Technical Information
  • Weight [1]2.5 kg
  • Rated Voltage – 36 V
  • Chain Gauge – 1/4″ P
  • Guide Bar Length – 25 or 30 cm
  • Sound Pressure Level [2]83 dB(A)
  • Sound Power Level [2]94 dB(A)
[1] Without battery, with guide bar and saw chain
[2] K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
Battery Run Time
  • AP 300 S [1]up to 62 min
  • AP 500 S [1] up to 20-44 min
  • AR 2000 L [1] up to 180 min
  • AR 3000 L [1]up to 230 min
[1] Battery life times are approximate and may vary depending on application

This lightweight top-handled chainsaw is very popular among arborists due to its weight of just 2.5 kg (without battery) and its engine output. With a high chain speed of 16 m/s, strong acceleration and the STIHL 1/4” PM3 saw chain, this power tool will help you make fine, extremely precise cuts. Another advantage of the STIHL MSA 161 T cordless chainsaw is that you can also use it in noise-sensitive areas such as residential neighbourhoods and around schools or hospitals. Since there is no need to wear ear protection, communication between arborists and helpers on the ground is also simplified.

The chain of the STIHL MSA 161 T cordless chainsaw can be re-tensioned easily and safely from the side, without coming into contact with the saw chain. The STIHL QuickStop Super braking system provides additional safety, ensuring that the chain is stopped in seconds not only in the event of a kickback, but also when the rear handle is released. In addition, you can activate or release the chain brake via the hand guard. The hand guard clicks audibly into place.

In our overview of STIHL battery life and charging times, you can see how long you can work with your STIHL MSA 161 T cordless chainsaw and how long the battery takes to charge. All cordless power tools within the STIHL AP-System have been designed for professional users and daily work, including in adverse weather conditions. With that in mind they are certified as splashproof; the effectiveness of this is also verified through demanding internal checks. The splashwater test is aligned with the IPX4 standard, among others.

WARNING: This specialist chainsaw is only designed for users trained in tree maintenance. Using this tool without proper training may lead to serious injury!

Standard Items:

  • 1x STIHL MSA 160 T chainsaw
  • 1x Guide bar
  • 1x Chain
  • 1x Scabbard
  • 1x Toolkit
  • 1x User’s manual

Note: Battery & charger needs to be purchased separately. Take a look at our batteries & chargers section.  Explore our safety clothing for crucial protection during power tool use and prioritize your safety. Need oil and canisters for your machine, we’ve got you covered. Remember to keep your chain sharp, take a look at our chainsaw sharpening equipment & accessories.