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MS 180 C-BE

MS 180 C-BE
With the STIHL Easy2Start™ system and Quick Chain Adjuster, this high-tech chainsaw is unbelievably easy to use.

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 40cm (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 depending upon which powerhead it is installed.

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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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 257reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wouldn't buy any other brand of chainsaw We've owned a few different brands of chainsaws over the years. We decided on a Stihl and it is worth every penny! It's form meets function and is reliable and gets the job done every time. Starts on a dime and runs like a champ. We will never own any other brand of chainsaw again. September 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent first chainsaw This is my first chainsaw, and I found it very easy to start and use. September 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little saw! After using cheaper saws for several years with spotty results, I purchased the 180C for use around my yard. I only wish I had done so sooner...would've saved me the maintenance headaches the cheaper saws usually come with. It's a great saw for small to medium sized work. September 15, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Doesn't run at altitude, piece of junk I have owned this chainsaw for more than three years, I bought it new from a dealer. I use it around home to trim my trees ( I live in Glendale, AZ) which is at about 1100 ft elevation and have no problems. However, when I take it into the mountains at 5500-7500 elevation I can rarely get the chainsaw to start. If it starts it has no power and chokes out.I have taken it to the dealer three times and they supposedly tuned it each time.I then take it to the mountains and no dice. I have emptied all the fuel and used stihls own premix and nothing works. So I plan on selling this piece of junk on ebay and using my father's chainsaw that starts every time and that has never had a reliability problem.So much for STIHL quality! September 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This chain saw works great I am pleased with this chain saw. I had others brands but nothing compairs with the Stihl chain saw that I have now it dose what I want it to do and more. September 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the easy start & tooless chain adjust! I was having trouble starting my old saw due to medical condition, i can start the 180 C-BE with no problem. The tool less chain adjust is well made & easy to use. The saw is light and balanced very nicely, like always STIHL made another fine product. I highly recommend purchasing one!! September 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by The saw starts easily, runs and cuts great. I didn't expect the great customer service. I have an estimated 1 hour of run time on the saw. It starts great, still learning the easy start feature. Cuts fine. I have cut down a couple of small dead trees of about 5" and 8" in diameter. I also used it to trim some trees. The largest limb was about 10" in diameter. I like the easy chain tension adjustment. So far it is doing what I want, now to see how it lasts. September 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This Stihl performs as well or better than my Farm Boss I sold my Farm Boss to a friend who was in dire need of a quality chain saw. Two weeks later I had a tree to remove on my property. I purchased the MS 180 and attacked the work to be done. This 180 is smaller than the Farm Boss but surprised me with the easy starting and no hesitation when cutting large trunks and limbs. Really amazing how easy this saw handled the job... I highly recommend this saw to any home owner who needs a chain saw... If not this size, stick with STHILRJC August 23, 2016
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