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MS 171

A lightweight, fuel-efficient chain saw with reduced-emission engine technology.

MS 171
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 Good companion saw Was tired of using my 311 to trim branches and scrub, went for a lighter saw. The 171 runs good, but it's a devil to start. I worked in a small engine shop many years, so I figured it was a simple tweak on the H/L settings to get it dialed in. Haven't been able to find a good medium so far, but I'm still trying. The saw is great for smaller work, exactly what I bought it for. I think I'll give it a couple more day's use then back to the shop if I can't get it going right. This small of a saw should't be so hard to start. April 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by easy to use This Stihl chain saw was affordable and lightweight,but not really suitable for cutting a large tree.More of a limb trimmer February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Saw i just went and bought the MS171 for cleaning up after a winter storm it was great for what i need.. easy to start ..light..powerful and it will be easy to maintain February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lots of power in such a light package My husband bought this chain saw for me because it is light weight. I love this saw. It cranks easily and has lots of power. I used it for about 4 hours the first time. I could even hold it up head high to cut off tree limbs. I couldn't believe that my arms never started cramping and they weren't sore the next day. December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw. I have MS 250 and the MS 171 was going to be my back up saw, however I find myself using the 171 more. It's a super cutting saw, just let it do the work. Buy one and you will be suprised! December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw This is a great saw. I bought my first one at a BIG store. That was a mistake. Never again. Chain stays tight, starts easy, lightweight. Perfect. November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent value This has been the best chainsaw for the value of any I've ever used. Easy to adjust, oil and gas caps easy to remove and retighten, and highly durable. I would recommend this chainsaw to anyone. October 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good saw, a little hard to start I have been cutting firewood about 35 years, owned many brands of saws, 1st Stihl, very well made, easy to maintain, a little hard to start, my other saws are much easier to start...not operating error, I work on these things all the time, I know the ins and outs of saws. All in all, will make a good backup saw to my other saw. I just hope that it is reliable over the long haul, and lives up to their reputation. September 18, 2013
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