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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 302.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start makes this saw!!! Love it. I have asked everyone I know with experience and Stihl is their #1 or 2 choice for quality and reliability. I haven't had the saw long but it looks well made. The easy start function is outstanding. That has been my biggest issue with a real chainsaw. It's a breeze. The weight of this model is just right for me as a 125 lb woman. It's easy to maneuver and I don't feel like it owns me. Highly recommend this saw .
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw. Bought this saw for an elderly female neighbor who has a lot full of trees to cut. She loves it's light weight, easy-to-adjust chain tension, and easy start features. Powerful enough for the 8-12" trees she's cutting.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product I'm 65 years old and have been cutting fire wood since high school. This saw is easy to start, good weight and power. It will take care of anything I'll come across for firewood for many years to come.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Actually starts relatively easy Cranks out surprising cutting speed for a home version, even in thicker or sap heavy trees (like Palm trees). Relatively light weight and good balance for the arms. We will see how it lasts but so far takes about 2/3 the time and effort of my previous saw.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent features and very reliable The MS 180 C-BE is very reliable and extremely easy to start. I use the STIHL premixed fuel, so there isn't any concern of bad fuel or an incorrect mix. I highly recommend this chainsaw for many reasons. This saw is reliable, easy to start, easy chain adjustment, easy access to the air filter and spark plug. Looking forward to many years of use.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This chainsaw gets the job done. I have a bigger saw, but this one does what I need at a much lighter weight. I can get more done because I can work longer without "giving out". It starts smoothly and the tension control makes adjustment easy.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small saw I bought a ms170 10 years ago and used it primarily when cutting firewood. I have a ms310 as well which is great for the big work but tires you out limbing. I have help now so I wanted another small saw. I was looking at another ms170 but for the money, this saw had more power and was about the same weight. Glad I bought it! After about 10 tanks of fuel, it's running great.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chainsaw Works good, starts easy, very light weight. So far, so good!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to crank After using numerous brands of chain saws over the years. The easy start recoil system that Stihl has now is the best. My arm does not ache any more from having to yank on the cord. This saw is perfect for any residential or small farm owner. I recommend
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Most difficult saw to crank I have ever owned Brand new this is the most difficult saw I have ever tried to crank. There is no primer bulb. Maybe if there was one It would be easier but there is not. I have to pull and pull and pull on this saw to get it to crank from day one. I've used it twice.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic saw, power to weight is perfect Saw is now 1 yr. old. I have been very pleased with it thus far. It is much more powerful than I expected. Starts on 2-3 pulls when cold. 1 when hot. Not for heavy-duty use but I have cut a lot of wood with it plus storm damage trees. The chain is easy to replace and easy to keep correct tension. I have had absolutely no problems with it and would not hesitate to buy another if needed.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl 180 C Lightweight easy start I purchased the Stihl 180 C b/c as an older adult 60+ I had a hard time starting the other chain saws too hard to pull so the easy start and light weight of this chain saw worked out great for me. It went through 12"+ logs with no problems really a great machine and I would recommend this to every senior looking for something with a light weight and easy start. and, Yes I am a woman!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Stihl I ever bought Let me start by saying that I have bought Stihl for the past 25 years and have been well pleased by ALL of the products. I really believe that they make a superior product, the best of all outdoor power equipment. However, the MS 180c is a lemon. I bought it new 24 months ago, and it has given me nothing but problems. Even on the first tank of fuel, it would run a while, then bog-down and not rev up. Idle was OK, but it would just not go any further than 1/4 throttle. Yes, I was using Stihl oil and fresh, low ethanol fuel. After letting it cool down it would start right up, but the problem persists. A professional mechanic, I removed and cleaned carb three times, and no difference. Checking on line, this seems to be a common problem with this saw. It was used infrequently, with all of the gas ran out and Stabil inserted before storage. It started right up no matter how long it had been sitting, and ran great for 10-15 minutes, full power. But, it would start to bog down, and was useless any more for a few hours until it cooled all the way down. I never abuse my equipment, and take excellent care of it. Can't figure it out. I was informed that this is due to emissions regulations, and I should try and replace the carburetor. I chose to replace the saw. I bought a MS271, which cost a little more, but was a much more superior piece of equipment.Hopefully, the 271 will be a much better saw, I really do still believe in Stihls superior quality.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't beat a stihl! After purchasing this chainsaw and using It the very next day to cut 3 cord's of wood I was very pleased with this product. Still running good with no problems whatsoever.even the chain is still sharp! I'll never purchase anything other than a stihl again, and the seller at Cal Ranch,where I purchased the saw were extremely helpful and great. 5 Star rating to stihl!!
