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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.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
31.8 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
1.5 kW (2.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
4.2 kg (9.3 lbs.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)
30 to 40cm (12" to 16")
FUEL CAPACITY
250 cc (8.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
145 cc (4.9 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN
3/8" PMM3
POWER SOURCE
Gas
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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Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 193reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect This chain saw is compact, powerful and perfect for the needs that we have. August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great yard saw! I live on 27 acres of solid timber. I run this saw approx 1.5 hours a day. This saw is lightweight and cuts 16-18 inch trees with ease! August 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Don't even bother I am running more gas out of my vehicle, take this back and forth to get it fixed, I have lost allot of time and money. Problem with carborater, problem with the screen the gas flows through, the gear to tighten it broke, the metal piece that holds the chain on around the bar broke. Could I go on? Yes, it starts easy when it starts, but that doesn't mean something isn't going to break., (metal parts mind you). We use it for lightweight cutting, smaller limbs, etc. Not happy with this product!The teeth are very small on this chain and you cannot cut anything Very large or wood such as hickory, walnut, or hedge. It will break the teeth off. August 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Learning Curve After spending weeks reading reviews and asking numerous questions I decided to purchase a Stihl 180 cbe. Although smaller than my old 036 that I was used to, I felt it performed as expected until....when the saw was hot it did not want to start, took it back to the dealer & they adjusted the carburetor, this helped slightly, but again the same problem, dropped off the saw & told them to search out the problem, being a mechanic there was no doubt this was a fuel related issue, they called later & said they found the carburetor had a vacuum leak & they were going to install a new carburetor, when I started to use it I noticed it lacked for fuel before it was really warmed up, adjusted the mixture on the carburetor myself, this solved the problem, after using the saw and heating it up I set it aside for the normal 15-20 minutes necessary to see if it would start which it barely did, after some further diagnosis it became evident that the saw (even when hot) must be on choke for 1-2 pulls until it "kicks" but then it must be put on 1/2 choke to start, this has solved my hot starting issue. The bottom line is this is a learning curve because of the new EPA changes for fuel consumption, the old ways of calculating if a saw needed extra fuel etc. to start simply don't apply with this design, the chain adjuster is really nice and otherwise I am pleased with my purchase. July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great chainsaw! I needed a chainsaw for every once in awhile use. I thought about going cheap, but decided to get a Stihl instead. What a great decision. Every time I need it, it starts right away! Love it! July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light and powerfull I have cut a lot of trees off of fence lines and a couple that have fallen from storms Saw worked great July 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Worst chain saw I have ever owned I bought this saw about 6 months ago and have had to take to the dealer for repairs multiple times. Always my fault. Pull start mechanism broke once, my fault. Chain came off bar and cut the plastic housing and bent the bar, my fault. Could not start many times. Last time took it in and was told this saw floods easily even tough I dried it out and even tried a new spark plug, certainly my fault. Since this incident I cranked it several times just to exercise it. This evening I got all set up to do some trimming and after second or third pull the "easy start"!!! broke again. My fault again. Sadly, I bought this saw based on my experience with one in the early 80's, now that was a saw. This is junk. July 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cuts fantastic but not reliable I own several Stihl saws and this is the least reliable of all the Stihls I have owned and offers the least value based of my 15 years experience with Stihls. In three years of ownership, I am now taking the saw in for it's 3rd failure/repair. The first problem was in the first month of ownership--it would shut off when idling and would not run when at full throttle. The second time I had to take the saw in was due to the cord breaking and that occurred at the beginning if the second season of use (this is an easy pull model and takes minimal pull to start, so why is the cord breaking)? Now, the saw just developed a fuel leak somewhere inside the casing and the saw will not start. The fuel leak is substantial and it will drain a full tank out within the hour. In comparison, I have owned other Stihls for 6 or more years before I had to take the saw in for anything. By the way, we do not have gas in my area that is greater than 10% ethanol, so ethanol fuel should "not" be the issue with this saw. But the Stihl dealer I have taken this saw to before has told me that my issue is running 10% ethanol fuel in the saw. July 13, 2015
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