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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 129 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 Perfect for most home tree cutting Purchased a new MS 170 Today. I have a Farm Boss 029 and it is a man handler. I needed something lighter that would still clear brush / limbs / and pine trees with little effort. I arrived back home and cut for 2 hours with no problems. Had to adjust chain and few times but that is normal. Very happy with purchase. Easy for my son to use also. April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A true working tool Though I am a suburban homeowner, i live next to a county park and also have lots of trees. This saw blows right through them and has been a great starter saw. This product is so good I plan on buying an in tree saw as well as a farm/ranch class saw for my hunting land. Very very very pleased at reliability, power, and consistency! Thanks Stihl! April 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent saw, used for trimming, felling. I've owned this saw for more than 10 years and have never had a problem with it. The saw is used several times a year, may sit in the case for months, but always starts on the 2nd or 3rd pull, and can and will work all day. I have felled up to 24" diameter trees with this saw (14" bar). The light weight and balance are excellent and I've had this saw high up in a tree many times. April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best saw I've owned yet. I have used a lot of chainsaws down thru the years. Hus..... and Poul.... and they are just nothing like this saw. I love this saw. Right out of the box, it just cuts like nothing I've used before. Great saw! April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light weight. Easy to use. Was looking for a small chain saw that I could easy handle for small trimming. April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best brush cutter Me and my dad bought a house in wv and the house came with 72ac that had roads all aver it from loggers 20 years a go. So they where grew up with brares bush with thornes threes . This saw Is exalent for brush cuting light wight and powerful April 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cheap Work Horse I have spent a lot of time with this little saw and it may be the smallest and cheapest for the occasional use but let me tell you I have abused this little saw on some very big limbs and some trunks. Some limbs were over 20 inches in diameter and I just took my time and let the saw work. On the big stuff it will not be a speed demon but it you use a smaller saw on large timber it will make you a better operator because you have think what the best way to complete the cut is. This saw is light; I can use it overhead safely while reaching out for smaller branches while in a bucket or ladder. I can carry this saw by foot way out in the field on fence lines and deep into the timber to hang tree stands and not worry about it getting heavy and wearing me out. Is a bigger more powerful saw needed? Sure! But for those smaller jobs why lug around a giant when you can easily use this little work horse to prune, de-brush, trim, etc… don’t get more wrong I love my 044 for the biggest wood but 80% of the time I use the MS170, lighter and cheaper to operate. Plus this saw is a great one to teach a new person to use without much fear of intimidation and kickbacks. If it gets stolen or lost your only out a couple hundred bucks instead of a $1000 like some other saws. I’m sure the pro model in this size is better yet but the MS170 has proven to be durable enough for what I use it for. Since 2007 I have only had to have it fixed twice at the dealer and one of those was only a tune up. April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great saw this chain saw is the best saw I ever bought .it has power cuts great and you cant beat the price.very easy to use April 7, 2014
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