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MS 171

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

MS 171
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 81reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by the ms171 is a great chainsaw for the price we bought our home 11 years ago, there are 3 old massive mulberry trees on the property that need to be pruned every September, the job is JY normus due to the size and age of the trees, I have bought 4 saws (counting the stihl I got a week ago) since I've lived here, I always thought stihl was one of the better brands, but for whatever reason assumed they were to expensive since I only needed it once a year, but last week decided to get the ms171 because the other 3 saws I have used were all worthless chainsaws that lasted about a year (if that!!) I was surprised when I saw the price at the stihl dealer, it's actually not the most expensive on the list of the 4!!!!!! and the performance is amazing, easy to start, powerful, and so on... stihl makes a great saw, I just wish I had got one years ago. thanks stihl October 8, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Works very well once it gets started. From cold start it is difficult to start As per the instructions when starting from a cold start I find that the choke should be on for at most one or two pulls before switching ti off. If you continue with choke, it floods very rapidly. Nothing about this in the directions in the owner's manuel. Once started up, it does a fine job. October 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great on fuel, amazing limbing and brush saw I run a small excavation/tree service, and the first day this saw got used, it was ran 9hrs, getting shut off only for fuel and lunch. Ran all day on less than a third gallon of fuel. I allways run Stihl Platinum 2-stroke oil, and Stihl Woodcutter bar oil. I own 7 Stihl chainsaws, and the all get used heavily. These saws are a BARGAIN for what you pay, compared to how much they do, and how long they last. I will be buying a second one very shortly, because my guys love that saw! Extremely light, and efficient. September 29, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by It broke the first day. Oiler quit working. Bar warped and has no power. I am completely unsatisfied with this product. I plan on returning it and I'm certain they will make it right. September 26, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor quality for a Stihl Worked well for a while and then lost power.My older Stihl saw is much better quality.Last time I went to Ace hardware where I bought it they said they don't carry Still anymore.Sad that Stihl will probably not be my next chainsaw.I probably toss the little junker in the trash.Not worth the time and effort waste more money on it. September 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great lighter weight, powerful saw I bought this to supplement another 50cc saw that I love, but it gets heavy after hours of use. This saw has really impressive power for it's light er weight and size. The sales guy told me it was a little harder to start, but i had no issues. Starts right up with a couple of pulls. I was concerned about the 'tool less" chain adjustment of the more expensive models, and really like to keep things simple, lees to break or loosen. Love it September 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for the job Used saw to cut trees into fireplace lengths. Did the job quite well. Only complaint is that at times it starts 'hard' when it is hot. But not all the time. Just have to wonder why now and then. But it did always start. September 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dependability,Durability, & Easy Handling ! Exactly what I needed... Grrrrreat! Perfect size for around the house. The price was right too. September 2, 2016
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