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MS 170

A lightweight chainsaw designed for woodcutting tasks around the home.

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MS 170 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 1237.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice small saw for limbing and basic home tasks Bought this saw knowing it is an entry level homeowner saw for basic use. Not going to be clearing forests but its lightweight, simple to use, and perfect for limbing and small cleanup.
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good chain saw if you can start it and keep it running MS 170 was a really good saw when I first bought it. Less than a year and it is hard starting. After running for awhile it quits and won't start until it sits for a few hours. This was my second MS 170. The other one won't start.
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy Used one time have had chain saws all my life no issues let someone tell me stihl way to go . Used one time 3 rd cut on a small limb chain jumped and then locked up took back where I got it said they would have to repair it said it was a clutch . So I could have gotten a lemon but owned for 14 days and 1 st time out . Keep in mind I have operated chainsaws for over 25 years. So basically got a new chain saw and can’t use it and then have to send it out for repair and who knows when I get it back
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best chainsaw there is. This has been the best chainsaw I have ever had. Starts ever time.
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Took care of me the first day I had a large part of a dogwood tree to break off and all I had was an electric saw that couldn't keep its chain on. After the chain coming off several times, I got a little hot around the collar and went to a local Stihl dealer to check the new price on a saw that was for sale on Craigslist (MS 251C). After seeing that might have been more saw than I needed, I settled on the MS 170. A little lighter, which I needed due to disability, and enough power to do what I needed. The tree was cut up about an hour after I started. I can't speak sbout dependability, because it's only been a day, but it started back everytime I took a break. As of right now I love it. I guess I'll find out how dependable it is when I need to cut some pecan wood to cook with or somebody else has a few limbs to cut up.
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 stars only because it has only been one month I see the reviews about this saw not starting but mine has been great - starts on one pull every time (once warm). I did not buy the pre-mixed fuel just the 2 cycle engine oil for the extended warranty and mixed mine own, but no issues. I have used this for small trees and branches as well as cutting 6x6 landscape ties for a retaining wall. After 3 weeks of use I have had no issues and love the saw. The only reason for not giving 5 stars is that I have not had it long enough.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for small task. Perfect for cleanup and smaller task. Surprisingly good power. Not for daily cutting though. And for the price, it’s a unbeatable value.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaces an Echo I don't normally start our chainsaw. I don't have a problem staring this one. It is light and easy to use.
Date published: 2019-09-05
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