045 super to ms460

OGJohnboy

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Question for the saw gods here. I'm wondering if it's worth getting rid of my 045 super (solid running, reliable) and replacing it with a ms460 (lighter but smaller cc)

I primarily do firewood for my self, not a professional logger/timber worker. But from time to time do cut 30"+ logs.

I have a modded ms360 with a 20" bar and rsc chain for my go to and when needed a 25" bar and rs chain as well as a 362cR and 028wb.

So not in need of a saw persay, but always wanted a 460 with. I know I could put a 36" on the 045 (has 25" now) and probably be content but I've always wanted a 460 with a 32"and there's and opportunity for a great runner for about $750.

Is it worth spending the money? Or should I stick it out with the ol' faithful.
 
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I've got an 045 (81cc version) and an early 046. I'd take the 046 all day over the 045. Maybe a bit less torque, however not that much less, and my back is much happier. Both can run a 36" bar, the 045 may oil it better though. If most of the wood is 30"or less, the 046 will be a much, much more productive saw with its higher speed.
 
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Haha yeah my brother in law told me pretty.much the same thing, get an ms660! Must be good since he's a Husqvarna guy.
I would really like an 066. Thninking of selling the 362cR and the other 362c to offset the cost. Found one for a decent price.

Cut down an alder today that was about 24" and the 360 wasn't liking it. Broke out the 045 to flattop the stump and it reminded me why I still have it. Full throttle and let it eat!
 
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Haha yeah my brother in law told me pretty.much the same thing, get an ms660! Must be good since he's a Husqvarna guy.
I would really like an 066. Thninking of selling the 362cR and the other 362c to offset the cost. Found one for a decent price.

Cut down an alder today that was about 24" and the 360 wasn't liking it. Broke out the 045 to flattop the stump and it reminded me why I still have it. Full throttle and let it eat!
If your cutting Alder the 460 will have no problem with 30 plus inches . I live in the alder/ fir world and 70+ cc rock. I've ran everything from 032 to 661s in that size fir cedar and alder you'll be happy with the much improved chain speed lighter weight and much lower vibration. I used to run 045s back in early 80s. Not even interested in running those saws for sentimental reasons.
 
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