STIHL MSA220T and TC-O Cordless Top Handle Chainsaw


Stihl professional battery top-handled chainsaw for aerial use by qualified professionals. Available with oil sensor (MSA220TC-O) and without oil sensor (MSA220T)  .

**Certified training is required to use this chainsaw, as detailed in the Health & Safety Executives guidelines. See product description for further details.**

Get an additional 2.5% discount on these accessories when purchased as a bundle.

STIHL AP300S Li-ion Battery

STIHL AP500S Battery

STIHL AL301 Quick Charger

STIHL AL301 AP Multiple Battery Charger


The MSA 220 T is STIHL’s most powerful cordless top-handle saw to date. This professional arborist saw is ideal for removing pieces of trunk, crown correction, or removing dead wood.

It has an electronic trigger system with an unlock button for simple saw activation, which leads to easy operation and the LED display on the top handle also shows information on the operating status of the chainsaw, as well as the chain break position.

With an easy-to-clean air filter for long service life and optimum engine cooling, excellent cutting performance, side-mounted chain tensioning, tool-free oil tank cap, captive nut on the sprocket cover.

Available with oil sensor (MSA220TC-O) and without oil sensor (MSA220T).  Please select model and bar size from drop down when purchasing.

* Main price shown is for the machine only – batteries & chargers to be added separately.


Working time with recommended AP 300 S battery is up to 29 minutes. Must be used with AP 300 S or AP 500 S battery for full performance.

Exterior design of guide bar for MSA 220 T / MSA 220 TC-O are subject to change.

PLEASE NOTE: Under Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance, all Top-Handled chainsaw should only be operated by certified/qualified users. We have detailed below some useful information as published by the Health and Safety Executive BUT it is the customers responsibility to ensure they have the necessary up to date qualifications and training prior to using a Top-Handled chainsaw.

Briants of Risborough Ltd does not undertake any form of training in respect to the safe working practice of chainsaws, this must be carried out by an appropriate training centre/awarding body i.e. LANTRA, NPTC. We have provided details of a local training centre below to contact should you need to complete such training.

We reserve the right to refuse / refund any sale of this item where an appropriate certificate or proof of competency is not provided upon request. Any request will be made via e-mail to the address provided in the transaction prior to us shipping the product(s).

Use of Top Handled Chainsaws as documented by the Health & Safety Executive

AFAG308 – Top-handle Chainsaws

Excerpt taken from the publication – “This leaflet covers the safe working practices to be followed when using a petrol-powered top-handled chainsaw for arboricultural off-ground work. Tree work requiring the use of a chainsaw should only be carried out by a trained and competent climber who has experience in chainsaw use, or by a trainee under supervision who is competent using a chainsaw on the ground.

You can use this leaflet, along with the chainsaw manufacturer’s handbook, as part of your risk assessment to help identify the controls to put in place when using a top-handled chainsaw.

You must assess the effect of the site and the weather as well as following this guidance. Operators who do not observe good working practices with chainsaws in trees can cause serious accidents and fatalities. All operators must have had appropriate training in how to operate the machine and how to carry out the tasks required (see HSE leaflet INDG317 Chainsaws at work).

Top-handled chainsaws are only suitable for use off the ground. Operators must use rear-handled saws when working on the ground.

Read this leaflet in conjunction with AFAG401 Tree-climbing operations, 402 Aerial tree rescue and 403 Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) for tree work. For guidance on work preparation see safety topics on HSE’s Treework webpages:”

HSE documents relating to the use of Top-Handled chainsaws:

Chainsaws at Work HSE indg317

Top Handled Chainsaws HSE afag308

Top Handled Chainsaws_Working Practices crr01402

Additional information:

Training Providers:

Vale Training

Personal Protective Equipment

Appropriate PPE is essential when using a chainsaw of any kind. Please see below for suggested protective equipment relating to Top-Handle chainsaws or visit our Chainsaw Protection category .

Product specification

Bar length - 12 or 14 inches
Sound pressure level - 94dB
Rated current - 58.3 A
Bar length - 30-35cm
Rated voltage - 36 V
Sound power level - 104dB
Oil tank volume - 220cm³
Weight - 3.3kg
Protection class - III
Recommended battery - AP 300 S
Working time with AP 300S - up to 29 mins

Additional information

oil sensor

With Oil Sensor (TC-O), No Oil Sensor (T)

bar length

12" inch, 14" inch


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