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
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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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    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 120reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great workhorse I'm a weekend chainsaw guy, clearing out trees on my families property whenever I get a chance to go out there. Chainsaw runs great as to be expected, I only had an issue on my second day with it. I choked it after it already ran and I flooded the engine. Learned to give it 2 pulls choked, then don't use the choke the rest of the day. Hopefully that little rule will save someone some grief. I run it typically with an 18" bar and an .063 chain which tears through anything I put it up against. I do have a 25" bar for it when needed, but it can get bogged down with it. I was cutting a tree thats been dead for quite a while, and it struggled a little getting through it, but dead hardwood thats dried out and 20" across - yeah, thats gonna require a little patience. My dad has used a 310 for years and the saw feels lighter and more powerful which is why I sprung for it.Some guys splurge on golf clubs, for me its a chainsaw - at least thats what I told the wife ;) August 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starts and runs great! I feel like I am just repeating what everyone else is saying, but my summary line says it all. You can't beat one pull starts every time. Set the start switch, pull, let it warm up, cut.The M-Tronic system has been working awesome for me. I like to think I can adjust almost any small engine carb, but I never enjoyed taking the time to do it. M-Tronic eliminates that, yet it still works! I was hesitant to buy a saw with an electronic component, but the system is simple and far.I only have a handful of tanks of fuel through this saw, so it has not reached it's full potential yet. Within the first couple tanks I noticed a difference in power and how the motor sounded like it was starting to run smoother. Every time I use it now, it runs smooth and continues to cut faster. August 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great saw but, a needle bearing failure causes concern. I love the saw and it has plenty of power but, the needle bearing sleeve failed that the sprocket housing spins on so, had to take it in for repair. The saw has been used very little and I only use it for cutting the larger sections of timber since too heavy to use for general cut up of things so, really surprised to have it fail. I've got two other Stihls that are homeowner series and, they've been through the ringer and back without problems. Luckily, it was within the 1 year warranty period and, I also had the extended warranty due to buying oil at the same time as the saw so, it should get repaired under warranty. It's still in the shop. I bought the professional series saw to hopefully get high level of quality in a large saw but, I'm a little concerned with it at the moment. August 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by a pro saw for joe everyman I'm not a professional by any stretch, but I work this saw hard. Felling/bucking dead pine and aspen for firewood, cutting trees that have fallen across single track trails, etc. Haven't tried to accomplish a job yet that this saw isn't up to. It's my third Stihl, and probably as big a saw as I'll ever need. If you're out there wondering whether a pro saw is overkill for a regular guy, the answer is no. A great all around saw that makes any job more fun. August 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Chainsaw I have Ever Used After beginning my tree removal and landscaping business I knew it was time to stock up on some good quality equipment, Stihl was the way to go. I had purchased 5 brand new saws from Stihl,a 880, a 661, a 362 C-M and a 201 and a 391, but besides the 391 they all were great, but the 362, stood above the rest. A 25 inch bar on this powerhouse of a fuel injected chainsaw has made this tool the best 760 dollars i have ever spent on a power tool. super fast, it always starts, not heavy, not awkward to handle, can run for hours and hours. i had fallen a 190 foot sweet gum and besides to actually cut the tree down with the 661, I used the 362 to do the rest, it never has a problem with overheating, never gives me any issues with starting whether I am down below sea level or up in the higher areas. I have had the saw for 4 months now, and have ran through easily 5 gallons of fuel through it. never an issue. i will say though even though it is quite expensive i have found the chainsaw run optimally with VP Vintage C9, no ethanol and i have it blended to 94 octane and run Stihl oil, best way to keep a saw running greatr. Overall, I cannot thank Stihl Enough for this great saw and i will hope it keeps me smiling every time i start it up. July 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love this saw! This is the 4th Stihl saw that I own. My first is an 032AV that I bought 33 years ago when I was just finishing high school. The second one is a little 009L that I won in a raffle. I bought an MS290 Farm Boss 3 years ago, when my 032 start having carb problems, which I eventually got fixed.I bought the MS 362C-M 3 weeks ago. When I first started running it, I was under impressed! It bogged down, was very under powered. I got the manual back out and read it again it talked about the computer learning. Wow, did it learn! Tonight I went out for an hour and cut on a giant Ponderosa Pine that I have been working on for a while. This was the first time with this saw. I have a 25" bar and yellow chain. The small end of the log is about 35" and the bigger end is still about 4' . I cut for an hour with a 5 minute fuel stop.I cut 35 rounds of this tree in that time. I couldn't believe how much wood it cut, in such a short time, and how little fuel it used! This tree has supplied my home for 3 years of firewood. It was 5 1/2' on the butt and 189' on the ground. We burn about 4 1/2 cord per year. June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect saw for the serious woodsman I purchased this saw a year ago after a recommendation from a friend who owned one. I was concerned it would become too heavy overtime. I was wrong. This saw has made my wood cutting so much more efficient. I cut 7-10 cords per season. This saw is well balanced and powerful. Another great product from Stihl!!! I can cut twice the wood in half the time. I never use a limb saw now. I don't want to take the 362 out of my hands. June 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great all around saw I am an average 6' 200 Lb male and this saw just fits me perfect. I can work with it all day and love to work with it all day. It isn't too large or too small. It is easy to start and I am proud to have it as a friend June 9, 2016
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