Stihl MS170 Petrol Chainsaw 12″

4.97 out of 5
(39 customer reviews)

Our Price: £164.50 (inc VAT)

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Product Description

The Stihl MS 170 is an effective entry-level chainsaw for both professional and domestic users. It can be used for most home gardening needs such as cutting smaller trees, maintaining shrubs and bushes, cutting firewood and various sawing work.  This chainsaw puts ease of use to the forefront with its compact and lightweight design enabling users to work for longer without experiencing fatigue. The machine has a total weight of 4.2 kg including the bar and chain. Stihl’s own anti-vibration system reduces the number of fluctuations reaching the handles for a more comfortable grip, and there is minimal kickback due to the 3/8” pmmc3 chain pitch.
Featuring a dependable 2 stroke, air-cooled petrol engine with a displacement of 30.1cc, the Stihl MS170 incorporates reduced-emission engine technology which reduces the amount of fuel loss, allows for more energy production, and reduces exhaust discharge making it compliant with the EU 11 exhaust emission standards for power tools. It has an energy output of 1.2KW. Motor function is kept at a constant level due to the compensator which keeps the correct air-fuel ratio when the filter becomes clogged.
The ematic chain lubrication system provides maximum oiling of the saw chain links and the guide bar rails, safeguarding them against wear over time, and reducing oil consumption keeping the saw cutting efficiently for longer. The added lubrication can decrease the amount of oil consumed by the bar by up to 50%.
A convenient single-lever master control makes it so that all essential functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are easily and quickly accessible with the one lever. The Stihl MS170 comes equipped with a 12-inch guide bar. It also features an easy recoil start and a safety chain brake, which coupled with the reduced kickback provided by the anti-vibration process makes this saw a safer choice. For ease of maintenance, there is a side-access chain tensioner, and the shroud is one single removable piece.
The MS170 is lightweight, efficient, easy to use and easy to maintain. It lends itself well to many general garden situations, and its convenience and great price make it a perfect addition for the weekender and the experienced professional alike.

Technical data

Displacement cm³ 30.1
Power output kW/bhp 1.2/1.6
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 3.4
Weight kg 1) 4.1
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2) 100
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 111
Vibration values left/right m/s² 3) 5.2/5.5
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type 3/8\” P PMM3
Oil tank volume cm3 145
Tank volume l 0.25


39 reviews for Stihl MS170 Petrol Chainsaw 12″

  1. 5 out of 5

    Brian Clayton (verified owner)

    The saw was delivered when stated. I have used it to log up lengths of boughs and tree trunks and found it to be extremely efficient. I used to be a tree surgeon and always used STIHL equipment. It is more costly than other similar equipment from other manufacturers but STIHL machinery is far more resilient than any other similar product. I retired last year and wanted a chainsaw simply to cut up logs for my open fire and the MS170 is ideal for this and other domestic tree work.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Richard (verified owner)

    Needed a chainsaw for my work. Did an internet search and came across Radmore & Tucker. Never heard of them before, they were by far the cheapest for the chainsaw I required, they also did free delivery so I placed my order which arrived the next day.

    Excellent company to order from, great price.

    Simple easy to use website. Very impressed

    Would definitely recommend Randmore & Tucker

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mark (verified owner)

    great saw. my last one lasted over 10 years and I paid more for it then. Absolute bargain.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Colin E Strange (verified owner)

    Brilliant piece of equipment. Great price and terrific service, thoroughly recommended company to deal with.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kevin (verified owner)

    Very good chainsaw good delivery

  6. 5 out of 5

    enquiries2 (verified owner)

    Terrific service, great price and excellent chainsaw. Would not hesitate to recommend Radmore & Tucker, or the Stihl chainsaw.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Glenn (verified owner)

    Fanttastic service, Great Prduct at a Great price, Excellent communication, would definitely recommend

  8. 5 out of 5

    Adrienne King (verified owner)

    I was recommended to this company and to the chain saw. Very pleased with both. Extremely fast delivery from company owned van and very friendly driver, and the saw was ready to use. Excellent saw, much better than the electric one I previously had.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Carl (verified owner)

    Excellent saw would recommend and superfast shipment Very happy

  10. 5 out of 5

    John brown (verified owner)

    Delivered in less than 24 hours from order, £30 less than local supplier and is excellent quality.
    Highly recommend this company and product.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Darren (verified owner)

    Excellent service , delivered the next day excellent saw great value for money . Used the saw for about 2 hour today less than half pint of petrol , wish i had bought one ages ago many thanks

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kevin (verified owner)

    Already got one,
    brought this for my sons birthday which is in June so haven’t opened it yet very happy with my one and delivery was bang on time next day so all good

  13. 5 out of 5

    reece ingram (verified owner)

    Blimey ,efficient or what . Ordered Friday 5pm arrived at my door Tuesday morning. All ready to rumble . A very good price for a stihl saw . Have been told they are better than the 171 which this is replacing . Will have to wait and see

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jason n (verified owner)

    Love a new gadget. Perfect for the job . And the service is outstanding ordered at 7.50 am . Arrived 11.50 the following day 👍👍

  15. 5 out of 5

    Dr A Mitchell (verified owner)

    A very happy experience . Excellent service ,great product. What is there not to like?

