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.
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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…
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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MS 170 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 972.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hard to start stays in shop I bought this saw because my father in law has one and all the guys at work has the same saw. I can't keep mine running it been at the shop 4 times In a month still at the sthil dealer its been junk since I got it called customer service guy told me he would call me back no call back . The guy at shop thinks its me but I can use my father in law with no problem. I have a whole building full of other yard tools mower weedeated that starts every time I work hard for my money, thought I was buying a good product but bought junkHard to start impossible to stay running when hot
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw This saw does everything I what it to do.from cutting down the tree,to cutting the tree up for fire wood I very glad I got the saw
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for most needs; a bit underpowered I've owned my saw for a few months now and have used it for general landscaping needs (cutting trees, roots, branches, etc.). It's a great saw and at times I find the power to be lacking but it always makes the cut in the end.I wish the starting procedure was a bit easier as the toggle button is a bit annoying at times -- flooded the engine the first time as it wasn't as easy compared to other saws.Definitely recommend if the goal is general household use.
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is perfect for my home needs. I have found that Stihl are very dependable and reliable and that's why I bought this saw. I also have a Stihl backpack blower and weed eater that I've had for serveral years.
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lightweight saw Well I've used my MS 170 all summer now and it is everything I could want in a lightweight homeowner saw. Choke it till it "burps" once and take the choke off. Runs like a top and cuts way above its size. Best saw for the $ anywhere, period. I have a Farm Boss that I use for larger work but so far this MS170 has done all I needed it too. I got a 2 yr warranty with the purchase of a 6 pk of synthetic oil which was a no brainer for me. Thanks Stihl for making a tough little saw for us people who are a bit long of tooth! Murf
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Automatic choke is impossible! Extremely hard to start, never have this problem with my Echo saws. Auto choke feature is a detriment to the unit. Manual is vague as to starting this unit. I am left handed and find it extremely hard to start. Once it runs and warms up it cuts well. Do you make a similar unit with a manual choke?
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw This saw is great for cleaning up tree limbs or for the wife or just small jobs of course it’s not gonna be as good as say stihl 250 or 270 there bigger saws so as my rule of thumb get ya this lil saw saw for your light work and get a bigger saw for bigger work period this is a great saw mine runs and operate like a champ only down fall is it doesn’t like any gas under 93 octane
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from STIHL will still be my favorite I picked up the MS170 to do light limb work. the bar and chain are poorly built i have had to replace the bar an chain three time in under a year. The saw it self aside from that is a great saw when it is running.
Date published: 2018-09-14
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