Top 5 STIHL Electric Chainsaws 2024: Buy Smart!

Top 5 STIHL Electric Chainsaws 2024: Buy Smart!

As the demand for sustainable, efficient, and powerful yard maintenance solutions rises, electric chainsaws are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners and professionals alike. STIHL, a trusted name in outdoor power equipment, has consistently led the charge in this evolution, crafting a range of electric chainsaws that combine eco-friendliness with high performance. In 2024, selecting the right tool for your landscaping needs means considering a variety of factors, from power and portability to environmental impact and safety features. This article presents the top five STIHL electric chainsaws available in 2024, each designed to cater to different needs but all ensuring the same quality and reliability that you've come to expect from a brand like STIHL.

 1.) STIHL MSA 60 C-B

The MSA 60 C-B is the epitome of convenience and lightweight power. Weighing only 6.0 lbs, it stands as the lightest chainsaw in the STIHL lineup.

Discover the exceptional capabilities of the STIHL MSA 60 C-B, the ultimate electric chainsaw for homeowners in 2024. Renowned for its incredibly light build, this 12" battery electric chainsaw tops the charts in both portability and power, making it an unparalleled choice for general yard maintenance and firewood cutting tasks. Its innovative design ensures robust performance without the cumbersome weight typically associated with powerful chainsaws. Coupled with a user-friendly translucent oil tank for no-hassle maintenance checks and a variable-speed trigger for unmatched cutting precision, the MSA 60 C-B is a model of efficiency and convenience. Available at Gilford Hardware & Outdoor Power Equipment, this chainsaw invites you to experience cutting-edge technology with each use.

STIHL MSA 60 Top 5 STIHL Electric Chainsaws 2024: Buy Smart!

Elevate your environmental consciousness while maintaining your yard with the MSA 60 C-B. Featuring STIHL's pioneering Reduced-Emission Engine Technology, this chainsaw significantly minimizes exhaust emissions, surpassing stringent EPA and CARB environmental standards. Feel good about your choice as you contribute to a healthier planet with every cut. Additionally, the tool-free Quick Chain Adjuster allows for effortless adjustments to the chain tension, enhancing both performance and safety. The ergonomic rubberized handle ensures comfort during prolonged use, and the advanced STIHL Quickstop® chain brake system provides an extra layer of protection, making the MSA 60 C-B a reliable, safe, and environmentally responsible choice for your landscaping needs.

  • Power Source: Battery
  • Weight with Battery (AK 20): 8.7 lbs
  • Guide Bar Length: 12 in
  • Chain Type: ¼” PM3
  • Chain Oil Capacity: 3.7 oz
  • Battery System: AK Series

Special Features:

  • STIHL Quickstop®: Enhances safety by stopping the chain almost instantly during kickback.
  • Rubberized Soft Touch Handle: Ensures comfort and control during extended use.
  • Translucent Oil Tank: Allows for easy monitoring of oil levels.

 2.) STIHL MSA 120 C-B

Designed for suburban homeowners, the MSA 120 C-B combines ease of use with sufficient power to handle a variety of tasks. 

Experience the future of chainsaw technology with the STIHL MSA 120 C-B, part of the illustrious STIHL AK Series, designed specifically for the discerning suburban homeowner. Weighing in at just 8.4 lbs. (including battery, bar, and chain), this chainsaw sets the standard in lightweight, portable cutting devices. Not only is it easy to handle, but it also boasts low vibration and a quick chain adjustment feature, enhancing both comfort and convenience. Moreover, it comes equipped with the STIHL Quickstop® Plus, an advanced chain braking feature that significantly reduces the risk of injury by stopping the chain almost instantaneously in certain kickback situations. Paired with the exclusive ¼” STIHL PICCO™ saw chain, designed especially for optimal performance on STIHL battery-powered chainsaws, this model promises efficiency and safety in one compact package.

STIHL MSA 120 | Top 5 STIHL Electric Chainsaws 2024: Buy Smart!

What sets the MSA 120 C-B apart is its remarkable efficiency. On a single charge, this powerful tool can make up to 100 cuts on four-inch diameter wood—ample power to manage a substantial stack of firewood or tackle extensive yard work. This performance is backed by rigorous third-party testing, ensuring that when you invest in this chainsaw, you're equipped for extensive use with reliable run times. STIHL's commitment to environmental stewardship is evidenced by its “Caring for Nature” seal, signifying that the MSA 120 C-B meets or exceeds stringent EPA and CARB exhaust emission standards, offering a cleaner, more sustainable option for your landscaping needs. Visit our store to see the MSA 120 C-B firsthand, along with the full lineup of STIHL battery products, and discover how STIHL is cutting a path towards a more efficient, eco-friendly future.

  • Weight (including battery, bar, and chain): 8.4 lbs
  • Effective Cutting Length: Can vary based on powerhead.
  • Battery Efficiency: 100 4-inch cuts on a single charge.

Key Features:

  • STIHL Quickstop® Plus: An additional chain braking feature for enhanced safety.
  • Ematic™ Lubrication System: Reduces bar oil consumption by up to 50%.
  • STIHL Electric Brushless Motor: Offers low noise levels and minimal maintenance.

