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MS 170

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

Product Description

"I am very satisfied with every aspect of this saw and love how light weight it is. It starts easily and runs great. I have cut up to 16 inch diameter oak, and it did a great job, considering the size of the saw. The local dealer was very knowledgeable and very helpful."
-Dick44
Kelseyville, CA
The STIHL MS 170 is the perfect lightweight chainsaw for homeowners seeking a great value. Compact, lightweight with just the right amount of power, the MS 170 makes quick work of trimming or cutting small trees, fallen limbs after a storm, and other tasks around the yard. And even at its great price, the MS 170 has many of the same design features the professionals depend on.

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 701.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and manageable for just about anyone. Ive owned comparable size saws but the convince and reliability is hands down the best on the market! When it comes down to price you get what you pay for. After the last hurricane we had the city government had enough of the competitors saws and purchase over 65 stihl saws that says something! When a few dollars extra is on your mind just remember it will be a saw you invest in not buy to get you by.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great entry level saw I needed a lightweight economical saw for a tree removal project. The MS 170 was perfect for this. I have only had this a month but have run it thru its paces and it has preformed well. Keep in mind that this is not a power house but a lightweight entry level saw. This is the saw I would recommend for a beginner. It is easy to start and handles almost to well. I have also had a MS 390 and a FS 90 for several years and they have always been reliable so the MS 170 was an easy choice for me.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well worth the money I bought this saw to do light trimming around the house, I haven't used it a whole lot but it ran great and did everything as expected. I own other Stihl products that are great and this saw is no exception. Very happy with it so far.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Purchased brand new would not run Purchased brand new MS170 would not start, I took it back to the dealership they could not get it running. They wanted to hold the chainsaw so they could service it, I just wanted to exchange it but the dealership stated Stihl would not honor it due to having gas in it. This all took place within 2 hours I ended up getting my money back. This would have been my 3rd Stihl and still would consider BUT.....
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent equipment It's a Stihl, what more does a person have to say.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic chainsaw for females This light weight (under 9 pound) chainsaw is perfect for a woman. It is as easy to use as a hair dryer !! Starts every time with a single trigger press, no mess with gasoline, no yanking on start-cords, no power cord to trip over, no need to remember to pump the oil onto the bar. Works for over two hours cutting trash fir trees before the battery needs recharging. What a dream. This is my favorite tool.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best.....chainsaw.....EVER! I bought this chainsaw about a year ago, and could not be happier with it. It always fires up without fail, and cuts like butter. I like how light it is, and how well it cuts through our solid oak trees with ease. I'm so please to finally have a chainsaw worth it's weight in gold.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS 170 is an excellent tool I have had this saw for a year with no issues. I needed a lightweight smaller saw for trimming limbs, shrubs, etc and this saw fills the space perfectly. It is light and easy to handle, compact size, and easy starting. It has plenty of power to cut larger limbs and trees, but it really shines as a carry around saw for smaller jobs. I even carry it on my tractor when I'm mowing to trim overhanging limbs that interfere with the job. The quality is great and the price was reasonable. This was a good value purchase.
Date published: 2017-08-27
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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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