An ideal saw for general garden maintenance and light cutting or trimming tasks.
With a choice of 12 inch or 14 inch bar lengths, the MS 171 benefits from reduced-emissions, lower fuel consumption and several great STIHL features to make using the machine more comfortable.
Comfortable to operate
The MS 171 boasts numerous features designed to increase operator comfort. Perhaps most importantly, it has anti-vibration technology that dampens the engine's oscillations to significantly reduce vibrations at the unit's handles. With single-lever master control, where all the important functions like start, choke, throttle and stop are positioned together on a single lever, using the machine is also extremely simple. A side chain tensioner removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain, and tool-free filler caps on the fuel and oil tanks mean you can rely on easy opening and locking without the need for tools.
Thanks to the Ematic chain lubrication system that this saw relies on, pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails is ensured. This means longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods of chain lubrication, when used with STIHL's OILOMATIC saw chain. This machine also benefits from a long-life air filtration system, which achieves perceptibly longer filter life compared to conventional systems.
Advanced combustion technology swirls the fuel-air mix before ignition, achieving optimum combustion and highly efficient performance. This results in lower fuel consumption and high torque across a broad rpm range. A compensator in the carburettor works to keep the fuel/air ratio constant, which in turn maintains the engine power so that the air filter doesn't need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs. This model has a choice of 12 inch / 30 cm or 14 inch / 35 cm bars, and uses a 3/8 inch Pico Micro Mini 3 chain.