STIHL MSA 220 C-B Review

With reliable performance delivered from battery power, the Stihl MSA 220 C-B is the most powerful battery-powered chainsaw in the Stihl lineup. Capable of felling and limbing, this saw is also the first Stihl battery chainsaw with a 16” bar. Its durable construction and reliable performance make it a powerful addition to the professional arsenal.


Caring for nature

The Stihl “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. Stihl defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

Stihl Quickstop

Stihl chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It’s 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.

Ematic lubrication system

The Ematic guide bar, when used with Stihl Oilmatic 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%.

Stihl electric brushless motor

Lightweight and compact, Stihl electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.

Quick chain adjuster (QCA) (B)

Allows you to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools, which makes the chain adjustment easier.

Rubberized soft-touch handle

Soft rubber texture is both easy to grip and makes the chainsaw comfortable to hold for extended periods.

Coast-down brake

A controlled braking device (Q) to stop the rotating chain when the trigger is released.

Raised and printed felling stripe

The raised and printed felling stripe allows for precise aiming of felling direction.

Fastest chain speed within the Stihl battery range

With full performance delivered by the AP 300 S battery, the MSA 220 C-B is the most powerful battery powered chainsaw in the Stihl lineup.

Available in either a 14-16” guide bar combination

The MSA 220 C-B offers professionals options as it’s available with either a 14” or 16” guide bar combination.

Comes standard with the ⅜” Stihl Picco super chain

The Stihl Picco Super 3 is a low-profile, low-kickback saw chain. Its razor-edge, square-cornered cutter shape ensures minimum chain friction for a smooth clean cut.

One battery, multiple tools

Stihl offers a wide array of battery-powered, professional-grade tools designed to take on tough tasks with batteries that can be used across products in the same series.

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