MS 180 C-BE - $249.95 DSRP

STIHL MS 180 C-BE ChainsawSTIHL MS 180 C-BE Chainsaw
Distributor Suggested Retail Price
16 in. Bar

DSRP: $249.95


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

Similar to the MS 180 C-B, the STIHL MS 180 C-BE features the Easy2Start™ system, making this chainsaw virtually effortless to start. Perfect for cutting firewood or felling trees to 12 inches in diameter, it is a lightweight practical chainsaw with convenient features you can rely on.
Print Spec Sheets
MS 180 C-BE Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 31.8 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.5 kW (2.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 250 cc (8.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 145 cc (4.9 oz.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 008 3913 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
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    STIHL Easy2Start™ (E)
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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    IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
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    Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.

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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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MS 180 C-BE is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 422.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very dependable First chain saw and I am very pleased with the 180 C..It is easy to start with the ease pull mechanism..Love the stop chain feature also the chain tightener...My friend said this saw cuts like butter...Yes it does!!!
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow I had no idea a saw could so easily start and work like a dynamo. Life lesson, go for the best and save oneself long hours of headache.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like the easy and quick chain tightening feature!! After buying a Stihl weed eater I became hooked and obviously when my other brand of chainsaw wouldn’t start again I bought this one... and I wish I did it Years ago instead of fighting with the old one. Amazing product as always!!
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Saw Gets the job done right. Excellent saw. Just the right weight. Quick start a BIG PLUS. Tank of gas lasts long time.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product will not start Bought saw and had it two weeks could not get the saw to start, totally unreliable product.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware. not a good saw... warranty covers little Bought this saw... ran it for less then a minute and it stopped working. It's not a good saw and the warranty doesn't seem to cover much. beware.
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very intuitive design for easy operation and maintenance Stihl engineers and marketing really listened/considered the typical consumer complaints about the residential chainsaws. This model addresses all my issues with the difficulties of extremely tight fitting gas and oil knobs, cumbersome chain adjustment methods and the sometime challenging start-up issues. Love/Love/Love this easy design that takes the hassles away and let me focus enjoying tearing down some trees.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous chainsaw!!! I purchased my second STIHL in the past 20 years. It is extremely easy to operate (I remember the pull system on my older one) but this 180c C-BE is easy enough for my wife to start, regulate the chain tension, and cut anything we have on our place. I would never buy any chainsaw other than a STIHL. It starts so easy, cuts so smoothly, and is less weight than those of 20 years ago. Never had a problem with my older one until it was so old that parts were no longer manufactured. I look forward to another 20 years with this great machine. The kickback has been drastically reduced by the "green" category built in the blade and chains.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features The easy start is awesome and the easy chain adjustment is simple.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of use This is my first Stihl chainsaw I have had two other brands that can not compare to this saw. I used it today for the first time to clear some storm damage and had no issues. The saw was easy to start and very comfortable to handle, never felt any fatigue !
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easiest Chain Saw I ever used. The extra features are well worth the few dollars more. love the Easy Start and the no tools chain adjustment. Even though the shop demonstrated how easy it was to start, I was doubly amazed the first time I started the chain saw. Haven't used the chain adjustment feature yet but I'm sure I will be impressed. And the fact that the bar oil feed only feeds when the chain is moving during run operation will make this a whole lot cleaner operation when I am running it! Well done, STIHL!
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has many great features! I will never use any other brand than stihl! I even use their kits.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts like a dream. Very affordable. There are other brands out there that are bigger for the same money but don’t do it - you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anthony Simpson It's a great saw for the home owner. If your just cutting a little wood for the fire or clearing underbrush or cutting down 18 inch pines it'll do the job in no time. It's the best saw I've ever owned light weight and manuverable.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for the price I have several big saws and this saw is great backup or small job saw. Super easy to start and adjust!
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Carburetor had to be replaced after only 2 uses I used my chainsaw twice over the course of one weekend and the carburetor had to be replaced. The chainsaw was bran new. This is my first Stihl and I was pretty disappointed with it breaking so fast. Hope this is a one time thing and not a sign of things to come.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Girl's best friend! Love this chainsaw! I'm 58 yr old woman and this chainsaw is easy to start and use and not too heavy. Also very easy to take apart to clean or replace chain.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw I bought this saw to replace a saw that I finally wore out after several decades. This model is easy to start (if you don't flood it by over choking) It's well balanced with good power. The ease of changing and adjusting the chain is awesome! Took me a bit to get used to the emergency chain brake, but no real problem. (My left hand tended to nudge the brake when starting)
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect saw for trail clearing! This saw is light weight and powerful. It’s super easy to carry especially when clearing 8 to 10 miles of running/mountain biking trails at a time. Always starts. I have had it for 6 months maybe and have had no issues. I know it’s a small saw but it’s pretty awesome.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is easy to use. I love this saw. Easy to use. Cuts smoothly. A real time saver. Very little maintenance. Bar lube extremely efficient.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great saw for the money. It starts right up every time. This saw is very reliable and starts right up every time. It is the perfect size for our property. The price was right and it has been the best product l have from Stihl.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts Easily! Have not had a chance to use much, but looking forward to the easy start!Have used Stihl products before and have liked them.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much easier on your body and a joy to operate So much easier on your body and a joy to operate. I needed this years ago when te one I had was wearing me out. This one is amazing. It just chews through trees with ease. So, I can get more done and can sleep well because I'm pain free. LOVE IT !
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well designed homeowner saw for light felling, bucking, trimming and pruning tasks The ease of starting and easy chain adjustment sets this well-designed saw apart from every other saw I've ever owned. Although, I was able to muscle this saw through two 12" ponderosa pines, it is better suited to felling smaller trees and bucking up firewood. You can use this saw for hours with minimal fatigue for most household tasks. It is everything it's cracked up to be; just consider its power limitations when you tackle large felling tasks.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw! I bought this saw to use for trimming limbs off down trees. It is light enough to whip around in any angle without wearing you out.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite feature is easy start system. First time chainsaw owner. Very easy to start. I've cut down 3 trees so far ranging from 9" to 16" diameter and this saw worked great. The 16" tree really gave this small saw a workout but it got the job done. I especially like the easy start system. I cut for a while and pick-up for a while and when I restart the saw it only takes one very light pull and I'm up and running again. I do recommend that if you store it for long periods run the gas tank dry to keep the fuel from gelling. I had problems with a gas weed eater (another brand) for not doing that. I'm sold on Stihl brand.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Saw For Around The House While I own several commercial Stihl chain saws, I'm getting older and need a smaller saw for trimming jobs around the property. I bought the MS 180 C-BE a year ago and it has always started easily, run perfect, and given no trouble. It is my go to saw for the less than 12" jobs. I have three MS 250's that I had been using for trimming but now I have a new friend.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from this product is way to techy Bought two of these saws, (1 for gift) big mistake on my part. The easy start is a gimmick. You spend more time trying to start them than you do cutting wood. Replaced both saws with a commercial model.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features for my needs. Great saw! Have had a year now with no problems at all.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st time chainsaw owner I have other Stihl equipment i.e. blower and trimmer. I am very impressed with the new engine for quick starting, smooth acceleration and ease if adding fuel and oil. The saw cuts with no effort and is compact, light and durable.
Date published: 2017-12-31
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