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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 242reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Light Weight Chainsaw This is the first gas chainsaw I've ever owned. I'm a homeowner who uses a chainsaw for light tree trimming and helping clear storm damage for neighbors and family. My electric saw just wasn't getting it done very well and the cord was a hassle.I've only used this saw to cut down eight large crape myrtles and a few downed limbs from a recent ice store. The saw performed flawlessly. Easy to use and good power for my uses. I followed the manual and didn't experience any problems. The guy at Trigreen started it and checked it out before I left the dealership. I'm pretty confident that I've got some decent folks to deal with when I need to have my saw serviced. So far, I consider it one the better values I'm found in quality tools. I hope I can say the same a couple of years down the road. March 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw! This my first Stihl, and I will never go back to the cheaper big box brands. I've owned multiple cheaper brand saws and always spend more time working on them than using them. I've got about 20 hrs on my new Stihl and I couldn't be happier. Plenty of power for most jobs. And for the price, you can't beat it! March 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good All Purpose Saw I have had this saw for 2 years now and it runs great. Its not the strongest saw but it will cut most anything you throw at it. It has been a good quality saw for the money. March 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good saw for the money Starts the first time, every time. Just doesn't have the power I expected. My ms290 is what I was used to, so that might be part of it. Light weight is what I was going for, and this saw is the ticket. March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEST chainsaw I've ever owned!!! Easy start,easy to use............................JUST EASY! March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing little Saw! I own a 270C Stihl which is my main woodcutting saw but a couple of years agoI bought a 170 mainly to carry in my truck during hunting season to clear out anoccasional log or tree . I found this saw so amazingly light and powerful for itssize that I hardly use the 270 anymore. It is a dream to handle when working inlaps and anything that's not over 16in. in diameter it will handle easily. It is a homeowners delight! Stay with a good 14in. bar and its performance will amaze you. That saw saved a bear hunt for us this past year. Its performance far outweighs it size! March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very satisfied with this product The chain saw is very lightweight and easy to use. Started on the 2nd pull. Used it to cut up logs laying around the yard. Don't a great job but there was dirt on the bark which dulled the chains and had to resharpen. This was no fault of the saw just my hurry to clean up the yard from fallen trees. I sawed about 2 hours and did not have to tighten the chain. But with the tools supplied with the saw that should be an easy task. Did purchase the 2 cycle oil to go with the gas seems to be a great mixture for the saw. March 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Good saw but not for heavy use I destroyed this saw in 6 hours of continuous use. I was doing work that should not have been done with a light duty saw. It was worked in an extremely dirty environment and worked way to hard for what it was made for. That being said the power was good and it cut well even through harder material. What was the killer was dirt. The air filter on this saw could not keep up with the dirty environment and soon enough dirt pushed passed the air filter scoring the piston too badly to be salvaged. the cost of the repairs would be more than the saw itself. If you are working in an environment with a lot of dust I would recommend replacing the air filter often.In summary if you are looking for a light duty saw made for occasional trimming or cutting some fire wood it should do you well. If you plan on moderate or heavy use do not buy this saw. March 8, 2015
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