MS 362 R C-M - $759.95 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 chainsaw 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 6.0 kg (13.23 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 600 cc (20.3 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 325 cc (11.0 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" RS3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 63 cm (16" to 25")
POWER SOURCE Gas
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 powerhead it is installed.
Model Features
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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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    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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    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 chainsaws 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 Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
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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    STIHL 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.

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MS 362 R C-M is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The little Pro Saw,That cuts it. I have three saws,My favorettes, Ms.-391 and Ms-362RC-M, both saws, are equal, in power,391 with 25in. bar, and 362 with 28 in. bar,but the 362 one pound lighter,is worth the extra money if cutting, and bucking , all this Lodgepole, rounds, in northern Cal. the little saws, that could, try-em and you'll say WOW.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in the world I tried other products for the last 20 years.I used this product around the house and in the forest. It's reliable and doesn't give me any problems.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect saw! Pretty much the ideal saw from its light weight, well laid out power head and uber ergonomic rap around handle and silky smooth anti vibration functioning to it's hard hitting no holds barred wood ripping power band that slices through rounds like a hot knife through butter. It amazes me every time! To say that I like this saw would be an understatement. Would I recomend it? Hmm... Let's see... Only if you want the best mid sized saw money can buy. Heh. Yeah I'd recommend it.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last saw you'll ever buy! I've had this saw for about 5 months and I have to say I have no complaints. I use this saw for about 3-5 hours every day and it's the perfect saw. One of the main reasons I bought this saw was not only for the power, but for the curved handle, it offers so many different ways of cutting and if you're in a tough spot it's super convenient. This saw can take on any tree you throw at it. Yes, it's pricey but all STIHL is because of the quality behind the name. Like any big saw it is fuel thirsty, so get a 5 gallon gas can instead of a 2.5
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ms 362 still running fantastic I have owned this saw for 4 years now. I use in the winter and in the summer. Always starts in 5 pulls. It has a easy to adjust air block that let's you go from outside air to air off the warm engine. I have "never" had to adjust the carb. Cold being (16f) to warm being (85f). Just flip the air block. I have never even changed the spark plug. Great power to weight ratio! I can cut for hours and still feel like doing more when I'm done. I do know that running 87 octane is a no no. Need to run only premium fuel. (92 octane). Which I run in all my stihl tools. Love the saw! Spend the extra money and buy the ms 362r. It comes with a full rap handle and duel spikes for just a very small amount more vs just the normal ms 362. To try to convert a saw to the (R) model costs quite a bit more. Either way you'll love the saw!y
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never fails !! I've owned my 362 now for five years it's never once failed on me .yea stihls are pricey but their worth Thier weight in gold .i can't name one arborist who don't swear by them and the quality that goes into Thier craftsmanship.i been doing arbor work for over twenty years and enjoy using all of stihls equipment .
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for the right tasks! When you're looking at all the saws Stihl offers, be very sure you're getting the right one for you. Go talk to your dealer and see what they recommend. I personally use the 362 for a variety of projects. I'm a resource conservation and fire sciences student at the University of Montana which means the saw it seeing a ton of varied use. Ranging from thinning projects, active fire use, bucking blocks for our timbersports team and even using the saw for competitions occasionally. This is a great mid size saw, I regularly use larger Stihl saws on thinning projects and at work but I come back to this saw regularly and always bring it with me!
Date published: 2015-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw This is my favorite saw. I have several saws for carving and this saw is great. I use it all day long, every day. Has no cons
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6 Stihl saws Needed a 60cc saw to supplement my 25y.o. 028 Super. My 362 R C-M is FANTASTIC ! Easy starting, Great power & balance, I heat with wood & cut approx. 30 cords annually. I also use my saws for disaster cleanup. If every product that we purchased was as rugged, well made & long lasting as these Stihl saws, we would all be wealthier!
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stihl saws, not what they used to be We heat with wood so I run a saw alot thru out the year. My first saw was a Stihl 034 AV. You could'nt beat that saw. It finally died after about 20 years of cutting. I replaced it with a Stihl MS 362, biggest piece of over priced junk I ever owned. The dealer had trouble starting it before I left the store with it, which should of been a clue. This saw will flood every time you try to start it without fail. Then you have to take out the spark plug and POUR out the fuel in the cylinder, dry it all off and then it will usually start. I've owned it for 16 months and already had to replace the fuel cap and starting cord. I have to say I own a Stihl demo saw, a Stihl pole saw and a Stihl weed eater that are all excellent, I guess not new enough to have junk components. No more for me.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!!!
Date published: 2012-10-23
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