Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ Chainsaw (AK Cordless)


The Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ chainsaw has 3x options to buy –

Machine only

Machine with 1x battery and 1x charger

Machine with 2x batteries and 1x charger


The Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ Chainsaw is available from Masseys in Swadlincote. The chainsaw is part of the Stihl 36v domestic battery range. You can use this same battery and charger in all of the Stihl Compact cordless power range. 1x battery and charger – many tools.

Many people ask in store about the run time of the machine – The MSA 120 C-BQ has a run time of 40 minutes with the AK 20 battery. It will take 180 minutes to fully charge the AK 20 battery with the AL 101 charger.

Other chainsaws in the AK range include the Stihl MSA 140 C-B Cordless Chainsaw .

Run times:

What is the run time of the Stihl MSA 120 with an AK 20 or an AK 30 battery?

Stihl MSA 120 with AK 20 battery – 40 minutes

Stihl MSA 120 with AK 30 battery – 55 minutes

Stihl Display

Don’t forget Masseys have:

  • One of the largest Stihl displays in the country
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Expert help and advice

The powerful motor and 36 v lithium-ion technology makes the Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ chainsaw the perfect partner for pruning branches and cutting firewood. Weighing in at a low 2.5kg and perfectly balanced, the chainsaw is comfortable to handle, even for extended periods. The Quick Chain Tension system allows for tool-less and hassle-free tightening of the chain. Simple operating controls make this a versatile choice for all users cutting small logs and branches around the garden.Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ

The Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ comes complete with the AK 20 battery and AL 101 charger or on its own.

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Run times:

Stihl MSA 120 with AK 20 battery – 40 minutes

Stihl MSA 120 with AK 30 battery – 55 minutes

Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ Data

Battery Technology Lithium-Ion COMPACT
Run time with AK20 battery at 100{d09b12be51a7a6a48787a7bc3312473190ccc1fdbfe07795db7f7cb91fdca1cd} charge min 1) up to 35
Rated voltage V 36
Weight kg 2) 2.5
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 83
Sound power level dB(A) 4) 94
Vibration levels left/right m/s² 5) 3.4/3.2
Oil tank volume cm3 110
Chain gauge 1/4″P
Rollomatic E, cutting length cm 30
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type Picco Micro 3 (PM3)

Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ features

  • Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ with AL 101 charger
    AL 101 charger

    Charger for the STIHL Compact Cordless System. With operating mode indicator (LED) and cable tie with Velcro tape. The charger can be wall mounted if required.

  • Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ with AK 20 battery
    AK 20 battery

    36 V Lithium-Ion battery for the Compact Cordless System with an impressive 118 Wh capacity. The battery run time differs depending on which tool it is fitted to, see individual models for more information. With charge level indicator (LED). Use in conjunction with the AL 101 battery charger.

  • Quiet technology
    Quiet technology

    The STIHL Compact Cordless System tools are so quiet you don’t even need to wear ear protection.

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

    The STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning system (B) makes it very easy to tension the chain. Simply release the sprocket cover and turn the thumb wheel to set the optimum tension. No tools needed.

  • 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 percent.

    MasseysMasseys Logo

    Masseys are a large DIY store based in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. We carry a huge range of Stihl products which are on display in our store and the stock in our warehouse ready to take away with you! We have a coffee shop in store whilst you peruse our range of Stihlr. Great range of Stihl accessories in store – everything you could need for your new Stihl.


    Purchased from Masseys – If your chainsaw was purchased from Masseys and it develops a manufacturing fault during the warranty period, simply return the chainsaw to store and our mechanics will repair the machine free of charge. A warranty repair is when the machine has failed because of improper material or workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.

    Purchased online – If you chainsaw was purchased from elsewhere, then we charge an initial £29.99 inspection charge to look at the machine. This will be refunded if the fault is a warranty issue and when the manufacturer has processed and accepted the warranty claim in full. Warranty for non-Masseys customers is 4-12 weeks as we have a duty to ensure our own customers are prioritised first.



Machine only, Machine with AK 20 battery and AL 101 charger