MS 362 C-M - $729.95 DSRP


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The MS 362 chainsaw plus our exclusive STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management technology.

The MS 362 C-MQ features the same great power, weight and fuel efficiency as the MS 362, but also features our exclusive STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management technology. This innovative microprocessor-controlled engine management system optimizes engine performance and compensates for changes in operating conditions, such as temperature, elevation, fuel quality – including octane levels, and dirty ai...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
MS 362 C-M Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 59.0 cc (3.6 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 3.5 kW (4.69 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT Flush-Cut (Shown): 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs.)
Wrap-Handle: 6.2 kg (13.6 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 600 cc (20.3 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 325 cc (11.0 oz.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 63 cm (16" to 25")
STIHL recommends #3624 (33 RS3-72) OILOMATIC® Saw Chain and 20” 3003 008 8921 Ematic™ guide bar. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which powerhead it is installed.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    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.
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    STIHL M-Tronic™ 
    This product features M-Tronic™ (M) - a new generation of Intelligent Engine Management that eliminates the low and high speed carburetor adjustment screws, compensates for dirty air filter and changes in elevation and fuel quality for optimum engine power at all times.

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    Pre-Separation Air Filtration System
    This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.

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    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.
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    Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.
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    Decompression Valve
    The decompression valve, also referred to as 'deco' or 'deco valve', vents compression in the cylinder for easier starting. The decompression valve temporarily reduces the compression in the combustion chamber during cranking and helps reduce the effort needed to pull the starter rope. It is opened manually and closes automatically as soon as the engine fires.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
WARNING! The occurrence called “kickback” can cause serious or fatal injury. Always read the instruction manual carefully before using your saw. STIHL uses a green and yellow color-coding system to help you select a powerhead, bar and chain combination that complies with the kickback requirements of ANSI Standard B175.1 (gasoline-powered saws) and §30 of UL 1662/ ANSI Standard B175.1 (electric chainsaws). Ask your STIHL dealer about safe operating procedures and the advantages of the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q) additional chain braking feature, STIHL reduced kickback bars and STIHL low-kickback saw chains.

STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chainsaws.
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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Optional Accessories
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    Wrap Handle (R)
    Saw can be used in multiple positions for felling or limbing with hands in the proper positions.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 92reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good all purpose saw I purchased this saw from a local dealer, based on reccomendations from several coworkers. Was going back and forth between this and a MS660, and glad I did. easy to maintain, will comfortably run a 28" bar with full skip chain which makes cutting limbs for firewood much easier not bending down. Aside from the occasional hard start when the engine has been running for a while, it saves me on average 2-3 tanks of propane per year and more than paid for its self in the first season. Just keep up on maintainence and run ethanol free fuel and Stihl 2 stroke oil, it will just keep chips flying. February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good power and Fuel Efficient Been using this 362 for 2 and a half months now, and runs great has lots of power for good size solid Ceder and Juniper trees here in the Northwestern New Mexico area. The M-Tronic really helps when i cut at elevations of 5750 and another day cutting at a elevation of 7600. cant wait to compare to a Family member's 391 come tree thinning time at our Ranch January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very capable chainsaw This chainsaw is easy to operate and well balanced with the 20" bar. I would definitely recommend this chainsaw for anyone who cuts a lot wood. January 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awsome saw I was reviewing between the 391 and the 362. Leaning towards the 391 because of the price it was most likely going in the truck. So I started reading the reviews on thie 362 and really only saw pro and no con comments. The 391 basically was underpowered by the comments I was seeing and wasn't pro standard witch means alot to me. So I sprung for the more costly 362 but let me tell you my jaw was on the ground at how well it did on the first tank of fuel with know hiccups at all I mean it did more than I ever expected, now with that being said this was with a 18 inch bar but got them to put me a rapid super chain on it but I do believe a 24 wouldn't hurt it at all. Cutting oak, hickory.and beach. January 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WONDERFUL saw I bought the 362 just a year ago. Mine has a 20" bar and is 1 of my 5 Stihl saws. I have 2 Stihl 026' of them I bought new in 1994. The saw still runs like a champ!!! All i have done to the saw was to replace the bar, buy more chains and add gas & oil.The 362 is my "in between" saw. When looking at the stats, I didn't know if it was going to offer much more performance over my old 026's. Belive me, It DOES!!! The 362 is very light considering performance. My bigger saw is a 1994 038 magnum with a 24" bar. This old saw STILL runs extremely well. My point is that Stihl products are extremely reliable and are built to last. I know that my new 362 will still be running long after I am dead and gone!!I have a little over 65 acres of hardwoods. I usually cut between 5 - 8 cords of wood each year. When I take off to cut firewood, I ALWAYS take 1 of my old 026's and the 362. It REALLY shines when I get to tree branches which are over 10" in diameter. So, if you are looking at an "in between" saw, this will make a great addition. When I get to tree's over 20" in diameter, I pull out my old trustworthy 038 mag. That saw burns a lot of gas, but melts through those big logs lightning fast. The 362 is just an excellent choice. If you only want to own 1 chain saw, this could very well be the best compromise saw for you. This is a GREAT choice. It has excellant power to weight ratio l. I could not be more pleased. January 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The 362 is a beast! I use this saw for firewood while camping. This is by far the beast all around saw on the market as you can run a 16" bar all the way up to a 25" bar. I bought mine with the 25" bar and do not plan on changing it. My buddies all have smaller 16" and 18" saws and it takes them forever to produce the wood needed to camp for a week, this saw will do the job on one tank of gas.After reading some of the reviews below and seeing some had issues with carb adjustments and flooding, I bought the saw anyway and glad I did! Read the manual, change the carb setting to warm weather or cold weather depending on temp you are running it in. If I need to turn the saw off for whatever reason and then restart, I do not push the compression release in, starts on the first pull every time.If you don't mind paying for a quality product, this is your saw!!! December 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Saw Best saw I have owned great saw starts every time and has awesome power for size December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great medium sized saw Cut with the MS 361 in Alaska, and ran a firewood crew for 3 years in the middle of the woods in Washington. We had a stash of a 261, 3- 362's and 4- 460's. The 362's were always what I trained my people on due to their ease of use and dependability. Stout enough to get beat up while training and still continue to cut through just about anything, easy to diagnose and fix and enough power to run a 25" bar with a full-skip chisel chain with ease. and certainly quite easy to maintain.Held its own with big brother (the MS 460).My only complaint about this saw is that its a bit light (weight) when running a large(r) bar. Certainly has the power to do it, just requires a bit more ergonomic effort. Found the MS 460, which is obviously heavier, to balance better when cutting with something 25" and above.That said. I've found the MS 362 is a great all-around, go-to, saw for the price. I recently purchased one for my home (bit over kill for sure), as I know the investment will last me for a long long time.Do yourself a favor: get this saw. December 11, 2015
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