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.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
31.8 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
1.5 kW (2.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT
4.2 kg (9.3 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 40cm (12" to 16")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Narrow Kerf
POWER SOURCE
Gas
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.

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

Reviews

MS 180 C-BE is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 310.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My "old man" saw I've had an 036 big and heavy and worn-out. I bought this little saw because I need something to use around the place and I am pushing 71. I like the easy start and easy chain adjuster. My grown sons said it was a perfect saw for me. It's my"old man" saw and will probably outlast me.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from REAL Problems with Easy Start I purchased an MS180C-B about 14 months ago primarily to help an elderly neighbor clear some branches etc from his yard after a storm. I was attracted to the light weight, power, and other features. On the plus side, I found the wheel to tension the chain (without tools) to be a great feature...even easy to use with gloves on.The HUGE negative is the easy start. I have had many saws, but always with traditional pull start. About the 3rd or 4th time I used the saw, the rope just pulled out. There was still some spring tension to draw it back in, so I took the saw to my local dealer here in North Carolina. My first disappointment was to learn that this problem was not uncommon. My second disappointment was when he asked me if I had purchased oil when I bought my saw. (I hadn't, so it was out of warranty.) My third disappointment was when he suggested the problem might just be two plastic pawls in the mechanism... an inexpensive part that he said I might be able to fix myself... but would cost about the price I paid for the saw for them to do it! I opted to try the fix myself, but that wasn't the problem. Now I have a slightly used saw that I like, with the only problem being that the starter mechanism is shot, but which will cost me nearly the price I paid for the saw to fix!!! Overall, I'm very disappointed with the "easy start" system and would strongly urge others to buy a saw without it. Greg C.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great little saw this little saw can handle some pretty big projects,starts easy,runs strong,and is quick and easy to adjust the chain.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small chainsaw After discussing my needs with the salesman at the Family Center, I opted for the MS 180 C-BE since most of the trees I would be removing were under 16-20 inches in diameter. I cut down over 30 hedge trees this winter. The saw worked great and I appreciated the light weight after a couple of hours of work each time out. Larger trees would take more horsepower but that is the trade off for using a smaller chainsaw which meets my needs more than 90 percent of the time. The easy start system worked great during sub-zero weather, surprised it started!
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice to work with a saw instead of on a saw I have used another brand of chainsaw in the past. I spent more time working on the chainsaw than I did working with it. With this new Stihl, it start easy and every time, it cuts cleanly and efficiently, and I am not constantly stopping to tighten the chain (or put it back on!!). I am very happy with my choice of Stihl.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy start is awesome can not believe how easy it starts EVERY time. Easy pull start and awesome controls.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is definitely worth the extra little bit to get the Quik adjust! Definitely a good saw for the money, I would recommend buying.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start feature work great. I am a retired US Navy veteran and this chainsaw is great with the easy start feature. Also the chain tension system is a great design.
Date published: 2017-03-21
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