MS 181 C-BE - $279.95 DSRP


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DSRP: $279.95

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A chainsaw with reduced-emission engine technology, STIHL Easy2Start™ and Quick Chain Adjuster.

The MS 181 C-BE Chainsaw features Easy2Start™ and allows an easier start that requires less pulling force. The Quick Chain Adjuster makes adjusting and removing saw chains simple – no tools are needed. Reduced vibrations lessen user fatigue making this tool ideal for landscaping jobs around the home. Because of its reduced-emission engine technology, the MS 181 C-BE lowers fuel consumption and req...Read More
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MS 181 C-BE Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 31.8 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.5 kW (2.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 280 cc (9.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 180 cc (6.1 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" PMM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
POWER SOURCE Gas
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 008 3919 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which powerhead it is installed.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    STIHL Easy2Start™ (E)
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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    Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.

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    Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.
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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
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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Optional Accessories
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    Bumper Spikes
    Help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.
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MS 181 C-BE is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 72.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and easy to use Using this saw to cut 12 inch diameter, approximate 40 feet tall trees. Cuts with ease. Use to cut trees in my younger years. This is my first STIHL and appreciate the easy start and the safety additions. Not as strong as I use to be so this small stihl is very right for me. Being a female, do not have the upper body strength so appreciate my new purchase. Also chain was easy to change.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For Home Owner Use I have had this 181C for a couple of years now and used it several times! Keep in mind this is intended for home owner use and not anything more! It is easy to start and cuts as it is intended!I have not had any issues and has been dependable!The weight is just right, not too heavy! Easy to maneuver when up in a tree! The price is just right also!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing since sliced bread! This is the best chain saw I have ever owned. Had another brand that I could never get started. This Easy-Start is SO fantastic! Just the right size for me. Light weight and so easy to start.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from power and dependability I used my saw to top a tree in my back yard and several times I had to shut the saw off to change positions, and with the easy start I had no trouble restarting my saw.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practically made for me I simply cannot find fault with this tool. It was made for softies like me. What I like best is the starter; that made worth a price premium. With a choke that holds the trigger down (so I don't have to), it's made for starting the way I've always had to: With the saw *pressed to the ground* and my good hand on the pull cord. (This is hard to do while also holding down the trigger.) The saw does the work; pulling the cord doesn't.I need a chainsaw between once and three times a year, but this year I have *tons* of firewood to harvest, so my MS 181 C's gotta get me through it.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around awesome saw. Picked up my saw at J&R Sales E.Dubuque, It's a great saw that has power and starts easy every time.Ytime.You can carry this saw long lengths of time and weight is such it won't wear you down.Does the work of bigger saws without hesitation.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chainsaw for homeowners I've not had the chainsaw very long but have felled, limbed, and bucked about 20 trees with it. Much lighter than my old Poulan.Stihl is a better brand and that comes with a higher price. Well worth it.The easy start function on this saw is fantastic. After spending 2hrs of cutting and manually hauling lumber in the summer, you can get tired quickly. Yours arms can be very tired and the easy start function doesn't require even half of the strength or speed needed to pull start a cold engine. Once she's warmed up, the easy start works like a breeze.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I It's easy to start this chainsaw but once it's hot and you turn it off you have to wait 30-45 before it will start again. Very frustrating. I have to make sure to continually fill it with gas and chain oil while it's running so that it doesn't turn off.
Date published: 2017-07-26
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