Compact gas chain saw for property maintenance

  • The MS 170 is a light, powerful chain saw for homeowner use.
  • This unit is ideal for cutting firewood, trimming small trees and general clean-up tasks around the home or cottage. It includes many features like the STIHL® Quickstop® inertia chain brake, Master Control Lever™ and anti-vibration system.
  • This saw offers professional quality for a great price.

Equipment prices include Pre-Delivery inspection, Set-up and Test Run.

SKU Description Price
MS170-16 16" Bar & Chain $289.95

Other bar and chain sizes available upon request.

Prices and specs subject to change without notice. Product Special prices are while quantities last.


Displacement (cc)30.1
Power output (kW)1.3
Weight (kg/lb) w/o bar & chain3.9 / 8.6
Available bar length (in)12 - 16
OilOmatic ® saw chain pitch / type3/8" / PMM3
Chain tensioning at the side
Chain quick tensioning (B)Can be retrofitted
Quickstop® super chain brake
Primer pump
Decompression valve
ElastoStart™Can be retrofitted
Toolless filler caps
Electronically heated handle
Heated carburetor

Addition Info

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.

Compensator – This controller in the carburetor 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.

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%.

Single-lever master control – All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.