HUSQVARNA 460 Rancher
You get what you pay for, and then some.
Have gone through a couple "Low Priced" 16" and 18" saws from SEARS and HOME DEPOT and tired of them dying after 2 years. Stupid California Emisions package meant 125 hrs and toss. I remember the Late Paul Harvey advertizing for Husqvarna and my Google search began. I wanted something with some cutting capacity so a 20" or 24" bar was what I was looking for. I read many reviews on different models and which one was the best value for the money. Several people said to get the Rancher 460 w/24" bar and they were right. Found mine online at a price I couldn't refuse. I ordered additional Husqvarna parts and accessories with my saw. After I got it in, I went to Tractor Supply and got more Genuine Husqvarna oil, gloves and files to maintain my saw. I cut a 36" Pecan Trunk in two with it on its first use. The next time out I did some tree trimming to clear a path for the refuse truck to pick up the trash across the road. Yeah, 12 pounds of saw is heavy working off a 6 FT. step ladder but the saw was perfectly balanced and easy to handle and manuver. The power was perfect and sliced through 4" and 5" ceder branches like butter. I had zero kickback also. Pro saw at a consumer price.
April 3, 2011
Great Saw for price
I bought it to compliment my 450 and does the job well takes a quite few tanks of fuel to get it broke in. the same for the 450(love the 450 for the price)
March 25, 2011
Great saw for the average user.
This saw starts on the third stroke every time. I must have cut 8 to 10 cords in the two years that I have had the saw. Both oak and pine, mostly oak. I have had to change the bar but other than regular maintenance, no problems.
March 21, 2011
The biggest little chainsaw
Owning a rancher makes takes the work out of cutting up larger tree trunks. It has plenty of power, yet it is light enough to not make you get tired og wielding the chainsaw. A great buy for the price.
March 19, 2011
Rancher 460 Chainsaw
I bought the rancher 460 with 24" bar. I use it to cut firewood at a property I own. The is easy to start runs without any glitches. It has plenty of power to cut large diameter trees. I would recommend this saw.
March 12, 2011
after using the saw after a couple of times witch i am very satisfied with, the handle became very loose witch was a little of a hassle.
March 10, 2011
We recently cleared a Manzanita grove and other brush to reduce a hot fire hazard zone which is too close for comfort to our home in a rural location. With two guys each with saws, they were able to complete the task by cutting and stacking the logs for give-a-way within a one week timeframe.
March 9, 2011
2010 460 rancher chainsaw
This is a great saw. I am a faithful Husqvarna user and over many years they have proven over and over how reliable and durable their products are. I have used many Husqvarna saws and this saw really stands out. It has ample cutting power and performs great. The cutting speed is a great match to the bar length (24"). Power is smooth and adequate throughout all power ranges. Vibrations are minimal which is nice as the fatigue factor is also diminished. Your high quality products have earned my trust and business for years to come.
March 8, 2011