MSA 200 C-BQ - $319.95 DSRP


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A more powerful, more capable Lithium-Ion chainsaw – ideal for noise restricted areas. Batteries & chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

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")
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 210 cc (7.4 oz.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300) Up to 45 Minutes
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.
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    Coast-down Brake
    A controlled braking device (Q) to stop the rotating chain when the trigger is released.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
WARNING FOR CORDED ELECTRIC AND BATTERY CHAINSAW USERS! The fibers may not stop the sprocket on most corded electric chainsaws and some battery-powered chainsaws because of the constant high torque. However, to reduce the severity of injury from accidental contact with the chain, STIHL recommends that leg protection be worn when operating these types of chainsaws.
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
ADVERTENCIA: Cáncer y Daño Reproductivo -
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
    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

    3/8 PM
    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
  • Performance Zip Chaps - 6 Layer Zoom
    Performance Zip Chaps - 6 Layer

    The Performance Zip Chaps - 6 Layer provides a full wrap-around protection for a user’s lower leg area and are made to stand up to daily wear and tear. The outer material is crafted from durable orange Cordura® nylon fabric, an all-weather material used in a range of premium outerwear brands. Inside, the chaps feature six layers of Avertic® Pro by Engtex® cut retardant material, designed to reduce the risk or severity of injury in the event of contact with the rotating saw chain on a gasoline-powered chainsaw. For extra convenience, the chaps feature rows of zippers that run along the entire inseam of the chap, helping to ensure a comfortable fit that is easy to put on and/or remove. Visit our Dealership to see these chaps in person.

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    Black Work Glasses

    The STIHL Black Work Glasses feature scratch-resistant polycarbonate lenses and flexible, ventilated, straight-back temples. They block out 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and offer a sleek style that looks great in any work environment. They’re also comfortable and feature rubber-tipped temples to help keep them in place while the head is in motion. Check out these and other stylish protective eyewear at our Dealership. Shown with Black Frame / Grey Lens. Available lens colors: Blue Mirror, Grey, Silver Mirror.

