Stihl MS180 Chainsaw Review

Another great saw from Stihl that is packed with extra usability features to make the life of the operator more bearable!

The first thing any operator will notice is the weight, if you’ve used a Stihl 028 before you’ll be pleased to know this saw is 1.5kg lighter or 1.8kg if you have a non cat version.

The basic MS180 is missing the Easy2Start feature and catalytic converter found on the MS180C, and while these are both great features I really don’t think they will detract from your use of this brilliant little saw.

With a maximum bar size of 14 inches this isn’t a saw to be felling with, it might even be too small if your firewood starts out on the large side. Although for limbing and cutting up smaller firewood it’s perfect.

Most operators have found this saw easy to start and experience minimal vibration in use, the only occasional complaint is that the chain tensioner is hard to use.

If you’re looking for a Stihl MS180 Manual click the link!

Stihl MS180 Chainsaw Technical Specifications
Model Name MS180
Engine Type single-cylinder two-stroke
Engine Capacity 31.8cc, 1.94
Cylinder Bore 38mm, 1.5 in
Piston Stroke 28mm, 1.1 in
Ignition Type Breakerless magneto
Spark Plug Type Bosch WSR 6 F
Spark Plug Gap 0.5mm (0.02in)
Carburetor Type Diaphragm, built-in pump
Fuel Tank Capacity 0.25 litre
Fuel Mixture 50:1 with Stihl 2-stroke oil
Weight 3.9kg (8.6lb)
Catalytic Converter No
Chain Lubrication Type Automatic oil pump
Oil Tank Capacity 0.145 litre