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MSA 161 T, tool only

Handy cordless chainsaw for professional tree maintenance

General

MSA 161 T
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Very lightweight, professional cordless arborist saw for use in noise-sensitive areas. Thanks to its powerful engine and a chain speed of 16 m/s (40% higher than its predecessor the MSA 160 T), the MSA 161 T also accelerates very rapidly and delivers fine, extremely precise cutting. The saw comes with a high-quality ¼” P cutting attachment and captive nut on the sprocket cover as standard. For more information about our STIHL Cordless Tools please see our Battery FAQ's for further information.

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Price

* Manufacturers recommended retail pricing. Prices reflect current recommended retail pricing and may be a promotional price. These prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current promotions, please visit our Current Promotions page by clicking here.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Stockist for further information.

Technical data

MSA 161 T

Technical data

STIHL saw chain pitch 1/4"P
STIHL Saw Chain type Picco Micro 3 (PM3)
Rated voltage V 36
Weight without battery kg 2,1
Battery life AP 100 min 1) up to 18
Battery life AP 300 min 1) up to 50
Battery life AP 200 min 1) up to 42
Battery life AP 300 S min 1) up to 62

1) Battery life times are approximate and may vary depending on application

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Stockist for further information.

Features

MSA 161 T

Standard features

  • EC-Motor Zoom
    EC-Motor

    The electronically controlled STIHL electric motor (EC) operates without carbon brushes, is virtually free of mechanical wear and achieves a degree of efficiency that by far exceeds that of conventional electric motors. The power of the battery is optimised to enhance the machine performance.

  • New operating concept Zoom
    New operating concept

    With lock button on the side and extended throttle trigger lockout, the new operating concept makes the saw even more comfortable to use.

  • QuickStop Super Chain Brake (Q) Zoom
    QuickStop Super Chain Brake (Q)

    The QuickStop Super chain brake is an additional braking system. The system is activated as soon as the operator's hand comes into contact with the rear handle.

  • Toolless filler cap Zoom
    Toolless filler cap

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

  • Side chain tensioner Zoom
    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.

  • Brake lever with improved catch Zoom
    Brake lever with improved catch

    Ensures clear tactile feedback at chain brake attachment or removal.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Stockist for further information.

Accessories

MSA 161 T

Accessories

    • AP 100 battery Zoom
      AP 100 battery

      Compatible with the STIHL cordless power system. Light weight 36v Lithium-Ion PRO battery with charge level indicator (four LEDs). 94 Wh battery energy, weight 0.8 kg.

    Technical data
    Weight 0,9 kg
    Battery Capacity 1) 94 Wh
    Rated voltage 36 V

    1) Energieinhalt gemäß Zellherstellerspezifikation. Zur Erhöhung der Lebensdauer ist der in der tatsächlichen Anwendung zur Verfügung stehende Energieinhalt geringer.

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturers recommended retail pricing. Prices reflect current recommended retail pricing and may be a promotional price. These prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current promotions, please visit our Current Promotions page by clicking here.

    • AP 200 battery Zoom
      AP 200 battery

      Compatible with the STIHL cordless power system. Light weight 36v Lithium-Ion PRO battery with charge level indicator (four LEDs). 187 Wh battery energy, weight 1,3 kg.

    Technical data
    Weight 1,3 kg
    Battery Capacity 1) 187 Wh
    Rated voltage 36 V

    1) Energieinhalt gemäß Zellherstellerspezifikation. Zur Erhöhung der Lebensdauer ist der in der tatsächlichen Anwendung zur Verfügung stehende Energieinhalt geringer.

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturers recommended retail pricing. Prices reflect current recommended retail pricing and may be a promotional price. These prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current promotions, please visit our Current Promotions page by clicking here.

    • AP 300 battery Zoom
      AP 300 battery

      Compatible with the PRO cordless power system. Very powerful lithium-ion batteries with charge level indicator (four LEDs). 227 Wh battery power.

