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The STIHL MS 170 is the perfect lightweight chain saw for homeowners seeking a great value. Compact, lightweight with just the right amount of power, the MS 170 makes quick work of trimming or cutting small trees, fallen limbs after a storm, and other tasks around the yard. And even at its great price, the MS 170 has many of the same design features the professionals depend on.

Standard Features

  • IntelliCarb™ compensating carburetor

Optional Feature

  • Toolless Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) for fast and easy chain adjustment (B)
Displacement 30.1 cc (1.8 cu. in.)
Engine Power 1.3 kW (1.7 bhp)
Weight* (Powerhead Only) 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs.)
Fuel Capacity 250 cc (8.5 oz.)
Chain Oil Capacity 145 cc (4.9 oz.)
Oilomatic® Chain 3/8″ PMM3
3/8″ PMM3
Recommended Range
of Guide Bar Lengths
30 to 40 cm
(12″ to 16″)

STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16″ 3005 008 3913 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Mini guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.