MS 180

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

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.

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MS 180 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall saw for home use Saw runs well after a year, have done quite a bit of work with it. Runs well, light, easy handling & cuts nice. Two issues, one oil leaks out when sitting, second is after refilling hot saw it sometimes keeps stalling out when trying to cut. Just in case you think it is me stalling it out due to inexperience, I am a professional forester with 35 years experience.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it Its a good saw and worth the money. I would suggest this over any other mini saw.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beats all other brands to the ground Easy to start, easy to handle, easy to maneuver in tight places, great for limbs and basses up to 16" would buy another one but I don't need to. This saw can take it.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Carberator issues. I get the saw running good at home, take it to the woods and the thing looses all power when put into a tree. I am using the same gas in another saw so it is not a fuel issue. Only one tank of gas run thru the thing.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product My first Stihl. Great saw, I've had other brand saws and nothing comes even close. I am sold and will purchase other Stihl products in the future.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as great as I expected, but still a good saw Main complaint is owner's manual stated saw was set up at the factory. Saw kept dying once engine was warm. Would crank right up and idle, but as soon as you make a cut and release the trigger saw would die. Solved this problem by increasing the idle speed, but not sure this is the best fix but it worked. Now the saw gets poor gas mileage, spend as much time refueling as cutting. Also seems a little underpowered and slow when I compare it to my poulan. Bought this stihl as a replacement for my poulan I was having trouble with expecting a " step up" in quality and performance. So far it's been more like a lateral move, not any better or worse. Not a bad saw, just not what I expected.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk I used this saw about 5 times for light duty work and then the piston failed. Cost to repair would be more than the saw is worth.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product First time I have been able to start a chainsaw my self.gread saw, for the job I use it for.
Date published: 2017-02-22
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