STIHL MSA 70 Battery Chainsaw (no battery & Charger)

Product code:
MA04 011 5816
  • Standard Bar Length: 12"/ 30 cm
  • STIHL AK Battery Range
  • Run Time with AK 20 Battery: 40 mins/ 160 cuts


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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 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.

Click here to find out more about the STIHL Warranty


The STIHL MSA 70 cordless chainsaw is a lightweight saw designed for gardeners, cutting small firewood, and property maintenance. It excels in cutting trees, shrubs, and smaller building tasks.

This chainsaw is compact and lightweight at 2.5kg, and it's so simple to use - just pop in the battery and go! The MSA 70 is also packed with innovative STIHL technology, such as Quick Chain Tensioning, so you can tighten the chain without tools and a variable trigger speed control, allowing precise power adjustments for various tasks. Safety is also a priority with a QuickStop Super chain brake and quiet operation to protect your hearing.

The MSA 70 comes with a domestic 2-year warranty, and you will have access to ongoing service and support from your local STIHL SHOP.

The MSA 70 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 AK 10 battery: Up to 18 minutes - Battery not recommended

Run time on AK 20 battery: Up to 40 minutes - 160 cuts

Run time on AK 30 battery: Up to 45 minutes or 180 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 & Chain
  • Soft Grip Handle With Ergo Lever
    Thanks to the soft grip handle, this tool fits comfortably in your hand and ensures a secure grip, even in wet conditions.
  • 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.
  • Control Lever with variable trigger speed
    The lever grants you the ability to manage the speed of the chainsaw, allowing for easy power adjustment and control.
  • 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.
  • Transparent Oil Tank
    The transparent tank allows for easy and quick monitoring of the chain oil level. This ensures that you can efficiently refill the chain oil when needed, enabling long-term effective work.
  • Two Hand Operation
    The MSA 70 features an ergonomic handle tube and a comfortable rear operating handle with soft components. This two-hand operation ensures comfortable, effortless, and safe work in any situation.

Q: What Type of Property is Suitable for?

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

Q: What size branches can I cut?

A: Small diameter branches up to 12 inch

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.

Q: How long will the Battery last?

A: The AK 20 Battery will last up to 40 minutes or 160 cuts, this does depend on what is being cut and how the tool is being used.

Q: Are the Batteries Interchangeable?

A: There are three different interchangeable batteries in the AK range, which all have different capacities. We do not recommend the AK 10 battery for the MSA 70.

Q: How long does it take to charge?

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

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 170 Battery Chainsaw comes with a domestic STIHL 2-year warranty.


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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