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Stihl MS180

“Good Little Saw”

Written on: 04/11/2014 by Briano115 (1 review written)

I have 4 saws, the 180 being the smallest and a 80cc Husqvarna at the other end. I love my little ms180. As another reviewer said, it is not the saw for logging large timber but that is not what I bought it for. Fantastically light, manoeuvrable and reliable - I find it is a great little saw for light limbing or trimming. Pound for pound, this is the best saw I have bought! … Read Full Review

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Stihl MS180

“Oil pump”

Written on: 08/05/2014 by 19oct49 (1 review written)

I have had 2 stilh ms180 chainsaw in the past and both have developed oil pump problems.is there anybody else Who has had the same problem… Read Full Review

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Stihl MS180

“Absolute Junk”

Written on: 24/05/2012 by FreeFlowin (1 review written)

I bought this brand new and used for 1.5 hrs. It started smoking while I was cutting a 4-5 inch logs. It was smoking from the internal. They told me I melted it by using the safety break too much and reving it at high RPM's. I told them I did not do that and followed the directions in the manual. They won't give me money back or do anything for the warranty. Stihl's customer service is pathetic and this saw is worse. Maybe Stihls heavy duty machines are better and I believe they are, but not… Read Full Review

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Stihl MS180

“Worst chain saw to purchase”

Written on: 12/09/2011

This new saw worked very infrequently over the ten hours of use. Thereafter, chain saw couldn't be started and has been sitting collecting dust. I would not recommend this chain saw to anyone and I had better luck with the chain saws from Canadian Tire...absolutely a piece of junk!… Read Full Review

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Stihl MS180

“This is an excellent little saw. No it is not suitable...”

Written on: 30/09/2010

This is an excellent little saw. No it is not suitable for weeks working in the forests of Oregon, but that is not what you have paid for. It is light, a good starter, cuts well and is really economical. I went of a week long course and the instructor was a little dismissive of my saw to start with. By the end of the week he was talking about buying one himself. The only issue is that if you run it dry it can be difficult to restart as it does not have a priming bulb, but this is solved by… Read Full Review

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Stihl MS180

“I nearly bought a cheap and chearful saw but was...”

Written on: 13/07/2010

I nearly bought a cheap and chearful saw but was pursuaded to buy a Stihl by a gardener with more years experience than I care to mention. 'If it ain't got Stihl or Husqvana on the lable then don't touch it' he advised and I'm glad to say his advice was well received, it's a cracking little saw.

Not the easiest to start and too easily flooded for my liking - I find I have to make sure I remember to carry a plug spanner with me, just in case, but once it's warm, it starts very easily. It will… Read Full Review

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Stihl MS180

“I have the model up from the 180 i have the 181, I...”

Written on: 15/03/2010 by will waters (7 reviews written)

I have the model up from the 180 i have the 181, I went on a course on how to use it,(do go on a course before using). I have a small farm with a fair few trees and a log burner so i got this i first used it at home yesterday and it worked really well, the chainsaw cut through a hole oak tree which had fallen down a few years ago, i had a bow saw and it could not compete with the chainsaw. The chain it comes with is very srong it even cut through a nail ( i did not know it was there. Has… Read Full Review

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Stihl MS180

“I was given this Stihl MS180 saw as a gift. I like it...”

Written on: 10/02/2009

I was given this Stihl MS180 saw as a gift. I like it a lot. For its size (about 2 hp) it does the job. I have a 14" bar on it, and it works fine for limbing and general cleanup of smaller branches. I have cut down some trees almost 14" in diameter, and it did that job as well. I think its rated for up to a 16" bar by the way.

This is a fine saw for limbing. In combination with my bigger saw for dropping the tree, I am all set up. I will reach for this smaller one every time as long as I… Read Full Review

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