MS 170 - $179.99 DSRP SAVE $20.00 on select models


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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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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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 608.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good saw I have used the saw a few times and so far haven't had any problems. It is light and easy to use.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Even a woman can handle it. Very Nice for med to small job, Purchased a Westlakes Ace Hardware and it was a little pricey recommend using Home Depot or Lowes.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best saw I've ever owned! This saw cranks easily, runs great and cuts like a dream. I would certainly recommend this chain saw.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and performance. This saw starts easily, has really good power for the small size and cuts great. I looked at many different saws before purchasing this one. I am very happy with the quality and performance of the saw. I also bought a trimmer which performs really good too.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from COULDN'T GET 2 OF THEM EVEN STARTED Bought 1, wouldn't start after trying 3 times on different days, 100's of pulls, didn't start, took it back to where I bought it, they couldn't start it, they gave me another. The tech guy started it after several tries and scores of pulling, workout. Tech guy said it probably set wrong at factory(2? Prescott,AZ) Took it home wouldn't start multiple days and hundreds of pulls, wouldn't turn over, even used Stihl fuel and chain oil, wore me out and never cut a twig. Wasted many weekends trying to start, didn't get trees trimmed or bush cleared on property (5 acres)Took it back and received money back. Won't buy another Stihl product, extremely disappointed.
Date published: 2017-05-21
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
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