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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 291reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 Great light weight saw. Good value. This is my new go to saw around the farm and woods. I have a MS291 for larger trees but the 170 takes care of the rest. It's light and easy to handle. Keep it filled with fresh premium gas and most starting issues go away. The chain oiler works fine and chain adjustment is easy. When I wear this one out I'll buy another. October 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by For the price you cann't buy a better saw I bought this saw 4 years ago and have cut dozens of oak, cherry and maple. I have a 14" bar and cut everything up to 12' diam. with it and it works great and makes fast work of limb cutting and turning tops into fire wood, have a heavier saw for the big stuff. September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super Saw- Did the job I needed it to do. This is my first new saw i have ever bought. After much reseach, I purchased the MS -170. Started on the first pull. Very easy to use and light weight. I am happy with my purchase. September 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Chain will not get the oil it needs I'm a veteran from Iraq I was shot in my right arm during my service desided to give it a try due to my old saw of 15 years have out on me first time I go to cut with it the bar heated up keep catching due to the lack of oil took it to the shop and the said there was nothing wrong WORST saw I've ever used and that's saying something I started on a 1973 mchulach with a manual oil pump still runs to this day just to heavy for me to handle safely store will not take it back this thing need to go to a scrap yard September 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little saw. I have had an 034 for 15 years and a MS391 for about a year and bought the little guy to use on all the smaller branches on the larger trees. The MS170 is much lighter and does not wear you out nearly as fast as the bigger saws do. If you start using it on larger diameter logs you really have to let the saw do the work, not get it pinched, and don't cut the dirt (same rules as when going after huge trees with a large saw). It cranks right up the same way as the big ones (full choke till burp, up a notch and one or 2 pulls later it is ripping right along)Do remember it has a thinner chain and and only 30cc, so if you think you will get into some larger trees (13" +) maybe take a look at the MS250 rather than pushing the little tike to its limits. September 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great small chainsaw Bought this to cut up all the pruning my wife does before it goes through the chipper/shredder. Used to take me as much or more time to cut up all the branches, bushes, whole small trees, etc. with pruners and a saw than it did to put them through the chipper/shredder. Not anymore! The MS170 plowed through a huge pile of vegetative debris in a very short amount of time. Easy to start and use. The chain tension is a quick adjustment. The chainsaw cut up hardwood fast. The saw has plenty of power if you pay attention to your technique.The choke switch is very handy and I like the chain hand guard/quick stop feature for safety. The automatic oiler is also very nice.I think this is a great chainsaw value for the price. September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Minnesota tough , years on end I have had this saw for almost 4 years now. I ended up getting it because of a back injury and wanting something a little bit lighter to still accomplish cutting firewood. (Previous main saw a 1979 Stihl FarmBoss 041 which still runs fantastic ) This saw has done more than I could've ever expected a saw in this price range to do. I have cut all of the firewood (with the 14" bar) for the last three winters to heat a 2500 square-foot home during the nasty Minnesota winters . To this day I have not had to fix / replace ANYTHING but a few chains ! The only change I see myself doing at this point is adding the 171 to the collection . August 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great saw for the money I bought this saw two years ago on recommendation of a pro invasive weed eradicator we had hired, who said he had very positive experience with it. I bought it as a second saw to my older, heavier Stihl that I also love. This is lighter and just as powerful for my needs at age 73. Always starts (although I use ethanol-free gas and a fuel additive), runs very well. This is now my main go-to saw. August 18, 2015
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