MS 170 - $179.95 DSRP SAVE $20.00 on select models

Distributor Suggested Retail Price 16 in. Bar DSRP:  $179.95 $159.95


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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.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
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 4.4 out of 5 by 554.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome power, adjustability, and performance! Have had my MS 170 chainsaw for a year now and it is awesome. Super powerful and easy to maintain. It packs a lot of punch for such a small unit. I can cut any size of tree or wood that it touches. Very light unit as well. I highly recommend and would buy another in a heartbeat. I looked at a lot of different models and brands trying to decide what to buy and how much to spend. This was the way to go! Professional product with professional service.....period. Stihl brand provider is awesome with service and very knowledgeable about product upkeep and utilization. Glad I didn't go with a big box store product. You get both when you buy a Stihl; high quality and excellent service! Get the best of both worlds. Choose Stihl!
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from work soon as i got home. Ready to go, cut 16" ash limb with no problem. made fast work of cutting up the limb.Light weight easy to use. beats that electric one i was using. hands down .
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Not really impressed I have heard a lot about STIHL chain saws. I expected more power I don't know if it was put together wrong but has about as much power and cutting ability as my other cheap chainsaw. It's bogged down on me twice already.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good home owner saw We have been using 2 of these saws for 3 weeks removing grape vines working 8 hr days. I chose this model to save money on the initial purchase but I don't think this model was intended to work this hard (the dealer told me as much). If we went a step of two up we may not have had as much were we have gone through 3-4 chains a week and replaced the bars twice. the first time sthil did warranty one bar.For a home owner who is cutting just a few times a year this would probably be a great tool to have in the garage. We also really appreciate the locally owned dealer who has helped us service and trouble shoot these tools.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not start Bought this just to have, would not start. Had another experienced person try to start for me, he couldn't get it to start. Took it to Place of purchase and they couldn't get to start. That was over a week ago, just stopped by today and they didn't even look at it yet. I know I didn't buy the best product, (top of the line) but you would think it would start. Doesn't even fire or attempt to start.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent carving saw! I have bought 5 MS170 saws. Two have dime tip Stihl carving bars. I use the standard 12" bar also. These saws are light. Plenty of power for deep cuts. Always start. When the saw starts to run a bit rough I just blow out the air filter and the saw runs great again. My original MS170 has over 10 major carvings on it and still runs great! For the money these MS170 saws are the chainsaw carvers best priced tool.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Would not buy this saw. Very very difficult to start. Not dependable at all. Expected more from the Stihl brand.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight easy starting Starts easily, its great for quick trimming or clean up yard work. Never had a problem with it. I had an bigger oak go down that was about 20-24" it did the job made it into about a half cord of fire wood. Its meant for smaller wood but as long as you run it right and don't push it too hard it will take care of most fallen trees. I wouldn't recomend cutting down trees much larger than 12" but for clean up limbing and clearing brush it works great. Works like its supposed to every time. I bought a bigger saw recently but for 75 % of what I so ill still use the Stihl MS170.
Date published: 2017-04-20
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