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish the saw had more power I was interested in a larger saw, but the salesman talked me into the smaller one... I regret the decision. It stalls out more than it should. Love the easy start capability and the easy chain adjust feature though.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great choice for a rookie female! I love this saw! I was attracted to the light weight and easy-start features and haven't been disappointed. As a woman inexperienced with chain saws, I didn't want to fight with a big, heavy saw that's hard to start. I use the saw for cutting brush, cutting tree limbs, and other small chores. Guys who have LOTS of experience love the saw for bigger jobs, too. The dealer was very helpful and gave me good advice on basic use of the saw.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easy, quick chain adjust is simple, love it I have struggled for years with another brand. I thought all chain saws were the same. Big mistake. I wasted more time and money on inferior products. I should have bought Stihl a long time ago. And the cost wasn't even any more than the other brands. I wont make that mistake again. I'm a Stihl customer for life. Thanks for making a quality product, and making here in the U.S.A.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from cheap parts hard to start and cover keeps falling off. cheaply made cover had a piece of pressed metal to hold down cover and it fell off the first day it was used. I wish that it had a primer bulb on it. At least 50 pulls to get it started. It's no husky
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and very reliable This MS 180 C-BE saw is powerful beyond it's size. Plenty of power and lightweight. It has been a workhorse for over 3 years. Two things should be known about this saw: 1) On the Easy-Start system, DO NOT pull the cord as you would on a regular recoil type system. You run the risk of pulling the rope out of it's housing. This system was not designed for hard pull recoil ... hence the Easy-Start system. 2) Occasionally check the fuel line inside the gas tank for pinching of the line. As the internal fuel line become older, it tends to soften and may, at times, form a crimp and cut off the fuel supply. Two minor issues worth mentioning. Still an excellent product. And keep the saw chain sharp!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like the spring-assist for starting ! Best saw I have ever owned. Easy starting. Plenty of power. Hardly any of the usual saw vibration. Light weight. Don't get tired out using this one. Chain adjustment is very easy to do. No tools needed.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from broken after 2.5 years I bought this MS180 about 2.5 years ago by knowing Stihl brand name for long time. It is a little sad that the saw is broken now. I have been doing some tree/branch cutting works after building a new house in a 2 acres lot. Don't believe that I am a heavy duty user, although been using this saw many time a year. I don't regret for buying/using this saw. It worked pretty good, easy to start and rather light. However, I wish it can last longer. As I still need a chainsaw to continue my yard work and don't really trusting Stihl now, my next chain saw would be a different brand.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Great product for a homeowner! Never had a single problem and the guys at my collinsville rural king were outstanding! I will be upgrading soon to a bigger engine (because a guy has to have his toys!) Stihl makes a dependable, quality product. They have my business for a lifetime!-Dustin Glasco Granite City, IL
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Work good for a little while, under 20 hrs breakdown motor burned. Don't know why. Its not that difficult to operate a chainsaw. I also had the same problem and purchased the Stihl MS 180 C-BE about 3 weeks ago. the first time the pull string came undone. took it back and they fix it. They are not open on weekends. I have under 20 hrs.’ of usage and the engine just quick on me. I couldn't start it so I brought it back to the Supplier whom I bought it from. They told me they will have to send it to the manufacture first to find out why the motor burned up. I also bought the 2 years’ warranty. However instead of them replacing the chainsaw, I have to wait to see what the manufactures has to say. I don't know how long it will take but I'm not happy and would not recommend this chainsaw to anyone. Even if they replace the chainsaw I am skeptical about the performance and dependability. I’ve lost two weekends of work because of chainsaw breakage and unreliable.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy starting started on the third tug, love the easy start system, no more worry about the long rope, I have lung decease and COPD, so I have a tough time breathing, this saw lets me do my outdoor chores with ease.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Homeowner best choice MS 180C-BE is perfect for the homeowner on small acreage for tree storm damage clean up, fire wood cutting, etc. Lightweight, easy start and fast cutting.
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality, I expect this saw to rate right up there with all my other Stihl equipment I own. Great saw, balanced well and handles every job I've used it on.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad EZ Start System I had this saw for 1 year and 1 month, but only used it for a total of about 16 hours. I was using it cutting up wood in my yard after hurricane Mathew it ran out of gas and after refueling I attempted to crank it but all I got was an EASY pull on the starter cord and a clicking noise and it would not engage the motor. So now I'm off to a dealer to see IF it is covered under warranty. After talking to some other Stihl owners, it was stated that this product has a lot of problems. I use this saw from my wheel chair and my wife bought it as a present thinking it would be easier to work with because of the same. I am a firm believer in Stihl products but this one is a big let down.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I recently purchased this saw from a young man that said it just was not a good saw. after taking it home I noticed the chain was on backwards. After turning the chain around this saw cut like a million dollars.I really like the easy chain adjust and tool less feature. A nice lightweight saw that really cuts. I have owned several other saws this one is my favorite.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent saw for the price I needed a light weight chainsaw to use around the home and our small pine trees and birch trees. this saw is everything and more of what I wanted. powerful, easy to start, light weight. love it!!
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not satisfied Looked good, ran good. First cut was to fell a 10 inch tree. As soon as I started to notch, the chain brake activated as it was close to my big hands. The chain stopped immediately as it should, but it also locked up. Engaging and disengaging the chain brake had no effect. Still locked up. I shut the engine down so as to not damage the saw. I am taking it back to the dealer where I bought it.
Date published: 2016-10-13
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