HUSQVARNA 460 Rancher
Good saw but ...
I would recommend this saw but the chain oiler leaks when the saw is off. The saw was checked at a certified service dealer and I was told by the technician that there is no check valve in the oil tube and so the saw will leak. This is a design issue. The throttle linkage broke 5 minutes out of the box . This was easily fixed by the local service dealer but it makes one wonder about the assembly and inspection process used by Husvarna.
May 10, 2014
I bought the 460 rancher for cutting firewood. It can tackle any firewood job. First job I used it I was sawing 20 inch oak and it did very well. Very easy to start warm or cold. The saw is light enough to carry all day.
April 26, 2014
Long time Husqvarna owner
Day four with the Husqvarna 460r . My husqvarna 45 did most of the work this trip out . There was still some stump work for the 460r , and it performed well . As you see there is no broken plastic or missing parts . Not much to report about this trip out so I’ll leave it at working good , and running great .
Day three with the Husqvarna 460r . This big White Oak Splintered and fell into a Large Red Oak . It was tricky , but we saved the big Red Oak from further damage . The rest of the job was up to the 460 . The 60cc Husqvarna made short work of this branch . as you know the splintered end can also be tricky . No problem for this 9,000 rpm saw . I kept the rpm’s up , and no flying pieces . Still as you can see no broken plastic parts . It looks like my 1994 Husqvarna 45 might be finished at the repair shop . Next week should be awesome with both saw’s . i’ll keep you all posted .
Day two with the Husqvarna 460r . This Oak is much fresher ,and greener . So far no problems on the 22” dry or green oak . As you see the plastic is still intact ( unbroken ) . Low vibration you better believe it . Good fuel economy , yep better than expected . Oh yea plenty of power I’m trying to find something wrong . The choke , primer button , chain , throttle , chain brake no none of these . Oh yea the kill switch ( stop switch ) . I found the switch in the stop position a couple times I know I lifted it . I’m sure it’s to long and can be easily bumped down . I’m now aware of it , and a little more careful
Day one with the Husqvarna 460r . This is a great saw . I made the right choice . The 460r has plenty of power . I had no stalling or stopping even on this very dry oak . This dry oak is the true test for saw and chain . Both passed the day one test for me . Oh yea not a gas guzzler by any means
April 22, 2014
very nice saw
Ive used this saw for almost a year now to do all kind of jobs and it works great the only problem is ive had to get the oiler fixed twice
April 6, 2014
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