MS 170 - $179.99 DSRP


STIHL MS 170 ChainsawSTIHL MS 170 ChainsawSTIHL MS 170 Chainsaw
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16 in. Bar

DSRP: $179.99

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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.
Print Spec Sheets
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…
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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 4.3 out of 5 by 942.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only chainsaw you’ll ever need I bought this as my first chainsaw and I have a feeling it will outlast me. If not I already got my money’s worth out of it. It is lightweight yet I have turned 24” diameter oak and ash trees into firewood with this little “beginner saw”. Just sharpen the chain every ten or fifteen tanks of gas, which is easy to do, don’t force it through the wood, and it will keep on going. A chainsaw is one of these tools you don’t want to buy online. I had a problem early on, which turned out to be pure user error on my part, misunderstanding the starting procedure somehow. My Stihl dealer changed the gas free of charge, found nothing wrong with it, showed me how to use it, and sent me back on my way. I am near the end of my second gallon of chain oil, which probably translates to well over a hundred tanks of gas, and many cords of free firewood.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter saw I purchased this saw for keeping 5 acres of Colorado mountain woods (Pine and Aspen) cleaned up and keeping me in firewood for the winter. The 16 inch length is fine for all but the largest trees on my property.This model (MS 170) is slightly underpowered for my needs. Not a reflection on this saw, rather my miscalculation on what would be required for this job. This saw is very light and nimble, can run it all day without fatigue. Low level of vibration, well balanced.I am so pleased with it, that I purchased a larger model (MS 291) this week. Between the two, I should be in great shape for years to come.
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Homeowner saw I was looking to get a gas powered to replace my 14" electric and was considering another brand available at the big box stores. My brother, who has extensive experience with chain saws told me to stay away from the brand I was considering and suggested I look at Stihl. When I saw I could get a Stihl for a great price I jumped at it. The people at Thruway Ace hardware were great and the saw is every bit as good as advertised. I don't know how I would have made out with the other brand and now I suspect I never will.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stihl MS 170 Easy?2Start Not for me. Can't ever get this thing started. What a waste of time and patience.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wont start Bought a new 170. Got it home and would not start. Returned it to the store and they could not get it to start. Exchanged for a new one. Used it once for a couple of hours, Tried to use it yesterday and would not start,
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Crappy saw regret the purchase A friend of mine recommend this saw to me. I needed something smaller for limbs and cutting smaller trees to compliment my bigger saw. They had me purchase the Stihl mix so I could get a 2 year warranty over the standard 1 year. Got it home excited to get some work done. Ran a tank through it and it was spitting oil out the muffler. Have about 5 tanks through it now and it won't idle. Very frustrating should have did what the reviews said and went with the Echo CS-310. Not to mention they have standard 5 year consumer warranty.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is very good saw for yard Love this saw haven’t had any problem with cutting
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw Bought this chainsaw on sale to use for my family's camping trip to cut up driftwood for firewood. It performed perfectly every time I used it. Great saw for your everyday use around the yard and for camping trips as well. Highly recommend it for it's performance and value!
Date published: 2018-07-03
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