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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 162reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by My First Stihl My other "orange" chainsaw was stolen and I needed a new one so I thought I'd try Stihl. Great chainsaw perfect for the homeowner. I don't use/need a chainsaw everyday and this one is just right. Well balanced for occasional use, easy to start (with two pulls), and light weight. I've had other name brands (P..., H...) and this one is hands down the best I've used. Great value as well. I really like this Stihl and will recommend it to others. April 20, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Has been in the shop more than being used I have had many chainsaws. I understand that they can be a pain at times. This one has been in service more than another I have owned. April 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A very good chainsaw for small projects. This is a very good chainsaw for small projects. The saw is light, easy to start and reliable. If you are cutting material 12" or larger you might want to consider a bigger saw. April 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Most user friendly saw ever! If you're looking for a homeowner saw, look no further! My 4 year old nephew could start this saw it pulls so easy, and it runs like a dream. Super easy chain tensioner, and the reliability of a stihl saw. I couldn't be happier. If this saw had the toolless oil and gas caps it would be an absolute perfect saw. Would recommend to anybody of any skill level doing smaller wood cutting jobs. March 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small Powerhouse I own the MS180C with a 16" bar. It's my first saw. I purchased it to clean up storm damage or go after some firewood if i ever need to. Recently I had been doing some volunteer work for a bike path. I ran it hard for a week. 3 hours worth of work with the 180 will keep a 4 man crew with a 3pt tractor PTO chipper busy for an 8hr day. Its powerful enough to do a good plunge cut, regardless if the tree is 5" or 15". Stihl is used by alot of construction companies and after using this saw, frankly i wont own anything other then a stihl chainsaw. This particular model will go above and beyond what a homeowner would need. Its well worth every dime. The best advice i can give to future owners is to not run the saw out of gas, it takes some time for the gas to pick up, but once it does you will be back cutting like there is no tomorrow once again. March 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MS180 vs my 30yr old yellow saw This is my 1st Stihl chainsaw.I have used my yellow saws now for over 30 years, a 20in bar 61CC. Good saws, I was cutting 6-8 cords of wood per year for heating in Michigan and Alaska. I now live in Georgia and don't heat with wood but I still cut a tree a year for firewood. I'm 62 and my 30 yr old chainsaws and I just don't have the energy we use too. I was looking for a replacement for those heavy cantankerous saws. I went on the internet for reviews and Stihl seemed to have the least bad reviews. This past weekend I cut down a 70yr old 24 inch oak tree with my MS180 with 16in bar. It did the job. The easy start system was great. An 18in bar or longer would have been a little easier felling the tree but would have been awkward cutting up the limbs. I was impressed with this little saw. I hope that it will last me 30yr like my yellow saw. The MS180 used very little gas. It was very easy to handle. It was a little cantankerous starting when hot but I'll figure out it's trick to start it before too long. Very easy to pull with the Easy Start system, it really saves my arm.. As a fisherman would say...It's a Keeper. March 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by A good saw when it runs but it has a flaw in my opinion I bought this saw a couple of years ago and it worked great until the carb filled with saw dust. Took the carb off tried in vane to get the air cleaner, which is just a piece of felt, to stay put and it filled the carb with saw dust again. Took it to the dealer and was told the air cleaner was revamped and stiffened up on this model so it would stay in place. After several hours of running this winter cutting firewood, the carb filled with saw dust again. The saw runs great as long as the carb is clean but I'm really tired of taking it off to clean it. The air filter is just a poor design. March 1, 2015
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
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