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STIHL MS 162 12" Bar Petrol Chainsaw

Product code:
1148 200 0260
  • Standard Bar Length: 12"/30 cm
  • Engine Power: 30 cc / 1.3 kW
  • Weight: 4.5 kg


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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 of your STIHL 2 MIX, STIHL 4 MIX® and STIHL 2 Stroke petrol tools purchased online 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

3. STIHL Polymer Bodied/decked Lawnmowers receive a 10 year warranty on the polymer body (not associated parts) the handle and the catcher.

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The STIHL MS 162 is an affordable Chainsaw designed for a variety of tasks, from cutting firewood to small tree felling. The MS 162 is an excellent choice for home users seeking a high quality and reliable Chainsaw at an entry-level price.

Experience the power of the advanced STIHL 2-MIX engine that delivers not just exceptional cutting but also operates with impressive fuel economy. Equipped with a 12-inch guide bar and a 3/8" P saw chain, the MS 162 offers high cutting performance with a narrow kerf for precise work.

Say goodbye to fatigue with the STIHL anti-vibration system, engineered to significantly reduce vibrations, providing more comfortable and less strenuous operation. The intuitive single-lever control and the convenient combi-lever enable effortless restarts, minimizing downtime during your tasks.

The transparent fuel and oil tanks on the MS 162 provide at-a-glance monitoring, ensuring you are always ready to refuel or top up the oil without guesswork. And with the side-mounted chain tensioning feature, adjusting the chain is not only safe but incredibly simple, letting you get back to work with confidence.

The MS 162 comes with a domestic 2-year warranty and you'll have access to ongoing service and support from your local STIHL SHOP.


Your Chainsaw will require engine oil and bar lube. We recommend STIHL HP ULTRA TWO STROKE ENGINE OIL and STIHL SYNTH PLUS CHAIN LUBRICATION for your machine.

This Chainsaw is supplied with: Powerhead, bar, Chain & Scabbard. 


Power Source


Engine Power (kW)


Displacement (cc)


Weight (kg)


Power to Weight Ratio (kg/kW)


STIHL Engine Type


Standard Guide Bar

STIHL Rollomatic E Mini 3/8P 1.1 mm Guide Bar, 12 inches or 30 cm

(The Chainsaw is initially supplied with a Hardnose Bar but if a replacement is required, this will be a Sprocket Nose)

Max Wood Diameter

14 inches or 35 cm

1) Weight without fuel, bar & chain
  • Anti-vibration system
    Anti-vibration System
    Vibrations from power tools can lead to negative effects on blood vessels. STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the levels. This also helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • Ematic Chain Lubrication System
    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.
  • Single Master Control Lever
    Single Master Control Lever
    Only one start position is required on the combi lever. Due to the stop function, once the machine is turned off the control lever immediately moves back to the operating position. This allows a warm machine to be restarted immediately.
  • STIHL 2-MIX Engine
    STIHL 2-Mix Engine
    Our 2-stroke engines combine a high-performance cylinder with a streamlined combustion process to deliver outstanding power, reduced fuel consumption, and significantly lower exhaust emissions.
  • Side Chain Tensioner
    Side Chain Tensioner
    The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the Chainsaw through the SPROCKIT cover. This means you don't need to come into contact with the chain.
  • Ematic Chain Lubrication System
    Transparent Fuel & Oil Tank
    Allows the operator to easily check the fuel level before starting work.
  • Compensator
    Automatically adjusts the fuel mix as the air filter clogs, maintaining proper engine RPM. This keeps the engine running smoothly even with a dirty air filter.
  • Advanced Combustion Technology
    Advanced Combustion Technology
    Four overflow channels swirl the fuel-air mix before ignition, allowing for optimum combustion. The result is lower fuel consumption and high torque across a broad rmp range.

Q: What type of property is it suitable for?

A: This saw is designed for garden maintenance and cutting firewood

Q: What size branches can I cut with the standard bar?

A: Small diametre branches up to 14"

Q: What should I wear when using this Chainsaw?

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

Q: What is the maximum size bar I should use on this Chainsaw?

A: This saw will run efficiently with an up to 14" 35 cm bar

Q: What does this Chainsaw come with?

A: This Chainsaw is supplied with the powerhead, bar, chain and scabbard.

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