MS 362 C-M - $729.95 DSRP

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: 5.6 kg (12.35 lbs.)
Wrap-Handle: 6.0 kg (13.2 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 based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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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.
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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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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 based on which powerhead it is installed on.
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.

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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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MS 362 C-M is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 209.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST saw in it's size category! I bought this saw as it is a better alternative to carrying around a heavy, bigger saw all day long. I outfitted it with a 20" Rollomatic ES Light bar. It is perfectly balanced when picking it up to use! The Light bar is worth the additional expense. They are durable as well. I only wish they had been available years ago. This combination saves your shoulders & arms when doing hours of firewood preps. It has plenty of power to do the tasks at hand. Stihl has made improvements to its microprocessor technology since their original introduction. This model's M-Tronic/Intellicarb features have been modified to handle the rigors of heat & vibration exposure. You might want to purchase this saw to use in tandem with a larger felling saw. That way you aren't packing around that weight all day long. I use mine after laying down the big stuff with an MS-661 R-CM.This is just a really great all-around chainsaw
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The saw works The saw works. Stihl does not want my personal opinion and I am not going to wast my time!
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It has been good It is the best saw I have ever used, but it should be as it is the most expensive saw I have ever used. It is not the best saw I have used if you consider the performance per dollar ratio. I was not able to change the bar and chain to the size and type I wanted because the bar is tied to the powerhead's serial number which seems silly. Also, why is a pro saw sold with normal Rollomatic E and safety chain? So if you're like me add the cost of a bar and chain to the total right off the bat. It is easy to start, but I'd prefer not having the decompression button. I would suggest you turn the oiler all the way up before you ever use the saw and even doing so you'll still need more oil. So its good but honestly after using it the only reason I would buy another Stihl is the fact that they are the only dealer support I have access to in my area. If it were less money I'd be much more impressed but when your expectations are set so high due to such a high price it is easy to get let down.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 362 Chainsaw The 362 is a great ground saw & light enough to use up in the tree without sacrificing any power !! Awesome saw !
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent saw for firewood. Great all around saw. I run it with a 20” bar and has not disappointed me yet. Little more power over the carb model. Much easier to clean the air filter too.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Saw for normal use Do not ever let it fall!! It is a good saw for getting firewood with. I used it to fall a couple trees as well. It has power but not as much as I expected out of a Professional grade saw. Starts great but its still new. Being a Professional grade saw it has metal guards rather than plastic which is a huge + but the fact that the handle is plastic is honestly pathetic. I was going out to cut firewood when it was -10 degrees. Had the chainsaw idling to warm up and it vibrated off of my tail gate and landed in the snow. Being a plastic handle and being so cold the handle snapped into pieces. Ruined the entire day of getting firewood because there was no grab handle for your left hand. If it cant take a fall from under 3' that is just terribly sad, especially for a "Pro grade" saw. My old chainsaw has had multiple trees roll over and land on it, fallen off of the truck multiple times, tumbled down hills etc. Never have I broken an aluminum handle. This saw was less than a week old when this happened. Was the handle cracked before this or had a flaw in the material, I honestly do no know but should never of broken this easy. Good saw for the average user. I wish I could upgrade to an aluminum handle. They do not even offer that as an option.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Saw is great, lots of power easy start, well balanced, I have a bad shoulder, I needed a bigger Saw because of the size of oak trees I have to take down. I have and always will own a Stihl, but my Farm Boss was a little hard to start. Great Saw, just no comprehension release. This 362 is awesome, 25 inch blade and lots of power ! Bought it at the local Foley hardware store! Travis was a great person to work with..Thank You Tim
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of the best saws I have ever run, Great saw,it out cut some of my larger saws,fast,powerful and balanced well,I bought it in Washington State to cut Douglas fir,hemlock and cedar on my tree farm, brought it back to VA and sank into some hardwoods,went through white oak, hickory and maple with ease,I'll be adding a few more for my guys
Date published: 2018-02-05
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