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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  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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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 144.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is a light weight work horse. this is a Great saw for cutting down Locust trees I This is the king of fuel efficiency and easy use the saw is a little pricey but in the long run you'll get your money worth with the M-tronic system. They could have done away with the decompression value. If you can't start it with out the value you should let someone else do the work for you. But all an all this is the saw to get , it will last a life time.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If all else fails, read the directions. I recently left liberal Oregon and moved to Montana. When I was a young man, I worked in the woods of Idaho and ran Stihl Saws. The 056 was the top dog in the woods at that time. I personally ran the 038 Super and Magnum, so when I went to our local Stihl saw shop looking for another professional saw for firewood cutting on our property I was looking for a similar saw as to what I was accustom to operating. This is where I found the MS 362 (Non M-Tronic). It blew me away when I first picked it up because, it was so light as compared to the 038's. Then I got it home and started felling and bucking trees on our property using a 25" Rollomatic ES bar and 3/8th. full skip (yellow) chain. This saw is a beast and gets stronger with every tank full. It starts in cold and in warm climates with one pull. I cannot say anything bad about this saw all I can say is, run non-ethanol fuel, sit down, read, study and fully understand the instruction manual of not only your saw, but of any power equipment you purchase and if you are still having difficulties, contact your Stihl "Professional" dealer for assistance. No, I do not work for nor am I endorsed by Stihl. I have only used their products for many years with great success.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mine is a lemon. I love saws from this company and I'm sure that this model is excellent as well, however, my particular saw is proving to be very unreliable as it is always impossible to start after its been running for 20 minutes.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A tree dropping beast. Had the saw for 2 years not a single issue. The decompression valve makes starting the saw a breeze. At first I was rather skeptical about the M-tronic auto adjusting carb but it has definitely came through and I see absolutely no loss of power.I thoroughly enjoy the saw and recommend it too anyone who can handle the power of this beast.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad Butt Saw! Runs strong!! Starts easy! This is my first Stihl and it is very powerful saw.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My .02 This is a wood cutting son of a gun! You better be ready to stack lots of fire wood!. I've own 4 Stihl chainsaws in my 57 yrs, however the 362 out cuts them all. I replaced my last saw a Stihl 028AV w/18" bar with the new Stihl 362 CM 20" bar Please be careful not to flood the saw trying to start it! If, so just waiting 10-15 mins then restart the saw. I'm also using professional chains vs homeowners chains BIG DIFFERENT!!
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful - Dependable - Lightweight - Always Starts First Pull Dependable, powerful, great balance and maneuverability and always starts on the first pull no matter altitude or temperature. Performance is great at high altitude and in cold (20s and below). Well built and solid. Excellent, dependable machine.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy Bought my 362 from ace and it was great for 1-1/2 years and gave out. Had it re built and lasted an hour with explanation. I been given an option of another rebuilt 362 or pay for another after waiting on a warranty that in mind im told was of out of warranty but the saw was well with in warranty when it gave up. I didn't respond in time now I'm facing 8 months without direct use of the saw and only option is another rebuilt 362 ( not to excited about) or pay the difference for a different saw that is also a rebuilt saw ugg...
Date published: 2016-12-09
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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
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