MS 170 - $179.95 DSRP


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16 in. Bar

DSRP: $179.95

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A lightweight chainsaw designed for woodcutting tasks around the home.

Looking for a compact, occasional use chainsaw? Homeowners, look no further. Complete with the same design features the professionals depend on, the MS 170 is lightweight with just the right amount of power— perfect for residential cutting and trimming of small trees, firewood or storm clean up.
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MS 170 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 30.1 cc (1.8 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.3 kW (1.7 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 250 cc (8.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 145 cc (4.9 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" PMM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Mini
POWER SOURCE Gas
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 008 3913 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
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    Ematic™ Lubrication System
    The Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Optional Accessories
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    Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.

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MS 170 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 706.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw Bought this saw for doing lighter cutting. It's amazed me with how well it works. It starts easy, and is easy to handle. The weight is great when working around brush. The power is better than I expected. The only thing I wish this saw had was metal bumper spikes. That being said the plastic ones on it have good grip.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stihl MS170 Chaninsaw This MS170 saw was a huge disappointment coming from a trusted name like Stihl. I had a MS170 before and it was the best saw I had ever owned but this new one was an unreliable joke. Every time I needed it most for 4 of the 10 months I owned the saw it would die and not restart leaving me stranded without a saw. This saw was very frustrating and caused problems between me and my dealer. This is a decent local dealer that that had always treated my family right where we had done a lot of business and purchased several Stihl saws. The dealer voluntarily gave my money back which was above and beyond what he they had to do but now our relationship is strained so I have to settle for a lesser dealer or buy a different brand saw. I would far prefer that Stihl had made the saw right and I could have bought it and used it with service from the dealer I liked.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good saw Bought this for cleaning up my back yard, ended up helping cut fallen trees at neighbors, and friends houses, after hurricane Mathew 3 giant oaks, and several pine trees later no problems just a dull chain, and a tired me. And still cleaned up some small trees, saplings, and bamboo, yes bamboo in my back yard. Perfect size weight, and power for home owners there should be one in every house hold.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STIHL MS170 ..... Awesome ! Purchased my new Stihl MS170 from our local dealer in Klamath Falls, OR. (Stukel Saw Shop), and man what a great buying experience all around. Nice guys at the shop, and my MS170 works like a dream. Just a great sized saw for around the property, and best of all it's pretty light. Thanks again Stihl :)
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw To really appreciate this fine tool, you need to have a history with less expensiveexpense saws. This Mod 180 is far, far superior to the other brands I have owned or used. From the time you buy and use it for the first time, you realize the Quality of parts and engineering that went into making such a fine product. And by the way, the price difference between this saw and the lower priced competitiion was very little. Have you noticed when you see the news about fires in the FarWest or news of a large apartment fire...the saws being used by the professionals....STIHL !Jim Hinson
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and manageable for just about anyone. Ive owned comparable size saws but the convince and reliability is hands down the best on the market! When it comes down to price you get what you pay for. After the last hurricane we had the city government had enough of the competitors saws and purchase over 65 stihl saws that says something! When a few dollars extra is on your mind just remember it will be a saw you invest in not buy to get you by.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great entry level saw I needed a lightweight economical saw for a tree removal project. The MS 170 was perfect for this. I have only had this a month but have run it thru its paces and it has preformed well. Keep in mind that this is not a power house but a lightweight entry level saw. This is the saw I would recommend for a beginner. It is easy to start and handles almost to well. I have also had a MS 390 and a FS 90 for several years and they have always been reliable so the MS 170 was an easy choice for me.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well worth the money I bought this saw to do light trimming around the house, I haven't used it a whole lot but it ran great and did everything as expected. I own other Stihl products that are great and this saw is no exception. Very happy with it so far.
Date published: 2017-09-12
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