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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 193reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super saw After borrowing my neighbor's small saw (another manufacturer) and being frustrated with its being VERY hard to start when hot, I bought this MS 170 saw. Despite some internet criticism re being hard to start I find it easy to start on the first or second pull. It's easy to handle, cuts very well, and on a hot start it has always started on the first pull. I've taken down 11 small trees with it so far and think it's a great saw. October 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great saw but not enough power for 16 inch blade I bought this saw for my wife and it does not enough power to pull a 16" blade. She use to have a 009 with a 12 or 13 inch blade and worked great. Not happy with the 170. This is the first review that I have written. Our garage is full of Stihls and always has been. The 170 is the first one we have been dissatisfied with. October 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Throttle issues, eventually piston seized As a homeowner, I purchased this saw for occasional use, cutting limbs and small trees on my wooded lot in addition to cutting firewood from time to time. I always had issues with it running at full throttle. Cleaned the carb, replaced the carb, and eventually the piston seized. I always used fresh 93 octane fuel mixed probably...I typically use Seafoam in tough starting engines and that helped this limp along. Then I went to the ethanol free 2-cycle mix to reduce the chances of ethanol issues. No luck.In all, it wasn't worth the money. I should have invested in a better saw. I would not recommend this saw to anyone. October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It has done every task with much more ease than other brands I have used The more I use it the more I love it. If this saw was invented 150 years ago Michigan trees would be extinct. October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Trail Saw This is the best Trail saw I've ever used. I have the 12" bar and carry it in my builders pack.Even riding in on the bicycle ,I can't tell it's there and in a pinch I've cut oak logs over 30" out of the trail.I've used it regularly for over 2 years without any trouble. October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by awsome saw l had to finally replace my old 017 after 18 yrs of faithful service so i decided to get the new 170 i didn't like the bar and chain it came with so i up gradated to a 50 gauge bar and chain . and absolutely love this saw. another awsome product from stihl . stihl 4 life. October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good product, easy to use. I purchased this saw when I lost a large limb from one of my trees. The dealer walked me through the workings of the saw. Took it home and it fired up and worked as designed. I have since used it a couple other times for similar work and it has worked great. I am very pleased with this saw and will recommend it to anyone who asks. October 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good chainsaw, but leaks chain oil. The first MS 170 I bought, all the chain oil leaked out in three days. The dealer happily exchanged it. The second MS 170 also leaks chain oil, but at a slower rate. I like the saw. It handles well and has good balance. When not in use, what a mess it leaves! September 23, 2014
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