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.

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Reviews

MS 180 C-BE is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 303.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best I owned one of these in 2003, used it for years. It always started right up and ran perfectly. When I sold my house and moved to an apartment I sold it.Now I needed another one, so bought the same thing, and it is every bit as good if not better than the first!Stihl is the best you can buy, and costs no more than the junk out there.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy start very nice. chain requires tightening often and quick chain tensioner features difficult to use with gloves. chain slipped off the bar 4-5 times in first couple of hrs of use. checked tension periodically but still came off. Quick chain tensioner a nice option but can't pull out hinged clip with gloves on. adjusting wheel is small with not much gripping surface showing making it also difficult to work with gloves. love the easy start features which is why I went with this model.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feels good in the hands This saw does exactly what I purchased it for. Around the property management and cutting logs for firewood. Easy to start, enough power to get the jobs done, simple maintenance.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use love this little saw, really did the Job i needed it to do,
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cutting power from such a lightweight and easy to use saw I received an MS 180 CB-E "Mini Boss" as a gift from an older relative who could no longer use it. What a great saw, just a pleasure to use, starts immediately and with very little effort. Perfect for cutting up windfalls for firewood, and felling 12-16" diameter snags. Light and balanced enough to work aloft. Perfect for clearing brush all day long. The only time the bigger MS 360 leaves the shed anymore is for the truly heavy jobs, but the 180 always comes along for bucking and clearing.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the easy start and the chain adjuster. Nice starting strong running saw. I've been cutting up a 24" red oak. The narrow kerf saves a lot of wood.
Date published: 2017-02-22
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
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