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General

MSA 120 C-BQ

An exceptionally light cordless chainsaw for garden and property maintenance at home, and for processing horizontal timber. With STIHL quick chain tensioning and QuickStop Super chain brake. 1/4” PM3 saw chain for a fine cut and good cutting performance. Quiet, no ear protection needed.

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Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Product versions

Technical specifications

MSA 120 C-BQ

Technical specifications

STIHL Oilomatic saw chain type Picco Micro 3 (PM3)
Rated voltage 36 V
Weight 1) 2,5 kg
Sound pressure level 2) 83 dB(A)
Sound power level 3) 94 dB(A)
Vibration level left/right 4) 3,4/3,2 m/s²
Rollomatic E, cutting length 30 cm
Saw chain pitch 1/4"P
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion COMPACT
Battery life AK 10 5) up to 15 min
Battery life AK 20 5) up to 35 min

1) Without battery, with bar and chain
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 (dB (A))
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
4) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
5) Battery life times are approximate and may vary depending on application

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Features

MSA 120 C-BQ

Standard equipment

  • Quiet operation Zoom
    Quiet operation

    The STIHL COMPACT cordless power system devices are so quiet you don't even need ear protection.

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

    The STIHL chain quick tensioning system (B) makes it very easy to tension the chain. Just release the sprocket cover and turn the knob to set the optimum tension. No tools needed.

  • QuickStop Super Chain Brake (Q) Zoom
    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.

  • Intermediate battery position in the device Zoom
    Intermediate battery position in the device

    The battery can be inserted into the device in 2 stages. In the first locking stage – the intermediate position – the battery is secured in the device but does not touch the contacts in the device. In the second locking stage – the operating position – the battery is completely inserted and touches the contacts in the device.

  • Toolless filler cap Zoom
    Toolless filler cap

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

  • Control handle Zoom
    Control handle

    The soft black component on the rear control handle ensure a safe and secure grip in any situation. The control lever must be released using the lock button on the side.

  • STIHL Electric Motor (EC) Zoom
    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.

  • STIHL Ematic System Zoom
    STIHL Ematic System

    Compared to conventional bars without Ematic, the STIHL Ematic system reduces the consumption of chain lubricant by up to 50 %, depending on the type of wood and the cutting attachment used. This system comprises a STIHL Ematic or Ematic S guide bar, a STIHL Oilomatic saw chain and a variable-flow or reduced-flow oil pump. As a result, virtually every drop of chain lubricant is delivered to exactly the right spot.

  • Two-handled operation Zoom
    Two-handled operation

    The ergonomically shaped handle and rear control handle with comfortable soft-grip component ensure safe working in all operating positions.

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Accessories

MSA 120 C-BQ

Accessories

    • AL 500 hi-speed charger Zoom
      AL 500 hi-speed charger

      Hi-speed charger for STIHL professional lithium-ion batteries, the AP 180 and AR 900. The AL 500 takes 30 minutes to provide 100% charge for the AP 180 battery and 130 minutes for 100% charge for the AR 900 battery. The AL 500 can be wall mounted for convenient storage.

    Technical specifications
    Mains voltage 220-240/50 V/Hz
    Battery voltage 36 V
    Weight 1,3 kg
    Charging current 12 A
    Charging time AP 80 50 min
    Charging time AP 115 25 min
    Charging time AP 120 60 min
    Charging time AP 160 60 min
    Charging time AP 180 25 min
    Charging time AR 900 130 min
    Charging time AP 100 1) 35 min
    Charging time AP 200 1) 35 min
    Charging time AP 300 1) 35 min
    Charging time AR 3000 1) 160 min

    1) Up to 100 % capacity

    Versions

    • AL 100 standard charger Zoom
      AL 100 standard charger

      Standard charger for STIHL Lithium-ion batteries with operating mode indicator. 230 V, 50 Hz.

