This is the first tree I have dropped with the new Stihl MS170. I have an aftermarket 16″ bar on it as I plan on dropping some large wood.
It was not text book job but it got the tree down.
Great little saw though.
Feels great to use, nice and light, and very little vibration. It felt like I could use it all day, and I have since making this video. Good power and very effective (with a sharp chain).
Not the tool for a pro who makes a living from felling trees, but well worth having in the truck for a backup or for clean up work or firewood.
Since this video I have dropped and cut up many large trees with the MS170 and had the bar buried in wood, but if you take it easy it’s great.
I was cutting wood head to head with a Husky 141 and I was cutting wood 2:1 for 3 hours straight.
All in all a good chainsaw for smaller work.