Stihl MS 361 Operator Manual


Stihl MS 361 operator manual and user instructions. PDF view online or download and print the MS361 chainsaw instructions. Clear, concise and easy to understand.

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Stihl MS 361 Operator Manual

Stihl MS 361 operator manual for the MS 361 chainsaw. PDF download operator instructions on how to use and maintain the Stihl MS 361 (MS361) chainsaw. Clear and concise with easy to understand diagrams detailing the safety, operating, maintaining and storing of the chainsaw.

Stihl MS 361 Chainsaw Operator Manual Contents

Safety, cutting attachment, bar and chain, fuel, oil, chain brake, stopping/starting engine, adjusting carburetor, air filter, engine management, spark plug, chain sprocket, sharpening the chain, maintenance and care, specifications.


This is the Stihl MS 361 User Guide, owner manual, instructions.

More information for the service and repair of the Stihl MS 361 chainsaw can be found in any service workshop manual, parts list, carburetor manual and any technical notes available for PDF download or online viewing on this website. Also check out any questions and answers, articles or the full specifications pages for the MS 361 chainsaw.

Adjusting Stihl MS 361 Carburetor

Stihl MS 361 chainsaw carburetor guide- The carburetor has been factory adjusted to provide the optimal engine air/fuel flow. Instructions for standard settings to adjust the idling screw, turning either clockwise or counter clockwise. Learn how to set the idling screw correctly if the engine is cutting out or idling incorrectly. Learn how to check the spark plug for a good electrical spark, cleaning or replacing if required. Air filter cleaning and replacement is described in the operator manual. Detailed carburetor PDF manuals are available from this website.

Stihl MS 361 Chainsaw Specifications


Single cylinder two-stroke engine

STIHL single-cylinder two-stroke engine
DISPLACEMENT: 3.6 (59 cm3)
Bore: 1.85 in (47 mm)
Stroke: 1.34 in (34 mm)
ENGINE POWER: 3.4 kW (4.6 bhp) at 9,500 rpm
Idle speed: 2800 rpm
Maximum permissible engine speed with guide bar and chain: 14000 rpm
Magneto ignition system Electronic (breakerless)
Spark plug (resistor type): Bosch WSR 6 F, NGK BPMR 7 A
Electrode gap: 0.02 in (0.5 mm)
Carburetor All position diaphragm carburetor with an integral fuel pump
Fuel capacity: 1.45 US pt (0.685 l)
Chain lubrication Fully automatic speed-controlled rotary piston oil pump. Additional manual oil flow control.
Oil tank capacity: 0.69 US pt (0.325 l)
Weight (without bar and chain): 12.3 lbs (5.6 kg), with handle heating 12.8 lbs (5.8 kg)

MS 361 Cutting Attachments

STIHL reduced kickback bar (with green label) for 0.325″ and 3/8″ pitch:
Rollomatic with sprocket nose 16, 18 or 20″ (40, 45 or 50 cm)
STIHL low kickback chain (with green label) for .325″ (8.25 mm) pitch:
Rapid-Micro 2 (23 RM2, 26 RM2)
Rapid-Micro C3 (23 RMC3, 26 RMC3) for 3/8″ (9.32 mm) pitch:
Rapid-Micro 2 (33 RM2, 36 RM2)
Rapid-Super C3 (33 RSC3, 36 RSC3)
Chain sprocket:
9-tooth for .325″ pitch
7-tooth for 3/8″ pitch

Replace spark plug with Bosch WSR6F, Champion RCJ6Y or NGK BPMR7A

Stihl MS 361 Operator Manual PDF

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