MS 170 - Best-selling entry level saw
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MS 170

Best-selling entry level saw

General

MS 170

The STIHL MS 170 is a small chainsaw that packs a punch. It is perfect for cutting firewood and for general garden chainsaw tasks. Well suited to domestic users, the MS 170 chainsaw has been fitted with the STIHL anti-vibration system for comfortable use. The economical, compact and lightweight MS 170 is a small chainsaw, making it the perfect entry-level chainsaw. It also has a low emission, economical STIHL 2-MIX engine. Benefitting from a single-lever master control it is easy to operate. The automatic STIHL Ematic chain lubrication system allows optimum lubrication of the chain. Longer wear and less oil consumption is achieved when used with STIHL oilomatic saw chain.

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Price

* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Technical data

MS 170

Technical data

Displacement cm³ 30.1
Power output kW/bhp 1.2/1.6
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 3.4
Weight kg 1) 4.1
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2) 100
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 111
Vibration values left/right m/s² 3) 5.2/5.5
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type 3/8" P PMM3
Chain brake QuickStop
Oil tank volume cm3 145
Tank volume l 0.25

1) Without fuel, without bar and chain
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Features

MS 170

Standard features

  • Anti-vibration system Zoom
    Anti-vibration system

    Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.

  • Compensator Zoom
    Compensator

    This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburettor depending on the quantity of air passing through the air filter. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. The filter doesn't need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs.

  • Single-lever master control Zoom
    Single-lever master control

    All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.

  • Ematic chain lubrication system Zoom
    Ematic chain lubrication system

    The Ematic chain lubrication system ensures pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails. When used with STIHL OILOMATIC saw chain, it will provide maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods of chain lubrication. The Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50%.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Accessories

MS 170

Accessories

    • Picco Micro Mini 3 (PMM 3), 3/8 Zoom
      Picco Micro Mini 3 (PMM 3), 3/8" P 1.1 mm

      Low vibration STIHL saw chain for entry level users. Robust, low kickback and hard-wearing saw chain with notably high cutting performance thanks to an extremely narrow kerf of the slim, straight-sided tooth.

    Technical data
    Drive link thickness 1.1mm/.043"
    Chain pitch 9.32mm/3/8"P
    Required File size 4.0mm / 5/32"

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Filing kit Zoom
      Filing kit

      Includes file holder with round file, flat file and file gauge in a sturdy case.

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • 2-in-1 EasyFile Zoom
      2-in-1 EasyFile

      Practical tool for quickly sharpening the teeth and depth gauge in a single action, significantly reducing chain maintenance time. The sturdy frame allows for a smooth filing action with highly accurate results. All the files are easily replaceable. For 1/4" P, 3/8" P, .325", 3/8" and .404" saw chains. Includes round and flat files.

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Carry bag for chainsaws Zoom
      Carry bag for chainsaws

      Made from sturdy nylon. For safe storage and transport of all chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45cm / 18". With small additional pocket.

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Chainsaw case Zoom
      Chainsaw case

      Made of durable plastic. For safe storage and transport of all chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45cm / 18".

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures

STIHL MS 170, 180 (GB) Download PDF, 2.5 MB

Notes:

  • STIHL and VIKING online owner’s manuals are usually for the latest versions of the machine. Your product may be a slightly older production model but the manual will still be appropriate for the relevant model number.
  • The languages ​​contained in the document are also displayed in brackets, for example (GB) = English.

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