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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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

MS 180 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 103.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is most difficult to start . Easier for me to use an axe than this machine. I do not like this product. It has been most difficult to start and keep starting it as I need it during the day. I wish they would get rid of this so called easy start and use the ball plunger and regular choke. I have never had this much difficulty with small equipment and I use an outboard, a lawn mower, a snow blower, and a generator. No more Stihl products for me.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My favorite little saw Homeowner, have a wood stove. I salvage most of my firewood. Already have MS250, purchased the MS180 for lighter cutting, limbing, pruning. Sales associate tried to upsell me to MS150 or MS193, which I would no doubt have been happy with, too. I felt for my purposes this saw represented a better tradeoff between price and features. Have had it about a year. Not enough saw for bucking 12" logs for firewood. Tried that once. The MS180 got pretty hot after about twenty cuts. The MS250 handles that stuff nicely, so that's what I reach for when bucking larger stuff.I spend a lot more time limbing, pruning, salvaging 2" or smaller branches for firewood, etc than I spend bucking 12" or more logs. The lighter weight of the MS180 and the shorter bar which is easier to manage while pruning, make this just about the perfect saw for its price, for me.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lot of bells and whistles on this saw. Just bought the saw today. Had some trouble getting it started, even after reading the book. However, when it did. it cut walnut and oak like it was pine. Like the looks and feel.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The saw everyone should own!!! Like the title says this is the saw everyone should own. If you don't have one then go get one. By far the best saw I have purchased to date. The MS 180 Mini Boss is a lot of saw in a small package. Mine has the easy to adjust chain tensioner roller that can be used wearing gloves. I like not having to have a tool to tighten the chain and this set up makes it a breeze and keeps you moving forward. This saw can handle whatever you throw at it. It's perfect for putting on a four wheeler or Side X Side on the farm and great for clearing trails. We use ours all the time and it always starts and runs like it should. Very reliable!!! This lil saw will make short work of most task. We use it to prun up bigger trees cut trails and when trees are down it has the power to take care of most of that too. We actually put a 16" bar on it and it has plenty of power to spare. Note: we ran it with the stock 14" bar for the better part of 5 years with no issues. We only switched to the 16" bar because we were removing some downed trees and pinched the roller on the end of the 14" bar in the process so we added the 16" bar as an upgrade to this powerhouse of a saw making it even better. But the 14" bar was fine until we broke it that's our fault not Stihl's. Just a great saw that works like you want a saw to work. Nothing bad to say. It's light it works every time and is easy to use. I've had this saw for the better part of about 5 years and not once has it giving me any trouble that wasn't caused by me ( the bar issue). It has set in the shop for months on end in its case and when pulled out to use it starts right up. If I only had to own one Stihl saw this would be the one just because it does everything very well and is easy to use. We own 4 Stihl saws and grab this saw first most of the time. It just works!!
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible saw Bought it 2 months ago, took it home and saw did not start. Took it back to dealer and after 30 minuts of pulling they start it. I took it home again but still it takes 30 minutes to start. Took it back to dealer and they said they will fix it and call me back. . After 2 months I don’t have saw and money and still waiting for them to call
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst saw I have owned. This is my fourth chainsaw for medium yard work. Rough starting, mediocre power, "off" selector does not work and the saw must be choked to stop the engine.Never will buy a stihl again.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Trouble with saw, Warranty not as you would think! First, I have several Stihl products and have been very satisfied with them over the years. Good quality products. However, Stihl's warranty is very suspect. I have had a problem with this chainsaw. The first time I used it for an hour and a half I had restarting problems (would not restart after it ran for that long). Took it back to the Stihl dealer that I purchased it form well within warranty period. Dealer says nothing wrong with it. They charged me $20 for diagnosis. Next time I used it had basically the same issues after about an hour and a half. (Hard to restart, loss of power).Called Stihl to find out how I could get this addressed (under warranty). They said take it back to the dealer. I explained I had no intention of going back to that dealer and pay them to tell me nothing is wrong with this warranty item. A few trips to them would cost more than I paid for the saw. Their solution, take it to a different dealer (considerably further away than the first dealer). I asked if that dealer would be charging a fee to do warranty work and they say they won't. Well, since the other one did I have no confidence they won't. So the bottom line is that the Stihl products warranty are no better than the big box machines which typically cost a lot less. My selection process for the next outdoor tool will certainly include closer scrutiny of product support and customer support.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Saw in a Little Package I needed a saw for light firewood duty and occasional tree removal in a rural setting. I've needed it already twice to remove storm damage, and it keeps on going when my neighbor's Husquvarna quit on him. Although it is only a 16 inch bar, I've cut up a poplar and an oak tree that were around 20inches in diameter. It does an amazing job.
Date published: 2017-11-14
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