MS 362 - $749.95 DSRP


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An optimal combination of torque, power and weight – all in one chainsaw.

Whether you are a tree-service professional or firewood cutter, you’ll find a lot to love about the MS 362 chainsaw. This reduced weight chainsaw is powerful and fuel efficient. Its engine technology reduces exhaust emissions and features a large fuel capacity. The MS 362 runs longer between filter cleaning and comes with a lifetime air filter that does not need to be replaced – just cleaned. T...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
MS 362 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 59.0 cc (3.6 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 3.5 kW (4.69 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT Flush-Cut: 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 600 cc (20.3 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 325 cc (11.0 oz.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 40 to 63 cm (16" to 25") STIHL ROLLOMATIC®
STIHL recommends #3624 (33 RS3 72) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 20" 3003 008 8921 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.
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    Pre-Separation Air Filtration System
    This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.

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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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    Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.
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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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    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.

Important Information
WARNING! The occurrence called “kickback” can cause serious or fatal injury. Always read the instruction manual carefully before using your saw. STIHL uses a green and yellow color-coding system to help you select a powerhead, bar and chain combination that complies with the kickback requirements of ANSI Standard B175.1 (gasoline-powered saws) and §30 of UL 1662/ ANSI Standard B175.1 (electric chainsaws). Ask your STIHL dealer about safe operating procedures and the advantages of the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, STIHL Quickstop® Plus (Q) additional chain braking feature, STIHL reduced kickback bars and STIHL low-kickback saw chains.

STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chainsaws.
* 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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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Optional Accessories
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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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    Pro Mark™ Wrap Chaps
    Same as our apron style chaps with additional lower leg full wrap-around cut-retardant protection. Waist size expands from 30" to 42". Available with 6 or 9 layers in 36" length.

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MS 362 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 69.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old School Saw Great saw without the modern computer chip technology. Being an old school kind of guy, this was important to me.Starts on the 2nd or 3rd pull when cold and on the first pull when warmed up.Very powerful. I am not a commercial logger but like having the power of an industrial grade saw. I would recommend this saw to anyone who has experience with saws and needs that extra power, when the job calls for it.Not recommended for inexperienced users.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Saw I've had in 30 years Maybe, I just got a bad one but my 362 has been awful, 3 ignition coils, and just constantly hard to start since new, very unreliable
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very reliable saw! After burning down three of the other orange brand saws in a year and a half I bought my first stihl. I have owned the ms362 now for 5 going on six years. The saw is used weekly on the farm and we cut an average of 20 cords a year. Three bars and countless chains later and the powerhead is yet to give us any problems. I'm sold on the stihl brand.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I'm an pro logger have had my 362 now for 5 years plus. Saw has no problem running a 25" bar. Took down 72" elm tree with a little finesse, if ya know what I mean. Have fuel usage down to 3 tank full net 1 face cord.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you want to own only one saw, this is the one. I cut wood for my heat and sell some as well. This was my first Pro Saw, I have a 241 now as well. I had a farm boss that lasted a few years at 20+ cords a year. With my Farm Boss down I needed a new felling and bucking saw. Drove to the local dealer and asked to see a new Farm Boss. He told me about the 291 but said with as much as I cut a 362 may be even better. I went ahead and got the 362 with a 20" bar and had him swap out the green chain for a yellow one. I got a pack of the synthetic oil even though I had it already because it will double your warranty from one year to two years. After about the third tank this beast woke up and kept getting better until tank five or six. This thing smokes my old Farm Boss. I was so impressed with the difference between pro saws and homeowner or ranch saws that I called them up and told them to order me a 241 with a 14" bar and full chisel yellow chain. It is sweet as well. My friend that helps me cut thought he could get the best of both worlds with a 261. He went and bought a 362 the next day and his 261 is now his limbing saw....
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good saw I have been using a Poulan Pro 415 for over 20 years and got the 362 for Christmas. The first run was..interesting. It seemed to be finding itself. Plus, I was cutting some trees on a bank. Second time out was better, about the same power as the PP415. Third time out, I didn't want to put it down. I'm on the third tank of fuel now, and this saw has some major power. I am not a lumberjack, just a normal homeowner that has a wood burning fireplace. I want things to work and work well when I use them. From my experience with weedeaters and leaf blowers, Stihl produces that kind of equipment. So far, I am more than pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw means business I'm in the firewood business, in Alaska. This saw means business. I taught my then 14 year old son on an 031 and bought him the 362 on his 16th birthday and can't get it out of his hands. Looks like I'll have to go and get one for myself as he won't let me use his LOL. He loves the saw and its performance. I'd recommend this saw to anyone looking for a powerful, and not to heavy, pro saw.
Date published: 2014-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All good for the most part. For medium wood, this is a good saw. Especially if that wood happens to be clean and wet. It will slow down in hard, aged material and in my opinion ought not to be used in dirty cutting conditions. The air filter on this saw has more in common with what you see on a 290 or smaller saw than it does with those on 70cc+ saws. it tends to let some junk through cause its not a heavy duty filter-even though you KNOW this saw us definitely suckin a pretty good volume of air. Seems like a mismatch of parts to me, but I can't say I've had any problems with the saw in the 3 years I've had it. I just wonder about its longevity every time I peek behind the filter and see a thick film of wood fines all over the carburetor.
Date published: 2013-12-05
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