ArboristSite.com Sponsors
 
 


455 or the 460?

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

  1. aarone1991

    aarone1991 ArboristSite Lurker

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2019
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Maine
    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?
     
  2. Andyshine77

    Andyshine77 Tree Freak

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2004
    Messages:
    10,147
    Likes Received:
    7,733
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    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.
     
  3. MontanaResident

    MontanaResident Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2014
    Messages:
    3,122
    Likes Received:
    3,398
    Location:
    N. W. Montana
    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?
     
    svk likes this.
  4. ncfarmboy

    ncfarmboy Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,563
    Likes Received:
    527
    Location:
    Hayesville, NC
    460 same weight as 455 more hp.
    Shep
     
  5. holeycow

    holeycow Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,136
    Likes Received:
    2,340
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    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.
     
    brent denny likes this.
  6. Dahmer

    Dahmer Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2017
    Messages:
    4,667
    Likes Received:
    15,473
    Location:
    Makita, PA
    The 590 is going to cost about $100 less than the 460. I am very pleased with my 590’s.
     
    Agent smith likes this.
  7. Firewood Bandit

    Firewood Bandit ArboristSite Lurker

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2018
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Vancouver Island B.C. Canada
    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.
     
    fulladirt likes this.
  8. mountainlake

    mountainlake Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    4,635
    Likes Received:
    1,457
    Location:
    minnesota
    A Echo Cs590 is way more saw everywhere. Steve
     
    ncfarmboy and Andyshine77 like this.
  9. Odog

    Odog ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2014
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    595
    Location:
    Wendell ID
    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
     
    holeycow and MontanaResident like this.
  10. aarone1991

    aarone1991 ArboristSite Lurker

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2019
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Maine
    Ok thanks for the feedback, I think I will look into the echo 590 :)
     
    holeycow and ncfarmboy like this.
  11. Ted Jenkins

    Ted Jenkins Firewood by TJ

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Messages:
    1,930
    Likes Received:
    2,230
    Location:
    Twin Peaks
    I bought three 460's and am still amazed that I have had few problems. Thanks
     
    Firewood Bandit likes this.
  12. mbrick

    mbrick ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    May 13, 2014
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    240
    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.
     
    ncfarmboy likes this.
  13. Agent smith

    Agent smith ArboristSite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Ashtabula
    I agree with the echo 590 suggestions. They're a strong running saw out of the box and respond well to mods from mild to wild. With just a muff mod, pull the carb limiters and retune, you'll be surprised. If you wanted to go further then you could do porting, unlimited coil and a bigger carb
     
  14. holeycow

    holeycow Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,136
    Likes Received:
    2,340
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Or just buy the pro model in the first place. The 620 or whatever it is..
     
    Andyshine77 likes this.
  15. Agent smith

    Agent smith ArboristSite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Ashtabula
    Yeah if you want to spend $200+ more. A muffler mod and retune is free.
     
    Andyshine77 likes this.
  16. holeycow

    holeycow Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,136
    Likes Received:
    2,340
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    200 gets you a different cylinder, rim drive, metal handle, solid bar, and probably other stuff too

    Its rated at 3.9hp as a 590 and 4.5 or so as a 620.

    I really doubt that a 590 holds a candle to a 620, but thats a guess.
     
    Huskitoter likes this.
  17. Agent smith

    Agent smith ArboristSite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Ashtabula
    To some people they don't need a pro saw or the $200 upcharge. The 590 would be just fine and they could do some free mods if they wanted to to increase its performance. We could argue about this all day
     
    Andyshine77 likes this.
  18. holeycow

    holeycow Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,136
    Likes Received:
    2,340
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    I am not arguing. You just implied that spending a whole bunch of money (carb, coil, porting, etc) on a 590 would be prudent. i think it would be stupid when there's an upscale version available from the factory- a better saw if you are looking for pro performance.

    I bet there are a few 590 owners on here that have already learned that. Guaranteed.
     
  19. ken morgan

    ken morgan Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2016
    Messages:
    1,027
    Likes Received:
    1,262
    Location:
    yokosuka, Japan
    if you are going to go pro echo or pro makita might as well pull the trigger on a pro husky or a pro stihl (god I hate stihl) but its about parts availability 10 years down the road... especially on line. buy a used 346, rebuild it and thank me later.
     
  20. holeycow

    holeycow Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,136
    Likes Received:
    2,340
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Exactly. And that's where Echo's and Makita's prices in Canada are headed.
     

Share This Page