Lighter weight but still a decent saw

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4wdfarm's review of Stihl MS181

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“Lighter weight but still a decent saw”

Written on: 08/01/2022 by 4wdfarm (1 review written)

These can still be had around £200, I bought one about six years ago and it has had quite heavy use around a farm mainly logging and modest construction work like fences and shed roof beams.
Being used to larger older Stihls it felt TBH a little flimsy but has not had anything break in several years regular use.
Being a smaller motor it is relatively economical on fuel.
It is not too bad to start if you are familiar with the technique but tends to be very gutless for first 2 or 3 minutes it is a good plan to start it and let it run on fast idle for a minute before using from cold.
The chain being smaller picolo type wears that bit faster and benefits from extra attention from file.

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