MS 171 - $199.95 DSRP


STIHL MS 171 ChainsawSTIHL MS 171 Chainsaw
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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.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" PMM3
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
POWER SOURCE Gas
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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    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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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MS 171 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 165.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from BAD OUT OF THE BOX iI tried saw yesterday morning for the first time and it acted up right away. I took it back and the dealer fooled with it and i thought it ran better but when i tried it again that evening i cut with it and when i cut it off i could not get it restarted. NOT HAPPY
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High rpm cuts fast Just bought the ms171 saw today .I dropped and cut up two trees with ease .This saw is a huge improvement over my previous chainsaw .Read the directions on how to start it is differeexnt than saws with a gas bubble.It takes a little getting used to.I like the oil and gas twist caps very easy to break loose and refill with a tight seal and no leaks so far.Light weight and fuel efficient I ran mine all day on two tanks of gas and that's leaving it running while piling up brush
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Won't start I just got an email from Stihl for my 1 year anniversary for owning a Stihl. I used it twice in a year. First time after the Hurricane Irma, the chainsaw started rapidly, second time, a month later, I had some trouble starting it, since then I couldn't start it. I even bought an electric chainsaw to do my job around the house, no problem with it.
Date published: 2018-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for limbing and cutting small trees Starts everytime, light weight, great power for its size!
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Cutting Features Easy to start as instructed when I first purchased this saw from dealer. Had no problem with trees I cut down. Cut firewood to the exact size I wanted also. Very quiet compared to saw I replaced. Very pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not satisified I was not satisfied with this saw. Once it was started in the store, it would not start again. Couldn't get it to start even after 50 times cranking. Returned to store and their shop did some adjustments and then it cranked better. These things should be ready to use as soon as they are bought. I had to take another MS 170 chainsaw back to the same store, before this model was bought. It had a problem starting also, so I paid more and got this MS 171 model. What is it with Stihl. They were always a good brand, but they sure failed on these chain saws. It is working now, but hope it will continue to work. If not, it will be taken back to the store for a refund next time.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent home owner chainsaw I researched chainsaws very thoroughly before purchasing and Stihl stood out as the one to buy. The MS-171 model I purchased is perfect for pruning and taking down small trees. I like that it is light weight and starts every time. I am very satisfied with this purchase.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First chainsaw I ever had that always starts! I hated to get a new chainsaw because they always work great day one then after that you spend more time trying to get them to start or stay sharp then it takes to do the job you want to do and every time after that that you go to use them. This one starts every time, works great and has been a great addition to my home tools. I recommend this brand and saw!
Date published: 2018-08-05
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