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MS 171

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

MS 171
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 54reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Value This is my 3rd Stihl Chainsaw. Great value for the price and the light duty work that is required of the saw. July 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Can not beat this little saw!!! I guess I am not going to say something that alot of other people haven't already said. I LOVE THIS LITTLE SAW. Have used it the last two years to cut up wood for my smoker and other odd jobs. Just recently a friend of ours had a 30ft mulberry tree fall on their house. I pulled out my ms310 and my ms171. My 310 went down early so used my 171 for most of the tree. I am down to the last 4 to 6 ft of the trunk ( 30" cut) and just got my 310 working again. The 171 had more than enough power to do everything I asked it to do and would have cut the entire tree, I just felt like I was over working it. Would not trade this saw for the world. All my stihl products I own and have used over the years have never let us down. The 310 was my fault. I should have changed out the chain before then and didnt and when I went to get a new one they were out and had to wait for a shipment to come in. July 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keeps on cuttin Love this little saw, sharp dependable, cut up multiple 20 inch diameter mesquite recently, cuts pretty much anything you want. Can't beat it for the price. June 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Light weight and easy to use, lots of power Love this chain saw. Easy to use, light enough, but lots of cutting power..Make sure you read the manual and know how to start this saw. That willfrustrate you if you do not know what you are doing. It is a wonderfulproduct. June 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Very low power. Regular construction. Its not better than any low power electric chainsaws. Chain has to be sharpen withing a single use. First time I use it to cut a 10 inch log I found oil in the air filter and the bolt that hold the bar got loose from the body of the saw. I had to take it out, and hold it with pliers to release the nut that holds the bar. June 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Overall great saw! Very happy with puchase! Used the saw right after I got home from purchasing it. Started with one pull and was off and running! Very reliable and the easy start is a plus! Seems very well built and reliable (as with all Stihl products I've used). The 16" bar is perfect for small trimming and cutting down medium sized trees. I decided on the MS 171 vs the MS 170 due to the upgraded features and was well worth the extra $20. Light, easy to control and enough power to get the job done. June 15, 2015
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