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Offline LaneC

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Repair 460 or money towards a new one?
« on: November 29, 2017, 09:35:16 PM »
   Hello all. I have been a member a good while now, but haven't been to this category yet. I let my neighbor borrow my Stihl 460 a few months ago and he brought it back and said after cutting a good size pine down, he could not get it to crank. I brought it to the shop and today they said  that the cylinder was busted. $300.00 to repair it. If yall had it to do, would you get it repaired or put that 3 hundred towards a new one? Just looking for opinions. Thanks for any replies.
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Re: Repair 460 or money towards a new one?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 11:34:37 PM »
Stihl has moved to the MS 461 - ~ $1000. Yawzer! I'd get it repaired. Lotsa options on that saw - OEM vs aftermarket. Can go from 52mm bore to 54mm.
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Re: Repair 460 or money towards a new one?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 12:16:37 PM »
 Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Repair 460 or money towards a new one?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 12:17:30 PM »
 If the saw is in overall good condition I woulda go ahead and get it fixed. Or if you're confident in doing the job your self, you can tear it down and fix it yourself and possibly save close ta half the cost providing it's just the top end that needs replaced and you use reputable aftermarket parts.
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Re: Repair 460 or money towards a new one?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 08:38:33 PM »
  Ok, thanks a bunch for the replies.
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Re: Repair 460 or money towards a new one?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 09:40:01 PM »
amazon has good prices on their aftermarket parts for your saw

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Re: Repair 460 or money towards a new one?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 06:48:04 PM »
Definitely fix it.  Don't use aftermarket garbage; there is some decent AM, but most is not.  If it were mine, I'd fix it with OEM and be good to go!

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Re: Repair 460 or money towards a new one?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 02:07:15 PM »
Spending 300 to fix a real good saw is a much better investment than spending a $1000 on a new saw that is only a replica of what it once was. DO use OEM parts!
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