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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 3.8 out of 5 by 32reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Chainsaw This Is a very good chainsaw. Power is ok. The chain actually has to be sharpened more often than most. Glad I purchased. May 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Does not want to start after running for a little I have had a few issues with this saw. First the oil tube came off and was leaking bar oil, dealer replaced. Same time I had them look at the saw for just stopping and not wanting to start after using 30min, they have found nothing wrong. But every time I take it out and cut for over 30 min the saw shuts off and it is a nightmare to get it going again. Sometimes it starts again other times I have to go borrow another to finish a job. It is an aggravation and has turned me off Stihl saws. I have also had the clutch stick a few times requiring teardown to fix, not easily done in the field. May 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this saw !! I have owned several brands of chainsaws over the past 30 years and this saw exceeds even the two older Stihl saws I previously used till they were worn out. I really appreciate the easy starting system due to my having arthritis. It has been getting more difficult to pull an old fashioned saw to start it. After using this saw for a year clearing Cedar trees from our farm, it still starts on the first or second "slow" pull on the rope. I can say without exaggeration that we have cut and trimmed 200 to 300 trees with 6 to 12 inch trunks and only adjusted the tension once. I enjoy demonstrating how easy it starts to someone who doubts our bragging about it. My son has just purchased his own MS - 180 - CBE saw to help with the work. Thank you for making such a great product. April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 52 yo woman 21 acres with hedge tree surround, excellent saw! As the title explains, I am a 52 yo woman and this is my first real chainsaw. I have old hedgerow surrounding my property (21 acres) and I have cut trees that are easily a 30 inch diameter on down to saplings.This saw has been wonderful, this is my second season with it. It starts easily and runs until my body says no more, today I cut for a solid 7 hours. .The chain has stretched so that I can't adjust the tension any tighter so I will be out to buy a new chain before I can continue my projects. February 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by need a reliable chain saw Ar first change of .050 thick chain, saw no longer operates. Chain too thick to move in blade groove. Spent much money & time using only Stihl moto mix fuel and Stihl bar & chain lube. Presently in SC. Will take saw back to ACE in Fairfax VA where originally purchased. 8 deg f outside this morning. Really needed a reliable chain saw. 500 miles one way approx. to Fairfax. Can't wait for when it might be fixed here. February 20, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by i like the chain adjustment feature this is the worst chain saw I have ever owned I bought it a few months ago have only used it a few times a cheep saw will cut better than this I got to looking the chain is the same size as a cheep saw it does not have a stihl saw chain I asked for a stihl I got a cheep saw at high dollar I will tell all the people I know that stihl is not the saw it used to be I have a ms250 been run over dropped and still out cut this saw this saw hangs up all the time but the ms250 has a stihl chain. January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cutting machine Always starts in cold and hot weather and just runs until you are ready to quit. January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Always ready when I need it Don't get to use it often only bought it cause I'm a home owner in hurricane alley, and to chop up refuse.Only used it once so far.But I start it if I need to pull my weed eater out or my edger.Always starts glad it has a primer bulb September 12, 2014