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MS 171

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

MS 171
MS 171 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 113.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light weight saw for smaller jobs. Saw is a little under powered but works great for the small jobs ie limbing and small logs. Great value.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent saw This saw performs as per its design, it's easy to start and cuts well. I am completely satisfied with it and the dealer whom I bought it from.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything i expected and more.. After comparing the MS 171 to a couple others this one fit the bill the best.I didn't want a saw from a big box store, I wanted dealer support.I bought the saw a case and the oil, to double the warranty. I figured why not double up the warranty , I need oil any way.So I headed to the yard to clean up the fallen trees from the wind storm. I set the saw down, cranked it like the dealer showed me, and it did exactly what the dealer said it would .Fired right up.So I headed into the minor disaster and started carving up everything in my path.from small limbs to a couple tree`s about 9 or 10 inches across.Ripped right through everything.I set it down and restarted it several times. every time it re fired first pull.From some of the reviews I saw it was supposed to be underpowered. Totally not the case.The only time it bogged was when I was pushing down on it.just let the saw do the work.I couldn't have been more impressed, plenty of power, re fired every time.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for around the property clean up. I have about 5 acres of woods/lawn and this chainsaw is perfect for taking out the dead trees and cleaning up anything that falls.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ms 171 chainsaw Have used 3 ms170 chainsaws for years at a lumberyard couple times a week . 1 broke after years of use the stihl dealer said it was time to get a new saw and sold us a ms171 starts hard feels cheap have had back to dealer 3 times in one year don't use only when have to not the saw that the ms 170 was .if you cant get the ms170 don't buy the ms171 maybe the next bigger size saw is better.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good for pruning only If you intend to do any cutting 4" or more,advise you to spend a bit more and get a commercial saw. Of course stihl does have the best small motors. I have many other products all work very very well. Would not buy this chain saw. Nutter hardware Ohio refused my exchange as well. Buyer be ware!
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works when it wants Saw is overrated it should only be used for pruning branches bar bends to easy put Oregon bar on it works better not worth the money at all last stihl I will buy ever cheap plastic grip broke after a year only ran about 3 tanks through it
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Saw. This is the best saw I have ever owned. I have owned Poulan, Homelite before and they didn't hold up to the work.
Date published: 2017-04-19
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