MS 180 C-BE - $249.95 DSRP

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

DSRP: $249.95


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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…
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 398.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw! I bought this saw to use for trimming limbs off down trees. It is light enough to whip around in any angle without wearing you out.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite feature is easy start system. First time chainsaw owner. Very easy to start. I've cut down 3 trees so far ranging from 9" to 16" diameter and this saw worked great. The 16" tree really gave this small saw a workout but it got the job done. I especially like the easy start system. I cut for a while and pick-up for a while and when I restart the saw it only takes one very light pull and I'm up and running again. I do recommend that if you store it for long periods run the gas tank dry to keep the fuel from gelling. I had problems with a gas weed eater (another brand) for not doing that. I'm sold on Stihl brand.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Saw For Around The House While I own several commercial Stihl chain saws, I'm getting older and need a smaller saw for trimming jobs around the property. I bought the MS 180 C-BE a year ago and it has always started easily, run perfect, and given no trouble. It is my go to saw for the less than 12" jobs. I have three MS 250's that I had been using for trimming but now I have a new friend.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from this product is way to techy Bought two of these saws, (1 for gift) big mistake on my part. The easy start is a gimmick. You spend more time trying to start them than you do cutting wood. Replaced both saws with a commercial model.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features for my needs. Great saw! Have had a year now with no problems at all.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st time chainsaw owner I have other Stihl equipment i.e. blower and trimmer. I am very impressed with the new engine for quick starting, smooth acceleration and ease if adding fuel and oil. The saw cuts with no effort and is compact, light and durable.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Chainsaw Originally had bought this saw for hinge cutting to improve deer habitat. But I find myself grabbing it more than the bigger saws For cutting firewood. Works great for tree diameters 14” and under. You could cut larger but it would just take more time. It’s light weight and has great power for a small saw I was very impressed !!!! The easy start feature is amazing and literally takes little to no effort to start. The easy chain tensioner is nice as well less tools to loose lol. I was skeptical when reading some of the reviews but I will say any doubts or concerns I had are gone. Great quality product !!!!
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am surprised I am surprised and amazed how the pull string machanism was designed.Takes only a smoothly pull to get the motor started after priming 2 or 3 pulls and moving the lever properly. Powerful motor and with a new chain; was surprised how I got my task done, compared to other chainsaws I owed before.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easy, cuts fast Starts easy, cuts fast! Light weight, narrow kerf gets through 14" maple like butter.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect saw Took down my dead ash tree and it performed every task I needed exceptionally well!
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good little saw for the money I have owned 2 of these saws since 2011.This model saw is a little light for cutting firewood or cleaning up our substantial yard. I usually cut about 5 to 7 cords of firewood per year and clear about 1/2 acre of spruce, birch and pine per year. Trees range in size from 4 inches to 16 inches in diameter. This model is OK for bucking and minor yard cleanup, but if you have heavier jobs consider a MS250 or a pro model. I own and operator a seasonal fishing and aurora viewing lodge and the MS 180 CBE is good for the ladies who work here. (Yellow Dog Lodge) Ambient air temperatures at the lodge range from -40C to + 30C; cold starts take a little more time to start and warm up for operations. Problems with the oiler - had to replace the oil pump and the hose.Problems with the clutch - have to replace the springs each season. My staff seem to like breaking the springs on taking down too large a tree and using the brake.Problems starting - use 92 octane fuel with stihl oil, I used 87 octane with generic oil and had issues with the carb, but after cleaning the carb and changed the fuel the saw works just fine. Take the time to do regular maintenance and replace chains when needed. No real problems with cutting, just keep the saw clean and the chain sharp and you will be good to go.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start, easy to use. Excellent quality saw. Easy to start, eady to maintain...perfect for smaller acre ranches or homes.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw I love using this saw. Super easy to start and plenty of power.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts like a light saber! I always wanted to buy a STIHL, now i have one and there is a reason its the best.I appreciated the fact the sales person started it up and ran it right in front of me. answered all my questions as well.I had half a maple tree fall down and i cut it up in half an hour great saw!thank you STIHLJeff
