STIHL MS181 C-BE Petrol Chainsaw

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1.5 KW/2.0 HP Domestic Petrol Chainsaw with Ergostart.

Versatile, compact yet powerful chainsaw, ideal for property maintenance, cutting firewood and felling small trees. Features STIHL ErgoStart and Quick Chain Tensioning for easier starting and simple chain tensioning.

Options include 14-inch or 16-inch bar length.

£301.75£306.00 inc VAT


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STIHL MS181 C-BE Petrol Chainsaw

The MS181 C-BE Chainsaw combines advanced combustion technology with purpose-built comfort and safety features.

What does this mean for you?

It means you get a more energy-efficient petrol-powered chainsaw that is comfy to use for longer periods. It saves you money whilst ensuring you can get more work done.

What is it built for?

The STIHL MS181 C-BE has been designed to be easy to use for domestic and professional gardeners. Whether you buy the 14-inch or 16-inch bar option, you will find this chainsaw perfect for:

  • Cutting firewood
  • Felling trees
  • Managing bushes
  • Sawing tasks

What makes the STIHL MS181 C-BE special?

STIHL truly have designed a chainsaw with the user in mind. This revolutionary chainsaw is built to be easy and comfortable to use. They have created a tool that solves many of the common difficulties seen in many domestic chainsaws.

First up is the incredibly advanced ErgoStart.

ErgoStart makes starting the chainsaw quick and easier. Instead of the normal force used to start the tool, ErgoStart means the starter cord only needs to be pulled at one-third of the normal force. This turns what used to be a full-body action, into something that can be started with 2 fingers and a gentle pull.

Secondly, there is the Chain Quick Tensioning device.

Traditionally when a chain loses its tension, it can be quite a hassle sorting it out. Tools will need to come out and the casing removed.

With the Chain Quick Tensioning addition to the STIHL MS181 C-BE, this is no longer the case. Simply release the sprocket covering, the chain can easily be adjusted using a thumbwheel. Therefore getting rid of any need for tools.

Features you will love

The STIHL MS181 C-BE comes with a range of advanced features at a reasonable price. We took a look at some of the most impressive that we know you will love.

Energy Efficiency; No Power Loss

To allow for the best combustion with an efficient performance, STIHL has placed four overflow channels that swirl the fuel-air mix before you start the ignition. The results? You get lower fuel consumption but more power across a broad RPM range.

Less fuel is used for more power, meaning you save money whilst working harder.

Clogg Prevention & Protection

Working with a chainsaw is a dirty business. Cutting wood generates a lot of dust and particles. Traditionally, these can clog the air filter, causing the fuel-air mixture to get richer.

This is not a problem with the MS181 C-BE. With STIHL’s smart compensator, regardless of the quantity of air passing through the air filter, the correct amount of fuel is sent to the carburettor.

As a result, the fuel/air ratio and engine power stay constant for longer. Meaning you get a longer lifespan out of your chainsaw before the filter needs cleaning out.

Anti-vibration System

Chainsaws, and power tools in general, produce a lot of vibration. Handling power tools for a long period of time can lead to effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms.

STIHL has developed an effective anti-vibration system for their power tool. As a result, the vibrations from the machine’s engine are dampened. This reduces vibrations at the handles to help support your long-term health.

One Single Master Control

Enhanced safety and useability is built into the STIHL MS181 C-BE. This can be seen with the introduction of a single lever master control. Here, all important functions are operated by a single lever.

This means you can start, choke, throttle and stop using one single lever for immediate control over the tool.

STIHL 2-MIX-Engine

1-in-4 channel technology. The economical STIHL 2-MIX engine with 1-in-4channel technology features a high torque over a wide speed range. The chainsaw provides fuel savings of up to 20% compared to STIHL two-stroke engines in the same performance class without 2-MIX technology. Exhaust emissions are reduced by up to 50%.


The STIHL MS181 C-BE is a competitively priced chainsaw perfect for many domestic and professional tasks. Its lightweight body, its advanced comfort features and its reliability, all make it the perfect tool for all year use.

Using a 2-stroke engine with a 2-mix system turns this chainsaw into an energy-efficient powerhouse. You can work longer with more power for less fuel than many alternative models.

Built-in STIHL systems such as the Ematic Chain Lubrication System and the Pre-separation Air Filtration all help increase the life of the chain and the engine. Resulting in less wear and more use out of the chainsaw.


Download STIHL MS181 C-BE User Guide

Additional information

Weight 5.5 kg
Dimensions 410 × 275 × 285 cm





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