Stihl MS 180 C-BE chain saw

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Summary: This 16-inch, 32-cc, gasoline-powered chain saw from Stihl weighs 11 lbs. It has a chain brake, a tool-less bar adjuster, and a 2-year warranty.
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Type: Lighter-duty gasoline chain saws
About - Stihl MS 180 C-BE

The Stihl MS 180 C-BE is part of the chain saw test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, chain saw models like the MS 180 C-BE are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Cutting speed:
How fast a saw cut through a 10-inch-square oak beam.

Consists of kickback intensity, the potential for burn due to inadvertent contact with the muffler, and storage safety--how well protected the cutting chain is from accidental contact during storage.

Ease of use:
Based on engine-starting convenience (the average number of pulls to start), primer and choke location and operation, and the ease of adjusting the cutting chain’s tightness, checking and adding fluids, and accessing the air filter and spark plug.

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About This Brand

Stihl makes consumer and professional-grade gas and electric chain saws. Stihl chain saws come in a variety of bar lengths, from 14 inches to 20 inches; the electric chain saws have smaller bar lengths than their gas counterparts. The Stihl brand is an outdoor power equipment dealer exclusive.

Features & Specs - Stihl MS 180 C-BE
info Chain brake Yes
info Anti-vibration Yes
info Tool-free chain adjuster Yes
info Translucent oil tank Yes
info Metal bucking spikes Yes
info Storage case No
info Protective sheath Yes
info Extra chain No
info Warranty (yrs.) 2
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