent Engine Management that eliminates the low and high speed carburetor adjustment screws, compensates for dirty air filter and changes in elevation and fuel quality for optimum engine power at all times.

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  • Pre-Separation Air Filtration System
    This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.

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  • Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • Decompression Valve
    The decompression valve, also referred to as 'deco' or 'deco valve', vents compression in the cylinder for easier starting. The decompression valve temporarily reduces the compression in the combustion chamber during cranking and helps reduce the effort needed to pull the starter rope. It is opened manually and closes automatically as soon as the engine fires.
  • Side-Access Chain Tensioner
    The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
  • Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
59.0 cc (3.6 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
3.5 kW (4.69 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
Flush-Cut: 5.6 kg (12.35 lbs.)
Wrap-Handle: 6.0 kg (13.2 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
600 cc (20.3 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
325 cc (11.0 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN
3/8" RS3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)
40 to 63 cm (16" to 25")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC®
POWER SOURCE
Gas
STIHL recommends #3624 (33 RS3-72) OILOMATIC® Saw Chain and 20” 3003 008 8921 Ematic™ guide bar. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which powerhead it is installed.

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.

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

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

MS 362 C-M is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 186.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the extra $$$ I've had a MS-290 for 15 years that has been a work and needed a bigger saw. The dealer talked me into a professional series and I don't regret it one minute. This saw is light and powerful easy to maneuver and gets the job done, I just took down a large black gum and bucked it with ease using the 362.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around saw for anyone I am not a pro logger but I own property and I cut firewood like a pyro. I love this MS362-CM saw and have had zero issues so far. I am on about my 7th tank of fuel and the saw gets more and more powerful as I use it and it breaks in.I recommend spending the extra money on the PRO SAW since that amounts to pennies when spread out over the lifetime that this tool will last you. It makes cutting wood so much more fun. Its like accord vs corvette. Its that simple.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS 362 CM Very reliable, easy to start, VERY FAST cutting and response. Well balanced, and easy to use.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Saw quit Purchased saw new in July 2015. Very impressed with the power and ease of starting. In August of 2017 saw was running and started losing power and stopped and would not restart.Took to dealer where I had purchased and was told the pistons and cylinders were scored and it would be cost prohibitive to repair. The saw was exactly 30 days out of warranty and I had never run anything but ethanol free premium gas and stihl synthetic oil in the saw.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw Never had a issue always preforms alsome . Ver dependable.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Picked one up, on sale, last fall after my 390 gave up the ghost. Started putting it to use this summer. After cutting 30 cord of firewood, felt as though it exceeding all expectations. I cut wood in 50-95 degree temps. Fuel efficiency was great. Performance was exceptional. I ran 16, 20, and 25 inch bars with full chisel and skip tooth chains. All I can say is, this saw really likes to make chips. Worked well on felling, limbing, and bucking. Has made cutting firewood even more enjoyable for me. Considering a new ms 261 to add for smaller trees but nothing wrong with the saw. Have used other competitors products . . . Just can NEVER go wrong with a Stihl.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 362 cuts wood like butter! My sons and I went out to take care of a widow-maker last Sunday. We always take the old 026 with us, but I had a surprise for them this time. The day before I purchased a new MS 362 C-M to add to the arsenal. The old saw is sharp and runs well, but the saw went through the maple 3 times as fast. WOW! Anyone using this saw will not be disappointed. We intended to cut for about 45 minutes and return to the farm for lunch. Mom was a little upset when we came back 3 hours later. (She was pleased to see the boys so happy!)
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, Easy to start, Awesome to operate I've only ran one tank of gas though the saw so far but I'm loving it so far. Starts on the first or second pull everytime. 20" bar lets it rip through the wood easily with a nice sharp chain. The location of the decompression valve is in a nice spot easy to pop open with thumb before roping. I like the 3 position on/off switch, with the off position returning back to on once letting go. Fuel and oil tanks are nice sized for long run times. The newer designed bar side cover allows for an additional spike with the holes already drilled out. Price is a little steep but as long as the saw runs for many years, I'll be happy with it.
Date published: 2017-09-19
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Optional Accessories

  • Wrap Handle (R)
    Saw can be used in multiple positions for felling or limbing with hands in the proper positions.

Standard Features

  • Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

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