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Stihl MS 170 D review

£149.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • Petrol
Expert review

The Stihl MS 170 D is a basic chainsaw that's only intended for pruning branches and chopping smaller logs. But at less than £200, it's a fantastic price for a Stihl petrol chainsaw. We see how it compares to other smaller models in our tests.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What is it great at?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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First reviewed by Which?

October 2011

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Test results

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Best Buys and Don't Buys
We have tested 24 chainsaws and found that there are 0 Don't Buys and 5 Best Buys.
Range of Chainsaw scores
  1. 48%
    Lowest score
  2. 66%
    Average score
  3. 86%
    Highest score
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