MS 170

MS 170
A lightweight chainsaw designed for woodcutting tasks around the home.

Model Features

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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%.

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.

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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

MS 170 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 463.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most dependable saw I've ever owned I bought brand new and used in a professional tree service and would never use anything else. Not one single problem. Awesome saw I love using it.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good enough to buy a second! The 170 has been literally an amazing purchase that even after 5-6 years of cutting the majority of wood used to heat a 2500 sq/ft home in minnesota. This past week, I picked up a second MS170 also, like the first one with the 14 inch bar NOT because my first 170 "bit the dust" quite the opposite, because it continues to work as great as the day I bought it requiring ZERO repair or replacement of anything but the chain itself.It may be listed as "Light duty/ home owner" but I can say it's performed better than a "Heavy duty" saw would in any other manufacturer.worth EVERY penny (would buy a third, but I think two running 170's is plenty :) )
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cheap firewood saw I know people say it's too small but I have cut 30 inch logs with this saw and it was cheap
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from will not start take to the shop they work on it. it starts next time then the next time it will not start!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One very significant flaw The one bolt/nut design for tightening the chain is efficient, yet it wasn't solidly adhered into the plastic body. I have plenty of saws and know not to over tighten when changing chain tension. The darn thing was loose and started coming right out of the plastic housing. It was repaired by my STIHL dealer after pressing Blue Mountain distribution. Because I have several STIHL products, they may have made an exception for me. It should be covered by warranty and should be solidly manufactured.Now that it is repaired, it is a good little light weight saw that I use on light work.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw ! Purchased this saw to use for limbing trees because of weight and size. I have ran this saw everyday for the past few days and it works great ! Oiler is set perfect it uses one tank of oil to every tank of fuel. I've cut limbs 12 inches with it and not a single hick up. I had dealer replace the 16 inch bar ( I feel which is a little much for the hp this saw has ) with a 14 inch bar as long as you let the saw do the work as with any chain saw it works perfect. For the money you can't beat this saw. I will be adding at least one or two more of these to my saw fleet.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent homeowners saw This saw is perfect for jobs around the house and for cutting firewood. I've tackled all types of logs with with this saw. It is very dependable, starts quickly and requires very little maintenance. The chain stays sharp through extended use. The Stihl file guide tool makes sharpening quick and easy. This is one of my favorite power tools.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good saw My great uncle gave me this saw when i was 13 years old. I used it all the time. It cut everything from a twig to a tree wider than the bar. This is the saw that made me a firm believer in Stihl products. When i was 16, I had parked my fourwheeler on the side of the road with my chainsaw on the back of it an i walked up a trail into the woods and when i got back my saw was gone, someone stole it. I was heartbroken. I saved up my money for a few months after that and went and bought a MS 250 Stihl. And its a perfect saw but, itll never be the 170 that I grew up with.
Date published: 2016-11-21
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Optional Accessories

  • 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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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Chainsaws
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