HUSQVARNA 460 Rancher
We bought an MS290 Stihl that turned out to be a total dud, no power, over heats and couldn't pull a 16 inch chain through white pine. Their lack of customer service was the icing on the cake, and all the online chat was about this saw was about the same problem. I bought this saw to replace it and wow it rocks, I am cutting 6 cords of fire wood a year. It handles Oak, poplar, cherry, and maple with ease. It has plenty of power and the 24 inch chain holds an edge well. I have cut 6 ricks in the last 6 weeks and only now need to sharpen the chain. best saw I have had.
March 22, 2014
Good saw great value
Bought this saw a few weeks back and have been pleased with my purchase. Mine came with the 24" bar and has decent power. Planning on getting a 20" bar for everyday use and keeping the longer bar for those big trees. This saw should be a real ripper with a smaller bar. Also have the 455R and 445 for a couple of years now. For the price they are hard to beat and just keep on running day after day.
March 21, 2014
I have a 350 18" which I love great for avg tree cutting.
I bought this because I got some free oak huge pieces 2 ft across that the 350 was struggling with and I didnt want to beat it up. let me tell you this 460 bad boy cuts the pieces
like its a tree branch. I love it. to give you and idea of the size of this tree, I got 9 cords from it. I still use my 350 must of the time because its lighter and the smaller stuff it cuts fast.
March 12, 2014
HUSQVARNA 460 Rancher
Have owned the HUSQVARNA 460 Rancher for a couple of months and have had the opportunity to fell a dozen trees and cut up for firewood. This saw runs like a champ. Its comfortable, fuel efficient, and has NO quit! Great saw that I highly recommend!
February 9, 2014
Just Bought New Had to work on it already
Just bought this saw and had not used it 1 hour and the chain brake mechanism seized up. Had to take it apart and repair. No problem though. Its a very good running saw otherwise.
January 26, 2014
Had the saw back to the dealer twice. Still won't idle! cut a log, die, cut a log, die.
January 12, 2014
Good firewood saw
I cut firewood for a living and used to run the 455 rancher. Good saw, but not powerful enough. Got the 460 for Christmas 2012 and since then I cut around 40-50 cords of wood. It came with a 24 inch bar and that's too long for cutting pinion pine. Put a 20 inch on it and it ran good. Gets about 3 tanks to a cord and cuts good when chain is sharp. Only complaint is that the bar cover is built so that all the sawdust builds up in it and needs cleaned every cord or so. It's not like the XP's. Had no problems whatsoever with the saw until it jumped ship on the way to the cut site, but expected it to last for a long time. Recently bought the 576xp to replace. Will review at a later date
December 12, 2013
I use it to thin out the sides of our roads. Put a skip tooth chain on it and never looked back. Long as it is sharp chews thru the Ponderosa Pine. 4-5 pulls when cold, one half hearted one when warm. Other than the bar oil leak have 0 complaints about the great saw. Talked to a fellow that repairs saws, told me how to fix the leak so.....Have ran 10 gallons of premix thru, still has the original plug....
December 9, 2013