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 110.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My favorite little saw Homeowner, have a wood stove. I salvage most of my firewood. Already have MS250, purchased the MS180 for lighter cutting, limbing, pruning. Sales associate tried to upsell me to MS150 or MS193, which I would no doubt have been happy with, too. I felt for my purposes this saw represented a better tradeoff between price and features. Have had it about a year. Not enough saw for bucking 12" logs for firewood. Tried that once. The MS180 got pretty hot after about twenty cuts. The MS250 handles that stuff nicely, so that's what I reach for when bucking larger stuff.I spend a lot more time limbing, pruning, salvaging 2" or smaller branches for firewood, etc than I spend bucking 12" or more logs. The lighter weight of the MS180 and the shorter bar which is easier to manage while pruning, make this just about the perfect saw for its price, for me.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lot of bells and whistles on this saw. Just bought the saw today. Had some trouble getting it started, even after reading the book. However, when it did. it cut walnut and oak like it was pine. Like the looks and feel.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The saw everyone should own!!! Like the title says this is the saw everyone should own. If you don't have one then go get one. By far the best saw I have purchased to date. The MS 180 Mini Boss is a lot of saw in a small package. Mine has the easy to adjust chain tensioner roller that can be used wearing gloves. I like not having to have a tool to tighten the chain and this set up makes it a breeze and keeps you moving forward. This saw can handle whatever you throw at it. It's perfect for putting on a four wheeler or Side X Side on the farm and great for clearing trails. We use ours all the time and it always starts and runs like it should. Very reliable!!! This lil saw will make short work of most task. We use it to prun up bigger trees cut trails and when trees are down it has the power to take care of most of that too. We actually put a 16" bar on it and it has plenty of power to spare. Note: we ran it with the stock 14" bar for the better part of 5 years with no issues. We only switched to the 16" bar because we were removing some downed trees and pinched the roller on the end of the 14" bar in the process so we added the 16" bar as an upgrade to this powerhouse of a saw making it even better. But the 14" bar was fine until we broke it that's our fault not Stihl's. Just a great saw that works like you want a saw to work. Nothing bad to say. It's light it works every time and is easy to use. I've had this saw for the better part of about 5 years and not once has it giving me any trouble that wasn't caused by me ( the bar issue). It has set in the shop for months on end in its case and when pulled out to use it starts right up. If I only had to own one Stihl saw this would be the one just because it does everything very well and is easy to use. We own 4 Stihl saws and grab this saw first most of the time. It just works!!
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible saw Bought it 2 months ago, took it home and saw did not start. Took it back to dealer and after 30 minuts of pulling they start it. I took it home again but still it takes 30 minutes to start. Took it back to dealer and they said they will fix it and call me back. . After 2 months I don’t have saw and money and still waiting for them to call
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst saw I have owned. This is my fourth chainsaw for medium yard work. Rough starting, mediocre power, "off" selector does not work and the saw must be choked to stop the engine.Never will buy a stihl again.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Trouble with saw, Warranty not as you would think! First, I have several Stihl products and have been very satisfied with them over the years. Good quality products. However, Stihl's warranty is very suspect. I have had a problem with this chainsaw. The first time I used it for an hour and a half I had restarting problems (would not restart after it ran for that long). Took it back to the Stihl dealer that I purchased it form well within warranty period. Dealer says nothing wrong with it. They charged me $20 for diagnosis. Next time I used it had basically the same issues after about an hour and a half. (Hard to restart, loss of power).Called Stihl to find out how I could get this addressed (under warranty). They said take it back to the dealer. I explained I had no intention of going back to that dealer and pay them to tell me nothing is wrong with this warranty item. A few trips to them would cost more than I paid for the saw. Their solution, take it to a different dealer (considerably further away than the first dealer). I asked if that dealer would be charging a fee to do warranty work and they say they won't. Well, since the other one did I have no confidence they won't. So the bottom line is that the Stihl products warranty are no better than the big box machines which typically cost a lot less. My selection process for the next outdoor tool will certainly include closer scrutiny of product support and customer support.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Saw in a Little Package I needed a saw for light firewood duty and occasional tree removal in a rural setting. I've needed it already twice to remove storm damage, and it keeps on going when my neighbor's Husquvarna quit on him. Although it is only a 16 inch bar, I've cut up a poplar and an oak tree that were around 20inches in diameter. It does an amazing job.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not durable and hard to get serviced When first purchased, it worked fine for yard cleanup and firewood. That said it is the least reliable power tool I have ever owned and service has proven almost impossible. I have maybe two hours total run time on this unit. In September when I tried to start it, something in the starter assembly snapped and the recoil no longer engages. That's bad enough. When I took it to the dealer, it sat for six weeks waiting for parts, with no estimate on when they might arrive. I finally took it back still broken. I'm hoping another dealer might have a part in stock. If not, I'm just going to cut my losses, sell it for parts and move on. A saw that is down for an entire season after a few cuts is useless. I love the splitting maul I got from Stihl but I am so far thoroughly unimpressed with their chainsaws.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent saw Very reliable. Easy to use. I got the spring start and it works great. Recommended purchase.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw! Best chainsaw I've ever had Light, strong, reliable...and everything else!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not recommended at this time Purchased the MS-180 last week and went to use it this weekend on tree trimming. It was filled with gas mixture, oil, and they said started at my ACE store. I was not present. Note owned a wood boss and have used a Stihl for over 30 years...followed the starting instructions and no light off. Tried to pull the plug to check for fuel and it is torqued in there! Used my 3/4" socket set and could not get it to move. I am taking it back to the dealership for them to trouble shoot and I want them to pull the plug...will go from there.