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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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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    STIHL Bar and Chain oil is formulated to adhere to the bar and chain, and to reduce wear. Special agents in the oil formulation help keep sap and pitch from clinging to the bar and chain.

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MS 170 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 923.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw at a great price A great saw at a really low price performance much better than expected from a saw of this size I have larger saws but like this one because of its light weight and ease to use.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic little saw I have owned and used this saw for several years around my home and it has proved more than capable and is priced well. You can bury the bar and it cuts well. With a 16 inch bar I often have to work a log from both sides but anything under 32 inches (Which is pretty big) gets cut up without much fuss. It is also very light and manageable. A fantastic saw for a new sawyer. I recommend this saw to all my homeowner friends and family every chance I get.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Buy Had this saw for a year now, and STIHL love it. Over the year, ive cut down, and up over 30 large trees for firewood. Most over 18" in diameter.....with the 16" bar. Also cleared 4 acres of 8'- 12' river privet. My only problem was about a month ago, it had trouble running at an idle. All I had to do was remove the spark screen from the muffler.....it was gummed up....do not bother trying to clean it, unless u like a headache.We can thank California for that issue. As long as you remove the spark screen, and clean out the air filter as needed, you will be just fine......and did I mention it is the lightest saw ive ever owned!
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little saw! Bought this saw a few days ago to cut a house lot. Runs good for what you pay. My local dealer told me to try it out on some 12 inch stuff and i was surprised to see how well it did for what it is. Not the fastest saw to buy but does a great job.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Saw Very easy to start and runs great most of the time. I have only used about 10 times but it does occasionally bough down and does not want to run consistently. Other than it choaking itself down occasionally it is a very good saw.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Experience Purchased 10 days and used once and is now dead. I had on earmuffs and fired this 170 up for the first time and it roasted itself. The chain brake was on and I apparently did not pull the trigger to get it out of WOT the break roasted the saw. True Value said I had to pay to rebuild it I was like it was on for 60 seconds. No help it never made a single cut. true Value can not afford to make a 30 day exchange on saw. the saw never made a single cut. True Value in Salem VA
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent this is a great little saw.i am impressed at how it takes bigger jobs and makes short work of them.im pleased with my 170.it starts easily hot or cold.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from First bad STIHL product! Do NOT buy I have three other Stihl products and love them for their reliability. When I needed a chainsaw, I did not hesitate to buy Stihl and it has been a nightmare.It will NOT start, took it back for warranty service four times now. I need to drive almost 60 miles to get 89 or 93 octane Ethanol free gas which is what the dealer recommended. I only have 87 octane ethanol free gas locally and that does not cut it.Gas has to be fresh, if three days old -- it will not start. I am following all the dealer's special tricks considered it does not have a primer bulb (EPA regulation?) and too short of a pull/start rope. Everytime I need to use it, it fails me and I need to take it in. Dealer tells me that it is common on this model... Junk!
Date published: 2018-06-11
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