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  1. 3 years ago
    The MS181 C-BE has all the features I was looking for.
    I am very pleased with this saw, I turned 71 this last week, so when they say it starts like a dream and runs like a champ, I'm here to tell you it really does, and it cuts like crazy. The 5 star service I got from Ace Hardware was great, they put oil and gas in it, and took it outside and started it, gave me a full demo on the saw and then did all my paper work, I was impressed. Looking forward to using this saw as much as I can.
  2. 5 months ago
    Open Heart Surgery
    After my open heart surgery I found it very difficult to start my old chain saws. So off to the Stihl dealer, I came home with this saw and could not be happier, I have used it for over two years for cutting trees to keep my property neat. If you require a saw with easy start capability, then this is a very dependable saw to use.
  3. 4 years ago
    I needed a small saw for the light cutting work, and this fits the task at hand.
    My workhorse is a Farm Boss, which is used for the heavy work. The MS 181 is a great lightweight saw used for a run of small cutting tasks. This saw idles great, reeves up smooth and quick, and cuts like a knife! Yes, it is underpowered as compared to the Stihl Farm Boss, but that is why I have the Farm Boss. The MS 181 is a very welcomed addition to my overall capability, and its several pounds lighter in weight, and it does the job well. For its size, there is plenty of power. I am quite ... read more satisfied with this purchase and recommend the saw as a lightweight saw that carries the reputation of a Stihl.
  1. 2 months ago
    Great little saw !
    Purchased this saw to use for limbing trees because of weight and size. I have ran this saw everyday for the past few days and it works great ! Oiler is set perfect it uses one tank of oil to every tank of fuel. I've cut limbs 12 inches with it and not a single hick up. I had dealer replace the 16 inch bar ( I feel which is a little much for the hp this saw has ) with a 14 inch bar as long as you let the saw do the work as with any chain saw it works perfect. For the money you can't beat this ... read more saw. I will be adding at least one or two more of these to my saw fleet.
  2. 2 months ago
    One very significant flaw
    The one bolt/nut design for tightening the chain is efficient, yet it wasn't solidly adhered into the plastic body. I have plenty of saws and know not to over tighten when changing chain tension. The darn thing was loose and started coming right out of the plastic housing. It was repaired by my STIHL dealer after pressing Blue Mountain distribution. Because I have several STIHL products, they may have made an exception for me. It should be covered by warranty and should be solidly ... read more manufactured. Now that it is repaired, it is a good little light weight saw that I use on light work.
  3. 5 months ago
    Exceeds my expectations....
    I bought this MS 170 for small limbs and cleanup as well as smaller firewood. I have a Stihl MS 362 that will cut anything and a Husky 346 that is also a good big saw. Thinking I could only cut small firewood, I took along my 362. As I began cutting with the little 170, I could not believe how well it cut for such a small saw. I did not need the 362 at all and really enjoyed the cutting power of such a small saw . It performed way above my expectations and was easy on my old muscles.....
  1. 3 years ago
    Best chainsaw I've owned!!!
    The Stihl 211 C-BE is the greatest little saw I have ever owned. The "easy2start" feature is perfect for me since I have shoulder issues. Now, I can put all my energy into cutting wood instead of fighting with a chainsaw to get it started! Also, the chain can be tightened in seconds without tools and it works flawlessly. Don't be put off by this saw's small size.... it can keep up with the big guys without tiring out the operator! I highly recommend it!
  2. 1 year ago
    It's good enough for my needs
    I use this saw around the house and cut some small stock firewood. It's plenty for what I need. I don't really care for the easy start system. It feels strange, mostly because I'm not used to it yet I suppose. The first startup took forever. The second one took awhile, but since that point it has been pretty easy. Good saw for small stock and occasional use.
  3. 2 years ago
    Great saw, starts up awesome, good power for around the yard applications
    Followed the extended warranty plan with the HP Ultra fuel oil, check, use the Platinum bar oil, check, barely pulling on the pull cord to start the chainsaw while up a ladder in a tree,...priceless. Well enough power to cut anything I will ever see in our yard and the easy stop/start is a great safety feature, whether up a tree or down on the ground. Messed with the easy tension and chain adjustment, works great, looks super easy to change the bar or chain when the time comes. I'm digging my saw!
  1. 2 months ago
    very dependable and lightweight
    Bought this saw a couple months ago. Haven't experienced a single problem. Starts easily lightweight and good power.
  2. 3 months ago
    All I'll ever need!
    I purchased just under 5 acres of land with lots of Oak and Cedar and some Pine spread throughout. After using a competitor saw for 2 weeks I purchased this saw along with the FS 130 Brushcutter and have been extremely pleased. I'm no lumberjack but this saw gets more work done than the last one in half the time!
  3. 2 months ago
    Very dependable and light for the elderly:
    My 2 1/2 year old ms 180-c is still running strong. Just felt that I had better get another for back-up before winter sets in. Also I have a Farm Boss that is a hoss of a heavy duty chainsaw. It is 12 yrs old and strong as ever. Only Stihl at my farm.
  1. 5 months ago
    Works really well so far
    I have had the saw 2 weeks and have used it 8 times. Have not had starting problems when I followed the directions. Using 91 octain regular gas. If I push the choke lever all the way down and pull till it sputters and then lift the lever up a notch it starts very nicely. It is very light and cuts very well. I am a begenning carver and the chain cuts well and tends not to kickback. I will follow up if I have any problems. The dealer service has been excellent.
  2. 2 months ago
    So far so good
    Used twice, both times a lot of cutting of small trees and saw performed well. Suggest to buy chain sharpening kit, as chain became dull after all of the cutting. Easy to re-sharpen chain, took less than ten minutes and chain was sharp again. Have all Stihl lawn support equipment and I am very satisfied with their performance as well.
  3. 4 months ago
    Great for the job
    Used saw to cut trees into fireplace lengths. Did the job quite well. Only complaint is that at times it starts 'hard' when it is hot. But not all the time. Just have to wonder why now and then. But it did always start.
  1. 2 months ago
    Great Chainsaw
    I purchased this Stihl chainsaw to replace a lesser known brand and I was glad I did. The Stihl is a beast. I love this chainsaw and I will never own anything but a Stihl from now on.
  2. 4 months ago
    "Like a Boss"
    In having used a Farm Boss several times before, I was very pleased with the performance of my 251 Wood Boss. The more compact size and less weight made it perfect for all day use. I ran it for about 15 hours over the course of my fist week and not the slightest issue with the product. It's simple, ingenious manufacture makes clean up and maintenance a breeze. I highly recommend this product and to recommend to other potential customers that this saw can cut a lot more than you would think.
  3. 4 months ago
    father in laws chainsaw is very durable, dependable, and user friendly
    I borrowed my fathernlaws chainsaw, for a big clean up of our new home that we bought. I haven't ever used a chainsaw very often and so for me to get out and cut trees down for firewood and other smaller saplings for nearly every weekend for the last three weeks without any hiccups. The only hiccup I have had is keeping the three chains sharpened with the all day cutting. This 251 is a good chainsaw and the reason I was on here is to check out the price of a brand new one so I can own my own ... read more Stihl 251. As you know, its not so easy to ask the fathernlaw to borrow his tools lol. So I am getting my own stihl!
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