Selection Petrol chainsaws for property maintenance

MS 181

Perfect for around-the-garden cutting jobs.

General

MS 181
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Packed with new technology—at a value price—the STIHL MS 181 chainsaw is designed to reduce vibrations, making it more comfortable to operate. This chainsaw also features reduced-emission engine technology, which lowers fuel consumption as well as emissions; maintaining good cutting speed. Perfect for cutting firewood, for building work and for felling small trees.

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Price

* Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.


The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Product variations

  • MS 181 C-BE With Chain Quick Tensioning (B) and ErgoStart (E)

Technical data

MS 181

Technical data

Recommended bar length cm/inch 35cm/14"
Displacement cm³ 31.8
Power output kW/bhp 1.5/2
Weight kg 1) 4.3
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 2.9
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/type 3/8" P PM3

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 / s ²

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Features

MS 181

Standard features

  • Reduced-emission engine technology Zoom
    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 Zoom
    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.

  • Compensator Zoom
    Compensator

    This controller in the carburettor 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.

  • Pre-separation air filtration system Zoom
    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.

  • Anti-vibration system Zoom
    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.

  • Ematic chain lubrication system Zoom
    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%.

  • Single-lever master control Zoom
    Single-lever master control

    All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.

  • Side chain tensioner Zoom
    Side chain tensioner

    The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain.

  • Tool free filler caps Zoom
    Tool free filler caps

    Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Accessories

MS 181

Accessories

    • Rollomatic E 3/8"P (9 teeth) Zoom
      Rollomatic E 3/8"P (9 teeth)

      The body of made of 3 eletrically-welded metal plates, the middle plate is extensively hollowed out. Low weight, high stability.

    Technical data
    Groove width 1,3 mm
    Number of teeth 9
    Pitch 3/8 P Inch

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Rollomatic E 3/8"P (9 teeth) Zoom
      Rollomatic E 3/8"P (9 teeth)

      The body of made of 3 eletrically-welded metal plates, the middle plate is extensively hollowed out. Low weight, high stability.

    Technical data
    Groove width 1,3 mm
    Number of teeth 9
    Pitch 3/8 P Inch

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    Price

    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Rollomatic E 3/8"P (9 teeth) Zoom
      Rollomatic E 3/8"P (9 teeth)

      The body of made of 3 eletrically-welded metal plates, the middle plate is extensively hollowed out. Low weight, high stability.

    Technical data
    Groove width 1,3 mm
    Number of teeth 9
    Pitch 3/8 P Inch

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    Price

    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 3/8" P 1.3 mm Zoom
      Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 3/8" P 1.3 mm

      Exclusive to STIHL: 3/8" Picco Micro 3 (PM3) saw chain. This saw chain was specially designed for light, compact chainsaws and ensures less kickback and lower vibration levels. It combines exceptional cutting performance and quality with great user comfort. The 1/4" version features a flat and narrow design as well as the small chain pitch. It is ideal for use with pole pruners. Available with a drive link thickness of 1.1 or 1.3 mm.

    Technical data
    Drive link gauge 1,3 mm
    Pitch 3/8 P inch

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 3/8" P 1.3 mm Zoom
      Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 3/8" P 1.3 mm

      Exclusive to STIHL: 3/8" Picco Micro 3 (PM3) saw chain. This saw chain was specially designed for light, compact chainsaws and ensures less kickback and lower vibration levels. It combines exceptional cutting performance and quality with great user comfort. The 1/4" version features a flat and narrow design as well as the small chain pitch. It is ideal for use with pole pruners. Available with a drive link thickness of 1.1 or 1.3 mm.

    Technical data
    Drive link gauge 1,3 mm
    Pitch 3/8 P inch

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    Price

    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 3/8" P 1.3 mm Zoom
      Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 3/8" P 1.3 mm

      Exclusive to STIHL: 3/8" Picco Micro 3 (PM3) saw chain. This saw chain was specially designed for light, compact chainsaws and ensures less kickback and lower vibration levels. It combines exceptional cutting performance and quality with great user comfort. The 1/4" version features a flat and narrow design as well as the small chain pitch. It is ideal for use with pole pruners. Available with a drive link thickness of 1.1 or 1.3 mm.

