The Stihl MS180 Chainsaw is currently our bestselling chainsaw at Masseys – and for good reason. It is lightweight yet rugged chainsaw that is ideal for cutting firewood and for property maintenance at a great price point. The powerful and economical 2-MIX engine supplies the saw with 1.9 bhp of power, whilst remaining easy to grip, comfortable to hold and well-balanced.
A great feature is the side chain tensioner, as some chainsaws have an awkward tensioner on the front of the chainsaw.
Masseys will assemble and PDI your chainsaw before you leave the store. Don’t forget, Masseys in Swadlincote, Derbyshire has one of the largest Stihl displays in the UK!
What else will I need to buy with my Stihl MS180?
2-stroke oil is a specially created motor oil designed to be used in two-stroke engines, such as the one in the MS180.
Stihl have their own range of patented premixed fuel, crafted to provide top-end performance for all products in which it is used.
Stihl MotoMix® has been described as “like a sports drink for your engine”, and boasts a mix of premium non-ethanol, high-octane fuel along with Stihl’s renowned HP Ultra Oil. All of this amounts to a clean product that offers performance and lubrication in great and equal measures.
As there is no ethanol, it is still good to use up to two years after opening. This also means that any used in the Stihl MS180 chainsaw remains just as good, even during long periods without use.
The right chain lubricant can help keep your saw in top condition long into the future. There is a wide range of lubricant options available, all manufactured to ensure the chain is clean and able to be free-running on the guide bar.
It’s important to use a high-quality oil as their properties set them apart from alternatives. Oil should be slippery enough to prevent debris from sticking to the bar, yet sticky enough to not come away from the chain. It shouldn’t emit fumes during operation, either.
It may be possible to use alternatives oils, such as motor oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil, but this is not always advised, especially in the case of the MS180 chainsaw.
There are a number of optional extras, too. The Masseys showroom is home to a vast array of chainsaw files, replacement bars and chains, safety equipment (PPE) and log saw horses shouldyou need them.
Don’t forget – you’ll get a second chain absolutely free of charge when you buy the Stihl MS180 Chainsaw 14″ Bar from us.
Stihl MS180 Chainsaw Features
Manufactured to provide the ultimate chainsaw experience, the MS180 has a number of features that put performance and functionality at the fore of the product.
Stihl 2-MIX-Engine and Advanced Combustion Energy
High torque and wide speed range make the economical Stihl-2-MIX engine a friend of casual gardeners and upkeep professionals alike.
Witnessing fuel savings of up to 20% next to Stihl products with a two-stroke engine, the MS180 Chainsaw also benefits from a 50% reduction in exhaust emissions. Combined with the high-torque and broad rpm range, this product is undisputedly one of the finest chainsaws on the market.
Stihl’s revolutionary anti-vibration system ensures comfort and safety come as standard. Engine oscillations are dampened, which means a significant reduction in vibrations on the handles.
The built-in compensator provides a constant fuel to air ratio in the combustion mixture, and in turn ensures a stable engine power, allowing cleaner and prolonged use compared to other models.
The filter of the Stihl MS180 chainsaw only requires cleaning after a considerable drop in power.
Single-Lever Master Control
Just about every important chainsaw is featured on an easy-to-use single lever.
Start, choke, throttle and stop functions are handily grouped, meaning there’s no confusing of operations and how to access them.
Side Chain Tensioner
The MS180 takes away potentially dangerous contact with the saw chain. The tensioning screw is located on the side of the tool, just through the sprocket cover.
Ematic Chain Lubrication System
An enhanced lubrication system provides more efficient oil consumption and longer use and wear, as well as maximum lubrication.
The system is able to reduce chain oil consumption by as much as 50%, meaning your chainsaw can go for longer at a better rate.
Stihl MS180 Technical
|Power output kW/bhp||1.4/1.9|
|Weight kg 1)||4.1|
|System weight kg 2)||4.88|
|Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW||3|
|Sound pressure level dB(A) 3)||100|
|Sound power level dB(A) 3)||112|
|Vibration values left/right m/s² 4)||6.6/7.8|
|Tank volume l||0.25|
|Chain tensioning||side tensioning|
|Sprocket – number of teeth||6 Z|
|Oil tank volume cm3||145|
|Anti vibration system||Standard AV-System|
|Filler cap||Screw fuel cap|
|Starting system||Single lever and standard starter handle|
|EPA Certified fuel consumption l/h||0.714|
1) Without fuel, without bar and chain
2) Unfueled, with guide bar and saw chain
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
4) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
Purchased from Massey’s – Stihl MS180 Chainsaws purchased directly from Massey’s that have developed a manufacturing fault can be returned to store within the warranty period.
Items returned within the warranty period will be fixed by our own mechanics with no fee attached.
A warranty repair is carried out when a purchased tool or machine has failed due to improper workmanship or material, provided the product in question has been used under normal conditions and maintenance.
Purchased Elsewhere – Massey’s can process warranty claims on products bought elsewhere but completion may range from 4-12 weeks due to the priority of ensuring our own customers are attended to.
There is an initial £29.99 inspection charge for products not purchased from Massey’s that is refunded upon confirmation of a warranty-eligible fault, and the manufacturer has accepted and processed the claim in full.
Stihl Chainsaw Advice
Tensioning the saw chain –
- Shut off the engine
- Loosen the side nuts
- Hold the bar nose up
- Use a screwdriver to turn the tensioning screw clockwise until the chain fits snugly against the underside of the bar
- While still holding the bar nose up, tighten down the nuts firmly. Check the nuts are tightened firmly before each use and during operation
- A new chain has to be retensioned more often than one that has been in use for some time
- Check chain tension frequently
- Frequently check side nuts are tightened firmly
Checking the chain tension –
- Shut off the engine
- Wear work gloves to protect your hands
- The chain must fit snugly against the underside of the bar and it must still be possible to pull the chain along the bar by hand
- The chain should never be sagging off the bar
- If necessary, re-tension the chain
- Check chain tension frequently.
If you want to handle the Stihl MS180 chainsaw prior to purchasing, please feel free to visit us at our Swadlincote showroom.
You can see all of our Stihl chainsaws online, as well as in store.