Selection Petrol chainsaws for domestic users

MS 171 Chainsaw

Entry level chainsaw for cutting firewood and garden maintenance

Overview

One of a new generation of occasional use saws, the STIHL MS 171 chainsaw features reduced-emission engine technology. Reducing fuel consumption by up to 20% compared to its predecessor, this innovative saw saves the user both time and money. Ideal for homeowners, the STIHL MS 171 is good for cutting firewood, felling small trees or completing clean up tasks.

Extend your domestic warranty from 2 to 3 years with the purchase of 5 litres of STIHL MotoMix® fuel and this product. Your STIHL Approved Dealer will register your extended warranty on the STIHL warranty database at point of purchase.


Instruction is necessary to recognize or assess the dangers of a chainsaw. Please wear protective clothing and equipment.
If anything is unclear, we recommend to order the chainsaw via Click & Collect and pickup up the chainsaw from a STIHL servicing dealer.

You can find videos showing you how to fill your machine with fuel and oil, fit bars and chains and start your chainsaw here.

£265.00*

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* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. 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 171

Technical data

Technical data Value
Displacement cm³ 31.8
Power output kW/bhp 1.3/1.8
Weight kg 1) 4.3
System weight kg 2) 4.77
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 3.3
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 99
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 112
Vibration values left/right m/s² 4) 4/4.5
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type 3/8" P PMM3
Oil pump Not adjustable
Tank volume l 0.27
Chain pitch 3/8" P
Chain tensioning Side chain tension
Sprocket - number of teeth 6
Filter Long-term filter system / standard filter
Bumper spike Plastic spike
Cylinder 4 channel / chrome
Oil tank volume cm3 265
Sprocket Sprocket profile
Anti vibration system AV System, steel spring
Filler cap Tools
EPA Certified fuel consumption l/h 0.73
CO2 g/kWh 1.072
Handle type Standard handle
Speed at maximum power Um 10.000
EPA Certified fuel consumption glh 0.192

1) Without fuel, without bar and chain
2) Unfueled, with guide bar and saw chain
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
4) 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 171

Standard features

  • Advanced combustion technology Zoom
    Advanced combustion technology

    Four overflow channels swirl the fuel-air mix before ignition, allowing for optimum combustion and highly efficient performance. The result is lower fuel consumption and high torque across a broad rpm range.

  • 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.

  • Pre-separation air filtration system Zoom
    Pre-separation air filtration system

    STIHL long-life air filtration systems with pre-separation achieve perceptibly longer filter life compared with conventional filter systems. Air drawn in is swirled. The larger, heavier particles are ejected. The pre-cleaned air is routed to the air filter via the pre-separator duct.

  • 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.

  • Side chain tensioner Zoom
    Side chain tensioner

    The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain.

  • 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%.

  • Tool free filler caps Zoom
    Tool free filler caps

    Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools.

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.

Cutting Attachments

MS 171

Cutting Attachments

    • Picco Micro Mini 3 (PMM3) Zoom
      Picco Micro Mini 3 (PMM3)

      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 Value
    Pitch 3/8 P inch
    Drive link gauge 1.1 mm
    Drive link thickness 1.1mm/.043",1.1mm / .043
    Chain pitch 9.32mm/3/8"P
    Required File size 4.0mm / 5/32"

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    • Picco Micro Mini 3 (PMM 3) 3/8" P, 1.1 mm, 44 drive links, 30 cm / 12" £21.00*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Picco Micro Mini 3 (PMM3) Zoom
      Picco Micro Mini 3 (PMM3)

      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 Value
    Pitch 3/8 P inch
    Drive link gauge 1.1 mm
    Drive link thickness 1.1mm/.043",1.1mm / .043
    Chain pitch 9.32mm/3/8"P
    Required File size 4.0mm / 5/32"

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    • Picco Micro Mini 3 (PMM 3) 3/8" P, 1.1 mm, 50 drive links, 35 cm / 14" (Not for MS 170) £23.50*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Rollomatic E Mini Zoom
      Rollomatic E Mini

      The combination of this particularly narrow guide bar with the low profile 3/8" Picco Micro Mini 3 saw chain, Offers considerable savings in weight coupled with improved cutting performance. Like all STIHL guide bars, it is made of high-grade chrome molybdenum steel.

