Battery Technology + Legendary Performance!

compact battery chainsaw with charger

When you think of chainsaws you first think of STIHL and it’s no wonder, we were the ones who invented them way back in 1926. Every chainsaw we‘ve made since has set the benchmark for performance, quality and reliability. Our new compact battery chainsaw is no exception. It’s a real chainsaw that delivers real-world cutting performance. It’s lightweight, easy to use and is fitted with STIHL safety features. Like all STIHL chainsaws its chain is Swiss-made in our specialist factory. STIHL chain cuts faster, cleaner and stays sharp for longer. This compact battery powered chainsaw is the result of 90 years of constant development, ground-breaking innovations and real world application, by generations of forestry workers, farmers, arborists and STIHL fans across the globe.

The new MSA 120 C delivers a real-world cutting experience. Cutting up to 100 logs on a single charge. It’s light weight, easy to use and come fitted with STIHL safety features, such as the Swiss made chain from our specialist factory. This compact battery powered chainsaw is the result of 90 years of constant development, ground-breaking innovations and real world application. With STIHL quick chain tensioning and QuickStop Super chain brake. 1/4” PM3 saw chain for a fine cut and good cutting performance. Quiet, no ear protection needed. Requires AK battery and AL 101 charger. *Performance example usage when sawing Birch timber (10×10 com blocks) with AK 20 Battery.


  • AL 101 charger

    Charger for the STIHL COMPACT cordless power system. With operating mode indicator (LED) and cable tie with Velcro tape. The charger can be wall mounted if required.

  • AK 20 battery

    Compact lithium-ion battery for the COMPACT cordless power system with a voltage of 36 V and a capacity of 118 Wh. Battery life depends on the device type. With charge level indicator (LED). Compatible with AL 101, AL 100, AL 300 and AL 500 chargers.

  • Quiet operation

    The STIHL COMPACT cordless power system devices are so quiet you don’t even need ear protection.

  • STIHL Chain Quick Tensioning (B)

    The STIHL chain quick tensioning system (B) makes it very easy to tension the chain. Just release the sprocket cover and turn the knob to set the optimum tension. No tools needed.

  • QuickStop Super Chain Brake (Q)

    The additional braking system for extra safety. Users can trigger the chain brake directly at the rear handle. The chain stops in seconds whenever the user lets go of the rear handle and whenever there is sufficiently strong kickback or when the front hand guard is activated. This unique safety feature ensures even more user protection in all working positions.

  • STIHL Ematic system

    The STIHL Ematic system consists of Ematic guide bar, chain and Oilomatic- chain and reduced flow rate oil pump. The special design of the bar and chain causes every drop of chain oil gets to where it is needed for lubrication. Oil consumption can be reduced by up to 50%.

Technical Data

Rated voltage V 36
Weight kg 1) 2.5
Battery AK 20 min 2) up to 35
Vibration value, left m/s ² 3) 3.4
Vibration value, right m/s ² 3) 3.2
Saw chain pitch 1/4″P
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type Picco Micro 3 (PM3)
Oil tank volume cm 3 110
Rollomatic E, cutting length cm 30
Power output s 30

compact battery chainsaw cutting tree