    Technical data
    Drive link gauge 1,3 mm
    Pitch 3/8 P inch

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    Price

    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Filing kit Zoom
      Filing kit

      Includes file holder with round file, flat file and file gauge in a sturdy case.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • 2-in-1 EasyFile Zoom
      2-in-1 EasyFile

      Practical tool for quickly sharpening the teeth and depth gauge in a single action. Ideal for occasional users. For .325", 3/8" and 3/8" P saw chains. Includes round and flat files.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • HP 2-stroke engine oil Zoom
      HP 2-stroke engine oil

      Top selling mineral oil 2-stroke engine oil. Specially developed for STIHL engines. Excellent lubrication and combustion properties. Performance class: JASO-FB, ISO-L-EGD. Fuel/oil ratio 1:50.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • SynthPlus chain oil Zoom
      SynthPlus chain oil

      Semi synthetic high performance lubricant is made from high grade base oils (refined oils) which prevents resinification during prolonged downtimes. Outstanding protection against wear.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • MotoMix Zoom
      MotoMix

      STIHL MotoMix is our patented premixed fuel, specially blended for ultimate performance. This 50:1 mixture is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel and our highest quality STIHL HP Ultra oil. It also stays fresh in your equipment over extended storage periods.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • STANDARD Chainsaw gloves Zoom
      STANDARD Chainsaw gloves

      STANDARD. Highly comfortable thanks to leather/textile combination and elastic knitted cuff, cut protection in the back of both gloves. Sizes 8, 9, 10, 11. EN Protection Class 0 (equivalent to 16 m /s).

    Technical data
    Elasticated or fitted cuffs Yes
    Lined Yes
    Cut protection class Class 0

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AERO LIGHT helmet set Zoom
      AERO LIGHT helmet set

      Lightweight entry level helmet set with ear defenders. Large visor and vents on both sides in the top part of the crest. High-quality nylon mesh. Conforms to EN 352, EN 397 and EN 1731.

    Technical data
    Ear protection SNR 22 (H:25, M:20, L: 13)
    Helmet material Polyethylene
    Inner fittings 4-Point
    Light penetration 55 %
    Sound level 102 dBA
    Weight 632 g

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • FUNCTION chainsaw boots Zoom
      FUNCTION chainsaw boots

      Entry level model made of high quality full grain leather, with high grip soles and breathable textile lining. Also protects against moisture, wear and abrasion. Protection according to EN 17249, protection class 1 (=^20 m/s) and EN 20345 S2.

    Technical data
    Cut protection class Class 1
    Leg height 20 cm
    Size 39 - 47
    Weight 1) 1.9 kg

    1) Approx per pair, using size 42

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • ECONOMY PLUS Trousers, design A / class 1 Zoom
      ECONOMY PLUS Trousers, design A / class 1

      Attractive entry-level model in anthracite / orange for occasional users. chainsaw protection to EN 381-5 Class 1. Elasticated waistband with buttons for braces. Inlcudes hip pockets, folding rule pocket and 2 side pockets. Durable fabric made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton.

    Technical data
    Fabric weight 245 g/qm
    Size 44 - 58
    UV protection factor 50+

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • ECONOMY PLUS Jacket Zoom
      ECONOMY PLUS Jacket

      Attractive entry-level jacket in anthracite / orange for occasional users. Close to the body cut. No chainsaw protection. Breast pocket with velcro, phone pocket, 2 side pockets, vents on the front, concealed zipper. STIHL ® logo embroidered on the back. Durable fabric made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton.

    Technical data
    Fabric weight 245 g/qm
    Size S-XXL
    UV protection factor 50+

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Carry bag for chainsaws Zoom
      Carry bag for chainsaws

      Made from sturdy nylon. For safe storage and transport of all chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45cm / 18". With small additional pocket.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Chainsaw case Zoom
      Chainsaw case

      Made of durable plastic. For safe storage and transport of all chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45cm / 18".

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    Price

    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

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