    Technical specifications
    Battery voltage 36 V
    Weight 0,72 kg
    Power output 0,1 kW
    Weight 0,72 kg
    Charging current 1,6 A
    Charging time AP 100 1) 90 min
    Charging time AP 200 1) 165 min
    Charging time AP 300 1) 250 min

    1) Up to 100 % capacity

    Versions

    • AL 300 quick charger Zoom
      AL 300 quick charger

      AL 300 quick charger 230 V. For STIHL AP and AR batteries. Device in housing base for wall mounting and cable rewind, with operating mode indicator (LED) and active battery cooling.

    Technical specifications
    Mains voltage 220-240/50 V/Hz
    Battery voltage 36 V
    Weight 1,2 kg
    Charging current 6,5 A
    Charging time AP 80 50 min
    Charging time AP 115 55 min
    Charging time AP 120 60 min
    Charging time AP 160 60 min
    Charging time AP 180 70 min
    Charging time AR 900 250 min
    Charging time AP 100 1) 50 min
    Charging time AP 200 1) 55 min
    Charging time AP 300 1) 75 min
    Charging time AR 3000 1) 300 min

    1) Up to 100 % capacity

    Versions

    • 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.

    Technical specifications
    Weight 0,7 kg
    Charging time AK 10 1) 80 min
    Charging time AK 20 1) 150 min
    Power output 0,1 kW
    Charging current 1,6 A

    1) Up to 100 % capacity

    Versions

    • Battery bag Zoom
      Battery bag

      Lightweight, hard-wearing bag for easy transport and clean storage of STIHL cordless tool accessories. For one battery with a charger.

    Versions

    • Chainsaw bag Zoom
      Chainsaw bag

      For tidy storage and transport of chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45 cm.

    Versions

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Battery

MSA 120 C-BQ

Battery

    • AK 20 battery Zoom
      AK 20 battery

      Compact lithium-ion battery for the COMPACT cordless power system with a voltage of 36 V and a capacity of 118 Wh. Battery life depends on the device type. With charge level indicator (LED). Compatible with AL 101, AL 100, AL 300 and AL 500 chargers.

    Technical specifications
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Energy content 118 Wh
    Weight 1,2 kg
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION
    Battery life FSA 56 1) 40 min
    Battery life BGA 56 1) 18 min
    Battery life HSA 56 1) 80 min
    Battery life MSA 120 C-BQ 1) 35 min

    1) Battery life times depend on the conditions of use and may vary

    Versions

    • AK 10 battery Zoom
      AK 10 battery

      Compact lithium-ion battery for the COMPACT cordless power system with a voltage of 36 V and a capacity of 118 Wh. Battery life depends on the device type. With charge level indicator (LED). Compatible with AL 101, AL 100, AL 300 and AL 500 chargers.

    Technical specifications
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Energy content 59 Wh
    Weight 0,8 kg
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION
    Battery life FSA 56 1) 20 min
    Battery life BGA 56 1) 9 min
    Battery life HSA 56 1) 30 min
    Battery life MSA 120 C-BQ 1) 15 min

    1) Battery life times depend on the conditions of use and may vary

    Versions

    • AK 30 battery Zoom
      AK 30 battery

      Compact lithium-ion battery for the COMPACT cordless power system with a voltage of 36 V and a capacity of 180 Wh. Battery life depends on the device type. With charge level indicator (LED). Compatible with AL 101, AL 100, AL 300 and AL 500 chargers.

    Technical specifications
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Energy content 187 Wh
    Weight 1,3 kg
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION
    Battery life MSA 140 C-BQ 1) 45 min
    Battery life FSA 56 1) 60 min
    Battery life BGA 56 1) 30 min
    Battery life HSA 56 1) 120 min
    Battery life MSA 120 C-BQ 1) 55 min

    1) Battery life times depend on the conditions of use and may vary

    Versions

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures

STIHL MSA 120 C (D) Download PDF, 3,1 MB

Notes:

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