STIHL MS 181 16″ Petrol Chainsaw


From: £312.95 inc. VAT

  • 16″ blade
  • Perfect for domestic use
  • Ideal for cutting firewood & felling small trees

Optional accessories…

STIHL Service Kit 9

  • For STIHL Chainsaws
  • Suitable for MS 171, MS 181 and MS 211
SKU: P78180 Category:
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The STIHL MS 181 16″ Petrol Chainsaw– packed with new technology at a value price. The STIHL MS 181 16″ chainsaw is designed to reduce vibrations, making it more comfortable to operate. Also, this chainsaw also features reduced-emission engine technology, this means lowers fuel consumption as well as emissions. In addition, maintaining good cutting speed. Perfect for cutting firewood, building work and for felling small trees.

Please ensure you read the instructions for your new machine in order to assess the dangers of using a chainsaw.

Please wear protective clothing and equipment.

View our Chainsaw Safety Notice by clicking here and if anything is unclear, we recommend to order the chainsaw via Click & Collect and pickup up the chainsaw from our regional depot locations who can provide additional advice and product support.

Product Features:

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.

STIHL 2-MIX-Engine

1-in-4 channel technology. The economical STIHL 2-MIX engine with 1-in-4channel technology features a high torque over a wide speed range. The chainsaw provides fuel savings of up to 20%. This is compared to STIHL two-stroke engines in the same performance class without 2-MIX technology. Exhaust emissions are reduced by up to 50%.

Anti-vibration System

Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects. However, STIHL has developed an effective anti-vibration system, 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. So, air drawn in is swirled. Then the larger, heavier particles are ejected. Subsequently, the pre-cleaned air is routed to the air filter via the pre-separator duct.


This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. Moreover, the filter doesn’t need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs.

Single-lever Master Control

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

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.

Ematic Chain Lubrication System

The Ematic chain lubrication system ensures pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails. Therefore, the Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50%.

Tool free filler caps

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

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Weight6.29 kg
Dimensions40 × 24 × 28.5 cm
STIHL Product Code


Blade length

40cm / 16"



Power output

1.5kW / 2.0bhp

Weight (without fuel)


Sound pressure level


Sound power level


Vibration value left


Vibration value right


Tank volume


C02 g/kWh


EPA certified fuel consumption


Handle type

Standard handle

Speed at maximum power


Chain tensioning

Side chain tension

Sprocket - no of teeth



Long-term filter system / standard filter

Bumper spike

Steel claw


4 channel / Chrome

Anti-vibration system

AV-system, steel spring

Chain pitch

3/8" P

STIHL Service Kit 9

Weight0.117 kg
Dimensions21 × 11 × 4.5 cm
STIHL Product Code


Suitable for

MS 171, MS 181, MS 211


Fleece air filter, Spark plug, Fuel filter

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