MS 180 C-BE - $239.95 DSRP

STIHL MS 180 C-BE ChainsawSTIHL MS 180 C-BE Chainsaw
Distributor Suggested Retail Price
16 in. Bar

DSRP: $239.95


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

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

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MS 180 C-BE is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 455.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My third Stihl Excellent saw. My first one lasted 18 yrs, my second one , model 09, lasted 19 years and I’m sure my current one will be passed on to a son-in-law or grandson!!
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not happy This chain saw is hard to start, if you work it to long and shut it off it will not restart. The pull cord is not strong enough. Very disappointed with this product.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this chainsaw I had another brand chainsaw which was larger and heavier. It was much harder to start. By the time I got it started, I was too tired to cut much of anything. I'm a 66 years old women who has noticed I don't have the same strength in my arms as I use to. I was a bit discouraged when I thought I would not be able to do the little bit of tree work that I wanted to do around my home. Then a good friend told me about Stihl chainsaws. A friendly and awesome sales person helped me pick the right saw for me. I can not believe how easy this saw is to start. It is light weight and easy to handle and I have cut down trees that were more the 10 inches in diameter. I feel capable of doing the woodcutting projects I want to do around my home. Stihl also has a great web site that is easy to navigate, has lots of information and "How To" videos. Thank you Stihl for making such a great easy to start and use chainsaw.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Hard to Start I have 12 Chain Saws. I have used Chain Saws for many decades. This MS 180 C is the hardest saw to start that I have, summer or winter.Sometimes it has taken well over 30 min of pulling the rope to get it going.I use the proper fuel, for this saw it is Stihl fuel from the dealer, and follow the instructions for choke usage when starting.When is finally starts, it cuts good, as long as the chain is very sharp.It restarts fairly easy if it is used with in a hour of shut down, and it doesn't cool down too much.The day prior to use I put the saw in a warm location overnight to warm up the engine as much as possible. This seems to help some.The chain is easy to adjust. I like Stihl products, I have several of their saws, all larger than this one.But this model needs some more research and development time to fix the hard to start issue. I don't recommend this model...yet.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from so much for this birthday present... Got the MS180 C-BE for my birthday last year, 53 yo and female, so excited as my hubby researched for an easy start reliable chainsaw for me. When I picked it up from our local lawn & garden store, I was not informed of the increased warranty if I buy the Sthil HP Ultra Oil (already had a supply!). Missed the chance to double the length of my warranty. Strike One. Chain saw worked great for the first month, but has been difficult to start ever since. Strike Two. Had it in a couple times already, "need to start it correctly". Boy am I getting tired of hearing that! Strike Three! This last time my husband, who has been using chainsaws for 40 years, was the sole user and starter of the saw. Same thing, can get a few working moments from it and then impossible to get restarted. So now am out of warranty, out of a useful MS 180. Wish we would have read more of the reviews before we bought this one... I'm out....
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little saw that packs a punch Received as a Christmas gift. Have always had Poulans but have wanted a Stihl. Was unsure because it was quite a bit a smaller than my 18" saw. I was also leery about the tool less chain tensioner. In other words, I was skeptical of this model to start with.I am 100% not skeptical anymore. This saw is pretty incredible! I am using it way past what it was meant for, we are building a house in a wooded lot and it is cutting 20-30" hardwoods easily! I have not run into a situation where the saw didn't have enough power and cuts great. The easy start pull cord is pretty awesome too, especially for this old guy with a bad back. I wanted a smaller Stihl saw (initially one model bigger than the 180c) because the bigger saws were super hard on my back and the weight. Stihl has somehow figured out a way to build a small saw with all the quality of the larger saws and has enough power to get the job done.As for the tool less chain tensioner. Hasn't failed once yet and I have to admit, it is pretty nice to be able to adjust the chain so quickly. I talked to a Stihl dealer who sells all of the models and asked him what he thought of the tool less tensioner and if he had noticed any issues. He stated that when he first started selling models with that system, 10 years ago, he was worried it might not work. As of date, has not had to replace or service any of the tool less chain tensioner devices, they hold up. I highly recommend this saw to anyone that is looking for a reliable, well built, easy to start saw that packs a lot of power into a small frame. The only thing I would love to see added to this saw is the ability for different chains, full chisel and more importantly carbide. We have a lot of trees covered with sand and a carbide chain would help. I am using the Stihl 2 in 1 Sharpner and Filing Guide and it works great.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start. Light. Easy to use. Almost too easy to start. I’ve read that people complaining that it’s hard to start after it’s been in use for a while,,nope it’s so easy to start you can almost let gravity start it by holding on to the pull start and letting the minimal weight of the saw start it. Excellent saw for around the house, food plots, and cutting fire wood.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy Do not buy this saw. It wont start. It floods everytime
Date published: 2018-07-17
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