2 months ago
Already own 3 Stihl Chainsaws...Love em
have big ones and little ones.. Love my Stihl and Wetumpka Farmers Feed service always treats me right
1 month ago
Good lightweight powerful saw
I upgraded from the 16" 3/8 043 PM bar with the 61PMM3 chain to the 16" 3/8 050 PI bar with a 63PM3 chain to match the other bars and chains I already had. Initially have used the saw limbing and cutting up trees downed by hurricane Florence. Saw was very easy to start (just use the recommended sequence) and was impressed by the power. This saw was a replacement for my 1980's vintage 015 Stihl, and is more powerful and lighter. Went through 12" trunks (maple, pine, oak, gum) with ease and is ... read more very well balanced with the 16" bar for maneuvering when limbing. Very good on fuel consumption (especially compared to my MS310, another excellent saw). The two bolt bar mount is also a definite improvement over the one bolt configuration of the old 015.
1 month ago
Small but can handle big jobs, use premium fuel that is non-ethanol
For those that have had initial problems starting and keeping it running: I am not sure what gas you are using. But I had similar issues getting it to start and stay running initially (with low octane non-ethanol gas). Couple of tips. Use premium non-ethanol gas, and the Stihl oil additive. Also the air filter is bare-minimum and must be cleaned frequently. Those three things 1. High octane non-ethanol fuel, 2. Stihl oil additive to the fuel. 3. Keep the air filter clean. And the MS170 is like ... read more the mini-Cadillac of chain saws. Also trying to start it while the switch is in the off-position will instantly flood it, and it takes awhile for the fuel to burn off/evaporate or it wont start.
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