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MS 180 C-BE

With the STIHL Easy2Start™ system and Quick Chain Adjuster, this high-tech chainsaw is unbelievably easy to use.

MS 180 C-BE
MS 180 C-BE is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 309.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from REAL Problems with Easy Start I purchased an MS180C-B about 14 months ago primarily to help an elderly neighbor clear some branches etc from his yard after a storm. I was attracted to the light weight, power, and other features. On the plus side, I found the wheel to tension the chain (without tools) to be a great feature...even easy to use with gloves on.The HUGE negative is the easy start. I have had many saws, but always with traditional pull start. About the 3rd or 4th time I used the saw, the rope just pulled out. There was still some spring tension to draw it back in, so I took the saw to my local dealer here in North Carolina. My first disappointment was to learn that this problem was not uncommon. My second disappointment was when he asked me if I had purchased oil when I bought my saw. (I hadn't, so it was out of warranty.) My third disappointment was when he suggested the problem might just be two plastic pawls in the mechanism... an inexpensive part that he said I might be able to fix myself... but would cost about the price I paid for the saw for them to do it! I opted to try the fix myself, but that wasn't the problem. Now I have a slightly used saw that I like, with the only problem being that the starter mechanism is shot, but which will cost me nearly the price I paid for the saw to fix!!! Overall, I'm very disappointed with the "easy start" system and would strongly urge others to buy a saw without it. Greg C.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great little saw this little saw can handle some pretty big projects,starts easy,runs strong,and is quick and easy to adjust the chain.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small chainsaw After discussing my needs with the salesman at the Family Center, I opted for the MS 180 C-BE since most of the trees I would be removing were under 16-20 inches in diameter. I cut down over 30 hedge trees this winter. The saw worked great and I appreciated the light weight after a couple of hours of work each time out. Larger trees would take more horsepower but that is the trade off for using a smaller chainsaw which meets my needs more than 90 percent of the time. The easy start system worked great during sub-zero weather, surprised it started!
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice to work with a saw instead of on a saw I have used another brand of chainsaw in the past. I spent more time working on the chainsaw than I did working with it. With this new Stihl, it start easy and every time, it cuts cleanly and efficiently, and I am not constantly stopping to tighten the chain (or put it back on!!). I am very happy with my choice of Stihl.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy start is awesome can not believe how easy it starts EVERY time. Easy pull start and awesome controls.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is definitely worth the extra little bit to get the Quik adjust! Definitely a good saw for the money, I would recommend buying.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start feature work great. I am a retired US Navy veteran and this chainsaw is great with the easy start feature. Also the chain tension system is a great design.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best I owned one of these in 2003, used it for years. It always started right up and ran perfectly. When I sold my house and moved to an apartment I sold it.Now I needed another one, so bought the same thing, and it is every bit as good if not better than the first!Stihl is the best you can buy, and costs no more than the junk out there.
Date published: 2017-03-13
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