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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 4.9 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised by the power and fast cutting Totally pleased with the the battery powered saw. Cuts almost as fast as my gas saw but much quieter. Had a tree that was 12 “ in diameter and it cut beautifully. STIHL saws are a little pricey that’s why the 3 stars for value. Haven’t stretched the battery life yet, but it was still running after 40 minutes. Very satisfied.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the high price I have 5 acres with about half in shrubs and trees. I used this saw for about 2 months. It works great, cuts 10” logs with ease but is agile enough for cleanup around the property. Battery is great, used about 1/4 charge after 3 hr of brush cleanup. Best chainsaw I own which includes two gas and a few B&B battery types. I would buy it again.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the size and weight this is as good as any other chainsaw i’ve used I have wanted one of the MSA 200 saws since they came out last year. Finally got one yesterday and used it for the first time today. I started with a small tree trimming off small dead branches. Moved on to an old dying apricot tree with branches up to 8” in diameter. This saw cut them like butter. I had the whole tree cut into 16” logs in about ten minutes. Comparing this saw to others i’ve used in the same bar length and saw size, this is as good as any I’ve ever used, electric or gas powered. I called my dad just to tell him the next time he’s wood cutting smaller stuff he has to borrow this saw and try it out. If you are cutting logs small enough that you only have to split them once to make firewood this thing is a champ. PLUS you can pick it up overhead and no chainsaw exhaust in your face. Still wood chips though. Lots of chips. Yeah the saw price isn’t too bad, but yeah the battery and charger are expensive. If I had to do it all over again I’d do it in a minute.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Having used Stihl petrol saws for many years, thought I'd try this as I already had the batteries AP300 from my hedgecutter. With the narrow chain, the saw cuts through anything with minimal effort producing a neat narrow cut.. Significantly lighter than my petrol MS260, it's a joy to work with........ light, easy to use. The narrow bar is very handy for getting in to tight spaces such as removing some thick stems from the centre of overgrown shrubs. Chain adjustment works well with no tools needed to do it. Will als comfortably cut thick stuff..... 12"+ with no problems. Battery life about 30 minutes..... more than enough for myuse though I'd recommend having a second battery just in case- it goes flat.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant saw. I run a gardening service business and have found this saw to be excellent. It’s first use was over the Xmas break where I took it camping, I was cutting fire wood about 150 metres from our site and the other guys never heard it. This saw is very capable on the job and has routinely provided me with a more enjoyable day at work, no fumes, low noise. I feel the 1/4 chain dulls down a bit quicker than my 3/8 machines but when there is no cord to pull and warm up periods I feel that makes up the time. My only negative comment really is I had to take it back(after 3 months) as it did show an error code but the saw did fire up again after about 5 mins and let me finish the jobMy dealer contacted me ASAP with the diagnostics results and it’s was apparently only a switch in the throttle trigger. Completely covered under warranty. I own the hla65, fsa90r, bga85, hta85,hsa86 and a few ap300 battery’s aswell and have been using these constantly while leaving my older 2 stroke tools in the shed as plan B.I was surprised with the error code but given my past experiences with the range I see it a very minor issue and since it did fire up again and allow me to finish I can’t complain at all . If my carb was fouled or I simply snapped a pull cord that would be expected in the word of petrol and probably mean it’s the end of that tools day.I probably will never purchase another 2 stroke tool again. POWER ON
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This chainsaw, even though battery powered, is a tiger! I have a typical 1/3 acre subdivision lot but many trees of all sizes that seem to always require attention...sometimes major and most times minor. I decided to pick up this chainsaw when I had a small tree to take down or to cut up a large branch which might fall in a windstorm. I figured that it would be easier to "fire up" with no gas, etc. to fool with. I had a small tree on a hilly part of my lot that I needed to remove. So I fired up my new chainsaw and it was really surprising. It cut through the tree like butter. In no time, the tree was down and cut into chunks and into 35 gallon refuse cans for the trash man to remove. I believe that this is an ideal tool for homeowners who have occasional need for a small chainsaw for maintenance of their treed lot. No worries about "Why won't it start". Just charge the battery and it's a 100% guarantee every time that it will start "no problem" and get the job done.
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better quality than the competitors - Stihl gets it right This is a surprisingly good chain saw. I just did not want to buy a saw that I would use occasionally for small trees and limbs and to have to deal with storing and mixing gas and all of the maintenance and start up required to keep the saw in order. Now, when I want to cut something, grab the saw, cut, and store the saw. The battery system seems very stable, The charger and extended battery work hand in hand to keep the battery ready to go, but not overcharge it. Pull the battery out of the charger, and pop it in the saw and you are running. If you need to transport the saw and battery without the charger, there is a back-out position of the battery so that it is in the saw's battery sleeve, but not making contact. There are some nice safety features that you would expect from Stihl - like the chain brake - which are very easy to engage/disengage and well thought out.I paid more for this than for competitive products, but like I said, Stihl just seems to get it right.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tool, needs better chain. I bought 6 different Stihl battery powered tools (push mower-RMA 510, chainsaw MSA200c, hedge trimmer HAS 66, line trimmer FSA 90R, pole saw-HTA 85 and blower BGA 85) plus three batteries and one charger, to maintain about an acre of land with grass, bushes and trees. The chainsaw MSA200c has been a good tool. Light weight, well balanced and plenty of power. The downside has been the chain. It's a very light weight chain and loses its edge fairly quickly. It only takes about 8-10 cuts of 10'-12" diameter size pine tree logs to lose its edge. Each chain is expensive and I now have keep about 5 around to cycle through to have sharpened. The battery last much longer than the chain.Over all a good tool and would recommend it, but needs a better quality chain.
Date published: 2018-02-05
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