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Author Topic: Looking at the Husqvarna 460  (Read 823 times)

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Offline Skeans1

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Re: Looking at the Husqvarna 460
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2021, 11:29:19 PM »
Steve; you do crack me up with these pop-up ads for Echo but no other participation in the overall discussion.   :laugh:

A 460 really isn't built for milling. Not just the 60cc engine size, but the small mount bar is hardly an asset. But I even get people looking to mill with the smaller homeowner saws. They ask for .325 ripping chain. Couple weeks ago a guy asked for a loop of rip chain for his 440. I'm thinking he must own a Stihl 440, but no, it's the little 41cc Husky that isn't much more than a yard saw IMO. I think the 70cc class is the absolute minimum, and thst's just for playing. If you really want to do some volume and maybe build something, then you need a 90+ cc saw.

I like to ask, "What do you want to build?" And they typically have no idea. They just want to mill some wood because they saw it on youtube.
I think the only Echo that might be worth a dang for a good hot supper is the 1201 but probably a bit more then most guys on here would want.

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Re: Looking at the Husqvarna 460
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2021, 03:28:28 AM »
The Harbor Freight bandsaw mill is more like $2K.     

Currently thinking of building similar but better track etc but using one of the 4 stroke engines I have to power a bar and chain.   It has been done. 

Should be less unpleasant then using a traditional chainsaw mill.    If I like it and find I can get enough trees I can convert it to a bandsaw mill.

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Re: Looking at the Husqvarna 460
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2021, 03:56:32 AM »
I have a side recommendation for you on your milling to make it easier & faster for you: secure the far end of the log so that when you mill it, the log will end up with the grain as close to parallel for a quicker noodling effect as opposed to the milling effect. Same outcome but faster and easier on both you and machine. The longer the log, the less easy it is to make sure that itís going to happen. Just the tip of the day.  ;)
Trying harder everyday.

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Re: Looking at the Husqvarna 460
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2021, 06:04:20 PM »
The Husky 395 XP  was out of stock in the places I checked.
Several sites claimed their price could not be listed because it was too low.
Suggestions on where to buy it and what what would be a good price?

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