MSA 200 C-BQ - $299.99 DSRP



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A more powerful, more capable Lithium-Ion chainsaw – ideal for noise restricted areas. Battery & charger sold separately.

With the MSA 200 C-BQ chainsaw, just squeeze the trigger and start cutting. In addition to easy starting, our Lithium-Ion tools produce zero emissions and are quieter than their gasoline-powered counterparts, making them an ideal choice for areas with emission or noise restrictions. Powered by an interchangeable STIHL Lithium-Ion battery, this chainsaw delivers enough power to take on just about a...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
MSA 200 C-BQ Specifications
POWERHEAD WEIGHT w/o Battery 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs.)
w/ AP 100 3.7 kg. (8.19 lbs.)
w/ AP 300 5.0 kg (11.0 lbs.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 25 to 35 cm (10" to 14")
ROLLOMATIC® E Mini
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 210 cc (7.4 oz.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300) Up to 45 Minutes
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 1/4" STIHL PICCO™
POWER SOURCE Battery
STIHL recommends #3670 (71 PM3 72) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 14" 3005 008 3409 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on. Battery and charger sold separately. Chain saw weights include recommended bar and chain combination. *Strongly recommended for use with AP 300 only.
Model Features
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    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 Quickstop® Plus (Q) - an additional chain braking feature
    STIHL offers an additional, manually-activated chain brake on some models. This system is designed to engage when the operator’s right hand completely releases the rear handle, stopping the chain within one second. Available on some models.

    See it in action!
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    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%.
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    STIHL Electric Motor
    Lightweight and compact, STIHL electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.
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    Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
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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  • AP 300 Lithium-Ion Battery Zoom
    AP 300 Lithium-Ion Battery
    The AP 300 Lithium-Ion battery is the most powerful handheld battery in the STIHL line – 28% more power than the AP 180, while remaining the same weight (3.8 lbs.). And all STIHL batteries are based on 36-volt Lithium-Ion technology, hitting the “sweet spot” of power and run time. They are also engineered to last, keeping 80% of their battery capacity after 500 charges. The AP 300 even features specialized voltage monitors and temperature sensors to help ensure optimal operation and a long service life. Have questions? Contact us today and we’ll help you find the right battery equipment for your needs.

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    AL 300 Rapid Battery Charger
    Your advanced STIHL battery-powered equipment deserves an equally advanced charger. The STIHL AL 300 rapid battery charger fits that bill perfectly. Designed to charge your STIHL Lithium-Ion batteries in approximately 25 minutes*, the AL 300 is exactly what you need to power through your lawn care tasks. It features an onboard cooling fan and bright LED display to indicate current charge level. This smart charger even switches off automatically once your battery is fully charged.

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  • Complete Filing Kits Zoom
    Complete Filing Kits
    Kits available for the following chain types: STIHL PICCO Mini; 1/4" pitch chain; .325" pitch chain; 3/8" pitch chain; .404" pitch chain.
    Includes file guide, depth gauge, round file, flat file and two file handles in tool pouch.
    Chain Pitch File Diameter File Guide
    Part Number
    Sharpening Kit
    Part Number
    in. mm in. mm Part Number
    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

    1/4
    3/8 PM
    6.35
    9.32
    5/32 4.0 0811 411 8091

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1027

    0.325 8.25 3/16 4.8 0811 412 8088

    5605 750 4328

    5605 007 1028

    3/8 9.32 13/64 5.2 0814 243 3384 5605 750 4329

    5605 007 1029

    0.404 10.26 7/32 5.5 0811 412 8108 5605 750 4330

    5605 007 1030

For Your Safety
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    Forestry Helmet System
    Adjustable hearing protection. Epoxy-coated full face screen. Tough ABS hard hat meets ANSI Z89.1-2003 Type 1 Class G. All parts are replaceable.

