Stihl MS 181 Petrol Chainsaw (31.8cc)

(23 customer reviews)

£280.00£290.00 (inc VAT)

25% Off


Introducing the STIHL MS 181 Chainsaw: Your Reliable Cutting Companion

When it comes to tackling cutting tasks with precision, power, and dependability, the STIHL MS 181 Chainsaw is the perfect tool for homeowners and DIY enthusiasts. Designed for ease of use and exceptional performance, this chainsaw is your trusted companion for a variety of cutting needs.

Compact and Maneuverable: The MS 181 is designed with a compact and lightweight build, ensuring easy handling and maneuverability. Its ergonomic design provides comfortable control, even during extended cutting sessions.

Strong and Efficient Engine: Equipped with a robust 31.8 cc 2-stroke engine, this chainsaw offers ample power to handle a range of cutting tasks, from pruning branches to cutting firewood.

Anti-Vibration Technology: STIHL’s anti-vibration system minimizes vibrations, reducing operator fatigue and ensuring smooth, comfortable operation throughout your cutting projects.

Built-In Chain Brake: Safety is a top priority. The MS 181 comes with a built-in chain brake that activates in case of kickback, enhancing safety during operation.

Automatic Oiler: With an automatic oiler, the chainsaw keeps the chain lubricated for smooth and efficient cutting, ensuring the chain’s longevity.

Versatile Cutting: Whether you’re pruning trees, clearing branches, or preparing firewood, the MS 181’s versatile performance ensures you can tackle each task with precision and efficiency.

Compact and Portable: The MS 181’s compact design makes it easy to transport and store, fitting conveniently in your toolshed or garage.

Durable Construction: STIHL is renowned for its rugged and durable construction, and the MS 181 is no exception. It’s built to withstand the rigors of regular use, providing reliable performance season after season.

In summary, the STIHL MS 181 Chainsaw is your reliable partner for a wide range of cutting projects. With its compact size, powerful performance, and user-friendly features, it’s an excellent choice for homeowners and DIY enthusiasts who seek dependability and ease of use in their cutting tools. Trust in the MS 181 to deliver precision and power to your cutting tasks, helping you achieve outstanding results every time.

Includes Bar + Chain

Comes with a 2 Year Warranty from Stihl for Domestic Users.


Displacement 31.8 cm3
Power output 1.5/2 kW/bhp
Bar length 35-40 cm
Bar length 14-16 in
Weight 4.3 kg 1)
Weight 4.98 / 5.08 kg 2)
Power-to-weight ratio 2.9 kg/kW
Sound pressure level 100 dB(A) 3)
Sound power level 112 dB(A) 3)
Vibration values left/right 3.5/3 m/s² 4)
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type 3/8″ P PM3
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type 3/8″ P
Oil pump Not adjustable
Tank volume 0.27 l
Chain pitch 3/8″ P
Chain tensioning Side chain tension
Filter Long-term filter system / standard filter
Filter material Flocked
Bumper spike Steel claw
Cylinder 4 channel / chrome
Oil tank volume 265 cm3
Sprocket Sprocket profile
Anti vibration system AV + steel spring
Filler cap Tools
EPA Certified fuel consumption 0.75 l/h
CO² ­ 1039 g/kWh
Handle type Standard handle
Exhaust Standard muffler
Carburettor Compensator / Limiter Caps / scavenging / Standard Carburettors
Speed at maximum power 10000 rpm
Additional features Ematic chain lubrication system
EPA Certified fuel consumption 0.198 glh
Capacity 1.94 cu-in
Rollomatic E, cutting length 30 cm


Parts, Consumables + Accessories for this Chainsaw

Service Kit:


Engine Oil (Good, Better, Best):

Chain Oil (Good, Better, Best):

Cleaning + Care:



PPE (Stihl Function range for occasional/home use):


Power Type


Bar Length


23 reviews for Stihl MS 181 Petrol Chainsaw (31.8cc)

  1. R.Fox (verified owner)

    Christmas present for my brother he’s well pleased with it

  2. Garry Paddock (verified owner)

    Excellent value would have been perfect with a small booklet to tell you how to put it together with out looking through the book that comes with it.

  3. neil mears

    Tremendous service

  4. Mathieu Holladay

    What a fantastic saw! I received superb advice from the staff in store and bought this 3 months ago, staff helped me choose the perfect tool for felling a number of fairly large & old fruit trees. It’s easily coped with cutting through fair sized conifers too. The saw is quick to start, even from cold. I chose the 16″ bar but you can choose a 14″ bar as well.

