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 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs)
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 75reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Saw I purchased the saw to try out the new M-tronic and the 660 was a little heavy while felling smaller trees. The power and the response of the saw is great in all conditions. I have had a few instances when the saw didn’t want to hot start. This has only happened a few times. I primarily use the saw for felling and keep a 20 in bar on it and it runs great. It will spin a 24 in no problem. For its size it is a great saw. September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy to use I have used about every chainsaw made. I have a 044 that has been my favorite for years, 13 lbs and power to spare. I cut firewood every day. Bought a 362c easiest starting saw ever, light weight, good power (not quite 044 though ). When I am going to the woods I grab the 362c now! September 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw is great!! Starts 1st pull, eats thru big logs effortlessly, no vibration, not heavy at all. Spend a little extra and get this saw! September 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very comfortable saw Great saw. Has all the power that one could ask for. Starts easy and comfortable to use for extended amounts of time. Only 1 complaint I was using it on a hot humid day and I turned it off for a couple minutes when I went back to start it up it did not want to start. So I let it sit in the shade for a while then went back and it started right up. It only happened once so I am not too concerned about it. Great Great chainsaw. Would recommend it to anyone. September 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Monster chain saw! ;) Hi, my name is Jasper and I'm from the Netherlands.I have been cutting big trees for 13 years now.Stihl has always delivered, but the Stihl ms 362 C-M is by far the best saw for the work I do. I cut big Elm/Poplar/Oak trees, usually around 130-150 cm in diameter and my 362 C-M never fails. It starts with a cold and a warm engine, always. The 362 C-M even handles perfect with a 63 chain bar.Nothing bad to say about this saw...Hope to keep using this saw for a long time! August 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by I wanted to love this saw The MS362CM seems like it should be a great saw, but my experience with it has been disappointing. It cold starts quickly every time, like a dream. However, it absolutely refuses to start warm. No matter what I do, it will not warm start. I have to wait until it cools off, and then it starts right up. No, I have never flooded it either.The m-tronic system seems like a great addition, but my particular unit not only won't warm start, but it also loses almost all its power once it heats up. Yes, that's right, once it heats up, it just bogs down in the timber and won't cut hardly at all. I realize that it takes several tanks of runtime to break in the engine and meet full torque, but this is ridiculous and can't be the problem. Basically, it cuts like a charm when cold, but once up to temp it loses most of its power and then won't restart if I turn it off.I'm not sure if I'd buy another Stihl again. :( July 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I can say enough about this saw. Buy a professional saw if you can. I had always owned other brands saws in the "farm or homeowner" size, because I only use for a small farm of 7 acres, and for cutting some firewood. I was needing a new saw and a friend told me to step up to a Stihl professional saw. It will be the best money you ever spend to make your life easier. Was he ever right!!! I bought this saw with a 20 inch bar and cutting wood has changed forever. Starts great no matter the weather, it's not heavy like a big saw, it and goes thru trees like a hot knife thru butter. I can't say enough on how good this saw is. July 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seems like a great chainsaw so far I have been cutting firewood for over 50 years and this saw seems to be an excellent choice for me.I cut hard maple,soft maple,yellow birch,white birch and anything else that gets in the way.I have used many brands and this is the first Stihl saw for me and I do like it so far,I have had it for a short time and it seems to cut very fast and is easy to start and handle.I will have to see how it is doing in a year or more,that will be the real test,test of time. June 28, 2015
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