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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 382.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great saw for light duty I purchased the saw for light yard work and occasional firewood cutting. I've only used it once and it performed well. Started easily and ran fine. It might be a bit underpowered, but works well for my needs.Planning on using it more this spring when I cut a rather large tree. We'll see how that goes and update my review as necessary.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Has to be babied to run This saw has to be started exactly right or it will flood. After it is running OK, it frequently will shut down for no reason. Also the starting rope and the pulling system is fragile, leading to frequent breaking of the pull rope. Stihl should offer both the MS 170 and the MS 180 saw in a non-easy start but still no tools version. At least the MS 170, if not the MS 180 also, used to be available in this version, which was more reliable with fewer service problems. Why was this discontinued?
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never has run right since bought new! I bought this saw brand new and it never has ran like it should. Once engine gets hot it shuts off and will not run. I have taken it to the dealer several times to repair but it still has the same issues. It has great power when it runs but like I said once it heats up it shuts down. I have always used Stihl saws but I am now looking into changing brands!
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good saw. Got this saw about a month ago, and so far I'm impressed with the power, durability and easy start on this. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Extremely Underpowered even for a small saw Stihl is a quality saw and this one is no exception, my problem is I found it to be under powered. Even cutting 6 inch logs is would slow down if you put pressure on the bar. For no more often than I use a saw I can live with it. The good points far outweigh the bad !!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Light Saw Excellent saw overall but wishing I had bought the MS 251 C-BE instead. Always buy a bit more power than you think you need!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great saw for household chores As a beginner chainsaw owner I couldn't ask for anything easier to use. All features on this saw were well thought of. The saw has held up through the first month of use with ease. However, if you plan to cut a tree that is larger than about 10 inches, you'll want something a bit more powerful. Overall, very happy with purchase.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big bite in a small package I really enjoyed my new saw this weekend. It began with its first start up. A slight tug on the cord and it started immediately. We fell a 35’ pine, cut all the branches then cut the tree in 12” sections, then repeated on another 40’ pine. The saw cut like butter, we were done in no time. My old saw I would need breaks due to fatigue.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bought 2 only 1 is still working I bought two of these saws in 2015. Both of them were purchased with an extended warranty. BOTH had to go in for repairs in the first year (and they were not used for more than 10 tanks of gas). Only used for small trees (I have a 391 for big work). Very soon after the warranty was spent, one of the saws completely stopped working and the repair shop said it is shot. I used the same gas (non-ethanol) and spend the extra money for stihl oil. There is no way these saws should have needed repairs and stopped working within 2 years.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This saw was my first chainsaw it was really good for a first chainsaw. The only problem is that it doesn't have enough power to cut firewood. Still it is a good limber and still cuts firewood for my business. Love it never had any other issues with it though.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to crank, lightweight and just the right amount of power. I have a Stihl weed eater and blower and could not be happier. I will stick to Stihl products rather than waste my money on "cheaper" products that don't perform.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needed the easy start--works great with pre-mixed/higher octane fuel Getting old and have health limits so I needed a lighter and smaller saw and one that would start easily. Didn't find the mid-grade ethanol gas in California to run well in this machine and starting was an issue. Once I switched to the pre-mixed fuel it starts right away, every time, even at 4000 feet altitude. Expensive to run the canned pre-mix but it sure pays for itself in ease of use. Power is not great, but I'm probably just reacting to moving to a smaller saw and should not be unfair as I have nothing to compare it with. Very happy with the purchase as I am with every Stihl product I have used. Easy to fill the oil and fuel. I was honestly a little leary of how well the "easy pull" would be, but it is truly a blessing to be able to keep cutting at my age.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw I bought it for cleaning up around the property. Have ten acre woodlot that needs some attention. Smooth running, easy starting, lighter than the bigger models, but I should have really bought a larger saw for the diameter trees that I have down. But that's my fault and not the chainsaw.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice features in a lightweight saw As far as lightweight models go this is a good saw.The plusses:Very well made.Easy start works reliablyWell balancedThe minuses:The fuel and oil fillers are a little smallThe blade tension adjustment knob is too small for gloved handsOverall:I'm a fan. I wish I could justify buying another Stihl saw. It's nice to know that there are products that are made great.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use good product Ill had this ms180 for about 3 years always started buy 3rd pull cuts though anything i need it to cut i heat my home with wood so i use this saw alot as long as you have a sharp chain bar oil and mixed fuel your set. it will do what ever you want it to do
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to start New saw.Hard to start & does not idle well........
