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

DSRP: $179.99 $159.99

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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MS 170 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 797.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent chain saw The chainsaw fires right up. Light weight makes it easy to handle for a couple hours at a time
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Power In A Small Package This is a great saw that has a lot of power for such a small engine. This is now my go-to saw for all limbing jobs and for bucking smaller trees. It is so light that I can cut all day without getting tired. The only reason I can't give it 5-stars is because of the plastic bucking dogs. But I got the saw on sale during the dealer days promo, so I will use the money I saved to buy some steel ones.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Dependable A great, lightweight saw that is quite easy to start. Great for home use.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great saw for the price very good saw for a homeowner for smaller trees, and cutting up limbs and brush. Starts easy runs smooth
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cuts this saw cuts fine when you can get it to run. after first start if you stop for any reason and shut the saw off for awhile, you need to wait till it cools down down to restart it. that's the reason I got rid of my Husky, it was doing the same thing now I'm right back where I started. I know its at the cheaper end of their price range but you expect it to run when its brand new.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MS 170 16” Chain saw I am real happy with this MS 170 16” Chainsaw. It has good power for its size. It’s easy to start and handle.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Starting Took me two weeks to get it started just when I was going to take it back it started. Sets on the shelf out in the shed
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for the price. Perfect homeowner tool. Handles stumps (26”+) medium size trees and brush. For the money and quality this is a great value. There are cheaper saws but you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2018-03-28
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