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I’m an East Coaster and my 462 has become my only saw. It’s light, incredible throttle response, great air filtration. It will pull a 32” when needed and that’s as big as I personally need.

all that said these are both tops, so if I were in the market I would take the time and go to the dealer and pick each one up and see how they feel and check them out in person. One will inevitably feel better, that’s the saw YOU should buy.
Awesome! Great Pics. … I have to ask, Did you order this in their "R" 3/4, clutch cover? … Or assembled it yourself? … If Im' not mistaken, the 3/4 has to come off to place the scrench hold on the Handle? … Typically the dawgs are different on Stihl's "R"'s addl. … Thanks!
 
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I own both, 441, 461, 880 … 372xp, 390xp, 394&5xp "Always preferred Husqvarna, both great dealer support, feels right" but someone had mentioned Husqvarna was loosing their edge since their new lineup? … perhaps Stihl has just the same?

always appreciated!
NO dealer support on the west coast for husky saws .The dealers I,ve talked
to are frustrated at every turn,and tell me husky does,nt give a &%!T anymore
 
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99% of the united states simply doesn't need heated handles. Most of Wisconsin/Michigan don't need them either. I've never needed one here in south central WI.

I'm guessing it's not a 'trivial' thing to make heated handles available to a region. That work probably isn't profitable when 99% of that region won't be interested in that product.
Apparently you've never cut when it's 10° - 15° below 0°.
 
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Apparently you've never cut when it's 10° - 15° below 0°.
Sure have...but maybe once or twice a year? It simply doesn't get that cold for extended periods of time around here(or most of the US).

First, we have several years of wood stacked. No need to cut when it's that cold.

Secondly, I put on insulated gloves. If I'm cutting wood then I'm working...I've never really had a problem with cold hands while working. Never have I thought to myself 'Man...I could really use a heated grip right now...' While running a saw. Now...I could use heated grips in the skid steer! Sitting there doing nothing, that's when we get cold. We play rock, paper, scissors to see who has to sit in the skid steer and freeze their ass off.

I'd be interested in the percentage of saws sold in Canada that actually have heated grips...I'll bet it's less than 25%. I wouldn't be surprised if it's less than 10%.
 
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The reason Stihl doesn't sell heated saws is simple. No one bought them. They would sit at the distributors and collect dust and be years old before the saws were bought. Now a dealer should still be able to have the odd one shipped in, I mean I can get junk straight from China in about a week so it shouldn't be a big deal.

Some dealers don't even have the tools to spin chain, they just buy the pre made loops.

May guys out west only run Husqvarna saws, just because they're not around your town doesn't mean it's that way everywhere. Husqvarna does seem to be focusing on homeowner junk now of days, that's where the real $$$ is.
 
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Sure have...but maybe once or twice a year? It simply doesn't get that cold for extended periods of time around here(or most of the US).

First, we have several years of wood stacked. No need to cut when it's that cold.

Secondly, I put on insulated gloves. If I'm cutting wood then I'm working...I've never really had a problem with cold hands while working. Never have I thought to myself 'Man...I could really use a heated grip right now...' While running a saw. Now...I could use heated grips in the skid steer! Sitting there doing nothing, that's when we get cold. We play rock, paper, scissors to see who has to sit in the skid steer and freeze their ass off.

I'd be interested in the percentage of saws sold in Canada that actually have heated grips...I'll bet it's less than 25%. I wouldn't be surprised if it's less than 10%.
You're welcome to speculate about percentages and Stihl's reasons for doing anything that they do. Here's a real data point. I used to be a Stihl guy. I will not be considering purchasing a Stihl saw unless I can buy a heated one. I cut mostly during winter. When it's cold. I will, however be purchasing one or maybe two heated Husqvarna saws in the next twelve months. That's all I know.
 
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Awesome! Great Pics. … I have to ask, Did you order this in their "R" 3/4, clutch cover? … Or assembled it yourself? … If Im' not mistaken, the 3/4 has to come off to place the scrench hold on the Handle? … Typically the dawgs are different on Stihl's "R"'s addl. … Thanks!
I had the outstanding well know member from Greece send me the extra parts to make it an R.
 
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I had a 80’s husky 240sg with heated handles in the northeast I cut with no gloves. I wish my 266se had heated handles too.

When picking a new saw there’s no replacement for displacement. It’s the bar length vs the diameter of the wood you cutting. Weight factors in too. But also the torque and power in using longer bars with bigger wood. It boils down to one saw can’t meet all our needs. I hate waiting for a saw to cut. I want a saw that will cut quicker. It’s power vs weight I guess.
 
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Sure have...but maybe once or twice a year? It simply doesn't get that cold for extended periods of time around here(or most of the US).

First, we have several years of wood stacked. No need to cut when it's that cold.

Secondly, I put on insulated gloves. If I'm cutting wood then I'm working...I've never really had a problem with cold hands while working. Never have I thought to myself 'Man...I could really use a heated grip right now...' While running a saw. Now...I could use heated grips in the skid steer! Sitting there doing nothing, that's when we get cold. We play rock, paper, scissors to see who has to sit in the skid steer and freeze their ass off.

