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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.

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 280.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish the saw had more power I was interested in a larger saw, but the salesman talked me into the smaller one... I regret the decision. It stalls out more than it should. Love the easy start capability and the easy chain adjust feature though.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great choice for a rookie female! I love this saw! I was attracted to the light weight and easy-start features and haven't been disappointed. As a woman inexperienced with chain saws, I didn't want to fight with a big, heavy saw that's hard to start. I use the saw for cutting brush, cutting tree limbs, and other small chores. Guys who have LOTS of experience love the saw for bigger jobs, too. The dealer was very helpful and gave me good advice on basic use of the saw.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easy, quick chain adjust is simple, love it I have struggled for years with another brand. I thought all chain saws were the same. Big mistake. I wasted more time and money on inferior products. I should have bought Stihl a long time ago. And the cost wasn't even any more than the other brands. I wont make that mistake again. I'm a Stihl customer for life. Thanks for making a quality product, and making here in the U.S.A.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from cheap parts hard to start and cover keeps falling off. cheaply made cover had a piece of pressed metal to hold down cover and it fell off the first day it was used. I wish that it had a primer bulb on it. At least 50 pulls to get it started. It's no husky
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and very reliable This MS 180 C-BE saw is powerful beyond it's size. Plenty of power and lightweight. It has been a workhorse for over 3 years. Two things should be known about this saw: 1) On the Easy-Start system, DO NOT pull the cord as you would on a regular recoil type system. You run the risk of pulling the rope out of it's housing. This system was not designed for hard pull recoil ... hence the Easy-Start system. 2) Occasionally check the fuel line inside the gas tank for pinching of the line. As the internal fuel line become older, it tends to soften and may, at times, form a crimp and cut off the fuel supply. Two minor issues worth mentioning. Still an excellent product. And keep the saw chain sharp!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like the spring-assist for starting ! Best saw I have ever owned. Easy starting. Plenty of power. Hardly any of the usual saw vibration. Light weight. Don't get tired out using this one. Chain adjustment is very easy to do. No tools needed.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from broken after 2.5 years I bought this MS180 about 2.5 years ago by knowing Stihl brand name for long time. It is a little sad that the saw is broken now. I have been doing some tree/branch cutting works after building a new house in a 2 acres lot. Don't believe that I am a heavy duty user, although been using this saw many time a year. I don't regret for buying/using this saw. It worked pretty good, easy to start and rather light. However, I wish it can last longer. As I still need a chainsaw to continue my yard work and don't really trusting Stihl now, my next chain saw would be a different brand.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Great product for a homeowner! Never had a single problem and the guys at my collinsville rural king were outstanding! I will be upgrading soon to a bigger engine (because a guy has to have his toys!) Stihl makes a dependable, quality product. They have my business for a lifetime!-Dustin Glasco Granite City, IL
Date published: 2016-11-01
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