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MS 170

A lightweight chainsaw designed for woodcutting tasks around the home.

MS 170
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 183reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Saw This saw is great. I've been cutting oak and eucalyptus and it buzzes right through. The saw starts very easily, and is very light. One handing is no problem. I am very happy with the MS 170. It is loud, so I'm happy with ear protection. September 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by good power and cuts great, but plagued with chain oiler problems Cuts awesome, runs awesome, but I keep having chain oiler issues. September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT SAW The saw has been flawless. It out cuts all other saws I have owned. September 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good saw for the money. Reliable so far.. Very pleased with the performance to date. Fills the need I have for a light weight saw to do a variety of small jobs on the properties I own where a larger saw is not appropriate. September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by An excellent saw at the right price. This saw has performed superbly given its small, light weight size. A great saw for use around the homestead. September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good lightweight saw Most dependable, low maintenance products have ever bought. I will continue to purchase units of all catagories. August 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by After a few tanks of fuel, Chain "snapped" Been using an electric chainsaw for semi-commercial usage for a couple of years. Did not want to mess with the hassle of a small gas engine. Decided to gamble on the MS 170, thinking it must be the best "german" engineered chainsaw out there.All in all, this thing cuts OK (though my electric does have more power).Cons: 1) Stalling of engine and lots of pulls to get it re-started.2) "Snapped" the chain after a few tanks of fuel, was cutting 1" limbs when the Stihl chain decided to cash in its chips.3) Not wanting to go with another Stihl chain, I searched for an Oregon (made in USA) replacement chain. The only 16" Oregon chain that will fit the MS170 is a special order, since the Stihl bar is smallish .043" gauge.4" Had to retrofit an old McCullough bar/chain (.050") while I await the special order Oregon .043" chain to mate with the .043" Stihl bar.- Moral of this story, if you buy this saw, plan in advance in regard to replacement chains. August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect small saw for home owner! I heated my home with wood for 10 years. One large Stihl saw cut dozens of chords for all those years. I kept a small saw after installing a propane furnace but got tired of fighting it every time I tried to start it. This new Stihl MS 170 is excellent! I have cut down several trees with this new saw including a 14" ash. It starts EVERY TIME and is so lite and easy to handle. (I'm 77 years old)You can't go wrong with a STIHL! August 27, 2014
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