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MS 180 C-BE

MS 180 C-BE
With the STIHL Easy2Start™ system and Quick Chain Adjuster, this high-tech chainsaw is unbelievably easy to use.

Model Features

  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • STIHL Easy2Start™ (E)
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
  • Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.

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  • IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.


31.8 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
1.5 kW (2.0 bhp)
4.2 kg (9.3 lbs.)
250 cc (8.5 oz.)
145 cc (4.9 oz.)
3/8" PMM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)
30 to 40cm (12" to 16")
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 008 3913 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which powerhead it is installed.

Important Information

* 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.

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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 233reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saw is a pleasure to run. I own 3 Stihl Chainsaws, mainly for cutting oak firewood. I use the MS 180 C-BE at least 2/3rds of the time. I run a 14 inch bar on it and it rips while limbing, cutting up branches and cutting small to medium logs. The weight to power makes it a pleasure to use and doesn't wear me out as much as my bigger saws. My 660 still gets used as needed but the 180 can do most of what's required to fill the wood shed without the workout. April 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by More powerful than I expected This saw works great for cutting small trees down and trimming . Keep the chain sharp and it will cut through anything. April 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WOW this saw cuts like butter! I am a first time user of Still and of a chainsaw. My husband has MS and is in a wheelchair so all the upkeep of our property has gone to me. We needed a new saw and decided on a Stihl. The easy strategy made it great for me, I had no problems starting or using my saw, it was so much fun.I now know why men never tell their wives how fun it is because they would never get to use their saws again. Thank you Stihl for making this awesome chainsaw. April 16, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by its good machine the product is good. I bought it at ACE Hardware store I use it about an hour then I know its does not have enough power. I take it back to exchange for the one that have more power. the manager said they cannot change it, because it been use the manager attitude are really ugly . I think I never go to that place any more April 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lighter saw I started my relationship w/Stihl about twenty years ago , I purchased the farm boss 20 inch bar ,working as a firefighter we had many opportunities to use chain saws !I quickly realized they are not all created equal . My father had one ,my brother had one Stihl that is but me i was going to use the cheaper brands what a mistake . like other reviews said we would be replacing those other saws more often than not .When i finally got my Stihl it was a ta da moment never owned another brand since !! this year i decided to sell my Farm boss and buy a new model . long hours of bending over with my big saw was getting to be a pain in my lower back . S o i opted for a shorter bar in the 180 c 16 inch bar . What a pleasure this saw is light and just as tough as my old one . Stihl has always been and will always be the best chain saw made and ive tried them all KUDOS thank you for twenty plus years of my life of easy cutting ! ! firefighter Craig Curtis April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw at a great price This is an outstanding saw. Starts easily and cuts very fast. It's a great value and it is very light. Our county road department uses this same model. April 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by good saw This is a good saw because its not too heavy for anyone to use. Used it on various thicknesses of wood from small branches to 16 inch logs. Cuts thru everything.Once I figured out how to start it using the spring loaded start, it made it so easy to pick up and use without struggle. There is a trick to getting it started tho so don't get frustrated. Now that I have it figured out it starts in 2 -3 pulls. No effort either. Recommend to keep oil reservoir full and blade sharp. Otherwise it will have a tendency to smoke.The "eclip" that holds the blade in tact fell off soon after my first few uses. I ordered a few extras on line in case it happens again. The saw is very easy to break apart and clean. And when the chain becomes loose after using it for a while it is simple to tighten.All chainsaws are problematic but after using this one I feel its as good as any and so much easier to start. I would recommend it. March 23, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Good when it runs Bought this saw two weeks ago. Very frustrating getting it started. By the time you get it started you're already exhausted. It's in the shop now and i'm hopeful they repair it or give me another one. Surely it's just a lemon! March 14, 2016
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