 3.) STIHL MSA 200 C-B

Perfect for those needing a blend of mobility and efficiency

Say goodbye to the hassle of cord-pulling, fuel-mixing, and complex start-up sequences with the STIHL MSA 200 C-B chainsaw. Just a simple squeeze of the trigger and you're ready to cut. This battery-powered tool not only starts effortlessly but also operates without producing any exhaust emissions and is noticeably quieter than gasoline-powered models. It's perfect for use in environments where noise or emissions are a concern. Powered by a versatile STIHL Lithium-Ion battery, the MSA 200 C-B delivers impressive speed, cutting capacity, and runtime, capable of handling nearly any job on your property. Robust and reliable, this cordless chainsaw is more than worthy of the STIHL name.

STIHL MSA 200 Top 5 STIHL Electric Chainsaws 2024: Buy Smart!

The length of the guide bar listed may differ from the actual cutting length, which can vary depending on the powerhead it's mounted on. Runtime also fluctuates based on several factors including the type of battery, its charge level and capacity, as well as the model and conditions under which it operates. Batteries and chargers are available separately or as part of a kit with the tool. This chainsaw includes advanced features like the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, which is designed to halt the chain in seconds during kickbacks to enhance safety, and the Ematic™ Lubrication System, which reduces oil consumption by up to 50%. With these innovations, the MSA 200 C-B is not only efficient but also a step ahead in safety and environmental responsibility.

  • Power Source: Battery
  • Weight (with AP 300 Battery): 10.2 lbs
  • Guide Bar Length: 10" to 14"


  • Reduced-Emission Engine Technology: Meets strict environmental standards.
  • STIHL Quickstop® Plus: Provides additional safety.
  • Ematic™ Lubrication System: Ensures efficient oil use.

 4.) MSA 220 C-B

The MSA 220 C-B, known for being the second strongest in the MSA series, is suitable for more robust tasks.

Discover the power of the MSA 220 C-B, STIHL's most robust battery-powered chainsaw, designed to handle both felling and limbing with a groundbreaking 16" bar. It combines formidable cutting performance with advanced safety features, including the innovative STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, which activates within milliseconds during kickbacks to enhance user safety. The saw's efficiency is boosted by the high-capacity AP 300 S battery, making it the fastest and most powerful in the STIHL lineup.

MSA 220 Gilford Hardware | Top 5 STIHL Electric Chainsaws 2024: Buy Smart!

Not only is the MSA 220 C-B powerful, but it's also built with sustainability in mind. The Reduced-Emission Engine Technology adheres to stringent emissions standards, contributing to environmental protection. Comfort is key with the rubberized Soft Touch Handle and the Ematic™ Lubrication System, which ensures efficient use of bar oil. For convenience, the Quick Chain Adjuster allows easy chain adjustments without tools, proving that performance and practicality can coexist seamlessly.

  • Power Source: Battery
  • Weight (with AP 300 S Battery): 10.4 lbs
  • Guide Bar Length: 16 in
  • Chain Type: 3/8" PS3
  • Run Time (with AP 300 S): Up to 37 min.

Distinguishing Features:

  • Fastest Chain Speed: Offers exceptional cutting power.
  • Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA): Allows for tool-free chain tension adjustment.
  • High Durability: Built to withstand rigorous use.


 5.) STIHL MSA 300 C-O

The MSA 300 C-O is at the zenith of battery-powered chainsaw technology with features tailored for the toughest tasks

Experience the revolution in outdoor maintenance with the STIHL MSA 300 C-O, the most potent battery-powered chainsaw in the prestigious STIHL lineup. Designed for the uncompromising user, this chainsaw offers a robust alternative to gas-powered models, ensuring top performance while embracing eco-friendliness. Picture yourself moving freely, unencumbered by cords, as you tackle the toughest tasks with up to 44 minutes of relentless, powerful cutting. This chainsaw isn't merely a tool—it's the gateway to transforming your outdoor work with unparalleled efficiency and power.

MSA 300 C-O Gilford Hardware | Top 5 STIHL Electric Chainsaws 2024: Buy Smart!

The MSA 300 C-O not only performs excellently but also prioritizes environmental responsibility, evidenced by its certification from the American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA). Each aspect of this chainsaw has been carefully crafted to boost performance while minimizing emissions, safeguarding the planet with every cut. As you effortlessly slice through your workload, appreciate the role you play in fostering a greener future, propelled by technology that doesn't compromise on power.

  • Power Source: Battery
  • Weight (with AP 500 S): 14.1 lbs
  • Guide Bar Length: 16 in
  • Run Time (with AP 500 S): Up to 44 min.


  • Unmatched Power: Competes with gas models in performance.
  • AGZA Certification: Signifies reduced emissions and eco-friendliness.
  • Enhanced Comfort and Safety: Features ergonomic design and advanced braking systems.

 In conclusion, STIHL's 2024 lineup of electric chainsaws showcases the brand's commitment to innovation, sustainability, and user satisfaction. From the lightweight MSA 60 C-B, perfect for light yard tasks, to the powerful MSA 300 C-O, built for the most demanding jobs, there's a model to suit every requirement. By choosing a STIHL electric chainsaw, you not only invest in a tool that will serve you effectively and safely but also contribute to a healthier environment thanks to the reduced-emission technology each model employs. Visit your nearest dealer to experience firsthand the superior performance and cutting-edge features of STIHL's electric chainsaws, and elevate your landscaping game to the next level in 2024.

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