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 5.6 kg (12.35 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.
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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.

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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    Complete Filing Kits
    Kits available for the following chain types: STIHL PICCO Mini; 1/4" pitch chain; .325" pitch chain; 3/8" pitch chain; .404" pitch chain.
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    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

    3/8 PM
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    5605 007 1027

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    5605 007 1028

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    5605 007 1029

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    STIHL Pro Mark™ Apron Chaps
    Rugged, yet comfortable, apron-style chaps are treated with water and oil resistant nylon covering multiple layers of Avertic® Pro by Engtex® sewn-in, cut-retardant material. Garments are easy to buckle on and can be adjusted to fit a variety of sizes. Cargo pocket on front. Waist size expands from 30" to 42". For Proper fit and protection, the chap length should extend below the calf of the wearer's leg. Larger waists can be accommodated with the waist extender strap (Part No. 0000 886 5901)

    STIHL Pro Mark items are "Wash and Wear." They do not require dry cleaning as other brands do.


    Where this label appears, these garments have been Classified by UL® (Underwriter Laboratories Inc.) as chainsaw cut-retardent leg protection for all operators of Gasoline-Powered Chainsaws by using ASTM (American Society of Testing & Materials) F1414 Test Method and ASTM F1897 performance standard. See complete marking on the product.


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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 128reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by This saw will not stay running brand new I have owned several Stihl 362's. They have all been great until the new c model with auto tune. We bought 5 of these saws to replace our old 362's. Whatever the sales people tell you about how much better they are its not true. I have heard the same from other crews who bought them. When they get hot they shut down, and then require constant restarting if you can get them to start at all. Terrible saw October 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 362cm love it Bought this saw with a 25 inch bar I use it for felling and limbing. It starts easier than my ms150 top lie. A previous review I read described the saw as one that purrs like an angry true! This saw is a pleasure to use if you don't have one you need one! October 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Power Great throttle response,easy starting, cuts with no problem. October 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Saw This saw has a wonderful easy to start engine with really good power. I cut 14 cord of firewood every season and this saw can keep up. October 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect midde of the road product I bought the MS 362 C-M 20" and I am pretty impressed with all the new features. It fires right up, easy to start, and gets the job done. I'm not sure about the smaller bars but it's slightly underpowered for the 20" bar. I could not imagine using it with the 25" bar. I live in the Northeast. It has no problems with smaller trees and limbing but it becomes a little underpowered when you start getting into medium sized trees and bucking. The vibration control and weight is ideal. I can run up and down the ladder and use it all day without much effort.The oil adjustment screw is pretty tiny and tough to find if your saw is dirty.Overall it's a good buy if you're just the occasional user or fell mainly smaller trees. However, I would jump up into the 461 if I had it to do all over again. October 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw rips. I bought the 362 cm for cutting up logs for firewood. I have zero complaints. It starts easily, runs great, and rips up oak as if it were pine. The anti vibration measures stihl has taken are noticeable. I'm happy with the size of the gas tank too as I need to stop for a refill less often. This is a nice saw. October 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A really good saw. This is definitely a great saw. It starts easy every time. It has some weight to it but nothing inconvenient or uncomfortable. You can tell from the feel it's a pro saw. As great as this saw is I can't help but think at times it's a little under powered. I'm cutting red oak and most of the time it cuts like a hot knife through butter, but out will bog down if you get a little to aggressive with it. It's a fine line between out running like a beast and and wanting to fall on it's face. And yes that's with a freshly sharpened chain. All in all I wouldn't hesitate to buy this saw again or recommend out to someone else. September 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Saw I've cut with stihl saws for 35 years and have always liked them. I cut 6 to 8 cords of wood each year for firewood. My saw needing replacing and after a lot of research and comparing I went with the MS 362 c-m. I'm getting older and wanted a saw that would do more of the work so I decided to spend the extra couple of hundred dollars and get the professional level saw - so glad that I did. I was out cutting my son (26 years younger) 2 to 1. I've only used it for one season and so far no problems at all. The auto electronic system works fine. I was (still am a little) nervous about not being able to manually adjust the high and low idle, but no problems at all so far. This saw made the loading of the wood the work part instead of the cutting of it. September 27, 2016
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