Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Glockem45, Nov 9, 2015.
The 461 comes with an HD-2. The max flow will last longer between cleanings, but is bulkier.
It likes Full Comp Square much better than skip on a 24/25" BA.
Has your 461 been to Tennessee?
Was the first one he got to play with.
I heard the Southeast Stihl MS461's were detuned compared to Northeast Stihl ones...
You have not run the northwest version i take it then ......
You know this whole ported saw thing is just a Fad!
Good thing this one come from Stihl Southwest, seeing as SouthEast doesn't carry "R" models.
They want to sell/sale/sail you the Regula 461, and then sell the Wrap handle, Big Clutch cover, and HO Oil pump FO extra.
Mine came today! Banana fortified...will be seeing wood tomorrow!
All I hear is how the 461's rip, can't hardly wait.
We can't hardly wait for your report???
Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong but aren't these filters supposed to have a round foam pre-filter on them? The pre-filter catches the big crud while the main element is for small dust. The pre-filter cleans easily in the sink with dish soap and a *soft* paint brush.
I have a 33 year old Honda lawnmower with the same system. The foam pre-filter gets cleaned and re-oiled annually. The main filter has been replaced once in 33 years!
Only the original HD filters. The new HD2's do not have a prefilter on them. Some run the Outerwears on them with good results.
So what I have on my New ms461r is the HD2 filter?
By "Outerwears" are you referring to the prefilter? Are some folks adding the prefilter to the HD2?
Correct, you have an HD2.
Here is a thread that discusses various prefilter options for the 460 series and others:
Most people concur that the HD-2 w/o the outerwear is the better set up. Just tap out the chips every few tanks. The pleated filter has a lot more flow than non pleated filters (more surface area, by far). I have them on all my saws. The Max Flow may be even better, but adds bulk.
Oh crap, I bought the wrong version?
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