MS 180 C-BE - $259.99 DSRP

STIHL MS 180 C-BE ChainsawSTIHL MS 180 C-BE Chainsaw
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16 in. Bar

DSRP: $259.99


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

Similar to the MS 180 C-B, the STIHL MS 180 C-BE features the Easy2Start™ system, making this chainsaw virtually effortless to start. Perfect for cutting firewood or felling trees to 12 inches in diameter, it is a lightweight practical chainsaw with convenient features you can rely on.
Print Spec Sheets
MS 180 C-BE 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.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (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 based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
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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.
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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.
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    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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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

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…
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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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    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

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    3/8 PM
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    5605 007 1028

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    5605 007 1029

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MS 180 C-BE is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 448.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great product. Great people to deal with. Couldn't be happier with my selection.Great, after purchase support as well.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best chainsaw I’ve ever had Very dependable, easy to use as far as chainsaws go, best chainsaw I’ve ever owned
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Needs further development I just bought a 180 C-BE for use at my home on Friday 5/25/18. Used it on Saturday for a period less than one tank of gas, performed well when running. Put it away overnight and filled it the next morning with your recommended gas and couldn't get it started. Tried again Sunday morning with the same result. Your easy start technology needs improvement. Right now it is a 9 lb. paper weight that is as useless as the 18 year old saw I disposed of. Either it was not set up properly in the factory or you have some product work to do on reliability.I have never had a reliability problem with other Stihl products I own but I could not recommend this product to anyone.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the easy pull start feature This is my first Stihl product and so far, I love it. To tell the truth I didn't think the easy pull start feature was going to be a real thing but holy moly it is! If you prime/prep it correctly you literally only have to slowly pull the starter cord just hard enough to turn the starter and it starts right up. In fact, if you try to pull it like you would on any other gas engine that has a starter cord you will ruin the saw. I love it.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have at least 100 trees to keep trimmed. Very good fit Easy start, cuts tree limbs quickly., over100 trees to maintain. Used it for over 1 hour. Light and safe
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start, great power Since this unit has no priming bulb it took a little while to catch on to how to start it. Once learned it's a piece of cake. Easy to start, runs great and has good cutting power. I only wish it had come with the proper bar to allow me to use the more aggressive cutting chain.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good buy I talked myself into buying an Echo cs-352 over the Stihl ms-180. I couldn’t get the saw to run. I spent a few hours messing with it. Finally after getting fed up I returned it and went straight to my nearest Stihl dealer. The saw started right up and ran flawlessly for hours. Definitely a dependable smooth running machine.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I have had other brands of chainsaws but this is by far the easiest I have ever used. I have shoulder problems and the pull start on this machine did not take a lot of effort. I am very happy with this chainsaw.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this chainsaw! Starts easily, Quick Tensioner is awesome, double warranty deal is really nice.....
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS -180 - C - BE Good saw, easy start, fairly light weight, lots of power would buy another one if this one wears out.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend I bought this saw this weekend just for homeowner use on 4 acres. It was lightweight with good power. I only used it cutting 1"-3 1/2" diameter limbs so it's power for larger stuff I'm not sure of. It was easy to start and other than needing a bigger gas tank and chain oil reservoir it has good value for the product. Stihl was running a promotion to include a hard case for free. I would definitely recommend this to someone for residential use.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handles everything I threw at it! Buzzed thru oak and hickory like butter. Starts like advertised which is a plus for me since I have little patience for junk that won't start. You can tell I owned every no name brand out there! If your in the market for a chainsaw save up and buy the best one you can afford. It pays for itself ten fold!
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good saw except for handle Great saw, except for the space between the chain brake handle and the grab bar. Not enough space between them; I literally tore the skin off my knuckles trying to start the saw. You have to hold saw on its side and then try and start it. This needs a redesign bad.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use This saw is the best I have ever owned. From the super easy starts to the light weight handling, I am super impressed. Well done Stihl !!!
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small saw We bought this for my girlfriend since my 026 and 441 are too heavy for her and she wanted to cut smaller trees and branches. She has lupus so a big pull to start a saw is not going to happen. I honestly had no idea they made a saw like this and she was ecstatic with both the weight and how easy it was to pull. I've loaned it out several times to people and they love how easy it is to start and how light it is. For a casual "around the property" saw I have zero complaints about it and it fills the void I had by owning a medium sized saw and a large saw. Zero complaints.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start, runs reliably. An easy to start lightweight chainsaw. Cuts very quickly when chain is kept sharp. The blade adjustments are simple and tooless. Only downside is the small gas tank.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Far So Good I have only had this saw a few months to replace a Poulan Pro that gave up the ghost. I used it this weekend to take down an ash tree that had died. The tree wasn't a real large tree but this saw made quick work of it. I was pleased with the ease of starting and power this unit has. Cutting the tree down myself basically paid for the saw, as having someone cut the tree down for me would have cost me at least the same, probably more than what I paid for the saw. I really like the easy stating feature of this unit. Overall, I have been very pleased and hope that it provides me with many years of trouble-free use.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to adjust, good power for the size of the bar This saw has worked hard for me. Starts easy, eats wood with a sharp chain, and is very light. Only problem I had was a broken chain. Not sure what happened but the saw itself was perfectly fine
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from reliable and starts everytime. I bought this to put in my trailer for camping trips. This is really the only time I use it and it works great. starts up easy everytime and cuts like butter. very happy with the purchase. I got it from Ace Hardware.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs good, easy start, cheap thin pull cord. Runs good, easy to start, pretty powerful for its size. BUT he pull cord broke the fourth time I was using it. The cord is very thin and looks cheap. I hope it’s covered under warranty. Jim06063
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS180 C-BE home use chainsaw Super happy with this product.Starts every time..Chain last a good while..We'll see how is lasts over the next few years..
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from easy start-ha ha ha Easy start is a joke. That is why I purchased this saw. Only been able to use it two times in the past year, because that is the only times I could get the dang thing started.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice light weight saw Nice light weight saw with plenty of power for it’s size. Very easy to adjust chain tension without any tools. Air filter needs to be cleaned after each use, but I want to be sure that no sawdust enters the carburetor. Very easy to start and idles perfectly.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best small saw I have used The starting system is great. The tool-free chain adjustment is perfect. It has more than enough power and really gets the job done. My wife loves using it.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent "around the house" saw Starts effortlessly. Run smoothly. Easy to operate and maintain. I bought the saw for clearing trees around the house and for occasional storm damage. I've used it 4-5 times in the past month, and I have no complaints.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very dependable First chain saw and I am very pleased with the 180 C..It is easy to start with the ease pull mechanism..Love the stop chain feature also the chain tightener...My friend said this saw cuts like butter...Yes it does!!!
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow I had no idea a saw could so easily start and work like a dynamo. Life lesson, go for the best and save oneself long hours of headache.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like the easy and quick chain tightening feature!! After buying a Stihl weed eater I became hooked and obviously when my other brand of chainsaw wouldn’t start again I bought this one... and I wish I did it Years ago instead of fighting with the old one. Amazing product as always!!
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Saw Gets the job done right. Excellent saw. Just the right weight. Quick start a BIG PLUS. Tank of gas lasts long time.
Date published: 2018-03-26
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