STIHL MS 162 16 in. 30.1 cc Gas Chainsaw


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Optimal for homeowners and occasional use, the lightweight and maneuverable MS 162 features reduced exhaust emissions and an anti-vibration system for increased operator comfort. The Master Control Lever™ allows you to operate the choke, throttle lock, and on-off switch with a single lever making this tool an ideal homeowner chainsaw.



    • Made in America - A majority of STIHL products sold in America are made in America of U.S. and global materials.
    • STIHL Quickstop® - STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.
    • Side-Access Chain Tensioner - The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
    • Anti-Vibration System - STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
    • Translucent Fuel Tank - Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
    • Master Control Lever™ - The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock, and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.
    • Easy-Access Air Filter Cover - Effortless to remove for a fast filter cleaning or replacement.
    • Front Hand Guard - Designed to reduce the risk of injury.
    • Rear Hand Guard - Reduces the risk of injury as well as provides a wide area for foot placement during starting.
    • STIHL OILOMATIC® Saw Chain - Features specially engineered grooves designed to channel oil to critical wear areas.
    • Throttle Trigger Lockout - Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
    • Spark Arrester Muffler - Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contain a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
    • Bumper Spikes - Help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.
    • High-Tech Polymer Housings - Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact, and are corrosion-resistant.
    • IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor - The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
    • Easy to Use Homeowner Chainsaw - Featuring powerful performance and lightweight convenience, this homeowner chain saw gets the job done when it comes to yard maintenance and cutting firewood.
    • Lightweight, Compact Homeowner Chainsaw - Work with less fatigue. Lightweight for maneuverability.
    • Reduced Exhaust Emissions - Features reduced exhaust emissions allowing you to make less of an impact on your surroundings.


    • Power Source: Gas
    • Weight: 9.9 lbs.
    • Guide Bar Length (Recommended): 16 in.
    • Oilomatic Chain: 3/8" PMM3
    • Chain Oil Capacity: 9.5 oz.
    • Engine Power: 1.6 bhp
    • Fuel Capacity: 13.5 oz.
    • Displacement: 30.1 cc

    Note: STIHL recommends 3610 005 0055 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 003 3913 LIGHT 01 guide bar. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.

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