MS 180

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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
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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 222.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great saw saw is lightweight and easy to use... only concern is the pull string has broken on me 2 times... other than this issue... highly recommend this saw
Date published: 2019-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Workhorse Lightweight little saw. For a weekend type saw, this one is fantastic! I'd highly recommend it to anyone!
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight, gets the job done but may take a little longer than the big guys Love this saw! Light weight, great value. Cuts even big logs but may take longer than the big boys. Also to note, i have only used stihl and premixed can fuel. I think this is a key to the dependability of this product. Never used an ethanol fuel.Great home owner product!
Date published: 2019-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service and great product... Great saw for the money. Had it for a year now and still works like new !!!
Date published: 2019-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from First Stihl, Never Again, Poor Product I purchased a MS180C, my first Stihl and everyone was telling me to by Stihl, so I spent the extra cash. They started it at the store and I started it at the store. Took it home, next day would not start, not even an attempt. The easy start cord broke and I was not pulling hard on it, as I was advised when purchased. The store took it back, gave me another one, same result. I even sat and had them watch what I was doing to start the saw and was advised I was following the correct steps. First Stihl purchase, Last Stihl will ever purchaseEasy start and larger motor for more torque when cutting doesn't help if the thing will not start.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Never by this saw mine broke yes broke after one use dont ever buy the ms180 terrible terrible terrible
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wouldn’t start after first use Chainsaw worked good first use. Week later couldn’t get it to start tried for hours off and on no luck
Date published: 2019-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is just right I've worked as a pro in the tree msintenance industry for 40 years. I use (strictly) Stihl products, i.e., saws, chains, bar oil & mix. I recently purchased an MS180 from a contractor. I replaced the chsin brake handle and reinserted the ignition kill wire. Saw fits in well with our operation. Keep the air filter clean, chain sharp and don't run it too hot. Great lightweight chainsaw.
Date published: 2019-08-11
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