MS 362 C-M

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

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 160.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from powerfull easy start lov it runs and operates good lite and powerfulmy wife bought me my first stihl ive had one eversince
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Proffesional saw at a fair price, that lets the saw do the work. Great saw, bought with 25 inch bar, first job 40 inch across ash tree, cut great, good power, did the job complete . Went back and bought the 36 inch bar and chain for future bigger trees.. Proud to own it.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 1st Stihl Product only ran for 5 minutes before I had issues. We bought a 362 for work and were happy with it. I have been running Poulans for years up at my Cabin. Decided to spend the cash and buy a good saw for myself so I went with the 362 because we just got one at work. I got it home and only cut about 10 logs before it started spitting and sputtering and wouldn't idle anymore. If I let it sit and cool down and re-start it would idle. Re-tried it again with the same issues so I had to drive back 60 miles to where I bought it and they replicated the same problems I was having. Now its in the shop for who knows how long since they are backed up with repairs. So much for buying an expensive reliable saw.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw This has been an excellent saw. I've owned it for about a year, plenty of power to run a 25" bar. Easy to start, lightweight. Only negative is the top of the engine housing is plastic. A small piece of wood got dropped on it in the trailer and cracked it.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product his perfect They are powerful and always sthil there to start with no problems
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh yes! New can't wait! Just cut one tree. Testing and playing with new saw. Easy starting powerful not even broke in. Feels just like my MS250 just lot more horsepower. So it's not really a review. I can just tell it's going to be a great saw. This weekend I'm going to find out.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good power to weight I had the MS 460 which was just to much saw for what i do these days..this saw is the perfect size. Starts EXTREMELY easy and the wrap handle i really like, got use to it on my 460 so this 362 feels the same.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go-To Day in and day out, this saw performs. With the stock powerhead, I can run 16" or 25" like a breeze. If you know how to tune a carb, there is no problem, even with the M factor, (computer). This is a great cutting saw! I run a full crew with a HT 101, 201 TC, 362 C, and a 661 Mag. Since I bought the new saws, (still have the old ones as back up,) I've never needed anything else. My go-to is the 362. This thing is a champ!
Date published: 2017-02-04
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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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