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MS 171

A lightweight, fuel-efficient chainsaw with reduced-emission engine technology.

MS 171
MS 171 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 107.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works when it wants Saw is overrated it should only be used for pruning branches bar bends to easy put Oregon bar on it works better not worth the money at all last stihl I will buy ever cheap plastic grip broke after a year only ran about 3 tanks through it
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Saw. This is the best saw I have ever owned. I have owned Poulan, Homelite before and they didn't hold up to the work.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The 171 I purchased is not very good, Len's Ace Hardware is worse. Difficult to start. Takes a while to warmup. Purchased from Len's and their return policy is very poor for power equipment. You may not return the product once you put gas and/or oil in the product. They actually put in both to start the product in the store. The young man doing this had a hard time starting the machine. Once I used the product I had a hard time starting the machine too and took a few starts to stay started. Went to exchange the product for the 180 model (my poor product is the 171), they would not. DO NOT PURCHASE FROM LEN'S ACE HARDWARD for this reason. Owned a 180 before and was very happy with that, this 171 is not very good at all.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ever! I don't use a chain saw very often. But when I do I want it to work. My last one let me down too many times (brand omitted because I won't call it by its proper name) I bought this saw and it started right up and worked great. I used it a couple weekends in a row and I wore out before it ever slowed down! I'm looking at buying Stihl for all my power tools from now on. The guy that waited on me at Aker's Hardware was very knowledgeable about the saw too. It's been a great experience.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and it is very difficult to start the saw.I need to pull so often when the saw finally start, then I am down.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great saw havnt had it very long but its working great so far
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it so far! So far, so good, Easy to start and capable of trees up to 12", but it's a little tough on this little beaver, so best uses are limbing, smalller trees,etc. Lighter than my older H-44, but don't know if that is a fair comparison since a lot more plastic is used in late model saws? Hope it holds up for the long term...
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light saw, steady workhorse Light saw for all day cutting! Perfect for the weekend homeowner who isn't going professional. Not a power-hungry saw but keep the blade sharp and let it do its job and it does great. Great for dropping small 8" trees, limbing, and use as a tool. Anything bigger, get a 311. Always easy to start. Easy to clean and maintains. Buy this before ANY saw at Lowes, even the bigger ones. Never a fuss or too much work to maintain. Stihl: always reliability, rugged and built by great people who know who their building the saws for!
Date published: 2017-04-02
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