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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 687.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Saw for Limbs and Small tree's. I've had this saw for 4 yrs. now and am very happy with it. I am not much of a manual reader, but you should def. read the owners manual before starting this saw. There are specific steps to take when you start it cold. I think I pulled the pull string about 400 times when I first got it and was cursing the saw for not starting. Then I realized I didn't have the choke on the proper setting!! Then I started cursing myself!! LOL. Great little saw plenty of power. Engine has run flawless since I've had it. I think my only complaint would be where you have to tighten the bar, it's opposite of the shroud and it's a little tough when trying to get the chain on the bar. Not a game changer though just takes a little patience.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first stihl but there will be many to come I bought this little saw to trim branches and I use it all the time. I will be buying more stihl products in the future especially a big saw
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw I have 3 Stihl saws and this little saw is great for small limbs. Always starts with no problems. Just bought my second one as I wore out my first one after 8 years of hard service. I cut 20 + cord of wood a year so my saws get a work out and I would not buy any thing but Stihl. I have been using Stihl saws for over 40 years.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great cuts real nice for average chainsaw if needed purchase it perfect price Had a terrible storm one night. Neighbor told me I had a giant branch from a tree in their backyard that ripped off still hanging laying behind their garage. The branch was about the size of their garage also. So I went a rented a echo chainsaw about the same size & power as the ms-170 from a tool rental. Got to cutting worked like bad/junk just terrible. So I said might as well buy my own will end using it alot eventually. Got to cutting with the ms-170. Went through everything with absolutely no problems. STIHL makes the best products
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Misses the mark I had the saw at the shop 4 times and it never would start correctly or run properly. Stihl lowered their standards when they made this one. I have a much larger Stihl that I have used for years without issue. This one? when it wouldn't run I was told it was my fault, that I wasn't running it right. Really?
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS 170 MS170I overwork this saw on 5 acres of woods, cutting down oaks trees, trimming limbs and cutting firewood. Has never failed me.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What I expect from other chainsaws I have 26 accounts that I maintain as a "side" job. From time to time I need a dependable chainsaw for light limb trimming and the base of dead shrubs. During Stihl days I thought no better time to give Stihl a try and get one of their legendary chainsaws on a budget. When cold it starts like a champ. It can chew up limbs that are far bigger than what is expected to do. I like to refer to it as a pocket rocket of chainsaws. My problem with it is that after 20-30mins of use it won't start back up. I have needed to use this saw 4 times since purchase and every time it gives me the same problem. It will run like new for a little while but as soon as I shut it off I can't get it started again. Like other chainsaws I have had in the past I just let it cool down for about 30-45mins then I can get it started again. I know the saw is meant for occasional use, and that is all I use it, but when that occasion arises I need it to run until the job is done.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All I'll ever need Bought my MS 170 a year ago as part of a business grand opening sale. Used it to cut down 5 pine trees ranging in trunk size from 8 inches to 18 inches. Did exceptionally well, ran great. Bogged down a bit on the bigger stumps but as long as I took my time it cut right through. Never have trouble starting it. Glad I bought it on a sale, otherwise I probably would've ended up with a different brand.This saw is perfect for the DIY homeowner or landlord with trees to trim and prune. I usually climb the tree with the saw running and can support the saw's weight with one hand long enough to get the limb cut down. I also appreciate that this saw fits a 12" bar and chain.
Date published: 2017-07-22
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