STIHL MSA 120 Battery Chainsaw Tool (no battery & charger)

Product code:
1254 011 5870
  • Standard Bar Length: 12"/ 30 cm
  • STIHL Battery Range: AK 20/ AK 30
  • Run Time Standard Battery: 40 mins / 120 cuts
  • Weight: 2.5 kg
This item is available for home delivery and pickup
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Home Delivery - $8 to your door

Store Pick Up - FREE. Includes assembly of tools prior to collection. The store will contact you when your order is ready.

Returns & Exchanges

We will happily accept returns or exchanges up to 14 days after the date of purchase,  provided the products are in their original condition and packaging. Click here to view our full Returns Policy


All STIHL products purchased online will be issued a STIHL warranty.

1. Tools used for home/farming applications receive a 2 year warranty. Double the warranty for petrol products to 4 years by adding HP Ultra Oil (minimum 1L) to your purchase.

2. Tools used in a professional application receive a 6 month warranty

Click here to find out more about the STIHL Warranty


The STIHL MSA 120 C-B Battery Chainsaw offers great cutting performance, it is an excellent choice for pruning jobs, cutting small firewood and general garden tidy ups. This tool is light and maneuverable.

Designed to be quiet and extremely easy to use - the MSA 120 C-B starts with the simple push of a button, and has many of the same comfort features as the STIHL petrol models such as Quick Chain Tensioning for tool-less chain adjustments, and Ematic Chain Lubrication that results in longer wear and lower oil consumption.

The MSA 120 C-B comes with a domestic 2-year warranty and you'll have access to ongoing service and support from your local STIHL SHOP.

The MSA 120 C-B is part the STIHL AK Battery System the same battery can be used in a range of tools including a Hedge Trimmer, Blower, Line Trimmer and Lawn Mowers, giving you all the versatility you need.

Run time on recommended AK 20 Battery: 40 minutes or around 120 cuts

Run time on AK 10 battery: Up to 18 minutes - Battery not recommended

Run time on upgrade AK 30 battery: Up to 55 minutes or 150 cuts

Run times quoted are based on ideal operating conditions. Times will vary depending on load and conditions. 



Your Chainsaw will require bar lube. We recommend STIHL SYNTH PLUS CHAIN LUBRICATION for your machine.


Rated Voltage (V)


Weight (kg)


Max Wood Diameter

12 inch or 30 cm

Power Source


Recommended Charger

AL 101

Ak 20 Charge Time with Recommended Charger

180 minutes, or to charge it up to 80%, it takes 135 minutes

1) Weight without Battery, Bar and Chain
  • Quiet
    The STIHL Cordless tools are so quiet you don't even need to wear ear protection. They are ideal to use in noise sensitive areas like schools, hotels and parks.
  • STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning (B)
    STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning (B)
    Tension the chain easily without using tools or coming into contact with the sharp chain. Just release the sprocket cover and turn the adjusting wheel until the optimum tension is reached.
  • STIHL Electric Motor (EC)
    STIHL Electric Motor (EC)
    The STIHL brushless electric motor (EC) is extremely energy efficient and does not require any maintenance. It ensures the tool has the optimum power output at all times. The motor runs quietly and generates very low vibrations.
  • Ematic Chain Lubrication System
    Ematic Chain Lubrication System
    A reservoir holds bar oil until it is picked up by the passing chain. This achieves maximum lubrication resulting in longer wear and less oil consumption.
  • QuickStop Super Brake (Q)
    QuickStop Super Brake (Q)
    An additional braking system for increased safety, designed by STIHL. The Chain is stopped within a second, helping to protect the user.
  • Neutral Battery Position
    Neutral Battery Position
    The Battery can be inserted into the tool in 2 steps. In the first position, the Battery does not connect with the contacts, in this position it is secure but the tool will not operate allowing for safe transport. In the second position the battery is completely inserted ready for operation of the tool.
  • Clear Chain Oil Tank
    Clear Chain Oil Tank
    The clear viewing window in the tank allows you to check the chain oil level easily without having to remove the oil filler cap.

Q: Who is this Battery Chainsaw for?

A: The STIHL MSA 120 C-B is a great choice for home-users needing a light and easy-to-use Chainsaw.

Q: What size branches can I cut?

A: Small diameter branches up to 12 inches (35 cm)

Q: How long does it take to charge?

A: To fully charge the recommended AK 20 Battery it takes 180 minutes, or to charge it up to 80%, it takes 135 minutes with the AL 101 charger.

Q: How long will the Battery last?

A: The recommended AK 20 Battery will last up to 40 minutes or 120 cuts, this does depend on what is being cut and how the tool is being used.

Q: Does the performance of the Battery reduce as it depletes?

A: No there is no gradual drop in performance . The battery runs at full power until it is fully depleted.

Q: Does this tool come with a warranty?

A: Yes, the MSA 120 C-B Chainsaw come with a domestic STIHL 2-year warranty.

Q: What should I wear when using this Chainsaw?

A: We recommend that you wear snug-fitting clothes with Chainsaw protective legwear, glasses, gloves and sturdy boots or shoes, and tie back long hair.


Looking after your Chainsaw

STIHL Chainsaws are built to last, you can extend the life of your Chainsaw even further by cleaning it after use with a damp cloth. Be sure to wipe off any debris such as wood chips.

Storing your Chainsaw

Keep your Chainsaw in a secure location away from the reach of children. Remove the battery when not in use, and place the scabbard over the bar to prevent accidental cuts or damage.

Staying safe

This model comes with a neutral battery position that, when engaged, will not allow the Chainsaw to start accidentally.

Sharpening your chain

You can purchase Chainsaw Sharpening Tools online, or visit your local STIHL SHOP for a chain sharpen.

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