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STIHL MSA 161 T Chainsaw

Side chain tensioner
The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain.
QuickStop Super Chain Brake (Q)
The additional braking system for extra safety. Users can trigger the chain brake directly at the rear handle. The chain stops in seconds whenever the user lets go of the rear handle and whenever there is sufficiently strong kickback or when the front hand guard is activated. This unique safety feature ensures even more user protection in all working positions.
New operating system
Side-lock button for increased safety remains locked until this button is pushed in.
Toolless filler cap
The tank can be filled quickly and easily using the toolless filler cap.
STIHL Electric Motor (EC)
The STIHL electric motor (EC) is extremely energy efficient, lightweight and compact. It runs quietly, generates very low vibrations and does not require servicing.
Hand guard
Ensures clear feedback when engaging or disengaging the chain brake



The MSA 161 T is the next generation in cordless top handle chainsaws. This lightweight chainsaw features a 40% higher chain speed and 15% increase in motor performance over its predecessor, the MSA 160 T. The low profile, ¼ P chain reduces chain chatter for a smooth and precise finish. The battery-powered chainsaw features a trigger side-lock button for added safety, a large throttle interlock lever and carrying ring for attaching the saw for aerial use. The cordless nature of the new saw means that the MSA 161 T is so quiet in operation that ear defenders are not required while working. With a run time of up to 42 minutes with the AP 200 battery (2018 version), this cordless chainsaw is a perfect addition to the fleet. NOTE: For purchase by certified arborists only

Weight3 kg

25cm/10" Tool Only, 30cm/12" Tool Only, 30cm/12" + 1 AP 200 & 1 AL 300

Cordless TechnologyLithium-Ion PRO
Rated voltage V36
Recommended batteryAP 200
Recommended bar length cm/inch30cm/12″
Run time with AP 200 minup to 42
Run time with AP 300 minup to 50
Run time with AP 300 S minup to 62
Weight kg2.1
Chain gauge1/4″P
Vibration level left/right m/s²2.5
Sound pressure level dB(A)84
Sound power level dB(A)94
Oil tank volume cm³105