  16. 5 out of 5

    vowdenian (verified owner)

    Excellent customer service. Shall be using company again . Top quality chainsaw . very please around . I think I made an excellent decision.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Brian Disley (verified owner)

    Stihl saw ms 170/180. , delivery good quick, saw works fine small compact as you would expect from stihl Also Bought also chain oil & 2 stroke mix what was recommended all in all excellent.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kieran (verified owner)

    Amazing value, although this is the cheapest in the range it cuts like butter, well done Stihl, Radmore tucker where also great, first time customer and I was impressed

  19. 5 out of 5

    Graham maughan (verified owner)

    good saw as you would expect from stihl
    R&T are becoming my go to supplier reliable and speed in delivery

  20. 5 out of 5

    David Steedman (verified owner)

    Great machine, price and service. Thank you.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Geoff (verified owner)

    Superb price, superb service, superb delivery. Says it all really ONE WORD ……Superb!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sally Hobbs (verified owner)

    If you want to deal with the best, look no further! Chainsaw arrived in a day, up and running. Can’t speak too highly of this company.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ian Campbell (verified owner)

    Have not used the saw yet, but ordered on Fri night and delivered fuelled and tested on Monday morning. Great service.

  24. 5 out of 5

    steven (verified owner)

    Fantastic product, used it all weekend cutting up branches from a mature willow tree. Performed without issue. Remember to check the chain oil level, and to wear the right safety gear. Very happy with the speed of delivery from Radmore and Tucker. Highly recommend.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Don Ramsey (verified owner)

    quick delivery good product good price.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ian Nolan (verified owner)

    Good entry level chainsaw, easy to start and use. Was delivered as stated and on time. Good service from R & T.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Audrey Chellew (verified owner)

    Great little saw, very good service from R&T

  28. 5 out of 5

    Keith Winson (verified owner)

    Great saw for garden use, really happy with my purchase.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Bryan Williamson (verified owner)

    Ms170 stihl chainsaw exactly as advertised arrived on time great quality and well worth the money

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Hansford (verified owner)

    Really good product and very pleased with both the price and excellent delivery service. Great company to deal with.

  31. 4 out of 5

    James Noad (verified owner)

    MS170, my first chainsaw. Surprised (naive me!) to find it made in China. Lightweight, easy to handle, amazing cutting ability (on ash trees) with “factory fresh” chain. Starting was difficult compared to my KM56 RC-E Stihl Combi, this just starts and goes no issues (had it for years, never even looked at the spark plug!). Pulled the spark plug out of the MS170 (nice medium tan colour), sparks a bit hit and miss when earthing spark plug to cylinder head and pulling starter cord. Reduced spark plug gap to 0.4mm (0.5mm specified) now starts much more easily. From cold, full choke 1 or 2 pulls and quickly flick the switch to fast idle. From hot switch to run and normally it goes first pull.
    There is no fuel “priming button” so restarting after running out of fuel takes a few pulls.
    Overall I am pleased with the MS170, just a bit concerned about the quality of the ignition circuitry.

  32. 5 out of 5

    Richard Page (verified owner)

    First class service from ordering, telephone enquiries and delivery. Makes shopping online a pleasure!

  33. 5 out of 5

    Bamforth (verified owner)

    Delkvered on time.
    Hard to start from new but instructions very good , once started it starts first time every time.
    Cuts well , reduced a 7 foot log to 10 inch pieces in 5 minutes.
    So far extremely pleased.


  34. 5 out of 5

    Simon Moore-Martin (verified owner)

    Was looking to purchase a small domestic saw for occasional log cutting etc and was looking to buy a second hand
    machine, luckily i came across the Radmore and Tucker site and found a new Stihl MS170 at a great price.
    Having used Stihl saws commercially in the past and I was happy with them it was a no brainer, and it arrived pre fueled and ready to go which was a nice touch.
    Easy ordering, great comunications and free
    friendly delivery made it a hassle free experience…Highly recomended.

  35. 5 out of 5

    P sanderson (verified owner)

    arrived when stated the next day took it to were we we’re logging only to find it wouldn’t work after checking it out the plug gap wasn’t correct so make sure you check
    Apart from that a very handy little tool that made light work of things

  36. 5 out of 5

    David Giles (verified owner)

    1st class service

  37. 5 out of 5

    Ian Squirrell (verified owner)

    Very powerful machine for its size. Ideal for cutting off branches and felling smaller trees.
    Incredibly light so ideal for ladder work.
    Replacement chains very reasonably priced.
    We now use this saw whenever we can as it’s more versatile than our bigger husqvarna machines.
    Radmoretucker after many problems with payments on their website were very efficient in delivery and communications. Would certainly buy from them again.

  38. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Douglas (verified owner)

    Very quick delivery via DPD. Looks good and will put to use soon. Pleased with with the purchase at a good price.

  39. 5 out of 5

    Bob Dickson (verified owner)

    Start of the year storms brought down several large branches from the Scots Pine I have in my garden. Next door neighbour had a Stihl chainsaw and cut them up for me. Decide I needed chainsaw for future use. Never heard of Radmore Tucker but the saw arrived promptly, courtesy of DPD. Unfortunately have not had opportunity to use it yet, but more branches come down so looking forward to trying it out.

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