MS 171 - $199.99 DSRP


STIHL MS 171 ChainsawSTIHL MS 171 Chainsaw
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16 in. Bar

DSRP: $199.99

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A lightweight, fuel-efficient chainsaw with reduced-emission engine technology.

As part of the lightweight generation of STIHL chainsaws, the MS 171 features reduced-emission engine technology — an advantage for the user because it reduces fuel consumption while reducing exhaust emissions. This innovative chainsaw is just right for homeowners who need to cut firewood, fell small trees or do clean up.
Print Spec Sheets
MS 171 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 31.8 cc (1.94 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.3 kW (1.7 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 280 cc (9.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 180 cc (6.1 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" PMM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
POWER SOURCE Gas
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 000 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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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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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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    Side-Access Chain Tensioner
    The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
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    Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.
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    Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
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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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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    5605 007 1028

    3/8 9.32 13/64 5.2 0814 243 3384 5605 750 4329

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MS 171 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 156.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Chain saw stopped working after 2 months Purchased this chain saw and was told to purchase the Stihl HP Ultra Oil and would receive double the warranty. Well after a couple of weeks of use I started having trouble starting went in to retailer for advise they said to clean it to make sure nothing was clogged. Did so with no luck. Took product in to get it looked at, they called me telling me that the piston was shoot and it would cost me more to fix (only parts) than it would to replace it. I asked to speak to stilh rep directly but they would not let me. Called 800 number with no luck to get in contact with any human. went out and replaced chain saw with other brand and from other retailer. DON'T BUY this product as warranty is a joke, they will never take care of any issue.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from HARD T O START WHEN WARM SUMMARY SAYS IT ALL.When it starts it works well, but seems underpowered.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was hoping it was a better saw Hard to start from new,15 to 20 pulls before it even tries to Starts ok when warm,has no primer bulb.Boggs down on anything over 6 inches.My cheap $ saw starts in 3 or less pulls and cuts just as well with same size bar,but oiler is bad
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality chainsaw Light weight and easy to handle. Works well for trimming trees. Easy to start and reliable.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS171 We bought this great little saw to use around our yard for small jobs such as cutting small stumps, limb removals, etc. Couldn't ask for an easier saw to start and use. Works great every time we need it!
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great saw I have owned this saw for at least 6-7 years now. Starts every time I hav to use it with no problem at all, which isn’t often. Cuts great with sharp blade. Only problems is it leaks bar oil when it sits. Other than that no complains. Great saw!
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works excellent I bought 171 ser. Chainsaw. This product is more powerful than similar sized other brand's I have used. I love it.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic saw won't buy any other kind of saw. Own a poulan pro need to sell it now. just taking up space.
Date published: 2018-05-06
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