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 3/8 P Inch
    Groove width 1.1 mm
    Number of teeth 7

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Rollomatic E Mini Zoom
      Rollomatic E Mini

      The combination of this particularly narrow guide bar with the low profile 3/8" Picco Micro Mini 3 saw chain, Offers considerable savings in weight coupled with improved cutting performance. Like all STIHL guide bars, it is made of high-grade chrome molybdenum steel.

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 3/8 P Inch
    Groove width 1.1 mm
    Number of teeth 7

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. 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.

Accessories

MS 171

Accessories

    • STIHL Smart Connector Zoom
      STIHL Smart Connector

      STIHL Connected is a cloud based system that enables professional users to digitally manage machine fleets and work assignments.

      This is managed by the STIHL Smart Connector - a sensor with a diameter of just under 5cm, which is mounted on the tool. It can be mounted on petrol, electric or battery-powered tools where it records and saves the operating hours while the motor is running and transmits this information via Bluetooth® 4.2 to the STIHL connected App (the smart connector can be mounted on non-STIHL tools too). The Smart Connector offers entirely new functions and services, as a basis for device management both in your home garden using the STIHL connected App, and for managing your machine fleet using the STIHL connected Portal. The STIHL connected Portal gives you a detailed overview of the status of your fleet of tools, as well as information such as duration of use on a particular work assignment.

      You can view power tool availability, analyse machine usage; plan and manage work tasks with associated resources; and analyse machine data, which you can then use to optimise your daily work processes. The Smart Connector also provides information about upcoming tool maintenance and, if needed, the system can arrange a workshop appointment directly with a STIHL Approved Dealer. Service-related tool data can also be shared with the dealer with your permission, so they can plan the servicing work in advance and order any necessary spare parts. This can shorten service times so the tool is quickly ready for use again.

      STIHL Connected is an intuitive way to manage your machine fleet and workload intelligently and efficiently. Visit: STIHL connected FAQs to find out more.

      Download the app for free or visit the STIHL connected Portal by clicking on the following links:

    Technical data Value
    Dimensions (l x b x h) 53 x 42 x 14 mm
    Signal range Approx. 10 m
    Running time per battery charge Approx. 1 Year
    Connectivity Bluetooth low energy 4.2
    Battery 3V CR 2.032

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • MotoMix Zoom
      MotoMix

      STIHL MotoMix is our patented premixed fuel, specially blended for ultimate performance. This 50:1 mixture is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel and our highest quality STIHL HP Ultra oil. It also stays fresh in your equipment over extended storage periods.

    Technical data Value
    Shelf life up to 5 Years

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Wooden sawhorse Zoom
      Wooden sawhorse

      Lightweight design. For cutting firewood with ease, max. load 70 kg.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Chainsaw bag Zoom
      Chainsaw bag

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

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. 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.

      To find out how to sharpen your chain and depth gauge with the EasyFile, click here.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • HP 2-stroke engine oil Zoom
      HP 2-stroke engine oil

      Top selling mineral oil two-stroke engine oil. Specially developed for STIHL engines. Excellent lubrication and combustion properties. Performance class: JASO-FB, ISO-L-EGB. Fuel/oil ratio 50:1.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • SynthPlus chain oil Zoom
      SynthPlus chain oil

      Semi synthetic high performance lubricant is made from high grade base oils (refined oils) which prevents resinification during prolonged downtimes. Outstanding protection against wear.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • SynthPlus chain oil Zoom
      SynthPlus chain oil

      Semi synthetic high performance lubricant is made from high grade base oils (refined oils) which prevents resinification during prolonged downtimes. Outstanding protection against wear.

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. 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

Languages Date Link
manual icon en 29/09/2020