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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 4.4 out of 5 by 120reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this saw more than the other four I own. I originally bought this 180 saw for my wife as she was having a hard time starting my four other larger saws. Then I used it a few times and I was hooked. It is very light weight and maneuverable. And this little saw cuts like crazy. I must admit that I have used it for much larger pieces of wood than it was designed to cut.The special starter spring loads up the starter as you slowly pull the cord and then it spins the engine over. This is a great feature and it makes this saw much safer to use for smaller stature folks or when a big guy like me is in a tight spot.The quick adjustable chain is a super neat idea as well.My neighbor down the road had sworn off ever cutting more fire wood. Then he saw me using my wife's saw and he just had to give it a try. Now he is buying one as well. A half day of using this saw does not wear you out at all. I highly recommend it. September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small and mighty I bought this chainsaw for limbing trees once they have been dropped and it has done that and more. The MS 180 is very light and easy to start. I have even used it to drop some smaller diameter trees (12 inch) and the saw performed like a dream. September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little saw This saw starts easily and cuts through limbs well. It cranks right up with minimal effort and rips through wood. I suppose if I keep cutting larger limbs more often I may wish I had a larger saw, but for now it's just what I needed. If I do look at another saw in the future I will stay within the Stihl family because I'm a convert now. September 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for light work, but not for extended sessions I bought my Stihl MS 180 C-BE based on a review in Consumer Reports. This was for the purpose of cutting up lots of piñon pine trees killed by bark beetles on a 7-acre property we own.The advantages of my MS 180 C-BE are that it is fast, and light weight. It starts easily most of the time [except for some times when very hot]. The chain is easy to change. The Stihl Hard Hat & Face Shield and Chaps are excellent.The disadvantages are: 1) The saw can't be use for more than about 2 hr of cutting. Then the Chain Tensioner gears and Adjusting Wheel have become completely clogged with sawdust and oil, preventing the chain from being adjusted. So, I then take the saw back to my shop, where I remove the Chain Sprocket Cover, the Chain & Guide Bar, and the Adjusting Wheel and its cover, and rinse everything with mineral spirits and brush away the debris. That's a bother for doing long jobs. In addition to this; 2) The Instruction Manual is clearly written but it is very poorly organized and; 3) The technical explanation by the dealer's employee was poor.So, the saw is good for short jobs where I don't have to get much work done. September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nothing short of Excellent!! If you are one that cuts firewood for your home or fire pit, this is the saw for you.If you need a saw for clearing paths on you hunting property, this is the saw for you.It's lightweight, nicely balanced and reliable. The easy start system is awesome. Throw your old saw in the trash, or give it to someone you don't like (let them yank on the rip cord for an hour or two), and buy this saw. Worth every dollar spend and more. August 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Runs great if you can get it to start Like the features of this unit and the power is up to par. Trying to start it is a hassle and the frustration starts before the work begins. That is where the low dependability comes in. The choke system is to be desired as well. August 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by When it works it works well, when it doesn't.............. The throttle assembly keeps coming loose and is difficult to put back so that the kill switch works right. Very annoying and disappointing. The tool less chain tightener suboptimal as well, it wants to snap back in place before I am done with it and then is annoyingly difficult to pry back out. Maybe I should have paid more and got a professional model or larger saw, I am not sure. Maybe I should have bought competitive brand. I thought Stihl was the best, now I am not sure. August 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very good light duty saw Good light duty saw. Would be nice if it had a primer bulb August 20, 2014
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