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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.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
31.9 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
1.5 kW (2.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
4.1 kg (9.0 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 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Narrow Kerf
POWER SOURCE
Gas
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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Reviews

MS 180 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 81.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Start This saw has an easy start up. Chain is very sharp. Light weight and easy to handle.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It starts when you pull the rope As with all of my Still products it works extremely well. I have made the mistake of purchasing other brands in the past, but never again it is only Still for me.My Leaf Blower, Trimmer and now Chainsaw is all and only Still. By far the best and the price is more than competitive for what you get.It sure was a benefit buying 10 days before Hurricane Irma hit, it got put to good use!
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great starter saw for some who is just starting out. The saw is light but powerful. It is a great starter saw, as my two boys are helping with cutting and trimming.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs and cuts great I bought my first stihl (029 Farm Boss) about 20 years ago after seeing my dad run his (028 Wood Boss) for so many years problem free. After about 30+ years he has finally started needed a couple of minor things. With the experiences we have had with our saws, it's hard to break away from a brand you have always trusted. I needed something lighter for occasional use and decided on the ms-180. I took it out this past weekend. I am taking out a lot of trees with a diameter no larger than 8 inches. This saw performed very well and took trees down quick. It showed no signs of struggle at all. We will see how well it holds up as time goes on. After running it for a few hours, it was nice to actually not have a sore back and or feeling beat up. If you are looking for a saw that falls within this saws features I would say go for it.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw for the money This saw is easy to start and handle. I had to remove a few pine trees about 10-12 wide and the saw cut through without issue. I have had excellent success with other Stihl products which is why I made the purchase. I recommend this saw!
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wouldn't start..supposedly flooded but procedure to resolve didn't work. First time trying to start the product was not successful. I followed the instruction booklet (assuming the saw was flooded) and removed the spark plug, dried it off and pulled the starter cord as instructed. Put it back together and it still wouldn't start. I had to take it back to the store where the service person took it outside and said it was flooded. He told me not to try to start the saw cold more than three pulls of the starter cord before moving the switch to the warm start setting. He then put his foot so that he held down the saw and simultaneously pushed the speed control with the top of his shoe. It finally started. When I took it home, it did start but I am not convinced that it will start properly in the future. Withholding final judgement until I use it a bit more.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw. I wish I was able to afford a bigger one. My intent was to buy a larger saw from a competitor but was willing to accept a smaller saw in order to have a brand that will last.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easily everytime. Great saw. Cuts wood easily and quickly. Had to sharpen chain already, because I cut down several trees. Still cuts great too.
Date published: 2017-08-24
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