A powerful, entry-level gas-powered chainsaw ideal for woodcutting tasks around the home.
Crafted with an updated, modern design, the MS 172 C-E chainsaw is a powerful, lightweight tool equipped with STIHL Easy2Start™ technology so users can get to work with ease. The MS 172 C-E chainsaw comes equipped with a 16” Light 01 guide bar and a side-access chain tensioner which allows you to conveniently adjust your chain with a bar wrench. Built with a Master Control LeverTM to provide optimal control as well as a diagnostic socket to help track machine usage and identify issues, the MS 172 C-E is an optimal tool for homeowners looking to take on woodcutting tasks around the home.
Made in America
A majority of STIHL products sold in America are made in America of U.S. and global materials.
STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.
STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
Side-Access Chain Tensioner
The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
Translucent Fuel Tank
Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
Master Control Lever™
The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock, and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.
Easy-Access Air Filter Cover
Easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
Front Hand Guard
Designed to reduce the risk of injury.
Rear Hand Guard
Reduces the risk of injury as well as provides a wide area for foot placement during starting.
STIHL OILOMATIC® Saw Chain
Features specially engineered grooves designed to channel oil to critical wear areas.
Help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.
High-Tech Polymer Housings
Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact, and are corrosion-resistant.
IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
STIHL Easy2Start™ (E)
The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
Reduced Exhaust Emissions
Features reduced exhaust emissions allowing you to make less of an impact on your surroundings.
The convenient diagnostic socket makes it easy for your STIHL Dealer to plug in the chainsaw and access information about operating time, diagnostic support, and more.
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