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MS 462???
« on: May 23, 2018, 12:22:03 AM »
Will the Stihl MS 462 C-M ever make it to the US? 

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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 09:53:54 AM »
I saw it listed for sale in South Africa but yet they were also selling a ms 720.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 09:22:09 PM »
My Stihl rep knows nothing of it being availible.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2018, 10:08:42 PM »
Just talked to a Stihl repair/service guy yesterday he was told that they should be out at some point this year but wasn't sure when. He is also the only Stihl guy that I have found so far in the state that will make chains for you, all the other dealers I have called or spoken to just sell premade loops.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 08:56:18 AM »
i went on vacation to Switzerland visiting my family and friends. At the Stihl dealer i inspected the MS462, what a nice saw. list price was 1650$, but the dealer told me for 1500$ it would be mine. I was tempted but didn't had any luggage space left 
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 08:11:17 PM »
I'm eager as all get out too for the MS462.
Need to replace my 6 year old Husqvarna 562XP but it still keeps going strong and won't give up the ghost :)

Here's some interesting specs:
MS462 72cc 6 h.p. 13.2 lbs
562XP 60cc 4.7 h.p 13.4 lbs

These Swedish Homestead guys did a nice presentation on the MS462 CM in this short video last spring.
One minute in they explain what appears to be no choke on the saw. I could be wrong.


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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 10:39:16 PM »
Just talked to a Stihl repair/service guy yesterday he was told that they should be out at some point this year but wasn't sure when. He is also the only Stihl guy that I have found so far in the state that will make chains for you, all the other dealers I have called or spoken to just sell premade loops.
So if you need a chain for say a Homelite or Husky go elswhere? I have never worked for such a lazy dealer.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 11:00:36 PM »
Sawguy21, same here in Thompson dealer only sells premade loops.
Since I started up my saw repair and sharpening business Ive been busy making up loops and selling my own chain off the roll. 90% run 16" ;D
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 05:21:02 AM »
90% run 16 inch?? I have an Efco,52cc,18 inch bar. :o  Seem like the makers like to put a big bar on to make the small saw look big. ;D  Short chain,cheaper to buy,quicker to file,short bar,cheaper to buy too.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 08:22:17 AM »
Same here, every saw comes with a too long bar. Buyers think they get a big, powerful saw because the bar is longer. the bigger the bar the stronger the saw
The 361 comes officially with a 25" bar from the dealer.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 09:39:27 AM »
The 20" bar on the MS462 in the above video is a Stihl ES light bar probably weighs the same as a regular 16" ES bar.
Very nice setup and from my research those ES light bars are the best quality on the market. 
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 09:51:17 AM »
When I picked up my 362 c-m it came with an 18" b&c.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 10:05:15 AM »
When I picked up my 362 c-m it came with an 18" b&c.

What sizes have you run on that? I have the 25" on mine, and it's pretty nose heavy. I was wondering what the ideal balance point is. I'd like to keep it as my "big" saw, but would like better balance. I was thinking about looking at the light bars when my big job's done here.

I'm not a saw collector(yet), and I'm trying to figure out the roles my Poulan and 362 will serve in the future. I could drop the Poulan to a 16" bar, but that's getting close to point I start using hand tools. 18" on the 362 is what I have on the Poulan, so the roles would overlap. Even a 20" is close enough to the 18" to be hardly worth the effort. Just thinking out loud...

The question is what's the longest bar with the best balance for the 362cm?

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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 10:16:57 AM »
The 362 is not much lighter then the 462 in above video which has a 20" light bar.
18" regular ES bar with 33RSC chain would be near perfect balance on your 362. But the 20" ES light would be about the same with a loop of 33RSC.
25" ES light would be better then the 25 you have already lxskllr.
The 24 or 25 Oregon in the video on the 462 was definitely off balance.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2018, 11:37:18 AM »
The balances with a 20" ES bar, slightly nose heavy with a Stihl hard nose bar and definitely nose heavy with the 25". Most cutting I have been doing was less then 16" so its just had the 18" bar on it. Once I get the firewood I have cut and stacked there are 6  dead white oaks that have to come down. My old 024 av is now using 3/8 picco and I am happy with how it cuts over the .325 chain.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2018, 08:09:38 AM »
X2 what Holmen said.

I use the 361 with a 18" ES bar and the balance is perfect.  If you want to use a 25" bar use def. a light bar.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2018, 10:29:11 AM »
My saw guy makes up the chain from the bulk spool.  
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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2018, 06:54:05 PM »
Willard, do you know something new about the release of the 462?  I don't understand why they're not available yet in America??  

If they get released first in Canada you will have to get me one and send it down!
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2018, 07:30:24 PM »
Teakwood do they even have any m-tronic saws down your way ? It would be a terrible thing to have a new $1000 chainsaw that doesn't work because it needs its carb electronicly adjusted.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2018, 07:44:05 PM »
They have 2-3 models with m-tronic. i think one of them is the new top handle saw. 
So the dealers have to upgrade eventually, it's just how the world works!

For me personally i never have had bad luck with a saw, maybe that's why i'm so loyal to Stihl. Just minor repairs and i do them all by myself, just buy the parts from the dealer.
So the 462 doesn't concern me at all. 
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