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Stihl MS 180 C-BE chain saw

 
Approximate retail price:
$230
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
User Reviews
User Reviews

(1 of 1 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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
No Warranty
1/6/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
The MS 180cbe is a capable saw while it works. As another reviewer stated my saw also burned up using high test gas and Stihl oil mix bought at time of purchase (as recommended). This saw has a design flaw in my opinion (small engine mechanic for 30 years) that Stihl will not warranty!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
STIHL DOESN'T STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT
12/17/2014
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Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I WAS GIVEN THIS 180 CHAINSAW AS A RETIREMNT GIFT. SO I MADE SURE I TOOK CARE OF THIS SAW LIKE NO OTHER. USED STIHL OIL. BOUGHT GAS WITHOUT ETHONEL. MADE SURE CHAIN WAS ALWAYS SHARP AND CLEANED AFTER EACH TIME I USED IT. ONE DAY IT WOULDN'T START. FOUND OUT THAT IT HAD SCORED THE PISTON--LOST COMPRESSION. TOOK IT TO DEALER TOLD ME I USED THE WRONG GAS. RAN TO LEAN WOULDN'T STAND BEHIND IT. TOOK TO ANOTHER DEALER THEY TOLD ME I RAN IT TO RICH. WOULDN'T DO ANYTHING WROTE STIHL AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD GET BACK. ITS BEEN A YEAR AND STILL WAITING. PLUS THEY PULLED MY REVIEW OF THEIR PRODUCT
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not 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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