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MS 170

A lightweight chainsaw designed for woodcutting tasks around the home.

MS 170
MS 170 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 519.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the product, checking out the warranty. I have two other STIHL chainsaws & Love them. So I bought this MS170. Now after about 15 to 20 tank fills it just slowed down & died. I tried to restart it with no luck, so I took it back to the dealer. He is looking at it too determine what happened & if it's covered by the warranty. I hope so because I've only had it for a few weeks. This is about the twelfth STIHL I've owned & never had an issue before this. At this point I don't recommend this product, but if they cover the warranty & it's just something minor then I would.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good for occasional home owner use. Unfortunately, my 3 year old MS170 was stolen. Looking for one as good again as that one, which I bought on a special day when some Stihl reps were at a local supply stores special day and got a really great special price that time. Guess I'll have to pay the real price this time around. Just having one that will crank and go when you need it only occasionally is worth the price. Thieves usually get their rewards eventually, a few years inside a concrete room with bars for a door.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice product. This Chain saw has a mighty punch for a little guy. Even though I have only had this product a short time, I have used it on quite a few projects and it performed very well. I sure hope over time it holds up to the Stihl name. The weight of this device (light) made it easily used by this female. I was also very impressed by the sales person at Oakdale Ace Hardware in Smyrna, GA. He reviewed (physically showed me) the operation and safety of device in a non-condescending manner. Sometimes people are very condescending to women buying these types of products.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it is all the saw i need it cuts just as good as my old one did. got extra blades for out in the woods, just in case. it cuts everything I put it into just fine.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lightweight easy to handle The only disappointments were in the handle when tilted on it's side cutting small trees off at ground level. The trigger on the handle seems to "catch" and not let me fully open up the throttle. When upright there is no "catch" so evidently something in the handle either moves or tilts and thus catches on the trigger keeping it from fully opening the throttle.The power isn't as great as I was hoping but I am used to the MS 270C that I had.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl MS170 and Village Hardware, Idyllwild is a great combination I needed a new chainsaw for limited home owner use. I contacted Larry at Village Hardware, Idyllwild, and spent 30mins getting great advice. Clearly, a Stihl saw was a dramatic upgrade over my previous generic experience, with Larry's guidance I also purchased a safety gear set. Importantly, the tutorial of how to use the saw and the full set up, so that I left the store with the saw fully operational meant that I was instantly ready for yard work. First time out the saw was fantastic, did what I needed, no issues, I'm anticipating many years of Stihl quality - thanks for a great product and knowledgeable dealer.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better features than my older Stihl shainsaw MS170 has better fuel and oil caps than my older Stihl saw. Also has a better design of the chain tension adjustment. It is also lighter with less vibration so less fatigue with continuous use. I purchased this saw for trimming trees, but It does have adequate power to cut a stump to ground level with the bar fully loaded. This MS170 is easy to start just like ALL Stihl products. This is a great entry level product for the average homeowners.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chainsaw This is a great chainsaw for simple easy things around your property. Very light weight and easier to start
Date published: 2017-03-13
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