Stihl MS 180 C-BE chain saw

 
Approximate retail price:
$230
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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
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User Reviews

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Will fail within a year.
12/11/2015
Pros
Cuts Good When Working
Fairly light
Cons
Dies Yearly
Hard Starts
Need Specialty Tools
Best Uses
Comment:
Had two in two years. First one replaced after 13 months. Second one replacing again after 13 months. Be grateful for 24 month warranty. <br /><br />Cuts well when it's running. When it starts going (hard starts, needs tuning, etc.) you can kiss it goodbye. I live on forested 5 acres. Cut down trees, cut into fire wood, shorten branches. Use it a lot.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
bad bad and cheap made
10/5/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
i got saw early this year, since ex took good saw with him, already been in the shop 3 times for same issue, not =cover under warranty. now i when to use yesterday after our nasty weather we had here in virginia, 2 small trees where down in my goat pen, the same issue, chain comes out flying out and needs a new chain sprocket and bar.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent Saw, I bought this saw to use while topping trees
6/16/2015
Pros
Dealership Support
Eas To Start
Easy On Fuel
I Own One
Longest Warrenty
Cons
Best Uses
Light Use Comercially
Small Product Cutting
Tree Topping
Comment:
I bought this saw to use commercially not once in a while, every day. I use it as an inexpensive tree topping saw. <br /><br />If I drop it, I would be disappointed but at least it is not a $650.00 pro saw.<br />I bought this saw and use non-ethanol Tru-fuel 50-1 mix. People that state it didn't run when I took it out of the box is not telling the truth! <br /><br />Every Stihl saw is started by the Dealer and instructions offered, every saw! If they didn't, they would be in jeopardy of loosing their Dealership. (My Buddy is a Dealer) <br />I have owned Stihl products for over 35 years. Nothing compares!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Stihl MS 180 C-BE is part of the Chain saws test program at Consumer Reports. The Stihl MS 180 C-BE Chain saws features and specs include Translucent oil tank, Storage case, Extra chain, Metal bucking spikes, Protective sheath, Warranty (yrs.), Anti-vibration, Chain brake, Tool-free chain adjuster. In our lab tests, Chain saws models like the Stihl MS 180 C-BE are reviewed on cc/amp, Weight (lbs.), Bar length tested (in.), Overall score, Safety, Ease of use, Handling, Cutting speed. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Stihl MS 180 C-BE based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Stihl MS 180 C-BE include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Stihl MS 180 C-BE.
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