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MS 170

A lightweight chainsaw designed for woodcutting tasks around the home.

MS 170
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 359reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very impressive I've had the ms170 for about a month an I'm very impressed with this little saw. I've cut about 500 feet of logs for firewood an it cuts great for a little saw. The biggest diameter log was 15" an it cut nice. What I don't like about it was the micro mini chain. It felt flimsy so I purchased an .050 chain an bar an it makes the saw a better saw. June 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MS 170 Stihl A good lightweight saw with lots of power. I think the oiler could put out more oil, because I do not like the wear on my bar and chain after one week of use. It oils but not at the same level as my Husqvarna saws. I am used to seeing fine particles of oil fly from my Husqvarna chains if they are turning at high speed. I see nothing coming off the 170's chain, but it will put a oil stripe on my workbench, so it is oiling to some degree but not at the same level as my larger Husqvarna saws. I am using Stihl's Platinum bar oil in this saw which may have a thicker viscosity than the Husqvarna bar oil used in their saws. My one complaint is the wear on my bar and chain. I will say the chain on the 170 is much more difficult to adjust than any of my five Husqvarna saws, but overall it is a good saw which cranks easily, cuts within its ability and has my utmost confidence June 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is light and easy to use. I bought this chainsaw for my husband for his birthday and he loves it. He say its easy to start and light enough it doesn't kill him to use it for long periods. June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Storm damage and firewood I was able to borrow one of these chainsaws and was totally impressed with its performance. The light weight of the saw made my work at 6,200 ft elevation in Arizona's ponderosa pine forest exceptionally more tolerable. It only needed a very minor adjustment at altitude but started and ran just great. I had a lot of trees to break down into firewood and needed to fell 3 pine trees that had broken their tops off during January's wet and heavy snowfall. I would recommend this chainsaw without hesitation. June 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Glad I bought this one. I was considering buying a saw from either "blue" or "orange" because I could get a get a larger saw with a longer bar for the same price. I am glad I did not make that mistake. This little saw cuts circles around the bigger "poor land" I use to own. It can be a little fussy to crank but I have yet to meet a chainsaw that wasn't. Also it is easy to trip the chain brake while trying to start it so watch for that. June 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does what its supposed to do. A good saw that does what it is designed to do. It is great for de-limbing because it is light and easy to maneuver. As long as you keep your chain sharp it will cut through smaller logs but dont expect it to set any speed records.Use it for what it is designed to do, and you will be happy with this saw. June 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw light weight and enough power for what it's made for I've use it to clear fire break around 7 acres without any problems it's a tuff saw that takes abuse and dose not stop June 10, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Light weight chainsaw Runs good if you can get it to start. When it gets hot i have to let it cool down for an hour before it will start again. Has plenty of power. Wish i had gotten a more expensive, larger model June 7, 2016
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