A question on the hybrid 046/044 saws. Were they a straight up swap or were they ported much also? That is screamers or still usable as work saws?I have a NIB 462 here, but to save one pound over a 440?
That 440 hybrid will mop the floors with that 462. That’s my bet.
The fastest hybrid I saw beat a ported 462 through a 24” cant by 5 seconds, consistently. Even the slower ones beat the 462 by 4 seconds.
It’s not all about speed, the AV and ergonomics on the 462 are very good. But for balls-to-the-wall power, the hybrid will win.
If you need one big saw, 461. It’s a quad port 460.
Weights & measures from the online owners manualsI'm curious on the weights, as all the saws are full of fluids. Is there a place to look up oil/fuel volumes? Does the 044 have bigger tanks?
A 462 shouldn't need "tuned" as that is what the M-Tronic does. Compensates for temp,humidity,altitude and a dirty air filter. Not sure what would be needed if you had to change a carb or coil.Few weeks ago I was buying a 261, and while they had it in back getting it ready, I idly checked out the 461 and 462, comparng them to my 441. The guy said, do you tune your own saws?, I said yes, and he said the 462 has to be brought in to the shop to be tuned.
Now, I don't know if that's the case, but if it is, it would be 461 for me.
That`s right, depending on how you see it. The MS 462 C-M can be calibrated with the calibration run in the forest. This calibration is like tuning the carburetor with seated limiter caps, that means not the full adjustment range is availible. If the calibration process is done in the workshop with diagnostic tool hooked up, it changes the regulating limits (also the elevation above sea level has to be put in where the saw is mostly operated). This means it is like tuning the carburetor without limiter caps, and the full adjustment range is availible while calibrating and a new baseline is set.The guy said, do you tune your own saws?, I said yes, and he said the 462 has to be brought in to the shop to be tuned