The Stihl MS170 chainsaw is perfect for you if you are a home owner that is looking to prune around the garden or saw fire wood. Furthermore, the Stihl MS170 Chainsaw is the introductory chain saw from Stihl Furthermore it is light and easy to handle and makes it a perfect entry level saw.
Masseys assemble your chainsaw, PDI it and make sure it is running before you leave the store which will reduce any unwanted down time. Don’t forget, Masseys in Swadlincote, Derbyshire has one of the largest Stihl displays in the UK!
What else will I need to buy with my chainsaw?
- 2-Stroke Oil.
We advise STIHL MotoMix® which is Stihl’s patented premixed fuel because it is specially blended for ultimate performance. It’s like a sports drink for your engine. This 50:1 mixture is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel and the highest-quality STIHL HP Ultra oil. Clean and convenient, MotoMix® eliminates the hassle of mixing your own 2-stroke engine fuel and it provides superior performance and lubrication. STIHL MotoMix® contains no ethanol which allows it to maintain stability for up to two years after the seal is broken – so it stays fresh in your equipment during long storage periods. MotoMix® is also made of non-aromatic fuel and fully synthetic, highly biodegradable engine oil.
- 2-Stroke Oil.
- Chain Oil
Chain lubricant promotes smooth operation, therefore keeping the chain clean and free-running on the guide bar.
- Chain Oil
- Optional Extras
Chainsaw files, replacement bars and chains, chainsaw safety equipment (PPE) and log saw horses are all available in store at Masseys.
- Optional Extras
The Stihl MS170 has a 30.1 cc engine that produces 1.2 kW / 1.6 hp and the body weighs 4.1 kg. The chainsaw features the environmentally friendly Stihl 2-MIX engine which provides plenty of torque and yet save around 20% on fuel compared to standard Stihl 2-stroke engines.
The Stihl MS170 chainsaw has a side chain tensioner which enables the chain to be easily tensioned. For safety, there is a chain brake and runs on a 3/8 PMMC3 chain.
Stihl MS170 Chainsaw Specification
|Engine||2-Stroke Air Cooled|
|Fuel||Unleaded Petrol Oil Mix 50:1|
|Vibration||4.3 / 6.2|
|Domestic Guarantee||2 Years|
|Noise Level in DB(A)||100|
|Power Output||1.2 Kw / 1.6 BHP|
|Safety Chain Brake||Yes|
|Weight excluding bar and chain||4.3kg|
Stihl MS170 Anti-vibration system:
Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to longer-term effects of blood vessels in the hands and arms. Due to this, STIHL have therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system 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. This allows the correct quantity of fuel to be delivered to the carburettor. As a result the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture is therefore constant and hence also the engine power. Therefore 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 which means longer wear and less oil consumption. Therefore the Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.
Single-lever master control:
All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are all operated via a single lever. Therefore it is easy to operate.
Side chain tensioner:
The tensioning screw reachable on the side of chainsaw. Therefore there is no need for contact with the sharp saw chain.
The Stihl MS170 chainsaw is available from Masseys in Swadlincote Derbyshire.
Purchased from Masseys – If your chainsaw was purchased from Masseys and it develops a manufacturing fault during the warranty period, simply return the chainsaw to store and our mechanics will repair the machine free of charge. A warranty repair is when the machine has failed because of improper material or workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.
Purchased online – If you chainsaw was purchased from elsewhere, then we charge an initial £29.99 inspection charge to look at the machine. This will be refunded if the fault is a warranty issue and when the manufacturer has processed and accepted the warranty claim in full. Warranty for non-Masseys customers is 4-12 weeks as we have a duty to ensure our own customers are prioritised first.
Stihl MS170 Chainsaw Advice
Tensioning the saw chain –
- Shut off the engine and loosen the side nuts
- Hold the bar nose up and use a screwdriver to turn the tensioning screw clockwise until the chain fits snugly against the underside of the bar
- While still holding the bar nose up, tighten down the nuts firmly and check the nuts are tightened firmly before each use and during operation
- A new chain has to be retensioned more often than one that has been in use for some time
- Check chain tension frequently
- Frequently check side nuts are tightened firmly
Checking the chain tension –
- Shut off the engine and wear work gloves to protect your hands
- The chain must fit snugly against the underside of the bar and it must still be possible to pull the chain along the bar by hand
- The chain should never be sagging off the bar
- If necessary, re-tension the chain and check chain tension frequently.