MS 171 - $199.95 DSRP

STIHL MS 171 ChainsawSTIHL MS 171 Chainsaw
Distributor Suggested Retail Price
16 in. Bar

DSRP: $199.95


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A lightweight, fuel-efficient chainsaw with reduced-emission engine technology.

As part of the lightweight generation of STIHL chainsaws, the MS 171 features reduced-emission engine technology — an advantage for the user because it reduces fuel consumption while reducing exhaust emissions. This innovative chainsaw is just right for homeowners who need to cut firewood, fell small trees or do clean up.
Print Spec Sheets
MS 171 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 31.8 cc (1.94 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.3 kW (1.7 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 280 cc (9.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 180 cc (6.1 oz.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 000 3913 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    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.
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    Side-Access Chain Tensioner
    The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
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    Toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers
    Simply lift the lever and twist the caps to remove or tighten. There‘s no need to use a tool to tighten or loosen.
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    Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
    View the features common to many STIHL chainsaws.

Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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MS 171 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 136.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall good operation Fired right up on first use. After several cuts had to put more gas in and took forever to re-crank. First chainsaw ive ever owned. Maybe user error, only time will tell.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good saw ms170 This saw lightweight powerful easy starting haven't used it a lot but it performs well and a good starting price for a home use chainsaw
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy work on tree widths up to 1.5x the length of the bar so far. I've brought down and cut up a total of 12 full grown trees with this saw now, about a 50-50 mix of Fir and Maple around our farm. I've also put to use on dozens of downed tree branches and cut down several stumps with no issues. Keep the chain sharp and oiled up and this thing cuts so well it's like having magical powers. If I ever upgrade it will just be to have a longer bar for some of the bigger trees on the ground out on our property. Local dealership is awesome.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My First & Last Stihl Chain Saw I had very high hopes for my first Stihl MS171 chainsaw.I was very disappointed that it only lasted 4 years.I am a homeowner. I do not perform any commercial work.The Stihl dealership said that the governor on the Stihl was defective and it destroyed the chain saw. The dealership said it would cost about 65% of what a new chainsaw would cost, so instead, I purchased a competitors chainsaw.Very disappointing!
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little chainsaw I own a Lawn and Garden outfit. The 171 is the smallest saw in my arsenal and it is easily the most used. It is great for cutting limbs and even felling small trees. It is lightweight and versatile enough to scale a ladder or climb without being a pain. I recommend it to clients all the time as a great "homeowner" saw. It is a great option for a property that doesn't need the diameter capabilities of a Farm Boss.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from like the new features the ms 171 is a great small light weight saw 1 good feature it starts easy and stay's running when i put it down to move limps, cut very good if u let the saw do the cutting.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Getting a lot of saw for the price This saw will limb trees and fell big trees too. Let the saw do the work. Takes a bit of patience with the picco chain but it's safe and will get the job done.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth It I have had my saw for about two weeks now, my only complaint, was it was a little hard to start at first. It took a while to get fired up, but once it did, I cut a lot of limbs and branches. It made me happy. However, they do tend to flood easy if not stable. It does a workout to get it going at times though. But, for home use, I would get another one.
Date published: 2018-02-12
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