STIHL's proven expertise has gone into the new MSA 160 C-BQ cordless chain saw, along with innovative electric motor and battery technology. The chain saw provides powerful cutting-edge technology, with top-class STIHL quality in every detail. These features make sawing jobs comfortable, quiet and clean as well as reduce operator fatigue.
160 Wh Lithium-Ion Battery
The powerful lithium-ion battery with a 160 Wh energy storage capacity works with the EC motor to give the cordless chain saw a long running time and correspondingly high cutting performance – up to 35 minutes or 150 cuts in square spruce timber (10 x 10 cm)*. Straightforward release system for quick battery changing.
* The cordless chain saw's cutting performance depends on the individual operator.
New and exclusively from STIHL: the 1/4" Picco Micro 3 (PM3) saw chain
This low kickback, low vibration saw chain has been developed specially for light, compact chain saws. It combines great cutting power with high cut quality and operator comfort. This is the result of its flat, narrow shape combined with the small chain pitch.
STIHL Rollomatic E Mini 30 cm guide bar
You can saw through branches and trees up to 20cm in diameter without any trouble with the MSA 160 C-BQ.
Electronically controlled STIHL electric motor (EC)
The STIHL electric motor (EC) has no carbon brushes, virtually no mechanical wear and efficiency that far surpasses conventional electric motors. Stored energy is thus converted into power as effectively as possible.
Quick Chain Tensioning (B)
Chain tensioning without any tools! Tensioning the saw chain is easy, convenient and safe with the STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning feature. Simply undo the chain sprocket cover screw by hand, adjust the saw chain quickly and easily by means of the thumb wheel, and tighten up the cover again. That also avoids contact with the sharp saw chain.
STIHL filler system
The oil tank has a large opening for easy filling with no spills. The patented STIHL special tank closure enables the tank to be opened and closed easily without requiring tools.
The engine housing has smooth surfaces and rounded edges to prevent snagging on the machine or catching on branches. The chain saw repels most dirt and is easy to clean.
Front hand guard
Like all STIHL chain saws the MSA 160 C-BQ has a front hand guard mounted on dual ball bearings. Actively squeezing the front hand guard applies the chain brake manually, thus preventing unintentional chain movement.
QuickStop Super chain brake (Q)
STIHL exclusively offers this additional braking system for extra safety: The chain comes to a stop in seconds if a sufficiently strong kickback occurs or if the front hand guard is actively operated, and also when the operator lets go of the rear handle.