MS 180 - $199.95 DSRP

Distributor Suggested Retail Price
16 in. Bar

DSRP: $199.95


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This lightweight chainsaw features excellent air filtration, enhanced engine cooling and redesigned engine shroud.

The MS 180 chainsaw features improved air flow and shroud design, giving you more consistent performance in the field. Expect better engine cooling and air filtration while you make quick work of trimming branches, cutting small trees and clearing fallen limbs after a storm. If you’re looking for a reliable, light-duty chainsaw for occasional use, the MS 180 is a solid choice. See it for yourself ...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
MS 180 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 31.9 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.5 kW (2.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.1 kg (9.0 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 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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    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.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
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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 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 153.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality saw Used saw 3 times total run time about 45 minutes..with stihl mobile 1...returned to dealer would not start..notified saw is totaled cylinder scored not worth repairing
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Starts every time, runs smooth, easy to use. Only problem I have is sometimes it kinda sounds like something is clanging around in the motor. Still works great tho.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worked once I had difficulty starting it for the 1st time. Once if finally started it ran great for on job. the next week I went to use it again it would not start.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad to the Bone! This little guy is better and more dependable then all my other saws and I cut trees for a living!!! For the price it is pound for pound the best saw out there!!!!
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works well Once started this saw works well. The owners manual isn't as clear as I would like it on starting instructions. My dealer was more helpful. Also found out that it works best with the canned Sthil fuel.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works when it actually starts. First off let me say when everyone is complaining about the same thing you know you messed up bro. I've never had this amount of trouble with any stihl power tool I didn't even prime or choke my fs100RX trimmer and it still started first pull. With this thing it's a nightmare. It won't even fire while it's choked the guy at the dealer said pull it 2 or 3 times while choked then go to the half choke and keep pulling. I didn't do any research before I bought this thing and boy did I pay the price for it because this thing sucks. What they actually got right about it is that ONCE YOU GET IT STARTED it's very light and extremely user friendly (user friendly excluding starting) ONCE IT STARTS and when cutting large bushes and small trees this thing eats through them surprisingly fast. I bought this thing for my lawn care business and small work around the house ( I mostly do mowing so having a chainsaw is just for cutting branches in my way or getting a small tree or bush out of a customers yard they don't want) but I have to do some frankly weird stuff to start this thing and I don't like it I did zero research before picking this thing up and I played the price for it, don't be like me do your research and be ready to drop an extra $100 on something better it'll last you longer than this thing will I hope it breaks down so I van get a better one because I lost my invoice for it. (Yes I just said I hope it breaks down don't judge)
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from cuts good having a hard time starting it and keeping it running
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adjust your idle screw!!!! I bought one of these looking for a lighter saw to de limb and use for smaller trees for processing firewood. I read the reviews and was very skeptical because of the start up reviews. I took a chance and went ahead and purchased the saw. When I got home I was at first shocked at how well the skinnier blade had ripped through trees. Granted I was cutting Pine and Willow but it Ripped through 14" Pine like butter. I was extremely impressed with the power it had and its light weight feeling. I have back pain after running my larger Stihl and thought wow, I could use this for more then just de limbing. After a couple hours, it started to get harder to start. I had fallen into the same ole Trap!! A saw that wouldn't start!! I was not a happy camper!! I should have purchased something else. However, After a few temper-tantrums. I realized it was obvious the saw was starving for fuel. It would surge at low idle. I used to be a certified mechanic and was not going to put up with a saw that wouldn't start after a couple pulls. After a-lot of cuss words heres what I found and what I did to turn my frown upside down!First thing I did was look at the spark plug. Nice Light Brown, Great Blue Spark, a little glossy but I decided to replace it anyways. After 100 pulls the saw started again. The saw was surging up and down (Fuel Starvation). I decided to replace the fuel and mix up a new batch, I checked the pick up screen and it was clean. I then took the cover off again and had found that the linkage to the carb had popped out of its bracket and was stopping the throttle/choke mechanism to not work properly. I snapped it back in and at-least the saw would run. Still hard starting but no where near as bad as it was. I then looked in the manual and read the the low idle screw was supposed to be set at 2 turns. Mine was set to lean by 3/4 of a turn!!!! I set it back to factory setting and the saw fired up this time a little easier. After I got it running, I adjusted the idle up high enough till the saw blade started to move and then backed it off 1/2 turn. BAM!!!After start up, fires up with 1/2 pull!!! Just the way I like my saws. Never had a problem since. Check you linkage, (Poor Design) and check your idle screw settings!! runs like a kitty Now. Good Luck
Date published: 2018-06-30
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