The light weight and superbly balanced MSA 120 C-BQ is perfectly suited to pruning back small branches around the garden and for cutting up smaller logs for the fire. Impressive run time and quick charging means you can work uninterrupted and for longer to get the job done.
You can find videos showing you how to fill your machine with fuel and oil, fit bars and chains and start your chainsaw here.
Lithium-Ion AK System
Oil tank volume
Recommended bar length
1) Without battery, with bar and chain
The STIHL cordless tools are so quiet you don't even need to wear ear protection.
Ematic chain lubrication system
The Ematic chain lubrication system ensures pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails. When used with STIHL OILOMATIC saw chain, it will provide maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods of chain lubrication. The Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50%.
STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning (B)
The STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning system (B) makes it very easy to tension the chain. Simply release the sprocket cover and turn the thumb wheel to set the optimum tension. No tools needed.
STIHL Electric Motor (EC)
The STIHL electric motor (EC) is extremely energy efficient, lightweight and compact. It runs quietly, generates very low vibrations and does not require servicing.
QuickStop Super Chain brake (Q)
Additional braking system for increased safety, designed by STIHL. The chain does not only stop if kickback is sufficiently strong or during active actuation of the front hand guard, but also when you release the rear handle. Chain over run is stopped within seconds, helping to protect the user.
Neutral battery position
The battery can be inserted into the tool in 2 stages. In the first neutral position, the battery is secured in the tool but does not connect with the contacts, allowing for safe transport. In the second operating position, the battery is completely inserted allowing for full operation of the tool.
Transparent chain oil tank
The transparent tank allows the chain oil level to be easily checked without having to remove the oil filler cap.
Comfortable control handle
The soft black rear control handle ensures a safe and secure grip when in use. The control lever features a interlock system for added safety.
Designed for comfort
The ergonomically shaped front handle and soft rear control handle allow for a comfortable and stable grip in all working positions.
STIHL Smart Connector
STIHL Connected is a cloud based system that enables professional users to digitally manage machine fleets and work assignments.
This is managed by the STIHL Smart Connector - a sensor with a diameter of just under 5cm, which is mounted on the tool. It can be mounted on petrol, electric or battery-powered tools where it records and saves the operating hours while the motor is running and transmits this information via Bluetooth® 4.2 to the STIHL connected App (the smart connector can be mounted on non-STIHL tools too). The Smart Connector offers entirely new functions and services, as a basis for device management both in your home garden using the STIHL connected App, and for managing your machine fleet using the STIHL connected Portal. The STIHL connected Portal gives you a detailed overview of the status of your fleet of tools, as well as information such as duration of use on a particular work assignment.
You can view power tool availability, analyse machine usage; plan and manage work tasks with associated resources; and analyse machine data, which you can then use to optimise your daily work processes. The Smart Connector also provides information about upcoming tool maintenance and, if needed, the system can arrange a workshop appointment directly with a STIHL Approved Dealer. Service-related tool data can also be shared with the dealer with your permission, so they can plan the servicing work in advance and order any necessary spare parts. This can shorten service times so the tool is quickly ready for use again.
STIHL Connected is an intuitive way to manage your machine fleet and workload intelligently and efficiently. Visit:
STIHL connected FAQs to find out more.
Download the app for free or visit the STIHL connected Portal by clicking on the following links:
The combination of this particularly narrow guide bar with the 1/4" Picco chain, offers considerable savings in weight coupled with improved cutting performance. Like all STIHL guide bars, it is made of high-grade chrome molybdenum steel.
Exclusive to STIHL: This saw chain was specially designed for light, compact chainsaws and ensures less kickback and lower vibration levels. It combines exceptional cutting performance and quality with great user comfort. The 1/4" Picco chain features a flat and narrow design as well as the small chain pitch.
Drive link gauge
Drive link thickness
Required File size
3.2mm / 1/8"
Picco Micro 3 (PM3) 1/4" P, 1.1 mm, 64 drive links, 30 cm / 12"
Practical tool for quickly sharpening the teeth and depth gauge in a single action, significantly reducing chain maintenance time. The sturdy frame allows for a smooth filing action with highly accurate results. All the files are easily replaceable. For 1/4" P, 3/8" P, .325", 3/8" and .404" saw chains. Includes round and flat files.
To find out how to sharpen your chain and depth gauge with the EasyFile, click here.
* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2020. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.
The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.