The Stihl MS170 is an entry-level, compact, lightweight chainsaw for the domestic user. It is perfect for cutting firewood and small logs. With an economic 2-Mix 30.1cc petrol engine, the ms170 is the perfect choice for you home and garden.
- Ideal chainsaw for homeowners,
- Comes with a 12-inch bar,
- Simple and easy to use,
- Light in weight at only 4.1 kilograms
- Great for general garden tasks.
- 2-year warranty (domestic only)
Small in size, the MS170 is easy to use, a chainsaw for even the novice gardener.
If you are looking for a convenient petrol chainsaw for all those gardening tasks, then the MS 170 really is the one to buy. Ticking all the boxes, it’s great for cutting down small trees, sectioning firewood, reducing bushes and shrubbery and other small sawing tasks.
Additionally, it’s super simple to control with all the operation controlled by a single lever which adjusts the starter, choke, throttle and stop. Manoeuvring the chainsaw is effortless too, being a featherweight at just over 4 kilos, will help reduce fatigue for long periods of use. Around the chainsaw is a loop-handle grip to ensure maximum control and reduce kickback.
Furthermore, Stihl has introduced an anti-vibration system to the MS170 which dampens the oscillations through the chainsaw and into the handle. This helps prevent the long term effects of stress when using power tools in the fingers and wrists.
A highly efficient petrol chainsaw, built to last.
Stihl has designed this MS 170 domestic chainsaw with efficiency in mind. Benefitting from a highly powerful 2-stroke petrol engine with a 2-mix system, it results in a 20% lower fuel consumption and greatly reduced emissions compared to other 2-stroke models.
What’s more, the fuel and air ratio is controlled by an advanced compensator. This prevents the carburettor’s fuel-air mixture becoming rich in petrol and the air filter becoming clogged. Only the right amount of fuel is delivered depending on the volume of air being sucked in, resulting in constant engine power.
Finally, Stihl has produced the MS 170 chainsaw with its Ematic chain lubrication system. To make the chains last longer and reduce friction, the system lubricates the saw chains links and guide bar rails, resulting in less wear and up to 50% less oil consumption.
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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.
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
All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.
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%.
|Power output kW/bhp||1.2/1.6|
|Weight kg 1)||4.1|
|Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW||3.4|
|Sound pressure level dB(A) 2)||100|
|Sound power level dB(A) 2)||111|
|Vibration values left/right m/s² 3)||6.9/6.4|
|STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type||3/8″ P PMM3|
|Oil pump||nicht einstellbar|
|Tank volume l||0.25|
|Chain tensioning||frontale Kettenspannung|
|Sprocket – number of teeth||6 Z|
|Oil tank volume cm3||145|
|Anti vibration system||Standard AV-System|
|Filler cap||STV schraub Tankverschluss|
|EPA Certified fuel consumption l/h||0.604|
|Speed at maximum power Um||10.000|
|EPA Certified fuel consumption glh||0.16|
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