MSA 161 T Skin Only



MSA 161 T battery chainsaw: handy professional battery saw for arborists

This lightweight top-handled chainsaw is very popular among arborists due to its weight of just 2.5 kg (without battery) and its engine output. With a high chain speed of 16 m/s, strong acceleration and the STIHL 1/4'' PM3 saw chain, this power tool will help you make fine, extremely precise cuts. Another advantage of the STIHL MSA 161 T battery chainsaw is that you can also use it in noise-sensitive areas such as residential neighbourhoods and aroand schools or hospitals. Since there is no need to wear ear protection, communication between arborists and helpers on the groand is also simplified.

The chain of the STIHL MSA 161 T battery chainsaw can be retensioned easily and safely from the side, without coming into contact with the saw chain. The STIHL QuickStop Super braking system provides additional safety, ensuring that the chain is stopped in seconds not only in the event of a kickback, but also when the rear handle is released. In addition, you can activate or release the chain brake via the hand guard. The hand guard clicks audibly into place.

In our overview of  STIHL battery life and charging times, you can see how long you can work with your STIHL MSA 161 T battery chainsaw and how long the battery takes to charge.

All battery power tools within the STIHL AP-System have been designed for professional users and daily work, including in adverse weather conditions. With that in mind they are certified as splashproof; the effectiveness of this is also verified through demanding internal checks. The splashwater test is aligned with the IPX4 standard, among others.

WARNING: This specialist chainsaw is only designed for users trained in tree maintenance. Using this tool without proper training may lead to serious injury!


Bar length 30 cm
Bar length 12 in
Rated voltage 36 V
Weight 2.5 kg 1)
Sound pressure level 83 dB(A) 2)
Sound power level 94 dB(A) 3)
Vibration level, left 2.1 m/s² 4)
Vibration level, right 2.2 m/s² 4)
Saw chain pitch 1/4"P
Recommended battery AP 200, AP 300
Battery life with AP 200 up to 42 min 5)
Battery life with AP 300 up to 50 min
Battery life with AP 300 S up to 62 min
Battery life with AP 500 S 74 min
Battery life with AR 1000 up to 125 min 5)
Battery life with AR 2000 up to 180 min 5)
Battery life with AR 2000 L up to 195 min 5)
Battery life with AR 3000 up to 230 min 5)
Battery life with AR 3000 L up to 300 min 5)
Cordless power system AP
IPX Rating IPX4

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