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MS 181 C-BE

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

MS 181 C-BE
Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Chainsaw, easy to start, chews through logs, with lightweight control. Excellent piece of equipment. Very light weight, compact, efficient and easy to start. Highly recommend. February 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed Saw bogged down when using on the first cut (3" tree). The chain did not cut well; it felt as if it had never been sharpened! I bought an extra chain. I will see if that makes a difference; however, I don't like the idea of purchasing a new chain saw with a defective chain. My son, who works for a fire department in OK, recommended the Stihl based on its excellent performance when he uses it. Did I get a lemon? January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great small saw I've had this saw for some time so it's very durable. It's a light saw with plenty of power to cut through anything as wide as the bar is long (or can do twice as wide as the bar is you want to make double cuts). I have had to do only minimal maintenance on it. Great little saw! December 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Light on power = good on fuel Overall, this is an underpowered saw that sips on fuel. The saw is light and easy to handle and great for trimming and small jobs. You are not going to cut a winter’s worth of wood with this saw even though it comes with a 16" bar. I have not had any problems starting the saw, a few pulls, even if it is cold, and it fires right up. I do question the oiling dependability, especially in colder weather. The oil reservoir is inconsistently at different levels between fueling up. I will be taking this back in to see if it is a mechanical issue. The toolless features on this saw are awesome. The anti vibration system on this saw with the light weight will let you work all day, which you may need since you will have to work twice as long to get any amount of work done on bigger projects. I do recomend this product since it is is a great saw for light work. Do not buy if you heat your home with wood or have large jobs to do around your home. December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by VERY GOOD SAW Bought the ms 181 saw back in april and i own 1.5 acres of mostly wooded land. Found the saw to come in good use with the only issue being the chain bar oil cap will leak oil. I dont use the saw but maybe every other weekend if that but when it is needed it fires right up and gets the job done. October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 181 CBE Best chain saw no issues starting and had for a year September 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not worth the extra money On the pro side is the ease of starting, however this saw has low power and is easily bogged down. August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by the easy start makes this the best saw you can buy! i took this saw up to my mountain property,and chopped several fallen trees up to 14 inches, and it operated surprisingly smooth and strong for a saw its size. the easy start feature is the greatest thing since sliced bread. just pulling slowly on the rope kicks in the spring starter and it fires right up. you have to try it to believe it. anybody can start this saw with little or no effort.(just keep the kids away). i definately got my moneys worth. May 21, 2013
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