New STIHL MS 170


Starting at: $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.

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STIHL Chainsaw Common Features

Common features of the STIHL Chainsaws purchased from P&K!

When Andreas Stihl built the first electric chainsaw in 1926, he probably did not foresee the international following and amazing technological advancements that would result from his efforts. While today’s users want the same elements important to STIHL – durability and dependability – we deliver much more. Modern designs incorporate innovative safety features like the STIHL Quickstop® chain braking system; components for ease of use such as our anti-vibration system; and a commitment to environmental responsibility with our line of products with reduced-emission engine technology. The STIHL promise only begins with quality; we are equally devoted to caring for our customers and our environment.



A  STIHL OILOMATIC® Saw Chain. STIHL makes its own saw chain.

Ematic™ Bar includes a polymer ramp reservoir which holds bar oil until it can be picked up by passing chain. This can reduce oil usage by up to 50%.

C  Bumper Spikes help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.

D  Spark Arrester Muffler has large baffles which reduce noise level and contain a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.

E  STIHL Quickstop® Chain Brake System is designed to stop the chain in fractions of a second. Can be manually activated or activated by inertia if the kickback force is sufficient.

F  Front Hand Guard is designed to reduce the risk of injury.

G  Front Handle is designed for a secure grip and ergonomically angled for comfort.

Protected Spark Plug is protected, yet easy to change.

Large Starting Handle is easy to grip.

Smooth Clean Design has no rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.

K  Air Filter Cover is easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.

L  Master Control Lever™ is a single lever operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch.

M  Rear Hand Guard reduces the risk of injury as well as provides a wide area for foot placement during starting.

N  High-Tech Polymer Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.

O  Translucent Fuel Tank allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.

Anti-Vibration System helps reduce operator fatigue.

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.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")