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MS 171

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

MS 171
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 60reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by very tough saw I just bought this saw and have used it to clear land. this saw is very dependable and very tough. I cut down a 2 foot willow tree and it fell on the chainsaw we took a skid steer and moved the tree and the saw was just fine I love this saw it is a little under powered so I recommend putting a 14 inch bar the 16 in is just a little under powered. February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome chainsaw! Purchased for cutting up downed limbs for my landscaping company. It has handled cutting down small trees, clearing alley overgrowth, and large downed limbs. All with ease.I will say that the stock chain that comes with the saw dulls very quickly.Overall this saw is a gem! January 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by used it for everything I bought this saw three months ago for a small tree cutting service I run. So far I have used this saw to cut a red oak from the top down, I have cut down about a dozen dead trees with it and often used it to limb. the saw AV is great, and the weight and power ratio are good. the saw is easily maintainable by anyone and the 14 inch bar is great for tight spaces. this saw has earned a place next to my larger saws. November 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great cutting ability I was able to cut three fruit trees which were sick within a matter of minutes. The cutting ability of this MS171 was great and I had plenty of power. November 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice, easy starting little saw I've had my ms171 for just over a year. It came with a 16" bar and chain. I recently swapped out the 16" bar and chain to a 14" and the difference was huge. Plenty of power by moving down to 14". Great for limbing and trimming up around the farm. One thing I have learned with all chainsaws is to use the canned fuel mixture. It will save a whole lot of headaches down the road. These modern 2 stroke engines absolutely hate ethanol. They start so easy using the premixed fuel compared to mixing your own using gas from the gas station. I have a Husqvarna 445 for bigger jobs and it is the same way with fuel. If you use the premixed fuel you will be very happy with your machine, otherwise it will be hard to start and have less power. Mine still starts every time with one or two pulls. November 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by hard start will not start with choke, have to start it without the choke and after it stalls a couple of times it will be ok. had the dealer work on it twice and still no luck October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by fantastic for carving I love this little chainsaw for carving. it takes some time to get broken in but after that it works very well. a little low on power but I guess that is because I am use to my 391 which is awesome too. all in all I would buy this saw again oh and the chain stays very sharp for a lot of cutting. August 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A "David" of a saw OK, let me say that I have an MS361 and that is one powerful saw, but can get heavy with extended use. The 171 I use primarily for limbing, but I recently bought a vacation house and took it with me last weekend. I took down and cut up some pretty thick hard wood and this saw did it (I had a sharpened chain!). Took some time when the wood was hard, but took all I could give it. If I would have had my 361 I would have used it in several instances, but the 171 did the job. It's light, relatively quiet (I always use hearing protection, chaps, gloves etc however), and easy to use. July 29, 2015
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