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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 49reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Female Senior Citizens Beware! I am a female senior citizen who has used chainsaws for years for purpose of heating my home and small farm activities. I am an extremely hard-working person and am very dependent on my equipment. Have been a long-time Stihl fan until my recent experience. Will never, ever purchase another Stihl product because of the quality of product. They are not the saws they used to be.The most troubling issue is how rudely I have been treated by the service people when trying to resolve my issues. I have been treated dismissively and right down rudely by service people, the worst experience of all by Ace Hardware in O'Fallon, Illinois.Stihl should have more respect for their female users and require customer service training for their vendors. I am truly hurt over this treatment. August 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starts every time Cuts easily, a joy to operate and best of all it starts every time with little effort. July 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent saw I have owned this saw for about 6 months. I have used it around my yard to clean up fallen branches and maintain my trees. It's a lightweight saw that is deceptively powerful. The saw is very easy to maintain plus the quick chain adjuster and easy to start features puts it over the top. Best power tool I've purchased in years. July 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great chainsaw Had my MS 181C for 3 yrs. and it always worked great. I cut down many trees and chopped up the trunks so I could haul them away to the burn pile. This morning I cut up a fallen hackberry and all went well until a 400 lb. tree truck fell on it as I was trying to load the tractor bucket. My great chainsaw has breathed its last. Now I'm in the market to buy another one. July 1, 2016
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
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