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MS 500i

Stihl MS500I


  • Ease of use
  • Sensor-controlled fuel metering
  • New generation MDG 1 Diagnostic Software
  • Side-Access Chain Tensioner

Quick Specs

  • Type: Saws

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Ease of use A user-friendly tool for a variety of tasks.

Sensor-controlled fuel metering Sensor-controlled fuel metering delivers the right amount of fuel.

New generation MDG 1 Diagnostic Software Allows dealers to quickly identify where service might be needed. Diagnostic software

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.

Fuel and oil caps with retainers The fuel and oil cap retainers keep the caps attached to the unit for added convenience.

High Output Adjustable Oiler When used with STIHL OILOMATIC ® saw chain and STIHL Ematic ™ guide bars, the high output oiler can supply additional lubrication if needed for longer guide bars and/or dry/dusty cutting conditions.

Power-to-weight ratio Allows users to get more done by minimizing fatigue.

HD2 Air Filter The HD2 air filter on this unit is washable, providing extremely long filter life and lowering maintenance costs. The large surface area allows for longer run times between cleanings and high performance even while operating in dusty and dry conditions. Overall, the HD2 air filter provides better protection of the engine compared to standard air filters.

Quarter Turn Lock on the Air Filter Shroud The quarter-turn shroud lock provides quick access, so users can quickly and efficiently service the chain saw with minimal down time on the job.

Anti-Vibration System 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.

Simplified Starting Procedure Saves the user time and reduces the chance of flooding the engine when starting.

STIHL ElastoStart™ The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.

Ematic™ Lubrication System The Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.

Unique bumper spike design Unique bumper spike design ensures pros can expect optimal performance regardless of what species of tree they're cutting.

Quick acceleration Quick acceleration helps deliver excellent cutting performance.

Decompression Valve The decompression valve reduces the compression in the combustion chamber during cranking and helps reduce the effort needed to pull the starter rope.

Lightweight sprocket cover with captive bar nuts Lightweight sprocket cover with captive bar nuts


  • Ease of use
  • Sensor-controlled fuel metering
  • New generation MDG 1 Diagnostic Software
  • Side-Access Chain Tensioner
  • Fuel and oil caps with retainers
  • High Output Adjustable Oiler
  • Power-to-weight ratio
  • HD2 Air Filter
  • Quarter Turn Lock on the Air Filter Shroud
  • Anti-Vibration System
  • Simplified Starting Procedure
  • STIHL ElastoStart™
  • Ematic™ Lubrication System
  • Unique bumper spike design
  • Quick acceleration
  • Decompression Valve
  • Lightweight sprocket cover with captive bar nuts
GUIDE BAR LENGTH (Recommended) 25 in.

Quick Specs

  • Appearance

  • Type: Saws

Limited Warranty Policy

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Why NSI Protection Plus?

Our service plan is an economical way to extend the terms of your product's manufacturer parts & labor warranty.

Most manufacturer's limited warranties leave customers with no protection against the rising cost of repairs.

Even the best products can malfunction and the most minor repairs can cost hundreds.

About NSI Protection Plus

Administered by Warrantech and insured by AmTrust Financial, NSI Protection Plus is the largest service network in the industry with 30 years of building the network and over 22 million in paid claims.

The most comprehensive repair plans in the business!

  • Day one coverage on special features
  • Removal and reinstallation coverage
  • $25 Laundry credit (Washers and Dryers)
  • 5 year appliance contracts include 10 year major component coverage
  • $250 Food credit (per incident, eligible products)
  • The only true "No Lemon Guarantee" in the business
  • No "CAP" on repairs or replacement, unlimited repairs.

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