MS 180 C-BE - $239.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price 16 in. Bar DSRP:  $239.95

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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.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" PMM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Narrow Kerf
POWER SOURCE Gas
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 depending upon which powerhead it is installed.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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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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    Chain Pitch File Diameter File Guide
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    3/8 PMN 9.32 5/32 4.0 0811 411 8073

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MS 180 C-BE is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 341.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great smaller saw This saw does everything you need to do with it. Makes larger cuts with ease and starts easily.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best chain saw I have ever used! The saw starts easily and runs well. It is lightweight, well-balanced, and has plenty of power for trimming and also for cutting small trees.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chainsaw Heaven The ideal chainsaw for every homeowner, from trimming to firewood. This is the saw you'll want to handle all of the maintenance tasks...and to make your family, friends and neighbors ORANGE with envy.Great price, great value, great saw!
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Motor failed prematurely I took my MS 180 C-BE into the dealer because it was getting very hard to start when warm and they informed me that the motor is shot. There is slop in the bearings and scoring/chips in the piston and cylinder. The saw has only been used to get firewood on camping trips and does not have many hours on it. I take excellent care of everything I own and this saw was no exception. Only quality premium gas and Stihl oil were ever used in it. It should have lasted much longer than it did. I have found several other reviews on this saw from others who have reported this same type of premature engine failure. Stihl would not stand behind their product and do anything about it when I contacted them. I will never buy another Stihl product again, ever.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from definately recommend, a great saw for the homeowner lightweight, powerful, and well balanced. It's a lot stronger than what i expected out of a compact saw.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Purchased a competitor's chain saw and had to send it back because I had trouble starting it due to a back back. I then visited my neighborhood Stihl dealer and he introduced me to the ME 180 CB-E model. Easy to start, easy to tighten the chain, and cuts great. Great product.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy cutting, hard cold start, impressive power, small reservoirs. I like this saw a lot even though it takes several pulls to get it started when cold. Once it's been warmed up it restarts on the first or second pull everytime. My MS180 C-BE made quick work of dozens of 4-6 inch thick volunteers along my fence row. And then a storm blew down a 25 foot long 16 inch thick upper trunk from my elm tree. It took a bit of patience, and there was some wood burn, but this little baby cut that trunk into 5 pieces. I was impressed by its perseverance. The saw is lightweight and easy to use. I wish it held a little more fuel and chain oil but then it would need to be a bigger saw.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked for an hour and then stopped I bought the chainsaw and used it for the first time a week later. It ran really well and I was incredibly pleased for an hour. It then started sputtering and loosing power. It eventually stopped running and wouldn't restart. I figured maybe I ran it to hard and it was hot so I sat it aside for about an hour while I cleaned up the stuff that I cut. It still wouldn't start so I called the store that inbought it from and they told me to bring it back in and they weren't able to start it either. There was no one to work on it so I had to wait a week. The store first tried to tell me that it was bad gas and that wasn't true because the gas was fresh because I was told to use premium gas instead what I use for all other 2 stroke machines I have. When I pressed they called the technician that worked on it he said it was flooded and it ruined the spark plug. Never heard of a running chaninsaw somehow becoming flooded, hmmm!I am incredibly concerned that I bought an incredibly fragile and finicky top of the line chainsaw!!
Date published: 2017-06-16
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