STIHL MS 180 chainsaw review

Chainsaw STIHL MS 180 14″ (35 cm) bar. Althought is considered to be an amateur tool, has all the advantages of a professional one.

Reliable and convenient device is perfect for felling small trees, cutting boughs, etc. Also, STIHL MS 180 chainsaw will be your indispensable assistant during construction and repair works.


Advantages of this model

  • Light weight (3.9 kg) allows you to work with a chainsaw STIHL MS 180, for a very long time with ease. In addition, you can take this compact with you when you go fishing or hiking.
  • Anti-vibration system and low noise makes the work expirience with this chainsaw as comfortable as possible.
  • This model is considered to be very economical in terms of fuel consumption. The oil consumption of STIHL MS 180 chainsaw is two times lower half than that of counterparts.
  • Reliable manual brake stops the motor in seconds.
  • Reliable engine

Furthermore, in a case of a violent kickback, chainsaw STIHL MS 180 C turns off automatically.


  • Air filter requires frequent checks (and cleanings);
  • included chain quickly blunts;

Technological features

Chainsaw class Domestic
Power, kW 1.5
Engine capacity, cc 31.8
Bar length, inch 14
Fuel tank volume, L 0.25
Oil tank volume, L 0.15
Weight (no fuel), kg 3.9

Anti-vibration system:

Excessive vibration in the area of handles can cause chronic blood circulation diseases of the hands. For this reason, STIHL chainsaw is equipped with high-performance anti-vibration system (AVS). Engine vibration of tools with AVS is significantly reduced on handles.

A regulating device in the carburetor. Compensator provides almost constant engine power, the quality of the exhaust and fuel consumption for a long time, regardless of the increasing air filter contamination. It is necessary to clean the air filter only when you notice a sizeable power decrease. It becomes possible to work for a long time without maintenance.

Single lever control:
Functions of the tool, such as the cold and hot start, operation and shutdown, is controlled by a separate lever. This makes handling particularly comfortable and safe, since the right hand remains on the handle.

Ematic Chain lubrication system:
STIHL Ematic system consists of the Ematic guide bar, the Oilomatic chain and an oil pump with adjustable feed. The special design of the bar and chain makes every drop of oil to get where it is needed for lubrication. This can reduce oil consumption by 50%.

QuickStop brake for instant chain stop:
Chain brake QuickStop is a protective mechanism to work with chainsaws. The chain brake is activated by pressing the front hand guard and in a split second stops the chain. For strong enough kickback, QuickStop chain brake fires automatically.


Evary single comment found on internet about this tools says that this model is great and works for more than 10 years without problems (with proper maintenance, of course). People use it for firewood every season, cutting and bucking trees. Therefore, this saw is highly recommended for personal use. You can even buy this saw for professional use (unless you are a lumberman, in this case you need a tool that supports bigger guide bar and has more power).

STIHL MS 180 Detaied Pros and Cons

  • 4.90 / 5 5
123 votes, 4.90 avg. rating (95% score)