Easy to start and perfect for around-the-garden cutting jobs.

  • The MS 181 C-BE is part of STIHL’s new generation of fuel-efficient, low emission chain saws.
  • Built with a stratified charge engine and modern construction technology, it features the Easy2Start™ system that will help you start your saw effortlessly, STIHL’s Quick Chain Adjuster that will allow you to tension your chain without any tools, long-life air filter, and anti-vibration system for smooth operation.
  • The reduced vibrations create a comfortable, functional tool for homeowner use.

Equipment prices include Pre-Delivery inspection, Set-up and Test Run.

SKU Description Price
MS181C-16 16" Bar & Chain $369.95

Other bar and chain sizes available upon request.

Prices and specs subject to change without notice. Product Special prices are while quantities last.

Specifications

Displacement (cc)31.8
Power output (kW)1.5
Weight* (kg/lb) w/o bar & chain4.6 / 10.1
Available bar length (in)12 - 16
OilOmatic ® saw chain pitch / type3/8" / PMM3
Chain tensioning at the side
Chain quick tensioning (B)Standard
Quickstop® super chain brake
Primer pumpStandard
Decompression valve
ElastoStart™Can be retrofitted
Easy2Start™Standard
CompensatorStandard
Toolless filler capsStandard
Electronically heated handle
Heated carburetor

Addition Info

STIHL Easy2Start™ (E) – A genuine advance in easy starting. STIHL Easy2Start™ (E) cuts the effort required to start the tool by half, while the starter cord can be pulled at just one third of the normal force. All it takes is 2 fingers and a gentle pull action.


Quick Chain Adjuster (B) – After releasing the sprocket cover the chain can be adjusted using a thumb wheel without the need for tools.


Heated carburetor (V) – By changing the chain saw from summer to winter operation, the intake air is pre-heated over the engine fins. This ensures that the carburettor does not ice up and you can continue working in freezing temperatures.


Anti-Vibration System – STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.


Reduced-emission engine technology – 2-stroke engine with stratified charge. A fuel-free layer of air is created between the burned charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase, reducing the amount of fuel lost during the charge cycle. This results in more power with a lower weight, up to 20% lower fuel consumption than regular 2-stroke engines and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.


Advanced combustion technology – Four overflow channels swirl the fuel-air mix before ignition, allowing for optimum combustion and highly efficient performance. The result is lower fuel consumption and high torque across a broad rpm range.


Pre-separation air filtration system – STIHL long-life air filtration systems with pre-separation achieve perceptibly longer filter life compared with conventional filter systems. Air drawn in is swirled. The larger, heavier particles are ejected. The pre-cleaned air is routed to the air filter via the pre-separator duct.


Tool free filler caps – Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools.


Compensator – This controller in the carburetor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburettor depending on the quantity of air passing through the air filter. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. The filter doesn't need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs.


Ematic chain lubrication system – The Ematic chain lubrication system ensures pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails. When used with STIHL OILOMATIC saw chain, it will provide maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods of chain lubrication. The Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50%.


Manual fuel pump (Purger) – A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operations.


Single-lever master control – All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.