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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 551.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good home owner saw We have been using 2 of these saws for 3 weeks removing grape vines working 8 hr days. I chose this model to save money on the initial purchase but I don't think this model was intended to work this hard (the dealer told me as much). If we went a step of two up we may not have had as much were we have gone through 3-4 chains a week and replaced the bars twice. the first time sthil did warranty one bar.For a home owner who is cutting just a few times a year this would probably be a great tool to have in the garage. We also really appreciate the locally owned dealer who has helped us service and trouble shoot these tools.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not start Bought this just to have, would not start. Had another experienced person try to start for me, he couldn't get it to start. Took it to Place of purchase and they couldn't get to start. That was over a week ago, just stopped by today and they didn't even look at it yet. I know I didn't buy the best product, (top of the line) but you would think it would start. Doesn't even fire or attempt to start.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent carving saw! I have bought 5 MS170 saws. Two have dime tip Stihl carving bars. I use the standard 12" bar also. These saws are light. Plenty of power for deep cuts. Always start. When the saw starts to run a bit rough I just blow out the air filter and the saw runs great again. My original MS170 has over 10 major carvings on it and still runs great! For the money these MS170 saws are the chainsaw carvers best priced tool.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Would not buy this saw. Very very difficult to start. Not dependable at all. Expected more from the Stihl brand.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight easy starting Starts easily, its great for quick trimming or clean up yard work. Never had a problem with it. I had an bigger oak go down that was about 20-24" it did the job made it into about a half cord of fire wood. Its meant for smaller wood but as long as you run it right and don't push it too hard it will take care of most fallen trees. I wouldn't recomend cutting down trees much larger than 12" but for clean up limbing and clearing brush it works great. Works like its supposed to every time. I bought a bigger saw recently but for 75 % of what I so ill still use the Stihl MS170.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Abuse tested and approved I work hard and require my equipment to work harder. I don't have time for repairing or replacing parts and certainly cannot afford to buy a new saw every time mine won't start. My MS170 gives me the confidence to push myself to the limit everyday without the stress of equipment failure...
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Light Weight Addition I own two other Stihl saws and this is a great light weight addition for cutting up and cleaning up the small stuff once you fall the tree. Saves your back! Easy to start and cuts great.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from MS170 The power isn't as good as I thought it would be and it is extremely difficult to start. I more from a Stihl product.
Date published: 2017-04-16
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