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Not a bargain.
« on: March 07, 2019, 11:17:45 AM »
Just put down a 90 deposit with a stihl dealer for the upcoming ms500i with an availability date of May.I've been eyeing up the 462 for a bit now,but the price difference/weight is pretty negligible and the power output is quite a leap.Also I embrace new tech and hope any issues will have been ironed out by now given stihl have offered this tech on a cut off saw for a couple of years now.At least it gives me time to save up.My 038 has been good to me for close to 28 years now,so the excuse is-its time for an 'upgrade'! ;)
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Re: Not a bargain.
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 11:59:53 AM »
Ms500i is simply superior compared to 462. I'd say you made a wise choice.
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Re: Not a bargain.
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 01:04:52 PM »
Everything can't be a bargain, but as long as it performs to spec, it should be a good value. Congrats on your (soon to be)new saw! Don't forget to report back with your impressions  ;^)

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Re: Not a bargain.
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 08:24:02 PM »
I just find it hugely impressive that this is an 80cc saw that weighs a tad over 6kg with 6hp!My dear old 038 I believe comes in at 60cc with 4 h.p. and weighs something like 6.8 kg.Sometimes we all mutter darkly about 'progress' and moan about change,but kudos to stihl here I think,this looks like a truly revolutionary saw.As to whether it will still rock'n'roll like the 038 when its 35 odd years old is a moot point.
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