Common Features for Chainsaws
View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chainsaws.
STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
HP Ultra 2-Cycle Engine OilHP Ultra is a fully synthetic 2-cycle engine oil specially suited for high performance chainsaws and power tools. This oil has outstanding engine cleaning characteristics, plus “ultra” superior lubricating qualities in comparison to other 2-cycle engine oils. It is ideal for use in STIHL 4-MIX® engines. This oil is biodegradable, degrading by 80% in 21 days.
•2.6 oz. bottle makes 1 gallon mix
•5.2 oz. bottle makes 2 gallon mix
•6.4 oz. bottle makes 2 1/2 gallon mix
•12.8 oz. bottle makes 5 gallon mix
STIHL recommends a mix of 50:1 high-quality 89 octane or higher unleaded gasoline to STIHL engine oil. This same mix ratio should be used during break-in.
Bar and Chain OilSTIHL Bar and Chain oil is formulated to adhere to the bar and chain, and to reduce wear. Special agents in the oil formulation help keep sap and pitch from clinging to the bar and chain.
Available in quart and gallon bottles, 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums, in both summer and winter weights.
Complete Filing KitsKits available for the following chain types: STIHL PICCO™ Mini; 1/4" pitch chain; .325" pitch chain; 3/8" pitch chain; .404" pitch chain.
Includes file guide, depth gauge, round file, flat file and two file handles in tool pouch.
Chain Pitch File Diameter File Guide
in. mm in. mm Part Number 3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073 1/4
5/32 4.0 0811 411 8091 0.325 8.25 3/16 4.8 0811 412 8088 3/8 9.32 13/64 5.2 0814 243 3384 5605 750 4329 0.404 10.26 7/32 5.5 0811 412 8108 5605 750 4330
STIHL Pro Mark™ Apron ChapsRugged, 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.
Forestry Helmet SystemAdjustable hearing protection. Epoxy-coated full face screen. Tough ABS hard hat meets ANSI Z89.1-2003 Type 1 Class G. All parts are replaceable.
Performance Cut-Retardant MittsMade with water-resistant nylon backs and goatskin palms for comfort and a better grip without sacrificing dexterity. Avertic™ Pro by Engtex® cut-retardant material sewn into back of left glove. High-visibility orange color, separate index finger, and hook and loop wrist straps make these three-fingered chainsaw protective gloves an excellent choice for the professional logger. Sizes available: S (8), M (9), L (10), XL (11).
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MS 362 Description
With low-emission, fuel-efficient engine technology, the STIHL MS 362 professional chainsaw is engineered to save you time and money. Use up to 20% less fuel compared to previous models, and with the new pre-separation air filtration system, you’ll have fewer filter changes and longer run times. The advanced anti-vibration system allows you to keep working comfortably for longer periods of use during most applications, including logging, thinning, arborwork and large woodcutting jobs. All this, plus 70 percent lower emissions compared to previous models, makes the MS 362 an ideal choice for professionals and serious users.
As part of a new platform design concept, the MS 362 allows for quicker, more streamlined serviceability from your local STIHL Dealer.