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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 493.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from LOVE the MS170!!! As a female, with Rheumatoid Arthritis, STIHL is the only brand of equipment we purchase!!! My husband's STIHL Farm Boss (290 - now retired) chain saw was way too heavy for me to use so my mom surprised me with the 170 for Mother's Day 2016. The 170 is lightweight enough for extended use by female; yet sturdy enough to tackle heavy jobs. For example, I cut down 250-300 medium sized cedar trees over the course of two days with no problem or engine trouble. The key is to have extra chains on hand (which can be re-sharpened) and add bar oil with each refueling. With those three things, the 170 will run forever!! The biggest bonus for us also is that all of our STIHL equipment starts every single time we use it (which is a HUGE bonus because I despise small engines that won't start!). I will add that we currently own a variety of STIHL equipment (3 chainsaws, a pole saw, a weed eater, a trimmer, a leaf blower, and a tiller) and we are 100% satisfied with ALL of it!! We absolutely LOVE the STIHL brand for all of our ranching small equipment needs.Note: we run STIHL bar & chain oil & STIHL fuel mix in all of our STIHL equiment. Always!!
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Played with it a few times but haven't cut wood yet. Feels great, very solid, but haven't used it yet.Oddly enough I didn't type enough, so I have to type more so it'll let me post this? Really? That's annoying. Hopefully this is enough.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saw has everything the homeowner could want This is my second chainsaw from Stihl.still the best
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight but plenty of power I had big saws for the trunks but needed a smaller, lighter saw for the branches. This one does the job admirably. I also appreciated the on line video on how to sharpen the chain.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw It's a work horse that's all I want to say!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MS 170 - Ok chainsaw Was really pleased the first time I used this chainsaw. Cut oak firewood up like butter. Started very easy too and light enough for this old lady to use. Well, now that I've had it a year, I'm not as thrilled. I got a timberline blade sharpening kit for Christmas and have tried to sharpen the teeth and cut more firewood. Just doesn't cut the same. Wondering if after one or two uses I have warped the bar. I use John Deere bar oil and either non-ethanol gas to mix with oil or moto mix. Just not like day one and have only used this saw about 4 times. I frequently get emails telling me to see my John Deere dealer about a features or service on either my stihl chainsaw or weed wacker. When I stop at my John Deere store to inquire about this, either they can't help me or have no idea what I am talking about. Very frustrating!
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great quality but lack of power for a 16 inch bar. Saw has typical STIHL quality but was a little surprised at lack of power with a 16 inch bar as sold. Would probably be a great saw with a shorter bar and chain.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very great product! I got this saw as a trade...and it was only used a couple times,so it's in new condition.. I started it up and it was ready to work with no hesitation I recommend this to everybody
Date published: 2017-02-05
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