MS 362 R C-M - $769.99 DSRP


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The MS 362's optimum combination of torque, power and weight, with a wrap-around handle (R).

This STIHL MS 362 R professional chain saw features include an enhanced low-emission engine technology with up to 20% less fuel consumption than previous models. Improved air filtration means fewer filter changes and longer runtimes. The MS 362 R is a great choice for logging, thinning, arborwork and large woodcutting jobs.

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MS 362 R C-M Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 59.0 cc (3.6 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 3.4 kW (4.6 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 6.2 kg (13.7 lbs.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 63 cm (16" to 25")
FUEL CAPACITY 600 cc (20.3 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 325 cc (11.0 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" RS3
STIHL recommends #3624 (33 RS3 72) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 20" 3003 008 8921 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.
Model Features
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    Adjustable Automatic Oiler
    The Adjustable Automatic Oiler allows the user to adjust the lubricant of the guide bar and saw chain for different bar lengths and cutting conditions.
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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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    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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    STIHL ElastoStart™
    The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.
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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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    IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
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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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    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 Quickstop®
    STIHL chain saws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.

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    Ematic™ Lubrication System
    The Ematic™ guide bar when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.
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    Master Control Lever™
    The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.
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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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    Winter/Summer Shutter
    The Winter/Summer Shutter allows the carburetor to operate at optimum temperature year-round and helps to prevent carburetor icing when working below 50°F (10°C).
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chain Saws
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    HP Ultra 2-Cycle Engine Oil
    No matter how you slice it (or trim it or shred it), there’s no better protection for your high performance 2-stroke engine than STIHL HP Ultra. This 2-cycle engine oil has outstanding engine cleaning characteristics, plus “ultra” lubricating qualities that’s superior to other 2-cycle engine oils. This fully synthetic oil is also highly biodegradable, degrading by 80% in 21 days. We’re so confident this oil will protect your engine, we’ll double your STIHL limited warranty* when you use it. It’s that good.

    *Double your warranty when you include 6 bottles of STIHL HP Ultra Oil or 6 cans of STIHL MotoMix® Premixed Fuel with your STIHL product purchase. Double limited warranty protection applies to STIHL gasoline-powered products purchased and registered for personal non-income producing, family and household purposes only. Other restrictions apply. See dealer for details.
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    Bar and Chain Oil
    Don’t let friction cut down your chain saw’s performance. STIHL bar and chain oil is specially formulated to adhere to your chain saw’s bar and chain, providing optimal lubrication. Special oils help prevent sap and pitch from clinging, prolonging cutting performance and the lifespan of your chain parts. Ideal for use in moderate temperatures, STIHL bar and chain oil provides quality protection for your chain saw – bar none.
For Your Safety
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    Pro Mark™ Apron Chaps
    For heavyweight protection that won’t weigh you down, choose Pro Mark™ Apron Chaps from STIHL. They’re rugged, yet comfortable to wear and easily fit over your work clothes. Sewn into the legs of the chaps are nine layers of Engtex®, a cut-retardant material designed to reduce the risk or severity of injury to the body parts covered by the pads in the event of contact with the rotating saw chain of a gasoline-powered chain saw. The open-back design of these chaps makes them a great choice for hot working conditions. These Pro Mark™ apron chaps provide three additional layers of Engtex® than our standard apron chaps. STIHL chain saw protective apparel is also wash and wear, unlike some other brands that require dry cleaning or light surface cleaning.

    The STIHL Pro Mark™ designation identifies products for professional users.

    Available color: High Visibility Orange
    Available lengths: 32", 36", 40"

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    STIHL® Forestry Helmet System
    The woods can hold many dangers. Stay one step ahead with the Forestry Helmet System from STIHL. The protection starts with a hard shell of ABS thermoplastic. It gets even better with a six-point, ratchet-style suspension system that absorbs shock and keeps the helmet stable while you work.

    The system also features a Cool Guard sweatband to keep perspiration out of your eyes, as well as a built-in rain gutter to direct rain away from your face during inclement weather. Adjustable hearing protectors comfortably reduce noise while an epoxy-coated steel full-face screen helps protect from flying debris.

    Hard hat meets ANSI Z89.1-2003 Type 1 Class G & C. Hearing protectors meet ANSI S3.19-1974 and have a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 24 dB(A).

Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.
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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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Commercial quality and speed This is one bad boy saw! Cuts like butter through 20" trees in a quick pass, I average 5 second cuts through 18-20" rounds! I own a landscaping business and we regularly remove trees and we also cut and sell wood, this is the best saw I have ever owned. I would highly recommend that, if it is within your budget, don't buy less, buy the best! Go with stihl! Always perform regular maintenance, use synthetic oil blend for your fuel, and never let the chain oil go out, and this will outlast the competitors saws :) stihl all the way! I regularly use and purchase their hedge trimmers, weed wackers, brush cutters, blowers, saws, and have yet to be disappointed! I definitely recommend the MS362-r for someone who needs a reliable, powerful, frequently used saw, and no, I did not get paid to right this review or even asked to. I am simply an extremely satisfied customer - Luke October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent, powerful, reliable chainsaw I've owned the MS362R for a little more than a year and have put it through some pretty rough work, including milling. In the Colorado mountains, it's gone through literally acres of Lodgepole and Ponderosa pines as well as some Aspen. The 60 cc stratto-charged engine is fabulous and doesn't bog down in the cuts and the wrap handle is fantastic for felling. Starts in less than 5 pulls from cold every single time and the carb holds its settings reliably. For milling, the 362 is probably the smallest I'd go on soft woods but has done quite well thus far. The 362 is a HUGE improvement over my previous 290 and well worth the additional expense. The only down side is the carburetor high speed jet (H screw) has an internal limiter to prevent the setting from being adjusted too rich, which I would very much prefer. However, at high altitude use (~9000 ft) the saw can be set rich enough that I'm comfortable but it would be nice to have the additional adjustment range just to be sure. Do yourself a favor and find your closest ethanol-free gasoline station and fill up a 5 gallon can there. There's no use in ruining an expensive saw like the 362 with regular pump gasoline and the Stihl Motomix is too expensive. Overall, I LOVE THIS CHAINSAW. August 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by 5 stihl saws I live remote in Alaska off the grid and road system and use a chain saw to cut fire wood remove down trees etc. I'm lucky to have one of these 5 Stihl saws running at any one time. There was one good one out of the bunch a 28 Super but it would have cost 7 or 8 hundred dollars to fix after I dropped it off a truss of the log house I was building. The rest of them are good for a couple of tanks of gas a year without working on them. July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super great saw Great reliable saw very well balanced.I have had this saw for two years and have cut hundreds of cords of wood with no break downs.Nothing but good to say adout this saw. I have a ms361 same deal great saw. Tim from NY January 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a great product! The 362 is one rugged saw! It is easy to handle, feels light yet delivers power! Ive use mine a great deal and it never fails!!!! October 23, 2012
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