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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.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)
30 to 40cm (12" to 16")
250 cc (8.5 oz.)
145 cc (4.9 oz.)
3/8" PMM3
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 008 3913 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Narrow Kerf 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 depending upon which power head it is installed.

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 4.4 out of 5 by 155reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by grear saw Great little saw does everything I need it to do . I have two bigger stihls and like using the light small saw the best . February 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Weight to power ratio very good. Replaced a larger saw with this model. Love the saw and the way you can keep the chain tight without wrenches. Starts easy and runs great. Use for firewood and cleaning fence rows or downed trees. It des a great job. February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product; easy to start, runs smoothly. I have owned many chainsaws in the last fifty years, but this is the most efficient, smooth running and fast cutting chainsaw of any I have ever owned. It is light weight enough for me to handle at age 80 February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy start/ Easy to handle Love this saw.Wish I has gotten rid of my old hard to start, heavy "vintage" saw 5 years ago!This saw is easy to start and very easy to operate. .. well balanced and does't take a gorilla to operate it. February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy start, quick cut, great features! What a great chainsaw! Past saws were difficult to start, wasting time and energy, but this MS 180 C starts with one 'soft pulll'. One other wonderful aspect of starting the chainsaw...my other brand saw's pull cord was too close to plastic parts and would bust my knuckles, not the case with the Stihl. This saw cuts through the wood so quickly and easily that my wife has now nic-named me Paul Bunyon. Love the easy chain adjustment and pop off top that goes directly to the air filter. With all those things said you'd think I had mentioned the best, but truly the bery best part owning this chainsaw is the incredible service I receive at Blue Ridge Outdoor Equipment in Brevard, NC. These folks know how to 'make and earn' a customer's business! January 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tool less chain adjustment Do not buy this saw unless you plan on spending a small fortune on chains! Once the chain stretches just a little the tool less adjustor runs out of adjustment. If I had it to do all over again I would not buy this saw. January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great chainsaw I absolutely love this chainsaw. Out of all the saws I've own this is the best one. January 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by best saw owned! Best chain saw I have ever owned. Looking to buy something bigger now that I own a farm. It'll be a Stihl as well. January 14, 2015
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