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MSA 161 T, tool only

Handy cordless chainsaw for professional tree maintenance

General

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.

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Technical specifications

MSA 161 T

Technical specifications

Technical specifications Values
Saw chain pitch 1/4"P
Weight 1) 2,5 kg
Cutting length 25-30 cm
Rollomatic E, cutting length 30 cm
Rated voltage 36 V
Weight without battery 2,1 kg
Sound pressure level 2) 83 dB(A)
Sound power level 3) 94 dB(A)
Vibration level left/right 4) 2,1/2,2 m/s²
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain type Picco Micro 3 (PM3)
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion AP-System
Recommended battery AP 200
Battery life AP 100 5) up to 18 min
Battery life AP 200 5) up to 42 min
Battery life AP 300 5) up to 50 min
Sound pressure level 6) 84 dB(A)

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
6) Uncertainty (K) factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 (dB(A)

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 161 T

Standard equipment

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Toolless filler cap Zoom
    Toolless filler cap

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

  • 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.

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

    Ensures clear tactile feedback at chain brake attachment or removal.

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 161 T

Accessories

    • 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 Values
    Charging current 1,6 A
    Power output 0,1 kW
    Charging time AK 10 1) 95 min
    Charging time AK 20 1) 180 min
    Weight 0,7 kg

    1) Up to 100 % capacity

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    • 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 Values
    Rated voltage 220-240 V
    Power output 0,3 kW
    Weight 2,6 Pounds
    Weight 1,2 kg
    Rated current 2,3 A
    Charging current 6,5 A

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

      The quickest charger for STIHL Lithium-Ion batteries. With operating mode indicator and active battery cooling. The quick charger will fully charge all the AP System batteries in 45 minutes. The AL 500 is highly recommended to charge the AR 2000 (130 min) and AR 3000 (160 min) backpack batteries.

    Technical specifications Values
    Rated current 2,6 A
    Charging current 12 A
    Weight 1,3 kg
    Weight 2,9 Pounds
    Power output 0,6 kW
    Rated voltage 220-240 V

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    • Cover for the battery slot Zoom
      Cover for the battery slot

      To cover the battery slot on cordless power tools in the STIHL PRO cordless power system range. Protects against dust and dirt during longer periods of storage.

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    • Carrying system Battery belt Zoom
      Carrying system Battery belt

      Durable and ergonomically shaped belt with battery bag for carrying STIHL AP batteries. The battery is worn on the battery belt, reducing the total weight in your hands. Energy is transferred from the battery in the bag to the tool via a flexible cable and the lightweight AP adapter.

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    • Accessories: Bag for battery belt Zoom
      Accessories: Bag for battery belt

      Can be used to easily carry another AP battery or accessories such as safety glasses, gloves or resin remover spray. Attaches to the battery belt.

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    • Carrying system Zoom
      Carrying system

      Convenient, lightweight carrying system for up to two AP batteries. Can be used in combination with an AP holster with a connecting cable – as an alternative to the AR backpack batteries. Suitable for housing with a connecting cable and tools with a battery slot.

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    • AP adapter Zoom
      AP adapter

      The AP adapter is needed to transfer power between a STIHL AP battery or a STIHL AR battery and a power tool with a battery slot in combination with the AP holster with connecting cable.

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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.

Battery

MSA 161 T

Battery

    • AP 200 Zoom
      AP 200

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

    Technical specifications Values
    Battery weight 1,3 kg
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Energy content 1) 187 Wh
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION

    1) Power capacity according to the specifications of the cell manufacturer. The actual power capacity available during operation is lower, to increase service life

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    • AP 300 Zoom
      AP 300

      Very powerful lithium-ion batteries with charge level indicator (four LEDs). 227 Wh battery power.

    Technical specifications Values
    Battery weight 1,8 kg
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Energy content 1) 227 Wh
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION

    1) Power capacity according to the specifications of the cell manufacturer. The actual power capacity available during operation is lower, to increase service life

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    • AP 300 S Zoom
      AP 300 S

      Very powerful lithium-ion batteries with charge level indicator (four LEDs). 281 Wh battery power.

    Technical specifications Values
    Battery weight 1,8 kg
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Energy content 1) 281 Wh
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION

    1) Power capacity according to the specifications of the cell manufacturer. The actual power capacity available during operation is lower, to increase service life

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    • AR 1000 backpack battery Zoom
      AR 1000 backpack battery

      Backpack lithium-ion batteries with big capacity for longer running times. Sturdy housing with base and charge level indicator (six LEDs), comfortable and ergonomically harness with integrated carry handle and rain protection cover. 626 Wh battery energy, weight 5.5 kg.

    Technical specifications Values
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION

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    • AR 2000 backpack battery Zoom
      AR 2000 backpack battery

      Backpack lithium-ion batteries with big capacity for longer running times. Sturdy housing with base and charge level indicator (six LEDs), comfortable and ergonomically harness with integrated carry handle and rain protection cover. 916 Wh battery energy, weight 7.8 kg.

    Technical specifications Values
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION PRO
    Battery life BGA 100 (Step 2) 1) 80 min

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

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    • AR 2000 L backpack battery Zoom
      AR 2000 L backpack battery

      Backpack lithium-ion batteries with 1000 Wh capacities for long battery life. USB connection, and Bluetooth® interface for connection with STIHL connected. Sturdy housing with integrated carry handle and charge-level indicator (six LEDs). Can be directly connected with RMA 765 V. In combination with the AR L carrying system and AR L connecting cable, suitable for tools with a socket and in combination with an AP adapter for tools with a battery slot. Can be used in the rain. Excluding connecting cable, AP adapter and harness.

    Technical specifications Values
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION

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    • AR 3000 backpack battery Zoom
      AR 3000 backpack battery

      Backpack lithium-ion batteries with big capacity for longer running times. Sturdy housing with base and charge level indicator (six LEDs), comfortable and ergonomically harness with integrated carry handle and rain protection cover. 1,148 Wh battery energy, weight 6.8 kg excluding / 8,1 kg including carrying system. With rain protection.

    Technical specifications Values
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION
    Battery life BGA 100 (Step 2) 1) 160 min

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

    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

Languages Date Link
International 09.11.2018
International 21.11.2019