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  • The Brand New Stihl MSA 220 C-B Cordless Chainsaw

    Ideal for forestry and agricultural work, STIHL has launched the new MSA 220 C-B, the most powerful cordless chainsaw in the STIHL range.

     

    Designed with a high chain speed, the powerful MSA 220 C-B makes quick work of any task and guarantees consistently high-quality cutting performance, regardless of the battery charge level. The new PRO cordless chainsaw is ideally suited for felling, thinning work, construction and wood carving. 

     

    The new MSA 220 C-B comes as standard with the STIHL exclusive 3/8" Picco Super 3 (PS3) full chisel saw chain with a guide bar length of 35cm/14”. This chain has a high cutting performance and a low kick-back. 

     

    As part of STIHL’s PRO cordless range, the MSA 220 C-B is powered by a 36 V Lithium-Ion battery. The new AP 300 S battery is recommended to ensure the best possible cutting performance, and is also compatible with all other tools within the STIHL PRO Cordless system.

     

    The sturdy MSA 220 C-B is suitable for use in any type of weather and also enables cutting work in confined areas, making it the ideal tool for professionals working in horticulture and perfect for use when wood carving. The quiet-running and easy to operate chainsaw is a high quality alternative for many tasks including agriculture, forestry and contract work that does not compromise on performance.

     

    The details at a glance 

     

    Powerful with a high chain speed

    The STIHL MSA 220 C-B starts with ease, accelerates quickly and always maintains a high cutting performance, regardless of the battery charge level. Responsible for this is the electronically controlled brushless electric motor. This EC motor is extremely efficient and works almost wear-free. In addition, the STIHL AP 300 S battery, which is also new, has 25 percent more capacity compared to the AP 300 and can run for up to 45 minutes with one charge. Thanks to the high chain speed of 24 m/s, the work can be carried out quickly even when delimbing smaller sized timber.

     

    Strong cutting full chisel saw chain

    The MSA 220 C-B is fitted with a full chisel saw chain as standard: the STIHL exclusive 3/8" Picco Super 3 has a powerful cutting performance, low vibrations and a low kickback. It ensures excellent cutting quality with low feedback. Its high cutting performance increases energy efficiency. This pays off in up to 30 percent more cuts per battery charge compared to a semi-chisel chain. In addition, its wider kerf simplifies work when using a felling wedge.

     

    Ergonomic and comfortable

    The raised and printed felling line enables precise targeting and exact work when felling small trees. Thanks to the compact design and the soft rubber handle, the tool fits comfortably and securely in the hand. Other practical features include the quick chain tensioner, which enables the chain to be retightened without tools, and the semi-transparent oil tank, which allows the user to keep an eye on the oil level at all times. 

     

    Modular battery system

    The new AP 300 S 36 V Lithium-Ion battery is compatible with all tools within the STIHL PRO cordless system. In addition to the new chainsaw, this includes more than 25 other tools for a wide variety of applications, as well as batteries with different energy supplies and chargers.

    For more information on STIHL’s range of cordless tools, please visit www.stihl.co.uk.

     


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    I had a go with this chainsaw a couple of months ago and its on another level to its predecessor. One step closer for Stihl. Exciting to see how far this technology will go.

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    Good to finally see that its been announced. Seemed really good when we had a go with it. When is it released?

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    I wish these didn't have the tool-less chain tensioning. That's what's putting me off buying one.

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    23 hours ago, Tommy_B said:

    Good to finally see that its been announced. Seemed really good when we had a go with it. When is it released?

    Sorry I was wrong. It is the same saw. No release date as yet

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    On 25/06/2019 at 18:30, AHPP said:

    I wish these didn't have the tool-less chain tensioning. That's what's putting me off buying one.

    Exactly.... I was excited when I read this article only to see the "tool less" chain tensioner mentioned....... And I backed up to see the tool less bar fastening as well...... Why the hell Stihl! I would buy this in th future if it had a nut that won't brake, I don't mind carrying a tool...

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    5 minutes ago, Mat K said:

    BTW, anyone know what its weight is?

    Not on their site yet to check the specs.

     

    Perhaps Paul @STIHL GB can answer?

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    Hi,  the weight is 3.7 kgs without a battery, with a bar and chain. The current MSA 200 weighs 3.3 kgs. With the AP 300 S battery (which is needed to get 2.1kW out of the new MSA 220) it will weigh 5.5kg total. 

     

    Hope that helps. 

     

    Paul

    Edited by STIHL GB

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    9 minutes ago, STIHL GB said:

    Hi,  the weight is 3.7 kgs without a battery, with a bar and chain. The current MSA 200 weighs 3.3 kgs. With the AP 300 S battery (which is needed to get 2.1kW out of the new MSA 220) it will weigh 5.5kg total. 

     

    Hope that helps. 

     

    Paul

    Thanks, damn, is that tool less mechanism up to the task? Won't it brake and will it make it possible to tighten properly, both the chain and the bar?

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    Feeling slightly pissed off about this upgrade as I bought the MSA 200 only a few months ago and at the time I asked the Stihl dealer if there was an upgrade in the pipeline to which they replied, not to their knowledge !

     

    I really like the saw I bought but would have waited for the new model.....agreed about the tool less mechanism....a clumsy person could easily damage it. 

     

    Also the 3/8" full chisel chain will be better as I find there's so little clearance in the cut with the tiny 1/4" picco micro that it gets pinched very easily when limbing or blocking up fallen branches, the kerf is very slim, cheers.

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    Used a 230 with it on a few times. Very plasticky, hard to get the sweet spot of tension, sticks and jams. It works but only like the soviet union worked, in spite of it rather than because of it.

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    New battery spec:

     

    https://www.stihl.com/STIHL-power-tools-A-great-range/STIHL-Cordless-Power-Systems/PRO-Cordless-Power-System/Accessories-for-cordless-tools/288828-1553/AP-300-S.aspx

     

    more Wh same weight

     

    5.5kg is abit of a fatty.....

     

    But is 2.1kw same power as a 40cc saw and similar weight?

     

    Makita just scrapped the toolness nonsense on there lecky saw only rated  1.1kw though for a the same saw weight, which seems odd as they have the expertise from drills etc.

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    All this new battery powered gear is amazing. I used to hate two stroke fumes. I must agree I'd  prefer the old style tensioner 

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    Can't say I've had a problem with the toolless mechanism on my MSA 200.

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    Looks good but why 'tool less' tensioning on a pro saw? Unless its been improved vastly.

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