MS 180 C-BE

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With the STIHL Easy2Start™ system and Quick Chain Adjuster, this high-tech chainsaw is unbelievably easy to use.

Product Description

The MS 180 C-BE is where handy meets high tech. And this lightweight, easy-to-maneuver chainsaw’s first order of business is fast, easy starting with the STIHL Easy2Start™ system. Just a light pull on the cord does it. Just as easy is our Quick Chain Adjuster, which makes it possible to adjust the saw chain without tools. Unbelievably easy to use, the MS 180 C-BE is a big help with your list of woodcutting chores around the home.

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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  • STIHL Easy2Start™ (E)
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
  • Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.

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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.


31.8 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
1.5 kW (2.0 bhp)
4.2 kg (9.3 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 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® 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 C-BE is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 553.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels like your cheating This chainsaw and the other STIHL saws are all amazing; many of my family members have been trying to get me to get one, after wasting another weekend with the Poulan I went and got the 180.Starts effortlessly, don’t have to sit it down and worry that it won’t restart. I know it’s a new chain, but cuts through cedar like butter. Lightweight enough to easily carry around the farm, into the trees, or up a ladder.Has an easy on the fly bar extender that allows keeping the chain at the right tension all the time.Quiet, I can actually hear my music in my earbuds while cutting.Cons: nothing’s perfect, I would prefer a little more metal and less plastic housing, would make it heavier, but I’d be happier with that.
Date published: 2019-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features and easy start I found for the price this saw had all the features I was looking for and more. Starts easy but caution....I flooded it first try. Listen to the saw and it will run great. The dealer gased up the saw and ran it for me. That was great and reassuring. Great buy.
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from overall excellent machine have had this chainsaw for a few years and don't use often , but when I need it starts right away with out a problem ! very happy with it as I am with my blower and weed whacker .Had other brands before and I am sorry did not get this brand from the beginning.
Date published: 2019-10-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cuts well but hard to start When running it runs well, cuts well. Feels a bit underpowered when bucking a 10-12" log. Biggest problem is that after using the saw for awhile, for example felling a bucking a tree, and refueling, I can't get it restarted. The only solution has been to let it cool down and sit for a couple of hours. That's unacceotable.
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little Workhorse Used this to cut down an about 30 foot tall maple that died over winter. Was able to cut it up without working too hard. Only changed chain once. Never felt like it was bogging down and not going to get through something.
Date published: 2019-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use The wing nut quick adjust for the saw tension seems a little gimmicky but works perfect and definitely saves time and there’s never any looking around for your wrench. The easy start system works great and makes starting the saw a breeze. Perfect home saw at a great price.
Date published: 2019-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to use So far so good...used on 5 trees as advertised..I made the right choice.
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good power few little flaws This was my first saw that i bought new, ive owned this say for 10 months now and ran around 20 tanks thru it. It has been in shop twice for oiler and pull cord warranty. Which took 27days combined. But other then them issues ive been pleased with starting, cutting power, and the easy adjust chain. I would recommend the spend a little more and up grade to this saw over the 170 any day.
Date published: 2019-10-03
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