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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 4.4 out of 5 by 603.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good saw for price Bought to train sons and fill in while ordering parts for my other saw Like it so far had flooding issues early on but a1 rentals tuned it in for me better now good saw for the money
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Initial quality is lacking The saw ran and started well for about 1 hour. Less than two weeks old and it's back in for repairs. It won't start. Initial diagnosis was a faulty magneto. About a week to repair. I liked the weight and when it ran I really liked the saw. It cut well for a small saw. My rating would improve if this inability to start the saw is permanently corrected! Hopefully this was just a one time problem. I would recommend this saw provided this is a one time defect. Time will tell!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy start Saw does the job and fast. Starts easy and it it light weight. Dealer was honest and friendly and willing to answer all questions.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome all around chainsaw I needed a light weight saw and I picked the ms170 out to do light cutting of trees and also carving logs out for log furniture. I recommend this saw to a beginner or advanced
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice saw Just bought this saw to cut wood for campfires, as well to do sone general homeowner chores. After cutting a core of wood this evening, spruce and birch I have to say I'm impressed very nice saw. Much better than most box store saw offerings by far. Highly recommended....
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not very pleased with this product Very hard to keep running kills very easy been this way from new, dealer said it would get better with use but still the same also leaks oil out the bottom.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greaw saw fir the home owner Light weight, starts easy and lots of safety features for those of us who are not frequent users.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and easy to use Recently bought this saw at Plainfield Equipment. Had great customer service and good value for the product. The saw is really lightweight and easy to use for cleaning up trees and limbs at our house. Would definitely recommend this saw based on the amount I have used it so far.
Date published: 2017-05-17
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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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