MS 170 - $179.99 DSRP

STIHL MS 170 ChainsawSTIHL MS 170 ChainsawSTIHL MS 170 Chainsaw
Distributor Suggested Retail Price
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.)
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 777.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Weight, reliable I've had a 20" saw (not a Stihl) for 35 years. It still works well but that old saw isn't getting any lighter and I'm not getting any younger. I bought the Stihl on the dealer's recommendation and because of its light weight and compact size. My only regret is that I didn't buy it years ago. It starts easily, when you follow the instructions. Be careful not to over choke and flood the engine. I've had the saw for two years and have had no starting problems. I once made the mistake of using two year old fuel. The saw started easily and ran well, but hesitated on accelerating and smoked like a mosquito fogger. I replaced the fuel and it ran like new. Don't use old fuel, you may not be as luck as I was. It has plenty of power for the narrow, relatively short chain. It will go through a 12" oak log easily and is easy to maneuver. I like it so much I bought one for my son. He too has had great service. You can't go wrong with this saw!
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best saw I’ve ever owned Great value very dependable. Cut 10trees on 2 tanks of gas and didn’t have to sharpen the chain. Love it!
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Homeowner saw Light enough to easily control, powerful enough to do the job. Great tool for the homeowner
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw This saw started up right fro the dealer and has cut flawlessly since. Have cut about fifty smaller trees and the chain has only been sharpened once. I would buy this saw again.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Believe It! Cuts like butter and runs like a dream. Can't beat the customer service or quality.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs great Saw starts like a champ and runs great. Smooth cuts. I do not recommend it for big wood. Need something with more power.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is everything you could ask for from Stihl I have read all the reviews before making my choice. The entry level 170 is everything you need for a home owner. No frills, just dependable and plenty of power.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can start it!! Finally, a chain saw I can start and handle cause it's not so heavy! Great for around the farm and helping with the small stuff. Thank you stihl!
Date published: 2018-03-12
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