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MS 180 C-BE

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

MS 180 C-BE
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 190reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Learning Curve After spending weeks reading reviews and asking numerous questions I decided to purchase a Stihl 180 cbe. Although smaller than my old 036 that I was used to, I felt it performed as expected until....when the saw was hot it did not want to start, took it back to the dealer & they adjusted the carburetor, this helped slightly, but again the same problem, dropped off the saw & told them to search out the problem, being a mechanic there was no doubt this was a fuel related issue, they called later & said they found the carburetor had a vacuum leak & they were going to install a new carburetor, when I started to use it I noticed it lacked for fuel before it was really warmed up, adjusted the mixture on the carburetor myself, this solved the problem, after using the saw and heating it up I set it aside for the normal 15-20 minutes necessary to see if it would start which it barely did, after some further diagnosis it became evident that the saw (even when hot) must be on choke for 1-2 pulls until it "kicks" but then it must be put on 1/2 choke to start, this has solved my hot starting issue. The bottom line is this is a learning curve because of the new EPA changes for fuel consumption, the old ways of calculating if a saw needed extra fuel etc. to start simply don't apply with this design, the chain adjuster is really nice and otherwise I am pleased with my purchase. July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great chainsaw! I needed a chainsaw for every once in awhile use. I thought about going cheap, but decided to get a Stihl instead. What a great decision. Every time I need it, it starts right away! Love it! July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light and powerfull I have cut a lot of trees off of fence lines and a couple that have fallen from storms Saw worked great July 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Worst chain saw I have ever owned I bought this saw about 6 months ago and have had to take to the dealer for repairs multiple times. Always my fault. Pull start mechanism broke once, my fault. Chain came off bar and cut the plastic housing and bent the bar, my fault. Could not start many times. Last time took it in and was told this saw floods easily even tough I dried it out and even tried a new spark plug, certainly my fault. Since this incident I cranked it several times just to exercise it. This evening I got all set up to do some trimming and after second or third pull the "easy start"!!! broke again. My fault again. Sadly, I bought this saw based on my experience with one in the early 80's, now that was a saw. This is junk. July 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cuts fantastic but not reliable I own several Stihl saws and this is the least reliable of all the Stihls I have owned and offers the least value based of my 15 years experience with Stihls. In three years of ownership, I am now taking the saw in for it's 3rd failure/repair. The first problem was in the first month of ownership--it would shut off when idling and would not run when at full throttle. The second time I had to take the saw in was due to the cord breaking and that occurred at the beginning if the second season of use (this is an easy pull model and takes minimal pull to start, so why is the cord breaking)? Now, the saw just developed a fuel leak somewhere inside the casing and the saw will not start. The fuel leak is substantial and it will drain a full tank out within the hour. In comparison, I have owned other Stihls for 6 or more years before I had to take the saw in for anything. By the way, we do not have gas in my area that is greater than 10% ethanol, so ethanol fuel should "not" be the issue with this saw. But the Stihl dealer I have taken this saw to before has told me that my issue is running 10% ethanol fuel in the saw. July 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not a good chain saw Within first 6 months the starter cord broke. Also was leaking chain oil. Took to dealer to check and they said it was fine. Wife brought home in back of van and when I took it out, there was a puddle of oil on the cargo mat. The saw has always been difficult to start and now it won't even start. Saw has been nothing but trouble and will be my first and last Stihl product I purchase. July 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product performs as advertised. I have owned and used several other brand chainsaws for home firewood cutting. This is my first Stihl saw and it has performed as advertised for the first two loads of wood. It is fairly powerful but light enough for overhead work too. July 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by EASY START! LIGHT WEIGHT! BEST EVER! Anyone that says it is hard to start must not be doing something right. This is so easy to start a 10 year old could do so.I bought a Husky chainsaw about two years before this one and barely used it because starting it could have me in ER with chest pains. Sold that one and bought the Stihl MS 180 C. It does all the chores I need it to do up to felling 12" timber. Don't even try to do better than this, it is the best I ever used. July 2, 2015
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