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    DO NOT... DO NOT.... PSA... Do not Buy a MS 170 Stihl Chainsaw...

    What a P. O. S. .....Needed a small saw.... Non starting.. Plug fouling... Waste of time...
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    Will I be seeing this in the classifieds soon at a very low price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joemama View Post
    Will I be seeing this in the classifieds soon at a very low price?
    Pay shipping.... It's yours ...will have to gather it out of the tree, ditch, or dumpster I threw it towards...
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    Supposedly not a bad little saw other than carb problems.
    I have a similar but much older Stihl limbing saw.
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    The MS-170 is a great little saw if you put good fuel in it.
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    I have no issues with mine.
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    Mine runs fine, but it leaks oil, and gas no matter what position you leave it in.
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    I have the smaller model, works super, I used for carving. Did seem a mite fussy about fuel, but most smaller units don't deal weel with
    fuel we are blessed with today. Stihl used to be German but moved to the US a few years back. But brand of chainsaw is darn near as controversial as what type of oil in your motorbike. When faced with lots of clearing and poor fuel in Hawaii I switched to an electric one with a cord and genset. Genset much less fussy over fuel then chainsaw. Teaches one to be aware of surroundings, cutting the cord a few times. Attracted less attention than a gas saw.
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    A friend that I camp with bought the MS170 about two years ago. It seems to run just fine, however, as others have mentioned fuel seems to be the key. I bought an MS211C and love it, wanted something a tad bigger than the 170. Both of us run non-ethanol fuel in these. For anything other than my cars, I use the non-ethanol fuel and my small engines (TW's included) run very well and don't need a lot of attention.

    I have to admit, my wife won't let me use the chainsaw around the house anymore. There are two trees that are really messy, drop branches on the driveway/cars that I have my eye on. If she goes away for a few days...look out trees! Maybe, I'll have to ask for forgiveness!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BkCntryCrwlr View Post
    There are two trees that are really messy, drop branches on the driveway/cars that I have my eye on. If she goes away for a few days...look out trees! Maybe, I'll have to ask for forgiveness!
    Man am I with you on that one. I have three monster ponderosa pines thats only function is to drop sap on my cars and clog up the valleys and gutters on my roof. Wife won't hear of them going away.
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