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MSA 200 C-BQ is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Chain Saw. First off, It's a really great saw. I use the ap300 battery with it. I've used it on small and big projects. Recently helped build a fence with this saw. Cut 36 6x6 fence post tops and about 30 1x6 boards and it still had 50% charge! No, it's not gonna cut down 3 or 4-foot wide trees all day. Yet it's 'still' a really good saw for trimming and felling anything under 25-30 inches. The only thing that I wish was better is the bar length. 14 inches is the maximum length for Stihl. If it was maybe say, 18in, then it would be the perfect saw.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from reliability and performance I have always been hesitant with new things or ideas, but once in awhile there is actually a product that is worthy of its claims and this one is it. I am totally happy and very satisfied with this saw. The ease of operation and the performance of this saw is a testament to your companies on going desire to make our job easier and safer to perform. I would and have recommended this product to family and friends alike.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw It's small and light, no mixing fuel or pulling a rope. The torque of the electric motor feels stronger than a similar sized gas saw. Each battery lasts about as long as a tank of gas. I am a Land Surveyor and occasionally have to cut a sight line. This way I can be much more stealthy about it. Sometimes carry it on my trailbike for downed trees.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grab it and go reliability. I've had this saw for a little more than 2 years I guess. I was interested in buying the 160 c-bq, when asking my dealer Eric what he thought of it ...he said they just came out with a little bigger one u might b interested in...I have been very impressed! I initially thought I'd use it for cutting buzz poles for my atv trailer that's 4x8' ; With the 300 battery I fill this trailer with 3" to6" dia. hardwood poles and still have 3 outa the 4 battery lights left. So I started using it to fill my full size pickup bed with similar size poles...I still have 1 or 2lights left when it's full to above the side panels. Yeah, you can bogg the saw down if you push it to hard or the chains dull...let it cut it's plenty fast and the nicest thing is no pulling a rope or fooling with gas or best of all no ear plugs or head phones to wear when it's hot outdoors. The saw sharpens quick but you will go thru chains quicker cause the teeth are small...also be aware the files are small too and they are easy to bend if u push to hard on em.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, capable saw Perfect saw for limbing. Has plenty of power for big logs too. I was a little apprehensive about buying a battery powered chain saw, but this saw does not disappoint in any way. It is expensive and hard to pay so much more than the cost of the equivalent gas saw, but no gas, fumes, and always ready to run make it worth it.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More saw than I expected considering it is battery powered. This is a great little saw that is a real performer. Don't expect it to be equivalent to a gas engine powered saw but it has its own advantages. Working off a ladder or platform lift is easier. NO noise to annoy nearby neighbors. No gasoline smell in the back of my Jeep when I take it with me 4 wheeling. Small chain size ideal for carving logs for decorative architectural trim. Long lasting battery life is good for back woods trail maintenance where noise is an annoyance to others. Overall a good purchase and I just bought bar oil that is environmentally friendly for use around streams and wet lands.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Save yourself the time I admit that I tried to save some money before buying this saw. I read a whole host of comparison reviews and it suggested that a "big box store" was fairly close to the Stihl in performance. After two weeks of the "other" I was not thrilled with the performance as compared to my friend's description of the Stihl. The biggest concern is that the "other" needs for the battery to cool down after it is depleted (about 45 minutes) prior to charging. Whereas the Stihl is 20-25 minutes. No waiting. After borrowing a Stihl from my local dealer for a day I was truly impressed. Dropped a 45 yo swamp cedar, pruned it , chopped it up for firewood and still had half a battery left. As a homeowner that is more than enough for me. Bought the saw the next day and can't recommend the saw or Mayer Power Equipment enough. These guys are top notch.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use it all the time, as a professional landscaper- I love it Silent cutting- it makes a contentious branch cut a non issue, the crazy neighbor doesn't freak out, the cops or county officials aren't called in- it makes everything seem small and basic. It is a great chainsaw- no doubt- but the best is working without the smell and noise that attracts biased interference from the public . Buying another soon, have 3 already.
Date published: 2017-04-14
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