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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 247reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Little Saw for the money I use this saw to accompany the MS360 I have. The MS170 is perfect for me when brushing or for limbs. It will do larger diameters I suppose, but I use it within its limitations. The saw is light and is easier to maneuver, causing less fatigue then running the larger saw over a period of time. Also financially easier to replace then the larger saw, so I run it when possible. Overall, when used for jobs that are within its capabilities its a great little saw for the money, low vibration, power to weight, has always started (so far, knock on wood). If and when it fails, I will replace it with another one. Go Stihl, or go home and lock the door. April 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for the First time STIHL buyer I bought this saw originally for around the house, but I have used it to cut big stuff as well (not recommended). If you have never owned a STIHL, this saw will prove how sturdy STIHL is. Light, powerful, and technically a HOMEOWNER SAW, I have cut firewood WAY bigger than my bar should be cutting. It's a strong saw!!!Perfect for: limbing felled timber, cutting down small trees, cutting up small firewood.If you are looking to buy a middle of the road saw for larger stuff, the 250 is where its at, but if you are looking for your first STIHL to use around the yard, this 170 has more than you need. April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent lighter-duty saw I have owned a Stihl 029 Farm Boss for 17 years. This has been an excellent saw, absolutely no complaints. However, now at 63 years old, a lighter weight saw would be appreciated. So, I bought the MS 170. Same Stihl quality, but much easier to use, given the lighter weight. I recently was working on a project using both saws. Needed the older 029 for additional power and 20" bar. Switching to the MS 170 with 16" bar, limbing was much easier, a noticable difference in weight. If I could only pick one, I would probably pick the older 029 (or modern equivalent), because of its versatility. That said, the MS 170 is an excellent saw, particularly for smaller trees, and a great complementary saw to the bigger one. Still a big Stihl fan.--Larry in Palmer, Alaska April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I absolutely love this saw This saw is the best saw I've ever ran. Its lightweight and easy to use for hours at a time. I've owned many saws, and I'd give them all up for this one. It never lets me down, starts easily, no adjustments, and always gets the job done. Love it!! April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by my first stihl and it preforms better than all my other saws This saw got a work out the first day I owned it I cut a little over a cord with it and it never gave me any problems April 2, 2015
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
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