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MS 180

This lightweight chainsaw features excellent air filtration, enhanced engine cooling and redesigned engine shroud.

MS 180
MS 180 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 96.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Saw in a Little Package I needed a saw for light firewood duty and occasional tree removal in a rural setting. I've needed it already twice to remove storm damage, and it keeps on going when my neighbor's Husquvarna quit on him. Although it is only a 16 inch bar, I've cut up a poplar and an oak tree that were around 20inches in diameter. It does an amazing job.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not durable and hard to get serviced When first purchased, it worked fine for yard cleanup and firewood. That said it is the least reliable power tool I have ever owned and service has proven almost impossible. I have maybe two hours total run time on this unit. In September when I tried to start it, something in the starter assembly snapped and the recoil no longer engages. That's bad enough. When I took it to the dealer, it sat for six weeks waiting for parts, with no estimate on when they might arrive. I finally took it back still broken. I'm hoping another dealer might have a part in stock. If not, I'm just going to cut my losses, sell it for parts and move on. A saw that is down for an entire season after a few cuts is useless. I love the splitting maul I got from Stihl but I am so far thoroughly unimpressed with their chainsaws.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent saw Very reliable. Easy to use. I got the spring start and it works great. Recommended purchase.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw! Best chainsaw I've ever had Light, strong, reliable...and everything else!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not recommended at this time Purchased the MS-180 last week and went to use it this weekend on tree trimming. It was filled with gas mixture, oil, and they said started at my ACE store. I was not present. Note owned a wood boss and have used a Stihl for over 30 years...followed the starting instructions and no light off. Tried to pull the plug to check for fuel and it is torqued in there! Used my 3/4" socket set and could not get it to move. I am taking it back to the dealership for them to trouble shoot and I want them to pull the plug...will go from there.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased After 45+ years of owning Stihl pro saws for logging I bought a 180 for the home.Price was what caught my eye plus the 2 yr. coverage.while I use it for limbs mostly I have fell several 12/14" white pine trees and was very impressed with the power.It feels so light in the hand but really cuts like a bigger saw.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start, lot's of power for a small saw! I bought the MS-180 with easy adjust chain bar over 6 years ago. I love the saw, I gave it a work out cutting way larger trees than maybe I should have. I am on the first bar, and have replaced the chain many times as they do wear out. Just today I have noticed after i put on a new chain, that I did not have the power that I had before, I changed the air filter- which did not help. A friend check the compression, and said it should be a lot higher, so I suppose the motor needs to be rebuilt. Here is where the rubber meets the road, will it cost more to rebuild, or should I just buy another saw? Yes I would buy another, if the repair costs too much.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product packs a bigger punch than its size Really good chainsaw. After first use, I had to return chainsaw to the dealer due to missing sprocket snap ring. Beside that, this has proven to be a good purchase. I have recommended others to purchase a STIHL chainsaw.
Date published: 2017-10-15
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