The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Norwood Industries Inc.

Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions


Council Tool

Baker Products



Author Topic: Stihl 460  (Read 287 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline sawwood

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 778
  • Age: 72
  • Location: Independence Mo
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Stihl 460
« on: May 06, 2018, 09:46:56 PM »
I just bought a used Stihl 460 to go on our chainsaw mill. We will be running a 36" bar and ripping chain. Do I need to add a little more
oil to the mix as I will be milling large oak logs in the 28 to 32" size. Also what type of oil do you guys recommend and should I buy alcohol
free gas to run in it ?

Norwood M4 manual mill, Solar Kiln, Woodmaster
18" planer/molder

Offline TIDE-HSV

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Age: 78
  • Location: 35801 mountaintop
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Stihl 460
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 12:35:41 AM »
I'm sure I'm just O/C (and old), but I use Stihl oil with my Stihls (3) and Husky oil with my 372xp. I'm sure I could interchange with no problem. However, on the no-ethanol issue, I don't think I'm O/C. Nothing but pure gas for me. I'm not sure what the absolute limit is for alcohol sitting in a small engine is before it ruins the seals, but I've found it several times...
“I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.” Albert Camus

Offline Texas-Jim

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 243
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Texas
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Stihl 460
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 12:15:46 PM »
If you have a source for ethanol free use it, even if it didnt hurt seals it has less stored energy than gas.
What we do in life echoes through eternity.

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

Does Stihl have a different mount size at the studs for bigger and smaller Stihl

Started by quietrangr on Chainsaws

13 Replies
Last post October 09, 2011, 08:25:11 AM
by Al_Smith
Mounting Cannon S2 (big Stihl) 42" bar on MS661 (small Stihl)

Started by neildorin on Chainsaws

1 Replies
Last post September 11, 2017, 06:01:44 AM
by Al_Smith
What's the Dolmar equivalent of Stihl 260, and Stihl 362

Started by DebarKing on Chainsaws

12 Replies
Last post January 23, 2012, 11:48:37 PM
by MOwoodchopper
Trading in a Stihl saw to a Stihl dealer?

Started by gus1957 on Chainsaws

11 Replies
Last post January 01, 2008, 11:42:12 PM
by sawguy21

Powered by EzPortal