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Stihl MSA 160 C -BQ

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Innovative new cordless chain saw

The MSA 160 C-BQ is the first STIHL cordless chain saw with an outstanding combination of weight, power and performance. With new low-vibration and low kickback 1/4’’ PM3 saw chain and a 10” or 12” guide bar, this saw is ideal for property maintenance, horticulture, cutting firewood and sawing work in enclosed areas. Battery and charger sold separately.

MSA 160 C-BQ
Sale Type
Weight Kg 2)
Rated Voltage (V)
Bar Length (in / Cm)
Battery Life With AP 100 (Min) 1)
Battery Life With AP 300 (Min) 1)
Weight Without Battery (kg / Lbs)
3.2 / 7.1
Battery Life With AR 1000 (Min) 1)
Battery Life With AR 3000 (Min) 1)
Battery Life With AP 300 S (min) 1)
QuickStop Super Chain Brake (Q) 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
Operating handle Operating handle

The black soft component on the rear handle provides a secure and firm grip in all working positions.

Two-handled operation Two-handled operation

The ergonomically shaped handle and rear control handle with comfortable soft-grip component ensure safe working in all operating positions.


STIHL Chain Quick Tensioning (B) STIHL Chain Quick Tensioning (B)

The STIHL chain quick tensioning system (B) makes it very easy to tension the chain. Just release the sprocket cover and turn the knob to set the optimum tension. No tools needed.


STIHL Electric Motor (EC) 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.


Ematic chain lubrication system Ematic chain lubrication system

The STIHL Ematic chain lubrication system provides maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption that conventional methods of chain lubrication. The oil consumption can therefore be reduced by up to 50%.

Toolless filler cap Toolless filler cap

The tank can be filled quickly and easily using the toolless filler cap.
additional features

Lithium-ion battery (sold separately) Lithium-ion battery (sold separately)

Powerful lithium ion battery pack compatible with all STIHL cordless machines. The battery pack can be charged several hundred times without the capacity decreasing significantly. No memory effect and constant power while in operation. Allows operation for long periods, just like a gas machine. Available in two performance classes: AP 100, and AP 300. Includes a charge level indicator with four LEDs for indicating the charge level. Rechargeable with STIHL charger AL 100, AL 300 or AL 500


Charger (sold separately) Charger (sold separately)

Three chargers are available: the AL 100 standard charger, the AL 300 quick charger. or the AL 500 Elite charger