MS 170 - $179.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price 16 in. Bar DSRP:  $179.95

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A lightweight chainsaw designed for woodcutting tasks around the home.

Looking for a compact, occasional use chainsaw? Homeowners, look no further. Complete with the same design features the professionals depend on, the MS 170 is lightweight with just the right amount of power— perfect for residential cutting and trimming of small trees, firewood or storm clean up.
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MS 170 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 30.1 cc (1.8 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.3 kW (1.7 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 250 cc (8.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 145 cc (4.9 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" PMM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Mini
POWER SOURCE Gas
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 008 3913 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
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    Ematic™ Lubrication System
    The Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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Optional Accessories
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    Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B)
    The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.

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For Your Safety
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    Woodcutter Chaps
    Apron Chaps from STIHL are made from rugged, 400-denier nylon and feature the same UL® classified protection as our other chaps. Just snap them over your pants and you’re ready to go. Sewn into the legs of the chaps are six layers of Avertic® Pro by Engtex®, a cut-retardant material designed to clog the sprocket and stop the saw chain on a gasoline-powered chainsaw in case of accidental contact with the rotating saw chain. The open back design of these chaps makes them a great choice for hot working conditions.

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MS 170 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 679.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Bought this saw 2 weeks ago brand new they put gas in it along with bar and chain oil brought it home say it in my shed go to use it and there's a puddle of oil on top of my tool box start it up to cut a piece of wood shut it of now won't start and they won't do nothing about it.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent for the price Have many Stihl products and they have always been durable and reliable. This chain saw so far, has been of equal reliability and durability.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw! Great little saw for beginners. A very light saw great for small logs and clean up.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw I bought this because our old one was over 20 years old, it was a stihl as well and has been through bad days and back , I actually upgraded a bit with a bigger saw then before ,, lets see if we get another 20 years from this one as well Thank You Stihl for makeing a quality piece of equipment
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for light use. Bought this saw for light duty around the house work. Good for trim work along with small tree cutting up.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great chainsaw This is a great chainsaw that is lightweight and very durable. I have no problems with it and it starts every time.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw My previous saw was a Stihl 028 that was almost 20 yrs old. I sold it when I moved into town and didn't think I needed it anymore. I purchased a MS 170 because of the value and experience I'd had with my previous saw. It's a great saw and starts easily. It's also very efficient. It's a great saw for the average homeowner.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little saw I bought this saw to keep in the truck tool box 4 years ago . It small & lite and handles most small tasks well. I've fell cedar and cotton wood up to 24"with it but that's about max for it. I've had a few small problems such as the carburetor came loose causing it to suck air, starting hard and hardly run. Tightened the screws and back to work we went. Its not a big saw but does quite a bit of work for the size.
Date published: 2017-07-04
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