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Stihl MSA 161 T Top Handle Chainsaw 12″ (AP System)


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The Stihl MSA 161 T chainsaw is available from Masseys in Swadlincote. The top handled chainsaw is the latest generation of cordless top handle chainsaws. The MSA 161 T has a 40 percent higher chain speed and 15 percent increase in motor performance over the older MSA 160 T. The low profile, ¼ P chain reduces chain chatter for a smooth and precise finish. The battery-powered chainsaw features a trigger side-lock button for added safety, a large throttle interlock lever and carrying ring for attaching the saw for aerial use. The cordless nature of the new saw means that the MSA 161 T is so quiet in operation that ear defenders are not required while working. With a run time of up to 42 minutes with the AP 200 battery (2018 version), this cordless chainsaw is a perfect addition to the fleet. NOTE: For purchase by certified arborists only.

10 or 12 inch bars available.

Other chainsaws in the Stihl AP range include the Stihl MSA 200 C-BQ Chainsaw (AP System) and the Stihl MSA 220 C-B Chainsaw .

Stihl MSA 161 T Features

  • Side chain tensioner
    Side chain tensioner

    The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain.

  • 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.

  • New operating system
    New operating system

    Side-lock button for increased safety remains locked until this button is pushed in.

  • Toolless filler cap
    Toolless filler cap

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

  • 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.

  • Hand guard
    Hand guard

    Ensures clear feedback when engaging or disengaging the chain brake.


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Technical data

Weight kg 1) 2.5
Cordless Technology Lithium-Ion AP-System
Rated voltage V 36
Recommended battery AP 200
Recommended bar length cm/inch 30cm/12″
Run time with AP 200 min 2) up to 42
Run time with AP 300 min 3) up to 50
Run time with AP 300 S min 4) up to 62
Weight kg 5) 2.1
Chain gauge 1/4″P
Vibration level left/right m/s² 6) 2.5
Sound pressure level dB(A) 7) 84
Sound power level dB(A) 7) 94
Oil tank volume cm3 105

1) Without battery, with bar and chain
2) Run times vary depending on the application
3) Run times can vary depending on use and application
4) Running times are reference values ​​and may vary depending on the application.
5) Excluding battery
6) Uncertainty (K) factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2 m/s²
7) Uncertainty (K) factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 (dB(A)

Weight 1 kg

Chainsaw only, Chainsaw with AP200 and AL301

Stihl MSA 161 T ChainsawStihl MSA 161 T Top Handle Chainsaw 12″ (AP System)
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