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STIHL MS 171 Petrol Chainsaw

STIHL MS 171 Petrol Chainsaw
Our Price:  £204.00
List Price:  £255.00
Saving Of:  20%
(Inc. 20% VAT)(£170.00 Exc. VAT)


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.

Robust design

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.

Powerful performance

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.

Note: This product is not available for direct delivery:

This product is not available to purchase for direct delivery due to STIHL's delivery policy. If you wish to purchase it, you will need to collect it from a branch at which point you will receive a face to face handover of the product to ensure you get the most from your new machine. 

  • Displacement: 30.1 cm³
  • Power Output: 1.8 hp / 1.3 kW
  • Weight Without Fuel, Guide Bar and Chain: 4.3 kg
  • Power to Weight Ratio: 3.3 kg / kW
  • Sound Pressure Level: 98 dB(A)
  • Sound Power Level: 109 dB(A)
  • Vibration Level Left / Right: 4.1 / 3.6 m/s°
  • Oilomatic Saw Chain Pitch: 3/8" P
  • Oilomatic Saw Chain Type: Picco Micro Mini Comfort 3
  • AntiVibration System: Standard
  • Side Access Chain Tensioning: Standard
  • Chain Quick Tensioning: Retrofittable (Special Accessory)
  • Quickstop Super Chain Brake: N/A
  • Manual Fuel Pump Primer: N/A
  • Decompression Valve: N/A
  • ElastoStart: Retrofittable (Special Accessory)
  • ErgoStart: N/A
  • Compensator: Standard
  • Long-Life Air Filter System: Standard
  • Tool-Less Fuel Caps: Standard
  • Intelligent Engine Management: N/A

Brand:  STIHL
Power Source:  Petrol
Delivery Info:  ***COLLECTION ONLY*** Due to health & safety restrictions, this item is only available to be collected from our store.

Part Number:  MS171
SKU: S1-MS171

Why choose us?

Garden Machinery Direct is a family run business with over 40 years experience in selling and servicing garden equipment. We're one of the biggest garden machinery retailers in the UK. Based in the Midlands, we're well placed to deliver products across the UK - though we do deliver internationally. We are main agents for all the biggest garden machinery brands, and have fantastic working relationships with world leading manufacturers.

Our goal is to offer customers top of the range garden machinery at discount prices, delivered direct to your door. Our friendly and professional staff are available by telephone or email to give expert advice on the equipment most suited to your needs or to answer any queries you may have. We also operate an efficient spare parts service, utilising the latest computer link-ups direct to manufacturers stocks.

All of the garden machinery we sell carries a manufacturers guarantee, supported by a nationwide network of authorised service dealers.

At Garden Machinery Direct we offer our customers the best deals and even better service.

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  • All machinery is tested by the manufacturer's trained technicians
  • When carrying out servicing and repairs, only genuine STIHL parts & spares are used to ensure quality

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