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MS 171

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

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MS 171 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 205.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Chain tensioner broke after a week I used this saw fairly heavily for a few days and the chain tensioner screw snapped. I know that I ran it for a long time and cut a lot of wood but there is no reason for the tensioner to snap without the chain being tight.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for the home owner. Starts VERY easy. Plenty of power. Very good buy.. cuts well.
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little saw Bought this last fall, sat in the garage for 10 months never used it. Pulled it out this weekend a little concerned about starting it. Went over the directions, it started right up, ran it dry twice had to choke it to start it but it started. Great little saw for the price. Will have to check if it can be retrofitted with chain tensioner.
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Used twice. Less than 1 full tank of fuel. Now wont start. Bought saw about 2 months ago thinking it would be a good one. Uhmmmm no. Did saw good for about the whole hour I got to use it. Spent almost 2 hrs trying to get it to start this morning. Never did. Took it back to Big R Bloomfield NM. All they did was fill out a tag to send it in. So now Ive got an almost new 250.00 chainsaw shaped paperweight. Such a disappointment. Good thing my little battery powered Craftsman still runs except I bought the Stihl to saw the things that are too big for the Craftsman. Shouldve bought a Husquarvna I guess.
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Will not run, has been sitting on the shelf since the day I brought it home. From day one I have struggled to get his machine started and if I am lucky enough to get it turned over, it usually will not run very long or quits right away. Have not been able to finish any job since the day I purchased it. Very disappointed with the product and have had to resort to getting my very old but reliable saw back in to service.
Date published: 2019-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw Used this to get boy scout firewood. Is it posible to get one donated to my troop
Date published: 2019-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bar bolt completely stripped out of the plastic threads Had this saw a little over 12 months a gift from my wife. complete with the Stihl carrying case. what a disappointment. i thought this saw would have been better quality.the few times i have got to used. it the chain would always get loose. I'd tighten it up and a couple cuts and it would be loose again. Only to find out the bar bolt had stripped out of the hunk of plastic it was threaded into .this could only happen after the warranty has expired.and the only fix is to replace the whole plastic housing that surrounds the saw. which is not cheap. you would thought Stihl would have a better design to attach the bar to the saw. Now I'm stuck with a door stop.
Date published: 2019-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from simple gets the job done no hesitation whats o ever excellent price was higher end but you get what you pay for
Date published: 2019-07-30
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