MS 170

Entry level saw

Entry-level model for cutting firewood. Now with the environmentally-friendly and economical STIHL 2-MIX engine, easy to operate with combi-level, automatic STIHL Ematic chain lubrication system for optimum lubrication of the chain.
Bar length (inches)12 to 14
Displacement (cm³)30.1
Power output (kW/hp)1.2/1.6
Revolutions per minute (rpm) MAX14,000
Revolutions per minute (rpm) idle2,800
Weight (kg)4.1
Power-to-weight ratio (kg/KW)3.4
Sound pressure level100
Sound power level111
Vibration level left/right (m/s²)5.2/5.5
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain typePM3
Saw chain pitch3/8″P
STIHL engine (2-MIX/4-MIX)2-MIX


STIHL 2-MIX engine

The two-stroke engine with STIHL 2-MIX technology saves up to 20 % of fuel and reduces emissions by up to 70 % compared to STIHL 2-stroke engines of the same performance class without 2-MIX technology.


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.

STIHL anti-vibration system

Precisely calculated buffer zones minimise the transfer of engine and saw chain vibrations to the front and rear handles. The chainsaw therefore runs noticeably smoother. This allows the user to save their strength and work longer.

STIHL Ematic System

Compared to conventional bars without Ematic, the STIHL Ematic system reduces the consumption of chain lubricant by up to 50 %, depending on the type of wood and the cutting attachment used. This system comprises a STIHL Ematic or Ematic S guide bar, a STIHL Oilomatic saw chain and a variable-flow or reduced-flow oil pump. As a result, virtually every drop of chain lubricant is delivered to exactly the right spot.

Single-lever master control

All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.

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Chainsaw Case
Chainsaw case

For storage and transport of all battery-powered and petrol chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45 cm (not suitable for electric chainsaws and petrol chainsaws MS 441 C-M, MS 461, MS 661 C-M and MS 880).

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MS 170

Entry level saw

1000 in stock