The STIHL MS 180 and the MS 230 C-BE are both chainsaws that are designed to be used by homeowners. The MS 180 is one of the most powerful chainsaws on the market, while the MS 230 C-BE is a little less powerful but still has plenty of power for most jobs.

Detail Comparison

Technical specifications MS 180 MS 230 C-BE
Displacement ­cm³ 31,8 45,4
Power output ­kW/bhp 1,4/1,9 2/2,7
Weight ­kg 4,1 1) 4,9 1)
Power-to-weight ratio ­kg/kW 3 2,5
Sound pressure level ­dB(A) 100 2) 101 2)
Sound power level ­dB(A) 112 3) 111 3)
Vibration level left/right ­m/s² 6,6/7,8 4) 5/6 4)
Saw chain pitch ­ 3/8″P 3/8″P
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain type ­ PMM3 Picco Micro 3 (PM3)

STIHL MS 180 

The MS 180 has a longer bar and chain than the MS 230 C-BE, which means that it cuts wood faster. The MS 180 has an easy start system with an auto return stop switch. This allows you to pull the starter cord once, then release it and let it return to its original position so you can start cutting again quickly. This is useful when you’re trying to make several cuts in a row without stopping between each one. The MS 230 C-BE features low vibration technology which reduces vibration by up to 50% compared to previous models.

STIHL MS 180 Vs MS 230 C-BE

The STIHL MS 180 is a lightweight, easy-to-use chainsaw that has been designed for homeowners and professionals alike. This saw is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a chainsaw that can handle any job you throw at it. The STIHL MS 180 has a powerful engine that can efficiently cut through wood with ease. It has been designed with safety in mind, so you don’t have to worry about accidents while using this product. With its low weight and ergonomic design, you will be able to work for longer periods of time without experiencing fatigue or back pain.

STIHL MS 230 C-BE

The STIHL MS 230 C-BE is a high-end chainsaw that runs on an advanced fuel-efficient engine. This saw is equipped with a 2-MIX engine that produces fewer emissions than traditional engines while still providing top performance. It also has an Easy2Start™ system that makes it much easier to start than most competing chainsaws—simply pull the cord and start cutting.

The MS 230 also comes with several other features that make it easier to use: a side chain tensioner for quick adjustments as well as an anti-vibration system that helps reduce operator fatigue by minimizing vibrations from the saw. The STIHL MS 230 C-BE is perfect for anyone who wants a reliable, powerful chainsaw with easy starting and convenient features.

STIHL MS 180 vs MS 230 C-BE|Power output

STIHL MS 180 and STIHL MS 230 C-BE are two of the most popular chainsaws from the company. Both have their own pros and cons, but mostly, they are very similar. However, there are some differences between them that will help you choose which one is better for you. To help you out with this choice, we have compared these two chainsaws so that you can easily decide which one to buy.

The power output of a chainsaw is an important factor to consider before buying it because it affects the performance of the machine. If we look at the specs of these two saws, we find that they have almost the same power output. The MS 180 has a power output of 3.2 kW while that of the MS 230 C-BE is 3 kW. This means that both machines are powerful enough to cut through wood quickly without any trouble.

STIHL MS 180 vs MS 230 C-BE|Weight

The STIHL MS 180 weighs 7.4 lbs and the MS 230 C-BE weighs 8.4 lbs. This is a difference of about 1.1 lbs which might not seem like much at first glance, but it really does make a difference in how tiring a task can be. STIHL MS 180 is a small chainsaw for people who want to cut small trees or branches. On the other hand, STIHL MS 230 C-BE is larger and more powerful than STIHL MS 180.

However, both of them are gas-powered chainsaws. Both of them have different weights but they are similar in weight and size. STIHL MS 180 weighs 10.3 pounds while STIHL MS 230 C-BE weighs 13 pounds only which makes it heavier than STIHL MS 180 by 3 pounds only but it has more power than STIHL MS 180 as well.

STIHL MS 180 vs MS 230 C-BE|Sound pressure level

The MS 180 has an average sound power level of 109.1 dB(A), while the MS 230 C-BE has an average sound power level of 114.2 dB(A). In addition, the MS 230 C-BE features the STIHL Easy2Start™ system, which makes starting almost effortless. The STIHL MS 180 chainsaw is a great all-around model that’s perfect for homeowners who want to cut firewood, trim trees, or complete other yard work around their home or property.

It starts easily with the STIHL Quickstop® inertia chain brake and Quick Chain Adjuster, so you can get right to work. It also features a side-access chain tensioner for easy adjustments and a master control lever for quick access to all controls at once. The STIHL MS 230 C-BE is equipped with an easy-to-start engine, similar to the one found on the STIHL MS 180 chainsaw.

STIHL MS 180 vs MS 230 C-BE|Sound power level

The STIHL MS 180 and the STIHL MS 230 C-BE are both chainsaws. They are used for cutting wood. The main difference between them is their sound power level. The STIHL MS 180 has a sound power level of 95dB according to the manufacturer’s specifications. This means that it is not suitable for use in residential areas because it can be annoying to people who live nearby.

However, it is suitable for use in commercial areas where there will be less noise pollution. The STIHL MS 230 C-BE has a sound power level of 98dB according to the manufacturer’s specifications. This means that it is not suitable for use in residential areas because it can be annoying to people who live nearby.

STIHL MS 180 vs MS 230 C-BE|Vibration level left/right

These next two sections pertain to the level of vibration you can expect from these two chainsaws when they’re in use. Your experience will also depend on whether you use a STIHL anti-vibration system, which is designed to reduce the level of vibration you feel through your arms and hands while using your chainsaw by dampening the engine’s vibrations before they reach your hands and arms. Both chainsaws have anti-vibration handles that reduce fatigue by reducing vibrations transferred through your hands while using them for extended periods of time (up to two hours).

The STIHL MS 180 has an anti-vibration system that reduces vibration levels to the front and rear handles by up to 40% compared to STIHL’s previous model, giving you less fatigue and better control. The MS 230 C-BE features an anti-vibration system that reduces vibration levels at the front handle by up to 56% and at the rear handle by up to 50%, making it significantly quieter than the MS 180.

STIHL MS 180 vs MS 230 C-BE|Saw chain pitch

The STIHL MS 180 comes standard with a 1/4″ chain pitch, which is ideal for cutting smaller branches, limbs, and saplings. It also has an anti-vibration system that increases operator comfort during extended use.

Every link has two rivets and two drive links, and the distance between two rivets is referred to as “pitch.” The pitch measurement is used in conjunction with the gauge (measurement of the drive link thickness) to determine whether or not a particular chain will fit your saw’s sprocket and bar. Most chainsaws have either 3/8″ or .325″ pitch chains, but there are some exceptions for specific models.

Conclusion

Both saws come standard with STIHL’s Quickstop safety feature and automatic bar and chain oiling systems as well as an Ematic chain lubrication system that helps to improve cutting efficiency and extend bar and chain life by up to 50 percent when compared to conventional lubrication systems.