MS 180 C-BE - $259.99 DSRP


STIHL MS 180 C-BE ChainsawSTIHL MS 180 C-BE Chainsaw
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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.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" PMM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (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 based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    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.
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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…
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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    Chain Pitch File Diameter File Guide
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    in. mm in. mm Part Number
    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1026

    1/4
    3/8 PM
    6.35
    9.32
    5/32 4.0 0811 411 8091

    5605 750 4327

    5605 007 1027

    0.325 8.25 3/16 4.8 0811 412 8088

    5605 750 4328

    5605 007 1028

    3/8 9.32 13/64 5.2 0814 243 3384 5605 750 4329

    5605 007 1029

    0.404 10.26 7/32 5.5 0811 412 8108 5605 750 4330

    5605 007 1030

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MS 180 C-BE is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 434.
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product will not start Bought saw and had it two weeks could not get the saw to start, totally unreliable product.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware. not a good saw... warranty covers little Bought this saw... ran it for less then a minute and it stopped working. It's not a good saw and the warranty doesn't seem to cover much. beware.
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very intuitive design for easy operation and maintenance Stihl engineers and marketing really listened/considered the typical consumer complaints about the residential chainsaws. This model addresses all my issues with the difficulties of extremely tight fitting gas and oil knobs, cumbersome chain adjustment methods and the sometime challenging start-up issues. Love/Love/Love this easy design that takes the hassles away and let me focus enjoying tearing down some trees.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous chainsaw!!! I purchased my second STIHL in the past 20 years. It is extremely easy to operate (I remember the pull system on my older one) but this 180c C-BE is easy enough for my wife to start, regulate the chain tension, and cut anything we have on our place. I would never buy any chainsaw other than a STIHL. It starts so easy, cuts so smoothly, and is less weight than those of 20 years ago. Never had a problem with my older one until it was so old that parts were no longer manufactured. I look forward to another 20 years with this great machine. The kickback has been drastically reduced by the "green" category built in the blade and chains.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features The easy start is awesome and the easy chain adjustment is simple.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of use This is my first Stihl chainsaw I have had two other brands that can not compare to this saw. I used it today for the first time to clear some storm damage and had no issues. The saw was easy to start and very comfortable to handle, never felt any fatigue !
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easiest Chain Saw I ever used. The extra features are well worth the few dollars more. love the Easy Start and the no tools chain adjustment. Even though the shop demonstrated how easy it was to start, I was doubly amazed the first time I started the chain saw. Haven't used the chain adjustment feature yet but I'm sure I will be impressed. And the fact that the bar oil feed only feeds when the chain is moving during run operation will make this a whole lot cleaner operation when I am running it! Well done, STIHL!
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has many great features! I will never use any other brand than stihl! I even use their kits.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts like a dream. Very affordable. There are other brands out there that are bigger for the same money but don’t do it - you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anthony Simpson It's a great saw for the home owner. If your just cutting a little wood for the fire or clearing underbrush or cutting down 18 inch pines it'll do the job in no time. It's the best saw I've ever owned light weight and manuverable.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for the price I have several big saws and this saw is great backup or small job saw. Super easy to start and adjust!
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Carburetor had to be replaced after only 2 uses I used my chainsaw twice over the course of one weekend and the carburetor had to be replaced. The chainsaw was bran new. This is my first Stihl and I was pretty disappointed with it breaking so fast. Hope this is a one time thing and not a sign of things to come.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Girl's best friend! Love this chainsaw! I'm 58 yr old woman and this chainsaw is easy to start and use and not too heavy. Also very easy to take apart to clean or replace chain.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw I bought this saw to replace a saw that I finally wore out after several decades. This model is easy to start (if you don't flood it by over choking) It's well balanced with good power. The ease of changing and adjusting the chain is awesome! Took me a bit to get used to the emergency chain brake, but no real problem. (My left hand tended to nudge the brake when starting)
Date published: 2018-02-10
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