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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 173reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by saw has a lot of power for its size the ms 170 has good response has the older type of chain tightener cuts through birch good has a narrow gauge chain so you don't loose firewood cheaper than the paulan August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great chainsaw for homeowners I purchased this chainsaw last week and it is a great product. The dealer I purchased the MS170 from was very professional, helpful and instructive. And the chainsaw has performed exactly as advertised. I highly recommend this product. I have owned other chainsaws in the past and have been very dissatisfied. I can tell from the outset that this is quality product and will deliver for many years to come. August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Big surprise in a small package I wanted a smaller, lightweight saw and this saw is great. Easy to start and handle. Perfect size for my needs. This my first Stihl product and I am very impressed. August 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by not good Hasn't worked correctly since I got it... Took it back to Williams hardware... haven't heard a word for a week... not happy at all... August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Surprising Performance All last winter, I used my MS170 about 2-5 days per week, for at least 2 hours at a time, rain or shine, for months. I used it for falling large firs, alder, and cottonwood, as well as limbing and cutting them into 12" -16" rounds. I have 3 chains and rotate them to make sure I always have very sharp chain on. This saw with a fresh chain is truly amazing. It zips thru big trees like saws twice its size. I have thought about a bigger saw, but it's super light and almost never bogs down. It really does have great power! Following the dealer's starting instructions, it starts up in just a couple pulls, no matter the weather, or how long it's been sitting. This was my first Stihl purchase, and I'm so happy with the quality, I just bought a FS130 trimmer that is equally amazing! Thanks Stihl! August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw for general home use I cut small trees and overgrowth from my property and wanted a quality saw that was dependable. For the price, this saw cannot be beat. It is easy to start and maintain. August 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great saw For the money this is a great saw. I cut down 2 oaks the other day and each were 18" diameter. As long as you let the saw do the work it will handle just about anything. Great tool for the money. August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Liked it enough to buy a second one I use the 170 a lot. I've tamed a small forest with it, only pulling out the big saw for trees over about 10 inches. Its light and durable. I upgraded the saw to a .050 gauge chain which easily doubles chain/bar life. The 043 bar chain is too dainty for serious work. My only beef is it takes 6 pulls to start when cold, three with choke on, then three with choke off. My old 017 took exactly the same 6 pulls when cold. Once warm it starts on one pull. July 31, 2014
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