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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 161reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Issues from first start I started the saw and was able to cut throw one small tree and then it would stop running whenever it was idling. I returned it to the ACE Hardware and Stihl worked on it and adjusted the carborator. I picked it up from the store and was told it was now running fine and that I need to make sure to clean it prior to every use even though it was never even used prior. I was unable to start it at the store but was promised it is running fine. I took it home and continually tried to start it but couldn't even get it to start after the modification. I'm going to take it back to the store again. I was advised from the ACE store owner that it is non-returnable and non refundable. I'm hoping Stihl will come through on this and back up the reputation of their product that I thought they had! July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best light saw ever I have had my MS170 16" for about six months now. Much nice to use than the farm boss on small things and easier to maneuver than the HT65.USE 92 octane. DON'T buy cheap oil. 10% ethanol isn't great, 20% does not allow the oil to stay mixed in the fuel, it will settle out.Decibel level is good (I still wear ear plugs), power is great, weight is perfect, balance is great, fuel consumption good. Starting is easy, typical Stihl, two pulls on full choke, third burps, move to half and it fires up on fourth pull.It is such a great general purpose saw two friends that borrowed it bought one. July 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by One thing missing I just wish it would of come with the log grabber teeth by the chain July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little chainsaw Bought this chainsaw about a month ago. Used it a few times in my backyard to bring down 5-6 small trees but loaned it to a friend, who works for a landscaper. He's used it on a couple of jobs and loved it. He told me that the saw ran all day without any problems what so ever. It was the most dependable saw he used.Considering what a similar amount of money buys you at the "big stores", this chainsaw is a bargain. July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by one unreal saw this is the best saw I have got and will impress you it did me July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent choice I bought the MS170 about two months ago. I live in a six-acre oak woods and I have a fireplace, so it is inevitable that I will be cutting wood.This is an excellent saw.The owner's manual says it doesn't reach full power until about the third tank of gas and I found that to be true. Initial power is adequate, but once broken in, I timed myself cutting through a 16-inch oak log in 30 seconds. Nice!I really like that I didn't have to adjust the chain until the third tank of gas and the chain stayed sharp through five tanks of gas, even though I did occasionally get a little dirt in the chain as I cut through the log.I also like the light weight and the engineering and quality that allows everything to work so well together.I do not regret this purchase at all, except that I should have bought a Stihl a long time ago. July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome homeowner saw plus a little more. Bought the MS170 a few months ago so I could have an affordable dependable saw to cut fire wood and clean up my hunting property. Runs like a champ. Stihl recommends only small trees and branches, but she'll do bigger trees with ease so long as your careful and take your time. So far no problems and she's ate through everything I've thrown at her. Other residential grade saws can't handle the 170. Also, I know if anything goes wrong, Stihl dealerships come standard with a group of guys in the back that know what they're doing and can fix any issues. Perfect saw for what she was made for. July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy start, reliable cutting Easy starting and reliable cutting, haven't owned a better chainsaw July 7, 2014
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