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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.)
FUEL CAPACITY
250 cc (8.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
145 cc (4.9 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN
3/8" PMM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)
30 to 40cm (12" to 16")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Narrow Kerf
POWER SOURCE
Gas
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 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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 220reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Top notch Read many reviews (some that are hilarious) before buying. It seems that most that had complaints were inexperienced or lacked any mechanical skills, not to mention either their spell check didn't work or didn't care if they embarrassed themselves. So much for that.I have been using Stihl products for over 40 years and rarely have any problems.If I do have a problem, I like to work with the dealer to know how to take care of the small stuff without having to go back to the dealer for repair.I like to take care of my saws, and equipment. When you go to a top notch repair shop to get your vehicle serviced, are their tools and equipment dirty and unorganized? Probably not. Same thing goes for taking care of you Stihl products.You will only get out of them what you put into them.The 180 is a great little saw for most homeowners. I use mine for small stuff after landing a tree on the ground with my good ole 290. It's power, good in moderation for what you are cutting. Don't expect it to do what a larger saw will do. It's not designed for that. Will it do it? Yes, just takes a bit longer.It's like using a 1/2 ton truck to do what a semi will do.Buy a saw that fits your needs. Suggestion, go to a rental dealership and rent one for a 1/2 day first. Rental saws are the most cared for. February 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy start, easy to handle Super easy to start, great service from dealer, light but powerful enough for homeowner jobs. Love it. January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product I've owned several different makes of saw, and I am very glad I finally bought a Stihl. This is an excellent value and a wonderful tool. January 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a great chainsaw I like to spend more time cutting and less time pulling. This chainsaw is fantastic. I very rarely have to pull more than once. I use my saw to clear our local hiking trails of downed trees. This requires a lot of starting and stopping of the saw to maneuver around fallen debris. Because my old saw was so hard to start, I often would leave the saw running while I climbed over things and cleared branches. Not the best safety practice. December 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ease of starting, good power for smaller saw This saw is for home use for tree pruning, clearing, etc. Excellent weight for saw, starts easy, and runs very well. Anyone needing a good, all around 16" saw this is the one to consider. Price versus other brands is great. December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love this saw This is my second MS-180 C-BE. The first one I messed up bad. I thought I had mixed fuel for it, what happened was I had non-mixed fuel and burnt the engine up.So I got another one. I have used the new one a lot. I cut up three trees on my property, gave all the wood to my neighbor who heats with wood.I have had no trouble with the new one. I have found it best to run the saw at least once a month. I should probably drain the fuel out of the saw if I am going to let it sit all winter.I was told not to use a chain saw since I have a pacemaker, This saw doesn't vibrate and so I will continue to use it. December 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Easy start may not be so great Have owned a MS 180 for a year and have used it 4 times for a total of about 6 hours and the quick start stopped engaging the motor. The cord pulled out without issue but nothing happened. Took it to dealer for repair and got it back 2 weeks later. Saw was returned just as dirty as it was when I dropped it off--thought it would have been cleaned up a little so I was a little dis-appointed in that.All the saw needed it seems was to clean up the starter assembly, at least they cleaned something. My concern is that after so little use the starter assembly got so dirty it stopped working. Hard to keep a saw from getting dirty from use so I am concerned that the design is poor and allows to much grim in the starter assembly. December 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect For Smaller to Medium Jobs I bought a new saw of another brand about the same size as this Stihl MS180 and was not happy right from the start. It seemed to me that by the time you got it started you were too tired to work. When I went to my Stihl dealer and told him what I wanted he showed me this one and told me all about it. I asked him to crank up the very one I would be taking home and he did. I was amazed at how you just had to give it a couple of tugs instead of yanking your arm out of joint. I've used the saw now a good bit and it is excellent. I rarely write a review about anything but this saw is worthy of the time. You can't go wrong with it. December 12, 2015
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