STIHL MS 170 14" Bar Petrol Chainsaw
- Standard Bar Length: 14"/35 cm
- Engine Power: 30.1 cc / 1.3 kW
- Weight: 4.0 kg
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Returns & Exchanges
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All STIHL products purchased online will be issued a STIHL warranty.
1. Tools used for home/farming applications receive a 2 year warranty. Double the warranty for petrol products to 4 years by adding HP Ultra Oil (minimum 1L) to your purchase.
2. Tools used in a professional application receive a 6 month warranty
3. STIHL Polymer Bodied/decked Lawnmowers receive a 10 year warranty on the polymer body (not associated parts) the handle and the catcher.
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The STIHL MS 170 is an affordable Chainsaw with an excellent power-to-weight ratio that lets you tackle trees up to 14 inches (35 cm) in diameter.
This Chainsaw has many of the same design features as the STIHL professional saws used by forestry workers, such as the Anti-Vibration system for more comfortable handling, and Ematic Chain Lubrication for less oil consumption and optimal lubrication. For these reasons, the MS 170 Chainsaw is an excellent choice for home users seeking a high quality and reliable Chainsaw at an entry-level price.
The MS 170 comes with a domestic 2-year warranty and you'll have access to ongoing service and support from your local STIHL SHOP.
Your Chainsaw will require engine oil and bar lube. We recommend STIHL HP ULTRA TWO STROKE ENGINE OIL and STIHL SYNTH PLUS CHAIN LUBRICATION for your machine.
Engine Power (kW)
Power to Weight Ratio (kg/kW)
STIHL Engine Type
Standard Guide Bar
Standard Chain Type
Max Wood Diameter
16 inches or 40 cm
Anti-vibration SystemVibrations from power tools can lead to negative effects on blood vessels. STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the levels. This also helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
Ematic Chain Lubrication SystemA reservoir holds bar oil until it is picked up by the passing chain. This achieves maximum lubrication resulting in longer wear and less oil consumption.
Single Master Control LeverAll the important functions of start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.
Q: Who is this Chainsaw for?
A: The MS 170 is an excellent option for occasional users looking for an affordable and reliable Chainsaw to tackle tasks such as small tree-felling, firewood cutting and garden pruning.
Q: What sized branches can this model handle?
A: This Chainsaw is perfect for cutting branches up to 14 inches/35 cm in diameter.
Q: What bar and chain does this saw come with
Q: Does this Chainsaw come with a warranty?
A: The MS 170 comes with a standard 2-year warranty, which can be doubled when purchased with STIHL HP ULTRA TWO STROKE ENGINE OIL and serviced at your local STIHL SHOP.
Q: Will my chain need sharpening?
A: Yes - You can purchase Chainsaw Sharpening Tools online, or visit your local STIHL SHOP for a chain sharpen.
Q: What should I wear when using this tool?
A: We recommend that you wear snug-fitting clothes, STIHL Chainsaw Safety Chaps, eye protection, gloves and sturdy boots or shoes, and tie back long hair.
Looking after your Chainsaw
Cleaning your Chainsaw regularly after use can help extend the life of your machine. Avoid leaving fuel in the tank for long periods of time (approx. 1 month).
Receiving ongoing service and parts
Your local STIHL SHOP can provide you with technical support and assistance for the life of your machine. In addition STIHL continues to make spare parts for 10 years after they have retired a product from production - so buying a STIHL is always a great long term investment.
Doubling your warranty
You can double the warranty of your petrol STIHL tools by adding a bottle of STIHL HP ULTRA TWO STROKE ENGINE OIL to your cart with purchase, and servicing your Chainsaw annually at your local STIHL SHOP.
Storing your Chainsaw
Engage the chain brake to stop the chain from spinning and store on a flat surface in a secure location away from children. To prevent accidental cuts or damage to the chain, place the scabbard over the bar.