Category: Top Handle Chainsaws
Primary Use: Commercial
Power Type: Battery
The first lithium-ion top handle chainsaw in the STIHL Battery lineup, the MSA 161 T provides the power of gasoline with the benefits of battery-powered products.
AP Series Battery & Charger Sold Separately
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.
Great for maneuverability and extended use.
STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q)
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.
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STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.
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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%.
STIHL Electric Motor
Lightweight and compact, STIHL electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.
Common Features for Chainsaws
View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.
|MSA 161 T Specifications|
|POWERHEAD WEIGHT||4.6 lbs.|
|WEIGHT (w/ AP 200)||7.5 lbs.|
|GUIDE BAR LENGTH (Recommended)||12 in.|
|OILOMATIC® CHAIN||1/4" PM3|
|CHAIN OIL CAPACITY||3.5 oz.|
|BATTERY SERIES||AP Series|
|RUN TIME (w/ AP 200)||42 min|