Stihl MS 170 (Oops I did it again)

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DexterDay

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Well, I stopped by the local Stihl dealer today...... I went in for a couple little Knick Knacks :)

I wound up getting a MS 170..... I would have had a go at the 250 or 180, but the Toolless B&C adjustment I am not a fan of!?!? At all..... My Neighbor has a 250 with the toolless adjustment, and I am not a Fan at all.......

My 028 WB should be here soon (tomorrow?) ?

I'm pretty sure I am done for awhile now. I don't want to take Boog's Crown! ;)
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NH_Wood

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Oh, you've got it bad! Congrats! Cheers!
 

fabsroman

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I am somewhat surprised to see the old style caps on that saw. Congrats on getting it. I am debating between the 170 and 192 c-e, but think it is going to end up being the 192.
 

wood thing

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I cut alot of wood, just as you guys. I run a ms310 and for my needs, it works very well. A couple of years ago the weight of the saw and my old age was causing a problem. A bought a 170, a throw away saw, but I just love that thing, light weight but enough snot to get the job done. I use it all the time. The 310 still does the big stuff but the 170 is always with me.
 
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I am somewhat surprised to see the old style caps on that saw. Congrats on getting it. I am debating between the 170 and 192 c-e, but think it is going to end up being the 192.
I really shouldn't have bought this, seeing how I have a 192-T out on loan.

I picked one up on CL for $125 (IIRC) this past Spring. My buddies Father is in his Seventies and has a Husq 350 and an older Craftsman. Both are hard to start for him. So I told him he could use the 192-T as long as I can cut on his 40'some acres. He took me back on his JD Gator and marked over 40 dead Ash and Elm trees.

I have gotten about 10 of those ash trees so far.... Looks like he will have that Saw for a little longer.


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I should have stopped here (awesome 3 saw combination!) ...... But, when CAD takes hold of you :( It becomes hard to stop :(


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fabsroman

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I really shouldn't have bought this, seeing how I have a 192-T out on loan.

I picked one up on CL for $125 (IIRC) this past Spring. My buddies Father is in his Seventies and has a Husq 350 and an older Craftsman. Both are hard to start for him. So I told him he could use the 192-T as long as I can cut on his 40'some acres. He took me back on his JD Gator and marked over 40 dead Ash and Elm trees.

I have gotten about 10 of those ash trees so far.... Looks like he will have that Saw for a little longer.


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I should have stopped here (awesome 3 saw combination!) ...... But, when CAD takes hold of you :( It becomes hard to stop :(


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Yeah, think I am going to get the 192 c-e with the long handle and then a MS362 and that will be it for me until a saw needs to be replaced in 30 years or so. Very nice collection you have there.
 
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I am somewhat surprised to see the old style caps on that saw. Congrats on getting it. I am debating between the 170 and 192 c-e, but think it is going to end up being the 192.
192 all the way. ;)

While I haven't had any problems with the tool-less adjustment on my MS230C-BE, I would prefer the standard system. However, I'm even less of a fan of the adjustment in the old school location, between the bar and the spike.

The 170 sure has the MS181 and MS211 beat on price tho. A great "tickler" at a great price too. Whatcha goin' to do with it?
 
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Boog

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Does that tiny little baby saw run the .043 picco chain? :p
 
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DexterDay

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Does that tiny little baby saw run the .043 picco chain? :p
Yes sir... .043

The 028 WB should be here the beginning of this week..... More pics to come :)

Took the 260 to the Dealer and ended up takin it back from Dad (gave it to him) and gave him my 036 (not one of my PRO's).





I gotta stop :(
 
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Boog

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..................................Took the 260 to the Dealer and ended up takin it back from Dad (gave it to him) and gave him my 036 (not one of my PRO's)...............................I gotta stop :(
Don't stop now you're just getting warmed up, you only have 7 (well 8 counting that loaner). I fiinished working on my plain 036. Put that pro compensating carb on, installed a pro large bearing sprocket, it has the adjustable oiler, Hong Kong covers, and a new jury-rigged tank vent to accomodate the larger pro air filter. Put an old 20" bar on it and cut some yesterday with it (photos under "wood hauler" thread). You should check for play on those 036 sprockets, turns out it was a problem with the 034 & 036 using the "regular" small bearing on them. My sprocket was real wobbly from sprocket/bearing wear. I was lucky there was no crank shaft wear. Put the new large bearing pro rim sprocket on it and it was nice and tight, no play.
 
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DexterDay

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Wazzup with that? Trade-in or a sick saw?
Dealer put new seals in.. I did when i rebuilt it, but pretty sure I either damaged one or because they were cheap C#ina junk, they took a chit?? Dont know.. I know it seemed to run great, then when it got in the cut, powerless, completely powerless...

So I didnt want to risk it again. OEM seals and it runs good. They tuned it and everything. Its now my only Stihl that "Pops" on the very 1st pull. :) No joke.. Starts on the 2nd
 
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DexterDay

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Bought the same saw a few months ago Dexter and use it 90% of the time..Back saver for sure ;)

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That's good to hear. I bought it primarily for limbimg and my Son is getting older and will need to learn sometime (almost a teenager). He loves to split and stack wood, eventually he is gonna have to learn to cut (gonna take awhile, no rush).
 

HittinSteel

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I bought a 170 for my wife a while back. She loves it. I ran it a couple times and it cut suprisingly well. Seems like a nice alternative to a top handle for limbing. Enjoy Dex!
 
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Lord Dex, You & Boog are killin me here. I been busy in the shop, & re doing the bathroom with no time to saw shop. I'm sooooo jealous. I'm gonna retire & live in Boog's basement for a couple years so I can catch back up.
Oh yea, nice saw too. A C
 

Boog

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Lord Dex, You & Boog are killin me here. I been busy in the shop, & re doing the bathroom with no time to saw shop. I'm sooooo jealous. I'm gonna retire & live in Boog's basement for a couple years so I can catch back up.
Oh yea, nice saw too. A C
You're welcome to come on over and move in down there. You can feed the Charmaster for me, and save these old tired rocking chair knees the trips up and down the stairs all day! Besides, the reloading stuff is down there too! Going to try loading some 40 S&W for the first time this week.

I think Dex had the laser level out again this week, those saws are lined up just too perfect in that photo.
 

Boog

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I'd line all mine up like that too, but I don't have a wide enough angled lens that will cover them all :p
 

HittinSteel

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Thats a good thing Boog.

I feel like I have my "final" fleet right now. Was out cutting with the new 346 with a muffler mod yesterday. I couldn't stop smiling and it will only get stronger as it breaks in,

I have been thinking of doing an old school restoration project with my son. Maybe a Pioneer 600.
 
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Yep, & once again I wanna see the wild thingy that Dex cuts His firewood with, cause those saws don't look used.:p
 
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Thats a good thing Boog.

I feel like I have my "final" fleet right now. Was out cutting with the new 346 with a muffler mod yesterday. I couldn't stop smiling and it will only get stronger as it breaks in,

I have been thinking of doing an old school restoration project with my son. Maybe a Pioneer 600.
Those look like nice old saws. I wasn't familiar with them and checked out a few youtube videos of them, nice!
 
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DexterDay

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Hittin.. What happened to the post?

Thought that was pretty funny :) Now every pic I am gonna be lookin at the handles ;)
 
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