I'd be interested in the percentage of saws sold in Canada that actually have heated grips...I'll bet it's less than 25%. I wouldn't be surprised if it's less than 10%.
I suspect you'd be correct, I rarely see heated grip saws up here in North Eastern B.C., but if I had to make my living with a saw in the winter months in these parts I'd sure own one.
 
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Sure have...but maybe once or twice a year? It simply doesn't get that cold for extended periods of time around here(or most of the US).

First, we have several years of wood stacked. No need to cut when it's that cold.

Secondly, I put on insulated gloves. If I'm cutting wood then I'm working...I've never really had a problem with cold hands while working. Never have I thought to myself 'Man...I could really use a heated grip right now...' While running a saw. Now...I could use heated grips in the skid steer! Sitting there doing nothing, that's when we get cold. We play rock, paper, scissors to see who has to sit in the skid steer and freeze their ass off.

I'd be interested in the percentage of saws sold in Canada that actually have heated grips...I'll bet it's less than 25%. I wouldn't be surprised if it's less than 10%.
When I worked the woods for a living we drew the line at -20°, because chains & skiddin tongs started breaking & red oaks would barberchair & split, and finger tips start turning white.
 
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NO dealer support on the west coast for husky saws .The dealers I,ve talked
to are frustrated at every turn,and tell me husky does,nt give a &%!T anymore
No ****? … The dealer here has expressed kinda the same. As they are not impressed, joked but perhaps not about dropping the line all together. Early on, long ago, their Rep brought a 572 to display, or publicize … The Rep took it back 3 days later, so no one saw it!

What isn't changing these day? … Thanks for the info, as what I see on YouTube, contemporary media, etc, for the BC Fallers, Helli Crews, The Island, etc, … "Husqvarna" seems to dominate with the crème of the experienced.
 
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I'm limited with an injury … but went back out to get a closer look, feel. I will say that 572 at least "feels right in traditional Husqvarna fashion" with Handle placement imo, opposed to Stihl's idk, strange short nose heavy balance?

Does it still sound like a Husqvarna? Thanks!
 

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It's not about "need" for me. I want heated handles. And if you've never used them, you really don't know what you're missing. I'm not sure about this, but I'm guessing that there are more people in WA, ID, MT, ND, MN, WI, MI, PA, NY, VT, NH, and ME than in all of Canada. Some of us would like those handles. Personally I like them A LOT. I bet some old school guys talked chit about the first guys who bought sleds with heated handles. Now they all have them. Because it's a nice feature. A guy doesn't NEED anti vibe on a saw either, but it's nice. We're living in 2019, not 1975.

Edited to add: you think heated handles are unnecessary, think about the ms880. 99.999999% of the population has zero need for one of them, but there they are, on the shelf.
I’ve got heated handles on my snowblower and love them! That’s the trouble with Stihl they think they know it all, and most of the their Dealers don’t know Jack **** about what they sell!!
 
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I like the heated handles on my ‘80’s husky 240sg (older all metal pro saw). But sometimes it was too hot. It needed a reastat to lower the heat. Or I wore gloves with it.

My Subaru’s have the cold weather package, heated mirrors, but I like the heated seats no more cold butt.
 
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My only exposure to either model was back up north. A good friend and former employer runs predominantly Husqvarna saws, and had been for decades. He has two full time fallers. I've only ever seen him with two Stihls, 200t and an MS660 (kept smoking the bearings out of 3 different 390s)
I visited him as his crew was select cutting a 30 acre hardwood stand.
I noticed a 572xp sitting unused. When I asked, he said he bought two 572s and a 462c. Guess which one is fought over....
All saws are bone stock running 24" bars in 85/15 hardwoods.
Giggling, I asked what his opinion was. According to him (a die-hard husky fanboy) the 462c is lighter, faster, smoother and has a better power band.
We both discussed how Husqvarna seems to be fading there (New England). I can't find a Husqvarna dealer here in Eastern NC, when there used to be multiple just a few years ago.
 
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My only exposure to either model was back up north. A good friend and former employer runs predominantly Husqvarna saws, and had been for decades. He has two full time fallers. I've only ever seen him with two Stihls, 200t and an MS660 (kept smoking the bearings out of 3 different 390s)
I visited him as his crew was select cutting a 30 acre hardwood stand.
I noticed a 572xp sitting unused. When I asked, he said he bought two 572s and a 462c. Guess which one is fought over....
All saws are bone stock running 24" bars in 85/15 hardwoods.
Giggling, I asked what his opinion was. According to him (a die-hard husky fanboy) the 462c is lighter, faster, smoother and has a better power band.
We both discussed how Husqvarna seems to be fading there (New England). I can't find a Husqvarna dealer here in Eastern NC, when there used to be multiple just a few years ago.
Well, that's kinda what I was wondering in this post as I thought I've heard others express the same. Addl, The Local Husqvarna dealer is fed with Husqvarna, their Reps, etc.? … so, Thank You!

I should start a post on the topic alone. "The Pic Above was a BC heli Crew, so?" idk.
 
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