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MS 180

MS 180
This lightweight chainsaw features excellent air filtration, enhanced engine cooling and redesigned engine shroud.

Product Description

The MS 180 chainsaw gets back to basics with improved engine air flow and shroud design. With its improved design comes enhanced engine cooling and air filtration, giving you more consistent performance in the field. Make quick work of trimming branches, cutting small trees and clearing fallen limbs after a storm. If you’re looking for a reliable, light-duty chainsaw for occasional use, the MS 180 is a value you can’t ignore.

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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  • 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.


31.9 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
1.5 kW (2.0 bhp)
4.1 kg (9.0 lbs.)
250 cc (8.5 oz.)
145 cc (4.9 oz.)
3/8" PMM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges)
30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 008 3913 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.

Important Information

* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.

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.


MS 180 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 122.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw This saw is great. Small enough for me to control but powerful enough to get the job done.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easy and runs fine, good for homeowner Homeowner Quality saw, brush clean-up and small stuff is what this saw was designed for, ands works well for that
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from worst stihl saw i ever owned i bought the saw took it home ran it for about 1 to 2 hrs threw dry wood about 3 inched thick saw started to bogg down loose power and die i was able to restart saw it will keep idling but if i try to open the throttle wide open it will die out right away i use only motomix gas in the saw gas is new bought it same day i got saw i am not happy with this saw at all i owned a 023 saw and ran great this saw is not at all how i remember a stihl saw should run at all i think i should have never bought it
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start and light weight As I get older I needed some thing that was lighter weight but still have enough power to do what I need. I seen a tree service using Stihl saws and they recommend this one for my use. I have used it a lot and I am very pleased with it. It has worked better than I thought it would.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good little saw This little saw is great for small jobs and tree pruning
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really love the saw. I really love the saw It my first saw from Stihl. and I wished I would of bought one sooner.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from over all good saw i bought the saw to clean out a fence row and trim back some did a great job seems to have plenty of power for a smaller saw.would buy it again if i needed one.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easiest starting saw ever. I'm a long time Stihl customer widh many good years of service our to my 029. I wanted a little lighter trim saw, a little easier to handle, for some "lighter" work. This little MS180 is a breeze to start, runs great, and very frankly has performed every bit as well as my larger saw. I've cut about 3 cords of oak firewood with it in the past couple of weekends and it did not disappoint. So far, great saw, easy start is a joy, and a workhorse to boot. Could not be more satisfied at this point.
Date published: 2018-02-24
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

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