Stihl MS170 Review

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“I bought my Stihl chainsaw model ms 170 about 4 years...”

Written on: 26/10/2010

I bought my Stihl chainsaw model ms 170 about 4 years ago and the only problem i have had with it is the chain lube pipe popped out of its hole and i fixed that this morning. I have cut a wide range of wood with it from pallets, scrap wood to trees and for its size i have found it a little thirsty but not a problem, i have cut down a few trees with it ranging from 3" to 18" all with ease, i can admit starting the thing when i first bought it was a problem but with all stihl products they are a bit stroppy at starting, like trying to get a teenager to clean their room but i found try starting on full choke until it tries to start then click to run with no choke and it should start with a few pulls and remember its a 2 stroke so you have to put in a bit of work.

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Seisix6's Comment

Written on: 05/02/2011

What you must remember foremost is that this saw is literally a small domestic pruning and logging saw,hence the small bar size and narrow chain.The starting procedure should be explained by the dealer selling the product,as it is the same for just about all the small Stihl products.
<br/>Make sure fuel is mixed correctly at 50.1 ratio using good quality two stroke,this is normally the biggest hurdle to starting a two stroke engine properly.Pull the throttle lever in and set the choke lever fully down.Pull the saw over a couple of times until it fires.Then set the choke lever into the run position,with chainbrake on,remember not to touch the throttle lever.Pull until the saw starts{2-3 times},let it run for 3-5 seconds then blip the throttle lever.As with all modern small two strokes,let it warm up for at least a minute before attempting to work the saw.Chainbrake off and away you go!If your saw does'nt start this easy,it needs to be looked at by a Stihl dealer,as there is a problem with it somewhere.My advice is to start at the Ms 181c-be,as it is an all round better saw for the beginner...

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