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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #160 on: February 27, 2019, 09:00:46 PM »
yes there is a switch to turn off and on, more rpms the more power from the generator to heat the handles , its along ways from what the 461's make heat wise but there totally broken in

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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #161 on: March 05, 2019, 06:48:28 AM »
It reached to the shelves here in Estonia too but...how could I buy it if the 500i is coming soon? 

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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #162 on: March 07, 2019, 06:27:00 AM »
The 500i is too big and heavy for my needs, the 462 it will be for me.
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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #163 on: March 07, 2019, 02:23:52 PM »
The 500i is 0.2kg heavier than the 462-unnoticeable you would think?
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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #164 on: March 07, 2019, 03:36:46 PM »
The 500i is credited to have the best power to weight ratio on the market.
It's 13.7 lbs PHO which is incredibly light for a 80 cc saw. Many of the latest 60cc saws share that weight bracket.
6.8 hp/13.7 lb.
0.5 hp/lb. (1.2kg/KW)
That's 1 hp for every 2 lbs.
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« Reply #165 on: March 07, 2019, 05:26:15 PM »
Im very happy with my 462's and to the point I tried falling with one of my 461's the other day and after about 5 trees I was switching back to the 462 arctic . I still cut on the landing with a 461 arctic and they are a great saw . Now in my thought and mind the 461 will out cut the 462 if in bigger hardwood , now I cut 2 hard maple Monday that were over 60 inches on the stump so the 462 will cut big hardwood you just got take your time abit more

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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #166 on: March 08, 2019, 08:10:04 AM »
The 500i is 0.2kg heavier than the 462-unnoticeable you would think?


That's true, but as my teaktrees get bigger in diam i need to upgrade the saws, go bigger and bigger. I started with the 260 and now us the 361, which i really like, so that is 0.8kg more. manageable because the 361 has a lot of power more. Now, in a 18" tree the 361 bogs down a little and in the next thinning i will upgrade to a 462 which is 0.4kg more, you see where i'm going with that!?
we work in the 27-35C (80-95F) range in steep slopes, with chainsawpants, measuring tape, hatchet and wedges adding more weight. every gram counts

and those are dry weights, fully tanked they are a lot heavier
 
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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #167 on: March 08, 2019, 03:04:48 PM »
Yesterday was the first day where I noticed that the StihlUSA website has updated their product line to include the 462, and they removed the 461.  There is also now a press release.  Still shows no availability on any west coast dealers that I checked, and obviously not in Alaska yet.  But hey, one step closer.....

I was hoping to do a side by side comparison to the 461 before they removed it, but no such luck.  I've heard several mentions of sticker shock, so it will be interesting to see the actual numbers.

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« Reply #168 on: March 08, 2019, 07:25:16 PM »
I was just at a Stihl dealer the other day, a 461 was $1069, which was $240 more than the comparable Huskys. I'm afraid of how much the 462 will be!
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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #169 on: March 08, 2019, 08:09:14 PM »
Bought mine last week for 1100 + tax

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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #170 on: March 09, 2019, 01:57:02 AM »
I see guys post around $1000 for the 462 in usa coin,

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« Reply #171 on: March 09, 2019, 07:00:51 AM »
Hi Guys, I bought mine a month ago it was $900 and change plus tax= around a $1000. The dealer had 4 of them,one of my guys went in there last week they said thats the only one they have sold. I was surprised

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« Reply #172 on: March 09, 2019, 08:13:37 AM »
So I got hosed again? I am getting a light weight bar with it, back ordered now. And keeping the one on it, both 24". Going to try it this am, have not run it yet.

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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #173 on: March 11, 2019, 05:25:28 PM »
Boy I wish I could find one of these! I've been following the saga since last year and now I actually need a bigger saw and don't know if I can wait any longer. Out here in WA, my local dealer had never heard of the saw, and had to look it up on the internet while we were chatting. His latest catalog still only has the 461, and he says we typically don't get things for 3-4 months after east coast gets them.

Pretty bummed. I'd prefer not to drop the money on a 461, as I actually like the mtronic and am excited about the weight.

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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #174 on: March 11, 2019, 05:30:51 PM »
Maybe take a short vacation. Find a place that sells the 462, and has something you want to see, then bring the saw back with you.

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« Reply #175 on: March 11, 2019, 05:37:46 PM »
Maybe take a short vacation. Find a place that sells the 462, and has something you want to see, then bring the saw back with you.
Love it! A little scared of having a service center that can't do much with the new saw though :)

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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #176 on: March 13, 2019, 04:53:12 PM »
Patience is a virtue, I guess they were waiting for dealers to get in for training sessions. Came in stock today, ordered one to pick up Friday! Having lived in the 30cc and 50cc world, I'm looking forward to giving this saw a try.

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« Reply #177 on: March 22, 2019, 06:22:31 AM »
 How often do you guys with 462s running them through the auto tune process ? I actually ran mine a couple days before I read the book a learned I was not doing it right.Once I did it by the book it made a big difference. I'm real happy with this saw  

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« Reply #178 on: March 22, 2019, 07:58:22 AM »
So I have to read the book?

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Re: MS462 CM in Canada!
« Reply #179 on: March 22, 2019, 10:50:22 AM »
How often do you guys with 462s running them through the auto tune process ? I actually ran mine a couple days before I read the book a learned I was not doing it right.Once I did it by the book it made a big difference. I'm real happy with this saw  

Will
Will,
I just picked up a 462 last week, what difference did it make? More power, smoother running, higher rpms??
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