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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MS 180 C-BE is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 296.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light but tough little saw Had this ms180 c for over two years and honestly can say it's the best light saw I've ever owned. Have used it for general brush clearing, and for felling and limbing some very large Leyland Cypress. It will handle 12" logs with ease and even used it to close cut a 24" stump, albeit carefully. Never fails to start and love the easy start feature. Just don't try to start it like you did your "old" chain saw with a "throw" pull or other hard pull. Just securely hold saw and slowly pull up handle. Once she's warmed up and running, she'll start on first pull every time.. I always run it out of gas when I put her up and fill with fresh gas when I take it out to use it. Also love the easy chain adjustment. This is really a well designed and well thoughtout product for home and small farm use.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is a great product for what it cost compared to others that I have owned. I have had two other brands of chain saws this size, and this one out performs the others in all arias, easy starting, easy to handle, light weight. My young adult daughter likes helping me cut up trees in our yard, and she prefers the Stihl over the other brand that I currently own.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start makes this saw!!! Love it. I have asked everyone I know with experience and Stihl is their #1 or 2 choice for quality and reliability. I haven't had the saw long but it looks well made. The easy start function is outstanding. That has been my biggest issue with a real chainsaw. It's a breeze. The weight of this model is just right for me as a 125 lb woman. It's easy to maneuver and I don't feel like it owns me. Highly recommend this saw .
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw. Bought this saw for an elderly female neighbor who has a lot full of trees to cut. She loves it's light weight, easy-to-adjust chain tension, and easy start features. Powerful enough for the 8-12" trees she's cutting.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product I'm 65 years old and have been cutting fire wood since high school. This saw is easy to start, good weight and power. It will take care of anything I'll come across for firewood for many years to come.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Actually starts relatively easy Cranks out surprising cutting speed for a home version, even in thicker or sap heavy trees (like Palm trees). Relatively light weight and good balance for the arms. We will see how it lasts but so far takes about 2/3 the time and effort of my previous saw.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent features and very reliable The MS 180 C-BE is very reliable and extremely easy to start. I use the STIHL premixed fuel, so there isn't any concern of bad fuel or an incorrect mix. I highly recommend this chainsaw for many reasons. This saw is reliable, easy to start, easy chain adjustment, easy access to the air filter and spark plug. Looking forward to many years of use.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This chainsaw gets the job done. I have a bigger saw, but this one does what I need at a much lighter weight. I can get more done because I can work longer without "giving out". It starts smoothly and the tension control makes adjustment easy.
Date published: 2017-01-25
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