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features This product has great features such as tool less chain adjustment, easy start and plenty of power
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Very good saw for a homeowner and very easy to start
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rookie User Purchase I am a rookie saw user, my dealer Dunn Hardware helped me understand my needs and directd me to a couple of options. I chose this saw because of my intermittent use , that benefits from its multiple features. I am confident that my purchase of a higher featured Stihl prevented me from needing to purchase two inexpensive / inferior lesser brands to last me a lifetime. Stihl keeps their local dealers educated and local ....its good for everyone....unapologetic business plug: Stihl Dealer Dunn Hardware Trafalgar, Indiana Rocks.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comparing to Poulan - Struggles with Power & Tool-less Chain Tightening So-So I'm comparing this to a Poulan Pro 16" at less than half the cost. This Stihl struggles to go full throttle. Took it back the day I bought it and "tech" says that's all you'll get from it at full throttle. It basically sounds like it is grunting/lightly sputtering and that's what the tech said is normal. Therefore, it lacks what I'd expect to be full power. Also, I took a chance and bought the model with the "tool-less" chain tightening. Poulan model I have is terrible, won't hold chain tight. The Stihl system is much better, but the chain loosens sooner than I'd expect and not due to the chain stretching. Not as solid as the (slower) old-school tightening system.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best little chainsaw I have yet to find. Bought the saw 8-23-2017 just before Hurricane Harvey knocked down 6 trees in my yard and numerous large limbs. So far it has made short work of 4 of the trees and about half the limbs. The only thing scary about this saw is that it has Bigger Brothers!
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts like butter I bought this chainsaw for my home use. I selected this particular model because of the lightweight and for the quick, tool-less chain adjustment. I was able to trim my oak trees with branches diameters up to 12 inches.Super easy to start. Just make sure to set it on choke, give it a couple of pull and then set it to half choke and it'll start at the next pull or two. It doesn't come with a prime button so that doesn't pose a problem at all. I had researched on other brands and they seem to have so many toggles, buttons, this stihl only has a throttle lever and choke/run toggle.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs well, needs more power. This saw it's great for saplings and that's about it, for the cost, I think you should get something with more power behind it. It likes to bog down when you cut through anything bigger than 6-8inches in diameter.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is an excellent product I bought this chainsaw because it is easy enough for my wife to start.It cranks on the first pull ,and does'nt take as much pull as i'm used to.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mixed thoughts about this product and brand Within 10 to 11 months of having this saw of light home use the pull cord broke. The shop was willing to cover the parts under warranty but wanted to charge for the labor. I went in there with the intention of buying another saw 250 C BE. After they brought my saw up and explained the cost to cover the labor for the faulty cord I let them know I did not want to purchase the new saw just yet. I wanted to look into other stores and see if they charged for warranty repairs. The store then said they would wave the repair charges because they wanted to make me happy and stand behind the product they sold. I did buy the new saw, not because I didn't have to pay for the repair. I explained to the store employee that I had just recently been cycling out some older yard tools (combi) that I had for nearly 10 years problem free and trying to give Stihl a try. I wanted to feel more confident about all the yard tools I had recently purchased. BC 430 blower, FS 131 R trimmer, and the two saws. If it wasn't for the store clerk (family owned business) to restore my confidence in Stihl I wouldn't have made another Stihl purchase. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Used once and back for repairs I used the product once and was unable to shut it off. Stop switch seemed to be broken. Pretty disappointed thinking I'm buying the best and get a lemon.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GOOD very temperamental to start, but once started works great, good power, and handles well, have cut over dozen trees since I bought it.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent chainsaw This is an excellent chainsaw. Light and cuts wood like butter
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Haven't been able to use it yet I bought this 07/17/2017 it rainedthat weekend so I used it the following weekend it cut one 8 inch green stump after the saw warmed up it wouldn't maintain chain speed and would just stop turning . Took it to the place of purchase 3 weeks ago. 30 day money back is gone and fellow working there says he don't find anything wrong with it
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Powerful little saw, if you can get it started. Tired of pulling my arm off with other brands, so I stepped up to what I thought was "the best". Started right up, and ran awesome for about two weekends worth of trimming. Maybe 2 hrs total on it. Now wont start at all. I will never pay this much for a chainsaw again...unless Tesla decides to make one.
Date published: 2017-08-05
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