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STIHL MS 181 C-BE Comfort Chainsaw 16" Bar Length


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

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Data sheet

Bar Length16 inch
Displacement31.8 CC
Maximum Power Output1.5/2.0 (kW/hp)
Weight4.6KG excluding fuel, guide bar or saw chain
Power-to-weight ratio3.1 (kg/kW)
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain typePM3
Lightweight guide barRetrofittable (accessory)
Side-mounted chain tensioningn/a
STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning (B)Fitted as standard
STIHL ElastoStartn/a
STIHL ErgoStart (E)Yes
STIHL engine technology2-MIX
Engine TypeTwo Stroke
Fuel TypePetrol

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Similar to the MS 181, the STIHL MS 181 C-BE has additional "Comfort" features, including the ErgoStart (E) system and Chain Quick Tensioning (B), making this chainsaw virtually effortless to start and easy to maintain. Perfect for cutting firewood or felling trees up to 12 inches in diameter, it is a lightweight practical chainsaw with convenient features you can rely on.

Key Features

  • 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.
  • Anti-vibration system - Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.
  • 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.
  • Compensator - This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture from 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.
  • 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.
  • 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%.
  • STIHL ErgoStart (E) - A genuine advance in easy starting. STIHL ErgoStart (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 gentle pull action.
  • Chain Quick Tensioning (B) - After releasing the sprocket cover the chain can be adjusted using a thumb wheel without the need for tools. Tool-free filler caps - Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools.

Technical Data

Displacement cm331.8
Power output kW/bhp1.5/2
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW3.1
Weight kg 1*4.6
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2*100
Sound power level dB(A) 2*112
Vibration values left/right m/s2 3*3.5/3
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type3/8" P PM3
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type3/8" P

1* Without fuel, without bar and chain
2* K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
3* K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m/s2


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STIHL MS 181 C-BE Comfort Chainsaw 16" Bar Length

STIHL MS 181 C-BE Comfort Chainsaw 16" Bar Length

Restricted Delivery

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


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