NopeIsn't the porting different on an actual R model to give the saw more bottom end torque or grunt verses speed ? I got into this discussion with our Stihl dealer and they looked up the cylinder for an 046 and there were two different cylinder options one for a regular 046 chainsaw and an 046 Rescue saw . I have one of these Rescue saws with that style of wrap handle and it is a tad slower than a regular 046 . I always liked that saw because of the torque and the handle . The only drawback to that style handle is taking the bar off or putting it back on and to tension the chain.
I know we are discussing 461 but it is still basically the same saw.
what did those extras cost you? I bought a wrap handle for my 361 and it cost me $168. My R only cost me about $970 and I special ordered it. (Sans bar and chain of course).
I've never seen a pin on any 461. Drill the oil port on the bar, it helps.I bought an R a couple years ago. I bought it specifically for the wrap handle. When it arrived, it did have the wrap handle, the box said 461R. I’m not sure about the Oiler though. I’m runnin a 32 in bar and full comp chain. It seemed to dry out after some cutting. I cleaned behind the log plate and Oiler port and ran it “a little” and it seemed to oil better. Going to run a tank through on some big ash to be sure.
my Oiler only has 1/4 turn adjustment. I can see the pin stop but it appears hard to access. I heard you can recess that pin and get more flow.
The pin is at about 7 o’clock when lookin from the chain side on the bottom. You have ti view it however from the 12 o’clock position, you can’t see it looking straight down. If you look at a 462, it’s much easier to see.I've never seen a pin on any 461. Drill the oil port on the bar, it helps.
462..Yes. 661...Yes.The pin is at about 7 o’clock when lookin from the chain side on the bottom. You have ti view it however from the 12 o’clock position, you can’t see it looking straight down. If you look at a 462, it’s much easier to see.
The pin I’m referring to is on the saw, not the pump. Maybe I should refrain from talk about it since I have not actually done the procedure described.462..Yes. 661...Yes.
I've had 4 or 5 461s personally and put HO oil pumps in more standard models than I can remember. Never saw a pin, the 2 pumps on my workbench don't have a pin either.