MSA 120 C-BQ - $239.95 DSRP


This battery-powered chainsaw bundle comes standard with battery and charger, it is also lightweight and capable of long run times. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Within the STIHL AK Series, the MSA 120 C-BQ is a great battery-powered chainsaw for suburban homeowners with various cutting needs. Part of the STIHL Lightning Battery System® line of products, the MSA 120 C-BQ bundle comes standard with the AK 20 battery and AL 101 battery charger. It is lightweight at only 8.4 lbs. (including battery, bar and chain) and features low vibration, quick chain adjus...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
MSA 120 C-BQ Specifications
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 25 or 30 cm (10" or 12") STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 210 cc (7.4 oz)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 1/4" STIHL PICCO™
WEIGHT w/o BATTERY 2.2 kg (4.8 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AK 20) Up to 35 minutes
WEIGHT w/ AK 20: 3.8 kg (8.4 lbs.)
STIHL recommends #3670 (71 PM3 64) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 12" 3005 008 3405 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on. Chainsaw weights include recommended bar and chain combination. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.
Model Features
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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    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.

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    Ematic™ Lubrication System
    The Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.
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    STIHL Electric Motor
    Lightweight and compact, STIHL electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.
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    Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.
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    Coast-down Brake
    A controlled braking device (Q) to stop the rotating chain when the trigger is released.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
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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 based on which powerhead it is installed on.
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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MSA 120 C-BQ is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use! Had to have some hazel nut trees down but I had to cut up the branches. I am 7 yrs old (young) and had no problem using. The salesman at McLendon' Hardware explained the mechanics so I could understand how t use.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This product has great for small limbs from storm damage.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Proprietary chain and over engineered chain tensioner. The chain tensioning system is over engineered and is prone to gumming up and not working properly. The Picco chain is proprietary and is there-fore expensive. The battery does not last long considering how small the chain is. I have other battery operated chainsaws that are cheaper, easier to use and run longer.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw without the maintenance & problems of gas powered units. Bought this saw to prune my live oak trees and it does a real good job. Didn’t want another gas powered tool here in Florida. I was reluctant to get a battery powered unit but it is great and has plenty of power to do my jobs. I have a 40+ year old Homelight chainsaw that is gas powered but it needs work every time I go to use it. The battery powered STIHL is ready to go and may only need battery charging before using which is simple and only takes about an hour. I’m very happy with this saw!
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw for light duty residental use Great Saw for light duty residental use. Light weight. Cuts like butter. Good for up to 4 to 5" diameter trees, limbs, shrubs. Great tool for around the home.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy for women to handle As a woman, this is my 1st chainsaw. I love it! It's easy to use and light weight. I am able to cut privet hedge from my fence lines. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real Workhorse During a recent snow storm, our Volunteer Fire Department was called out to several down trees blocking the road. The new addition of MSA-120 saws made quick work of the situation and allowed my guys to spend as little time in severe conditions as possible. Thanks for a reliable product.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wanted something light weight to complement my farm boss and climb ladders with Bought this to do some large limb cleanup after the recent storms in the north east and was not sure if it would fit my needs. It did, was able to make pretty quick work of the limbs (4- 5 inch diameter) and was a breeze to cut the smaller stuff. Took it up a ladder to cut a stuck tree with probably a 8-9 inch diameter and was able to do it one handed. The charge lasted through the whole process and it felt like it lasted about the same as my farm boss before it needs gas. So far so good!
Date published: 2018-03-28
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