Power and Weight
The Stihl MS 170 chain saw features a single-cylinder, two-stroke 1.3 kilowatt (kW) engine with a 30.1 cc displacement, bore and stroke of 1.46 inches by 1.10 inches, and an idle speed of 2,800 rpm. The MS 170 has a dry weight of 8.6 lbs.
Chain, Oil and Fuel Capacity
The Stihl MS 170 features a 3/8-inch PMMC3 low kickback, oilomatic chain. The chain saw has a chain oil capacity of 4.9 oz. and a total fuel capacity of 8.5 oz.
Lubrication and Ignition
The Stihl MS 170 chain saw features fully automatic, speed-controlled rotary piston oil pump chain lubrication. The chain saw has an all-position diaphragm carburetor with an integral fuel pump and a breakerless electronic magneto ignition system.
The Stihl MS 170 chain saw offers standard features such as an automatic bar and chain oiler, anti-vibration system, easy-access air filter, patented Quickstop chain brake system that stops the chain in fractions of a second, large starting handle, master control lever that controls the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch, rear hand guards to lower the risk of injury and a translucent fuel tank that allows users to check the fuel level without obstruction.