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60cc Vs 70cc

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Travis_32, Nov 11, 2018.

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60cc or 70cc

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  1. Travis_32

    Travis_32 Ms461R Ms261c-m

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    In 14yr old and I’m looking to get a bigger I have a ms261 with a 18inch bar. I’m looking at either a stihl 362 rcm with a 25inch bar and a semi skip chain or if I should just go with ms461. My experience level is better then most I have been using a saw for a year now every weekend for around 6 hours a day some week days when I can. But we cut a lot of hardwood oak ash etc where going to start cutting bigger stuff around 20 to 40 when I get a bigger saw so idk if I should get a 70 or 60cc
     
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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    Welcome to AS Travis. As long as you have your chaps, boots, gloves, shield, and ear protection covered I would go for the 461. It would be a great match for your 261. Be safe!
     
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    You’re lucky to have such a great saw at 14! You have something that you can measure all your future saws by.

    Take good care of it and it will last you a good many years.

    I agree with the previous post. Get the 461. Saws start to get quite expensive at 70cc. Do you need a new one? Or would you be good with a good used one?

    Do you even need 70cc? That saw you have now can do a lot of work. 70cc is a huge step in power (and weight).

    There’s many good old 70cc saws to be had for far less than new. If it’s a recent-ish Husky or Stihl, parts should be available for a good long while.

    I reread your post. For the size wood you’re talking about, definitely at least 70cc.

    Trees and saws will kill or severely maim you in a millisecond. Be careful out there! No shortcuts. Don’t work alone. Wear your gear.
     
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    If you want a larger saw and already have a good 50cc saw "which you do" skip the 60cc models.
     
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    70cc. I'd look for a 440 or 460 personally, though I'd strongly consider a new 365 or 372xp.
     
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    And while you are at it join a volunteer trail club and get some chainsaw training BEFORE you develop unsafe bad habits!
     
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    If you have a 50cc dont bother with a 60cc. Go 70, always were PPE and be very careful with that skip chain. They can be “grabby”.


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    Pretty sure a 461 is 77cc, so you overshot 70cc and you’re closer to 80.

    Find a good builder, learn to tune a saw, and get a good used and redone 460 at a fraction of the cost of a 461.

    That’s my $.02
     
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    Iceboy ArboristSite Operative

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    I agre with the 70cc saw. Since you have the 50cc skip the 60cc. I would reccommennt to wait a little till the new 462 will be availiable. You will get a 700cc saw full of power, fast acceleration and the weight of a smaller saw.
     
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    Rob Stafari ArboristSite Operative

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    I'm with the others on 70cc, especially if the ms362 is your 60cc choice. Have run a bunch of them when I was moonlighting with my friends tree service and I always went for the 441 or 461 as the 362s just seem like turds to me after years of running my personal makita(dolmar) saws.
     
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    Go for the 70 cc.
     
  12. Frank Rizzo

    Frank Rizzo Custom Saw Modification 241c-441c,660 specialist

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    Only 14 ? A modern 70cc Saw is a powerful machine my friend ... if modded you are holding over 7.0hp in your hands ! Make sure you are properly trained and use ppe ...
     
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    I highly recommend an old school 044 slant fin.
     
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    Frank Rizzo Custom Saw Modification 241c-441c,660 specialist

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    Is that a 10mm or 12mm piston-pin ? I’ve heard the 10mm are better running saws due to the port-timing numbers ...
     
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    I would go for something in the 70cc range. I started with a Stihl MS261 with an 18" bar also. When I was in the market for a new saw not too long ago, I went with a 70cc and couldnt be more happy with the jump in power for larger trees.
     
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    Frank Rizzo Custom Saw Modification 241c-441c,660 specialist

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    I got a nice 362c that’s been modded ... with 18” bar keep up with a stock 70cc Saw all day if not best it ... pm me if interested
     
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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    I guarantee you the kid ain't got the two grand you'll want for the POS Frank. And if he does you should feel ashamed for taking advantage.
     
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  18. Frank Rizzo

    Frank Rizzo Custom Saw Modification 241c-441c,660 specialist

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    Dude wtf ? Do use follow me around just to make snide remarks? And no I don’t want 2000 and it’s not a pos jackass ! Go play in your own sandbox ya mamaluke !
     
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    Contributing to miners. Got ya now Frank
     
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