  5. Richard Squires (verified owner)

    I have never bought a new petrol chainsaw, always made do with buying 2nd hand ones.
    Decided to treat myself and decided on the MS181 with the 16 inch guide bar
    Radmore and Tucker had it in stock and despite the pandemic restrictions being in place, it was delivered within a couple of days.
    It came assembled with some fuel and chain oil already in, already to go.
    After a couple of pulls, away it went, tried it on a couple of logs, no problem
    Not used it much yet but will be over the next few months collecting firewood, pruning etc.
    Would recommend both the company and the saw

  6. Alan Wainwright greens chairman onneley Golf Club (verified owner)

    Purchased for golf club great value good service arrived as stated , purchased pole saw from you last year also great value hence the recent purchase

  7. David (verified owner)

    Radmore tucker is a excellent company with great customer service and quick delivery I have purchased chainsaw brush cutter and blower very pleased with all machines
    From South Yorkshire

  8. Thomas Francis

    I found Radmore and Tucker online, and am very glad I did. Was great to deal with, My Stihl ms181c was shipped fast, and arrived to Ireland within 3 days. I got E-mails every step of the way to know where my saw was at, and then from there partners DPD to let me know where my package was, and when to expect delivery, over all for radmore and tucker 10 our of 10, and will happily deal with in the future .

  9. Tom (verified owner)

    Ordered this chainsaw and it arrived promptly. At first, despite following all the instructions to the letter and checking the spark plug, I couldn’t get it to start. I rang Radmore Tucker and they gave me some really helpful advice, which helped me to get it started. Now it is running brilliantly and made fast, easy work of all the branches piled in my garden.
    Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was that the instructions did not give any advice or tips for when the engine doesn’t start (except to check the spark plug for flooding). Setting it to the I position (instead of choke) and giving a little throttle, started it right away.

  10. Chris (verified owner)

    Great service, it was delivered really quickly…

  11. Fred C (verified owner)

    Great communication and reliable service

  12. Andrew Melville (verified owner)

    So far I have only assembled and tested the machine. No work with it yet, but all seems good. It was a bit reluctant to start at first, but now starts straight away. Looking forward to some logging this weekend!!

  13. Paul jackson (verified owner)

    Decent little saw, ideal for for timber up to 6 inch in diameter . Becomes a little laboured with there after, it’s light and easy to use .

  14. Paul Sayer (verified owner)

    Purchased the stihl 181 with a 16 inch blade Lightweight and easy to use .Decent petrol and chain oil tanks .Good power from the engine .Very competitive price from Radmore/ Tucker and fast delivery. On the whole very pleased with the chainsaw, price , delivery and the company

  15. Allistair (verified owner)

    Pleasure to do business with this company,delivered early and already assembled and ready to go.
    Should have changed chain saws years ago as previous Husqvarna never did work properly.
    No problems in recommending.

  16. Don Kilgallon (verified owner)

    First saw as recommended by a work mate, price was £60 cheaper than any other seller I found and arrived 2 days early so far a great service, will be using for oils and spare parts also

  17. DAVID KITCHING (verified owner)

    Highly recommend buying from Radmore & Tucker fast next day delivery, brilliant service.
    Great product , does the job with ease.

  18. Nahveed Younis (verified owner)

    Delivery was swift and i was updated when it was being delivered. Not had chance to use it yet.

  19. Mick Clarke (verified owner)

    Ordered my Stihl 181 chainsaw from Radmore and Tucker, 23 hrs later I was cutting up wood with it, competitive price and very fast delivery!!

  20. Mike Rogers (verified owner)

    Quality product. Price includes delivery. Kept informed of delivery progress. Very pleased

  21. Robin Gibson (verified owner)

    Great service all round. Prompt response to telephone query and delivery within 48 hours.

  22. David McKinnie (verified owner)

    Previously owned a few Husqvarna saws – which proved reliable and easy to work with but always thought the Stihl product would have the edge, so to speak,
    Purchased this saw with the 16 inch bar (why would you pay more for the 14 inch?).
    The saw arrived quickly by DPD and very well packaged,
    Assembly was very easy as was starting for the first time (follow the instructions if unsure)
    A detailed user manual is supplied which was a welcome surprise as compared to the usual – search online every time you need information.
    Initial use indicated an increase in noise level to that of the Husqvarna but not an issue with protective ear defence, it also feels lighter in use but may just be better balanced.
    The engine is a jem – it really does buzz and cuts through logs effortlessly.
    Cold stars are easy as are hot.
    I would recommend the saw to all and of course Radmore and Tucker are quick and efficient to supply – as always

  23. Shaun Holmes (verified owner)

    Probably the best customer service of any online tool sales company.

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