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very reliable and powerful for its size I have owned this saw for 3-4years. Yes I had to replace starter rope due to my ignorance. I also have had a little problem starting by flooding it out. I learned that it will start every time if one follows starting instructions. I have an 025 that I have had for many years. Stihl is the only saw I will purchase. The 180 CBE cuts as well as most larger saws that I have been around.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like this saw. I've had limited past exposure to chainsaws. Have used this one to remove two dead trees. Like the balance, starts easily, not too heavy. Could use a little more power - but this could keep me from getting in trouble.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great saw for light duty I purchased the saw for light yard work and occasional firewood cutting. I've only used it once and it performed well. Started easily and ran fine. It might be a bit underpowered, but works well for my needs.Planning on using it more this spring when I cut a rather large tree. We'll see how that goes and update my review as necessary.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Has to be babied to run This saw has to be started exactly right or it will flood. After it is running OK, it frequently will shut down for no reason. Also the starting rope and the pulling system is fragile, leading to frequent breaking of the pull rope. Stihl should offer both the MS 170 and the MS 180 saw in a non-easy start but still no tools version. At least the MS 170, if not the MS 180 also, used to be available in this version, which was more reliable with fewer service problems. Why was this discontinued?
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never has run right since bought new! I bought this saw brand new and it never has ran like it should. Once engine gets hot it shuts off and will not run. I have taken it to the dealer several times to repair but it still has the same issues. It has great power when it runs but like I said once it heats up it shuts down. I have always used Stihl saws but I am now looking into changing brands!
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good saw. Got this saw about a month ago, and so far I'm impressed with the power, durability and easy start on this. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Extremely Underpowered even for a small saw Stihl is a quality saw and this one is no exception, my problem is I found it to be under powered. Even cutting 6 inch logs is would slow down if you put pressure on the bar. For no more often than I use a saw I can live with it. The good points far outweigh the bad !!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Light Saw Excellent saw overall but wishing I had bought the MS 251 C-BE instead. Always buy a bit more power than you think you need!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great saw for household chores As a beginner chainsaw owner I couldn't ask for anything easier to use. All features on this saw were well thought of. The saw has held up through the first month of use with ease. However, if you plan to cut a tree that is larger than about 10 inches, you'll want something a bit more powerful. Overall, very happy with purchase.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big bite in a small package I really enjoyed my new saw this weekend. It began with its first start up. A slight tug on the cord and it started immediately. We fell a 35’ pine, cut all the branches then cut the tree in 12” sections, then repeated on another 40’ pine. The saw cut like butter, we were done in no time. My old saw I would need breaks due to fatigue.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bought 2 only 1 is still working I bought two of these saws in 2015. Both of them were purchased with an extended warranty. BOTH had to go in for repairs in the first year (and they were not used for more than 10 tanks of gas). Only used for small trees (I have a 391 for big work). Very soon after the warranty was spent, one of the saws completely stopped working and the repair shop said it is shot. I used the same gas (non-ethanol) and spend the extra money for stihl oil. There is no way these saws should have needed repairs and stopped working within 2 years.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This saw was my first chainsaw it was really good for a first chainsaw. The only problem is that it doesn't have enough power to cut firewood. Still it is a good limber and still cuts firewood for my business. Love it never had any other issues with it though.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to crank, lightweight and just the right amount of power. I have a Stihl weed eater and blower and could not be happier. I will stick to Stihl products rather than waste my money on "cheaper" products that don't perform.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needed the easy start--works great with pre-mixed/higher octane fuel Getting old and have health limits so I needed a lighter and smaller saw and one that would start easily. Didn't find the mid-grade ethanol gas in California to run well in this machine and starting was an issue. Once I switched to the pre-mixed fuel it starts right away, every time, even at 4000 feet altitude. Expensive to run the canned pre-mix but it sure pays for itself in ease of use. Power is not great, but I'm probably just reacting to moving to a smaller saw and should not be unfair as I have nothing to compare it with. Very happy with the purchase as I am with every Stihl product I have used. Easy to fill the oil and fuel. I was honestly a little leary of how well the "easy pull" would be, but it is truly a blessing to be able to keep cutting at my age.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw I bought it for cleaning up around the property. Have ten acre woodlot that needs some attention. Smooth running, easy starting, lighter than the bigger models, but I should have really bought a larger saw for the diameter trees that I have down. But that's my fault and not the chainsaw.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice features in a lightweight saw As far as lightweight models go this is a good saw.The plusses:Very well made.Easy start works reliablyWell balancedThe minuses:The fuel and oil fillers are a little smallThe blade tension adjustment knob is too small for gloved handsOverall:I'm a fan. I wish I could justify buying another Stihl saw. It's nice to know that there are products that are made great.
Date published: 2017-09-28
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