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased After 45+ years of owning Stihl pro saws for logging I bought a 180 for the home.Price was what caught my eye plus the 2 yr. coverage.while I use it for limbs mostly I have fell several 12/14" white pine trees and was very impressed with the power.It feels so light in the hand but really cuts like a bigger saw.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start, lot's of power for a small saw! I bought the MS-180 with easy adjust chain bar over 6 years ago. I love the saw, I gave it a work out cutting way larger trees than maybe I should have. I am on the first bar, and have replaced the chain many times as they do wear out. Just today I have noticed after i put on a new chain, that I did not have the power that I had before, I changed the air filter- which did not help. A friend check the compression, and said it should be a lot higher, so I suppose the motor needs to be rebuilt. Here is where the rubber meets the road, will it cost more to rebuild, or should I just buy another saw? Yes I would buy another, if the repair costs too much.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product packs a bigger punch than its size Really good chainsaw. After first use, I had to return chainsaw to the dealer due to missing sprocket snap ring. Beside that, this has proven to be a good purchase. I have recommended others to purchase a STIHL chainsaw.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from POSitivly Negative I wish I hadn't purchased this product. under Duress After Hurricane Irma.. Had trouble starting from the get go. Took it back to the Ace Hardware were I purchased it but was informed that there was no returns on Hurricane related items. by The "Helpful Hardware Guys". They took it back in their shop and after five minutes or so said ":It "s starting now. They" never showed me W hat T he F unction I failed to misunderstand. . Before going back to the point of purchase I went on the Web to try to figure it out. Submitted a review that was Kicked Back . So now doubly disappointed. Would rather have had someone contact me to try to resolve the starting issue. Don't expect this review to make thru either. Still considering contacting Am Ex for a resolution. Print it or not I'm still unsatisfied
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight but big enoughto do large projects I am very pleased with the features of my MS 180. I would encourage all dealers to tell people about the starting features of the saw because it is important!! I pulled the rope like old chainsaws and broke the rope with less than 5 hours of operation.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trim saw Perfect trim saw lightweight nimble in the field and everyone in the family can crank it.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw for the money I bought this for small clean up and to cut up tree limbs. Great little saw that is very ergonomic and light weight. Very good usable power!
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use. I just got started w/ this saw. It starts easily, runs smoothly and is comfortable to handle. I'm a home user, so I won't perform a lot of, or very heavy cutting. The MS 180 is a perfect choice for my usage. I expect it to last a lifetime w/ proper maintenance!
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS 180 for hurricane debris removal Bought my new MS180 from my local ACE when my older saw refused to run. It started the first time, the second time and every time thereafter. It had enough power and dependability to facilitate removal of debris left by hurricane Irma. It seemed to slice through six and eight inch fallen branches better than my brother's saw, which was also brand new. I would recommend that anyone on the fence about whether or not to buy a Stihl, get off the the fence and get one. You won't regret it. I don't.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a great saw This is a great saw. I only wish I could have got an 18 or 20 inch bar for the price
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Start This saw has an easy start up. Chain is very sharp. Light weight and easy to handle.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It starts when you pull the rope As with all of my Still products it works extremely well. I have made the mistake of purchasing other brands in the past, but never again it is only Still for me.My Leaf Blower, Trimmer and now Chainsaw is all and only Still. By far the best and the price is more than competitive for what you get.It sure was a benefit buying 10 days before Hurricane Irma hit, it got put to good use!
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great starter saw for some who is just starting out. The saw is light but powerful. It is a great starter saw, as my two boys are helping with cutting and trimming.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs and cuts great I bought my first stihl (029 Farm Boss) about 20 years ago after seeing my dad run his (028 Wood Boss) for so many years problem free. After about 30+ years he has finally started needed a couple of minor things. With the experiences we have had with our saws, it's hard to break away from a brand you have always trusted. I needed something lighter for occasional use and decided on the ms-180. I took it out this past weekend. I am taking out a lot of trees with a diameter no larger than 8 inches. This saw performed very well and took trees down quick. It showed no signs of struggle at all. We will see how well it holds up as time goes on. After running it for a few hours, it was nice to actually not have a sore back and or feeling beat up. If you are looking for a saw that falls within this saws features I would say go for it.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw for the money This saw is easy to start and handle. I had to remove a few pine trees about 10-12 wide and the saw cut through without issue. I have had excellent success with other Stihl products which is why I made the purchase. I recommend this saw!
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wouldn't start..supposedly flooded but procedure to resolve didn't work. First time trying to start the product was not successful. I followed the instruction booklet (assuming the saw was flooded) and removed the spark plug, dried it off and pulled the starter cord as instructed. Put it back together and it still wouldn't start. I had to take it back to the store where the service person took it outside and said it was flooded. He told me not to try to start the saw cold more than three pulls of the starter cord before moving the switch to the warm start setting. He then put his foot so that he held down the saw and simultaneously pushed the speed control with the top of his shoe. It finally started. When I took it home, it did start but I am not convinced that it will start properly in the future. Withholding final judgement until I use it a bit more.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw. I wish I was able to afford a bigger one. My intent was to buy a larger saw from a competitor but was willing to accept a smaller saw in order to have a brand that will last.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easily everytime. Great saw. Cuts wood easily and quickly. Had to sharpen chain already, because I cut down several trees. Still cuts great too.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful product It's light, easy to use and reliable I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-08-17
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