Stihl MS170 domestic petrol chainsaw – Awesome light-duty chainsaw ideal for cutting firewood

Original price was: R4,330.00.Current price is: R2,995.00.



There are many good reasons for choosing a compact chainsaw: advanced technology and safety features based on those of the professional saws, easy handling and an ergonomic design for working without tiring.

STIHL MS 170 compact saws are ideal for thinning shrubs and bushes and small trees, as well as for cutting firewood.




The Stihl MS170 D.I.Y. chainsaw for larger garden or plot, to be used in pruning and thinning out trees bushes, cutting firewood, & suitable for doing woodwork.

Easily handles branches as thick as a medium pizza, about 25cm diameter.

STIHL MS 170 chainsaws share some of the same technology as the professional Stihl chainsaws and are ideal for smaller jobs around the home, farm and garden, where the portability of a reliable small chainsaw are needed.


STIHL anti-vibration system

Precisely calculated buffer zones minimise the transfer of engine and saw chain vibrations to the front and rear handles. The chainsaw therefore runs noticeably smoother. This allows the user to save their strength and work longer.


This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburettor depending on the quantity of air passing through the air filter. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. The filter doesn’t need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs.

STIHL Ematic System

Compared to conventional bars without Ematic, the STIHL Ematic system reduces the consumption of chain lubricant by up to 50 %, depending on the type of wood and the cutting attachment used. This system comprises a STIHL Ematic or Ematic S guide bar, a STIHL Oilomatic saw chain and a variable-flow or reduced-flow oil pump. As a result, virtually every drop of chain lubricant is delivered to exactly the right spot.

QuickStop Chain Brake

The chain brake on your STIHL chainsaw can be triggered automatically or manually. In both cases, the brake band encloses the clutch drum and prevents the chain starting to move even when the throttle trigger is squeezed. The chain brake is applied manually by pressing the front hand guard on your STIHL chainsaw forwards. It is activated automatically whenever a sufficiently strong kickback is encountered.

Single-lever master control

All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.

Side-mounted chain tensioning

Side-mounted chain tensioning makes it easy to tension the chain safely.


  • 1.8bhp
  • 30cm bar length
  • 3/8 Picco micro mini-chain pitch 44 drive link


Technical data

Technical data Value
Displacement cm³ 30,1
Performance kW 1,3
Weight kg 1) 3,9
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 3
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2) 98
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 109
Tank volume l 0,25
Chain brake QuickStop
Anti vibration system Standard AV-System
Chain pitch 3/8″P
Carburettor Kompensator / Festdüse / Standardvergaser
Oil tank volume cm3 145

1) Without fuel, without bar and chain
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.