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455 or the 460?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by aarone1991, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. aarone1991

    aarone1991 ArboristSite Lurker

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    So I'm going to purchase another chainsaw. I'm leaning toward a Husky 455 but am also considering the Husky 460. Is it worth scaling up to the 460, or are the 2 models mostly the same other than the 5cc difference?
     
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    I would suggest not buying either one. The Echo cs590 is a far better saw, they go for $399 sometimes a little less.

    If you must choose between the two you listed, I believe the weight is pretty much the same between them, so you'd always want the most power for the weight, 5cc will give you a bit more power.
     
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    I once owned a 460. Pulled a 24" B&C just fine. I don't know about the 455. Is there a big price difference?
     
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    460 same weight as 455 more hp.
    Shep
     
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    I agree with the Echo suggestion.

    I ran a 460 Rancher for about 1/2 an hour once. A couple of years later I bought an Echo 590. I prefer the Echo by quite a bit. And it was way less money at the time.

    It's a personal thing though..I am sure the Husky would serve you well.
     
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    The 590 is going to cost about $100 less than the 460. I am very pleased with my 590’s.
     
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    I have a 455 and my friend has a 460. Not much difference in power. If max bar length is important the 460 will pull a 24 inch. If your OK with a 20 inch bar then you will be happy with either. I liken these two saw to the Toyota Camery of the saw world not fast or light but extremely reliable. both excellent saws for what they are. No experience with Echo.
     
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    A Echo Cs590 is way more saw everywhere. Steve
     
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    I just bought a 460 2 weeks ago. It’s a step up from my 20 year old 55 rancher, but a major step down from my 2101. However, it pulls a 24” Bar through big fir trees easily enough. It’s A LOT lighter than my 2101, which is the reason I bought it. I like it well enough
     
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    Ok thanks for the feedback, I think I will look into the echo 590 :)
     
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    I bought three 460's and am still amazed that I have had few problems. Thanks
     
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    I had a 455 and it ran well. Developed a bar oil leak but I replaced the tank line and that fixed it. Ran great seasonally for a few years. It's a little heavy but reliable.

    I have not owned an Echo saw but they are Japanese and looking over the parts fiche they look nice. Parts are reasonably priced and readily available online.

    I'd also vote for the Echo Cs-590.
    I see them for $380-400 from stores and new on fleabay as low as $340. Seems like a lot of saw for $340!
    I wish it had a rim sprocket instead of spur sprocket on the clutch but not a deal breaker.
     
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