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Stihl MS 171 review

£210.00 Typical price

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Stihl says that its MS 171 chainsaw is great for occasional use in cutting and trimming around the garden. But for over £200, you'd want it to do more. We've tried it out on railway sleepers to see if it's up to larger tasks.

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We have tested 30 chainsaws and found that there are 0 Don't Buys and 6 Best Buys.
Range of Chainsaw scores
  1. 47%
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  2. 66%
    Average score
  3. 86%
    Highest score
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