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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 334.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard to start The pull is very easy, good thing because you will pull it a lot before it starts. Chain came off a few times, probably my fault I was cutting small branches in tight spaces.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disposable Expect this chainsaw to work till just after the warranty expires. It started acting up within the first year but every time I took it to the shop for warranty work, it worked fine... till it warmed up. Now it won't start and the warranty is up. Turns out the problem only shows up when the engine gets warm and the poor tolerances start to cause a loss of compression. I even bought the 6 bottles of oil additive but didn't even need to use 2 before the thing died. I now have 4 extra bottles... When it worked I loved it... but I was mislead to believe that this was a quality chainsaw not a discount store model.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from iT STOPPED WORKING AFTER ONE AND A HALF HOURS I used the saw to cut some limbs. I would run it to cut some then stop it to move what I had cut. still on the first tank of gas after one and a half hours it would not stay running. it died over and again. I took it back to McCoys where I bought it and they charge me repair time to adjust it. I was a tad upset.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lasted 3 hours I used this chain saw twice. The chain brake had a way of getting stuck and would only release when it wanted to. Having watched a number of videos on correct operation and previous experience I had the opportunity to use this saw twice for only a number of hours and it seized up.I took it to the dealer, East Coast Supply, Wilson NC, and was told I operated the saw incorrectly and it was therefore not covered under any warranty. I believe that the safety brake was possibly engaging on its own even though the brake handle was in the correct operating position, but this is only a guess. Nonetheless, I wasted $250.00 for about 3 hours light duty work. I will purchase a different brand and simply order something online this time since there is no benefit of using a local dealer.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Having a Shoulder prosthetic this saw is perfect for starting. I also like the way you can tighten the chain or remove the chain for sharpening.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVING MY NEW CHAIN SAW I am a female and although I use one of my husband's smaller chain saws, I love this one as it starts up on the first try and it isn't too heavy that it wears you out. I would definitely recommend this saw.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the tool less chain adjust and the easy start feature Well made product easy to start and adjust chain tension without tools
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy start wasn't so easy! I already have the STIHL blower with easy start and it's great. So, when I needed a chain saw I immediately purchased the MS 180 with easy start. I could not get it started so had to take it back for some remedial training. yes, the dealer started it right up and made sure I knew how. Took it home and the next day tried again. yes, it started but not quite so easy. For some reason the chain saw does not start on the first, second, third or even forth pull. I have to use 1/2 choke to get it started after first trying full choke all the time.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product is very reliable The weight of the unit and ease of starting makes this saw a pleasure to use.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall the perfect saw This saw is my....second best saw as far as lightweight, the other one is my Big MS 390. Which i love for the Big jobs. Overall you cant go wrong with a STIHL!!
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality, power, and reliability. Starts every time, just a sweet handling saw for clearing countless cedar trees on my property.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money and met expectations Stihl is a brand that I have high expectations of. The 180 C did what I needed and more. I had 3 60+ year-old silver maples taken down (3 ft diameter) and used the 180 C for 3 days straight as I cut everything except for the main trunk pieces bigger than 28 inches. The saw did everything I expected to, even taking down bigger pieces (28" dia with a 16" bar). Would recommend it to anyone. Easy to start and was able to take a beating.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I'm not cutting giant redwoods here folks. I got the best chainsaw to take care of larger limbs around the house. It performed perfectly with no snags. One of my favorite features was the ease of starting. I was shocked how easy it was. I was also impressed with the price. I was going to hire a guy to come over to cut my limbs. LOL.. He was going to charge me two times the cost of my new chainsaw! Can't wait for my "Non-Stihl" string trimmer to break dow so that I can buy a Stihl!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best things I have ever purchased! I bought this saw because I needed a smaller saw to take care of trees around my yard. I still cannot believe is to start, how easy it is to adjust chain tension with the tool free set-up, how powerful this little saw is, and how well it takes care of my hardwoods. I have and will continue to recommend this model to my friends and family - if you are considering the MS 180 C, I can honestly recommend this model.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS SAW SAVED MY SANITY!! No more other brands for me! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON ANY OTHER BRAND! STIHL IS THE BEST!! I grew up using Stihl and I don't know why I ever went away from them! I bought my first Stihl for myself after using my dads stihl for over 25 years and his Stihl is still running great! We heat 3 houses full time with wood and I have over 300 cords of wood in my backyard alone!I have several Stihl products and love them!I WILL STAY WITH STIHL FOREVER!THANK YOU STIHL!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for the price This is my very first sthil item and very happy i made this purchase. Bought this saw as I plan on cutting a few mesquite trees down for this up comming summer. Cuts through wood like butter plus free case was a nice perk. Easy to start easy too maintain plus have the 2 year warranty for purchasing sthil oil. Great saw great saw.highly recommend you buy.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My "old man" saw I've had an 036 big and heavy and worn-out. I bought this little saw because I need something to use around the place and I am pushing 71. I like the easy start and easy chain adjuster. My grown sons said it was a perfect saw for me. It's my"old man" saw and will probably outlast me.
Date published: 2017-04-21
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
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy start very nice. chain requires tightening often and quick chain tensioner features difficult to use with gloves. chain slipped off the bar 4-5 times in first couple of hrs of use. checked tension periodically but still came off. Quick chain tensioner a nice option but can't pull out hinged clip with gloves on. adjusting wheel is small with not much gripping surface showing making it also difficult to work with gloves. love the easy start features which is why I went with this model.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feels good in the hands This saw does exactly what I purchased it for. Around the property management and cutting logs for firewood. Easy to start, enough power to get the jobs done, simple maintenance.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use love this little saw, really did the Job i needed it to do,
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cutting power from such a lightweight and easy to use saw I received an MS 180 CB-E "Mini Boss" as a gift from an older relative who could no longer use it. What a great saw, just a pleasure to use, starts immediately and with very little effort. Perfect for cutting up windfalls for firewood, and felling 12-16" diameter snags. Light and balanced enough to work aloft. Perfect for clearing brush all day long. The only time the bigger MS 360 leaves the shed anymore is for the truly heavy jobs, but the 180 always comes along for bucking and clearing.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the easy start and the chain adjuster. Nice starting strong running saw. I've been cutting up a 24" red oak. The narrow kerf saves a lot of wood.
Date published: 2017-02-22
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