The Stihl MS180 14" two-stroke petrol engine chainsaw is the ideal tool for general garden maintenance needs. A high quality, lightweight (4.1kg) product, with a high technical specification, it makes short work of conifer hedge trimming, tree loping, shrub pruning, and log and firewood cutting.
For those unused to working with hand-held mechanical equipment, the Stihl MS 180 is the ideal entry model for those looking for a robust hard working general purpose saw. Its vibration damping system reduces arm fatigue and makes handling the saw easy to master. With main functions of choke, start, stop and throttle being on one lever, the saw is easy to start, while a firm two-handed grip can be used to guide it through the cutting task in hand.
General machine maintenance is also easy to undertake for the beginner and experienced user. The chain tensioner is located on the side of the cover and tensions the chain without the risk of nicks or cuts to fingers from sharp blades. Stihl's Ematic chain lubrication system ensures the chain links and guide rails are constantly lubricated, while using significantly less oil than manual lubricating systems.
With a combination of reduced-emission technology and advanced combustion technology, maximum power and high torque are maintained throughout the saw's operating range. This provides a smoother operation overall, with reduced fuel consumption and lower exhaust gas emissions.
The fuel/air mix is kept optimal by the carburettor's built in fuel compensator. As the air filter traps microscopic particles and air intake reduces, the compensator reduces fuel delivery accordingly, ensuring the two-stroke engine is constantly operating at maximum power and efficiency. Using this modern technology, fuel consumption is over 20% lower than similar saws and exhaust emissions are reduced by up to 50%. Even the fuel tank and oil reservoir have easy unlocking and locking mechanisms which negate the need for any tools.
For someone looking for their first chainsaw, or the professional tree surgeon seeking to increase their tool range, this hardworking, technically advanced saw will provide hours of economical and reliable service in all areas of garden maintenance and light forestry work.