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MS 181 C-BE

A chainsaw with reduced-emission engine technology, STIHL Easy2Start™ and Quick Chain Adjuster.

MS 181 C-BE
Rated 4 out of 5 by 45reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Homeowner Tool I went to a Stihl authorized dealer and told them that I needed to remove 7 crab apple trees as well as a number of large (6' +) lilac bushes and maintain the remaining trees on my property (a mix of apple, maple, and ash). Their recommendation: The MS 181C. I was skeptical at first - believing that I needed something larger and/or more robust - maybe something from the Farm & Ranch line.I am pleased to say that their advice was right on! I have removed 6 of the trees so far and the MS 181C has performed exceptionally well. It has low vibration, it's lightweight, easy to use/fill/maintain, and has proven to be 100% reliable so far. It can be slow to start sometimes - but has not once quit on me despite long hours of operation.I highly recommend this model for homeowners who need to do a lot of sawing. June 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight and dependable First time buying a chainsaw. No regrets here, you get what you pay for !Lightweight easy to use and very reliable .Makes any job look easy , I love this chainsaw. May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect operation and hassle-free After buying several different brands over the years, with the resulting frustrations of starting and/or keeping them running, I bought my first Stihl in January. Ten tanks of fuel so far this winter without a hitch. Starts cold, hot, and in-between. Light enough to use recently on father-in-law's garage to clear overgrown trees and worked great also in dense brush with 2-6 inch trunks. Tough enough to cut through countless large tree trunks for firewood. What a pleasure it is to not have to fight a saw or wonder if it will start or how long it will run. Great warranty plan too - I am set for 4 years! March 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Well worth the money This is an affordable saw for a starting business. I needed a chainsaw for cutting down small trees for customers. Without having a large budget, I researched and found that this saw should meet my needs. So far it's working great. I'm definitely going to upgrade later, because of the power when a bind is put on it. However, it makes fast work of small to midsize trees. Very dependable! Would recommend. March 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tool After the demonstration of how to start and use the saw, I expected some problems to pop up like all of the other saws that I have owned. I was very surprised at the ease of starting and using the chain saw. I have shown several others how easy and dependable the saw is. Well worth the money spent. January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Never failed We used this saw along with my other two Stihl saws to clear trees for my new house. All oaks from 6" diameter on up. It has never missed a lick and from the three saws I have I seem to always reach for this one....great saw! December 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MS 181 C-BE Bought this chainsaw to use around the house, trimming magnolia trees and some other trees. I had problems starting the saw when I first got it because I didn't know how to take advantage of the Easy2Start system. I took it to the dealer I bought it from and they showed me how to start it correctly. Now that I know how to start it correctly, it is very, very simple to start. You really don't have to pull hard on the rope at all. I haven't had an issue with it. Cuts through trees like butter. December 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by A good saw I really like not having to have any tools to remove the chain and bar. Also being able to tighten or loosen the chain is so simple with this saw. It can be used all day and not tire you out. I have been using chain saws for over 40 years and I like this saw December 2, 2015
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