A chainsaw with reduced-emission engine technology, STIHL Easy2Start™, and Quick Chain Adjuster.
The MS 181 C-BE is our gift to anyone who gets that technology is here to serve us. (And not the other way around.) With the Easy2Start™ system on board, firing up this chainsaw couldn’t be simpler or faster. Just a light pull on the cord does it. And our Quick Chain Adjuster makes it possible to adjust the saw chain without tools. This model also has our pre-separation air filtration system – which can extend the life of your air filter up to five times over previous models.
STIHL Easy2Start™ (E)
The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.
IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
STIHL OILOMATIC Saw Chain
STIHL makes its own saw chains.
Includes a polymer ramp reservoir that holds bar oil until it can be picked up by a passing chain. This can reduce oil usage by up to 50%.
They help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cuts easier.
Spark Arrester Muffler
Has large baffles which reduce noise levels and contain a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
STIHL Quickstop® Chain Brake System
Designed to stop the chain in fractions of a second. Can be manually activated by inertia if the kickback force is sufficient.
Front Hand Guard
Designed to reduce the risk of injury.
Designed for a secure grip and ergonomically angled for comfort.
Protected Spark Plug
Protected, yet easy to change.
Large Starting Handle
Easy to grip
Smooth Clean Design
Has no rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.
Air Filter Cover
Easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
Master Control Lever™
Is a single lever operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch.
Rear Hand Guard
Reduces the risk of injury as well as provides a wide area for foot placement during starting.
High-Tech Polymer Housings
Lightweight, withstand greater impact, and are corrosion-resistant.
Translucent Fuel Tank
Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
Helps reduce operator fatigue.
Provides easier starting and smoother running.
Replaceable “In Tank” Fuel and Oil Filters
Lower cost and are easy to maintain.
Inboard Chain Brake
Requires less maintenance and makes saw chain sprocket easier to remove.
Automatic Bar and Chain Oiler
Lets the operator concentrate on cutting, not bar lubrication.
Helps reduce the risk of operator contact by a chain if it should break or derail.
Throttle Trigger Lockout
Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
Other STIHL homeowner chainsaws
- STIHL MS 170
- STIHL MS 171
- STIHL MS 180
- STIHL MS 180 C-BE
- STIHL MS 211
- STIHL MS 211 C-BE
- STIHL MS 250
- STIHL MS 251 C-BE
- STIHL MS 251 WOOD BOSS