    Technical data
    Weight 1,8 kg
    Battery Capacity 1) 227 Wh
    Rated voltage 36 V

    1) Energieinhalt gemäß Zellherstellerspezifikation. Zur Erhöhung der Lebensdauer ist der in der tatsächlichen Anwendung zur Verfügung stehende Energieinhalt geringer.

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturers recommended retail pricing. Prices reflect current recommended retail pricing and may be a promotional price. These prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current promotions, please visit our Current Promotions page by clicking here.

    • AP 300 S battery Zoom
      AP 300 S battery

      Compatible with the PRO cordless power system. Very powerful lithium-ion batteries with charge level indicator (four LEDs). 281 Wh battery power.

    Technical data
    Weight 1,8 kg
    Battery Capacity 1) 281 Wh
    Rated voltage 36 V

    1) Energieinhalt gemäß Zellherstellerspezifikation. Zur Erhöhung der Lebensdauer ist der in der tatsächlichen Anwendung zur Verfügung stehende Energieinhalt geringer.

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturers recommended retail pricing. Prices reflect current recommended retail pricing and may be a promotional price. These prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current promotions, please visit our Current Promotions page by clicking here.

    • AL 101 charger Zoom
      AL 101 charger

      230 V. Compatible with STIHL AP and AK batteries. With charge level indicator (LED). Cord wrap with velcro. Wall mounting possible. For more information about our STIHL Cordless Tools please see our Battery FAQ's for further information.

    Technical data
    Rated voltage 240 V

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturers recommended retail pricing. Prices reflect current recommended retail pricing and may be a promotional price. These prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current promotions, please visit our Current Promotions page by clicking here.

    • AL 300 Quick Charger Zoom
      AL 300 Quick Charger

      Quick charger for STIHL Lithium-ion batteries. With operating mode indicator and integral air cooling. Rated voltage: 230 V. For more information about our STIHL Cordless Tools please see our Battery FAQ's for further information.

    Technical data
    Charging time AP 200 1) 55 min
    Charging time AP 300 1) 75 min
    Charging time AR 900 250 min
    Charging time AR 3000 1) 300 min
    Weight 1,2 kg
    Rated voltage 220-240 V

    1) Up to 100 % capacity

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturers recommended retail pricing. Prices reflect current recommended retail pricing and may be a promotional price. These prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current promotions, please visit our Current Promotions page by clicking here.

    • AL 500 Fast Charger Zoom
      AL 500 Fast Charger

      Hi-speed charger for STIHL professional lithium-ion batteries, the AP 200, AP 300 and AR 900. The AL 500 can be wall mounted for convenient storage. For more information about our STIHL Cordless Tools please see our Battery FAQ's for further information.

    Technical data
    Charging time AP 200 1) 35 min
    Charging time AP 300 1) 35 min
    Charging time AR 900 130 min
    Charging time AR 3000 1) 160 min
    Weight 1,3 kg
    Rated voltage 220-240 V

    1) Up to 100 % capacity

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturers recommended retail pricing. Prices reflect current recommended retail pricing and may be a promotional price. These prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current promotions, please visit our Current Promotions page by clicking here.

    • AK COMPACT Battery Slot Cover Zoom
      AK COMPACT Battery Slot Cover

      To cover the battery shaft of cordless tools in the STIHL COMPACT Cordless PowerSystem range. Protectsagainst dust and dirt duringlonger periods of storage.

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturers recommended retail pricing. Prices reflect current recommended retail pricing and may be a promotional price. These prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current promotions, please visit our Current Promotions page by clicking here.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Stockist for further information.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures

STIHL MSA 161 T (D, F, GB, I, NL) Download PDF, 14,9 MB

Notes:

  • STIHL and VIKING online owner’s manuals are usually for the latest versions of the machine. Your product may be a slightly older production model but the manual will still be appropriate for the relevant model number.
  • The languages ​​contained in the document are also displayed in brackets, for example (GB) = English