MS 170 - $179.95 DSRP


STIHL MS 170 ChainsawSTIHL MS 170 ChainsawSTIHL MS 170 Chainsaw
Distributor Suggested Retail Price
16 in. Bar

DSRP: $179.95

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.
Print Spec Sheets
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.

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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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    STIHL Bar and Chain oil is formulated to adhere to the bar and chain, and to reduce wear. Special agents in the oil formulation help keep sap and pitch from clinging to the bar and chain.

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For Your Safety
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    Woodcutter Chaps - 6 Layer 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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    STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Protective Gloves
    Durable and hardworking, STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Gloves deliver professional-grade hand protection. The palm and inner fingers are made of full grain tanned leather, so you can work with comfort without sacrificing a firm hold. Featuring multiple layers of cut-retardant materials – Avertic Pro and Dyneema fabrics by Engtex® – these gloves will help deliver protection without compromising the dexterity you need while operating a chainsaw. Accented with an orange rip-stop nylon backing, these dynamic gloves offer style and protection. Water repellant, breathable and featuring a Velcro wrist closure, STIHL Pro Mark™ Dynamic Gloves are as ready for the woods as you.
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    Deputy Glasses

    Tough protection that also looks the part. The STIHL Deputy Glasses meet ANSI standard Z87.1+ and feature both protection and style. The lenses are a scratch-resistant polycarbonate that block out 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. They are also comfortable to wear, featuring a soft rubber nosepiece and dual-mold rubber temples that helps to keep the glasses in place when the head is in motion. Stop by our Dealership to check out these and other great protective eyewear styles. Shown in Brown Frame / Brown Mirror Lens. Available lens colors (Black Frame): Blue Mirror, Smoke (Brown Frame): Brown Mirror


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MS 170 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 956.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Eastern NC THis saw is very hard to start--it is impossible to keep it running--it is back in the shop to be worked on again--I would not buy another one nor would I advise anyone else to buy one--Stihl used to be a quality dependable product--I have purchased two stihl products in the last 18 mos and neither one of them are worth a cuss! And dont come back and tell me that it is flooded--that is not the problem
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard Starting I have two OLD Husqvarnas and they start EVERY time. I bought a MS170 Stihl and it is hard starting compared to my Huskies. I will admit that it is light weight and does a good job cutting once you get it started but if you are pulling the cord numerous times to get it to fire ---- you are not a happy camper!
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lightweight saw Original 170 skipped and jammed due to internal malfunction. However Stihl stood behind there saw and provided a replacement. GREAT SERVICE!!
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Started like a dream and performed excellent the first time out. After two weeks of storage, I spent 30 minutes trying to start the thing. Started like a dream and performed excellent the first time out. After two weeks of storage, I spent 30 minutes trying to start the thing.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great products Worked great guy at the store fired it right up to make sure it worked
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mine throws the Chain Frequently I have one and use it for cutting brush around my small Central Texas Ranch near Gatesville, TX. It is a terrible chainsaw because it is unreliable. It throws a chain daily cutting brush usually 2" in diameter or less.I had good success with Stihl products in Galveston County, Texas. As such I bought this small one based on that experience with chainsaws and weedeaters in a flood control district. I took it back to Ace Hardware 2 or 3 times to get it worked on. Most recently, it has been throwing chains several times a day.The mechanic reshapened the blade and verified that the chain tension was solid. He checked the blade also, I used it for two hours and then it threw a chain again. Based on my experience, this is NOT A GOOD PRODUCT.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed Hard to start. Takes forever to warm up and then if you turn it off for 5 minutes you have to start over at warming it up. Start die, start die, start die. Cuts like a champ when you finally get it going, but not worth the trouble. Only had it a couple of weeks, but I may have to get something else. I love my KMR94 trimmer, but the MS170 chainsaw is a major disappointment. I thought Stihl was sure bet, but I am rethinking that.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from light weight, good for small limbs saw seems to smoke a bit, but light weight and good for limbing anything under 5 inches in diameter.
Date published: 2018-08-07
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