MS 362 R C-M

MS 362 R C-M
The MS 362's optimum combination of torque, power and weight, with a wrap-around handle (R).

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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  • Wrap Handle (R)
    Saw can be used in multiple positions for felling or limbing with hands in the proper positions.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • STIHL ElastoStart™
    The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.
  • 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.
  • IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
  • Winter/Summer Shutter
    The Winter/Summer Shutter allows the carburetor to operate at optimum temperature year-round and helps to prevent carburetor icing when working below 50°F (10°C).
  • 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%.
  • 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.
  • Master Control Lever™
    The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.
  • Adjustable Automatic Oiler
    The Adjustable Automatic Oiler allows the user to adjust the lubricant of the guide bar and saw chain for different bar lengths and cutting conditions.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
59.0 cc (3.6 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
3.4 kW (4.6 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
6.0 kg (13.23 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")
POWER SOURCE
Gas
STIHL recommends #3624 (33 RS3 72) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 20" 3003 008 8921 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which powerhead it is installed.

Important Information

* 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.

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Reviews

MS 362 R C-M is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent saw Excellent starting and operation. Service friendly features
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The little Pro Saw,That cuts it. I have three saws,My favorettes, Ms.-391 and Ms-362RC-M, both saws, are equal, in power,391 with 25in. bar, and 362 with 28 in. bar,but the 362 one pound lighter,is worth the extra money if cutting, and bucking , all this Lodgepole, rounds, in northern Cal. the little saws, that could, try-em and you'll say WOW.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in the world I tried other products for the last 20 years.I used this product around the house and in the forest. It's reliable and doesn't give me any problems.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect saw! Pretty much the ideal saw from its light weight, well laid out power head and uber ergonomic rap around handle and silky smooth anti vibration functioning to it's hard hitting no holds barred wood ripping power band that slices through rounds like a hot knife through butter. It amazes me every time! To say that I like this saw would be an understatement. Would I recomend it? Hmm... Let's see... Only if you want the best mid sized saw money can buy. Heh. Yeah I'd recommend it.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last saw you'll ever buy! I've had this saw for about 5 months and I have to say I have no complaints. I use this saw for about 3-5 hours every day and it's the perfect saw. One of the main reasons I bought this saw was not only for the power, but for the curved handle, it offers so many different ways of cutting and if you're in a tough spot it's super convenient. This saw can take on any tree you throw at it. Yes, it's pricey but all STIHL is because of the quality behind the name. Like any big saw it is fuel thirsty, so get a 5 gallon gas can instead of a 2.5
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ms 362 still running fantastic I have owned this saw for 4 years now. I use in the winter and in the summer. Always starts in 5 pulls. It has a easy to adjust air block that let's you go from outside air to air off the warm engine. I have "never" had to adjust the carb. Cold being (16f) to warm being (85f). Just flip the air block. I have never even changed the spark plug. Great power to weight ratio! I can cut for hours and still feel like doing more when I'm done. I do know that running 87 octane is a no no. Need to run only premium fuel. (92 octane). Which I run in all my stihl tools. Love the saw! Spend the extra money and buy the ms 362r. It comes with a full rap handle and duel spikes for just a very small amount more vs just the normal ms 362. To try to convert a saw to the (R) model costs quite a bit more. Either way you'll love the saw!y
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never fails !! I've owned my 362 now for five years it's never once failed on me .yea stihls are pricey but their worth Thier weight in gold .i can't name one arborist who don't swear by them and the quality that goes into Thier craftsmanship.i been doing arbor work for over twenty years and enjoy using all of stihls equipment .
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for the right tasks! When you're looking at all the saws Stihl offers, be very sure you're getting the right one for you. Go talk to your dealer and see what they recommend. I personally use the 362 for a variety of projects. I'm a resource conservation and fire sciences student at the University of Montana which means the saw it seeing a ton of varied use. Ranging from thinning projects, active fire use, bucking blocks for our timbersports team and even using the saw for competitions occasionally. This is a great mid size saw, I regularly use larger Stihl saws on thinning projects and at work but I come back to this saw regularly and always bring it with me!
Date published: 2015-11-01
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