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MS460 Magnum for $450.00......Should I?

Post in 'The Gear' started by ScotO, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. ScotO

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    ......if I do, I'll have to sell one from the stable. Probably will be the Husqvarna 372XP. Not that I don't like that saw, but if I get that 460 I really don't know that I'll need it.

    The 460 looks pretty decent (it is used, but in good condition), compression is around 150lbs, it needs the throttle lock repaired which is an easy fix.....oh and it'll get a muffler mod too...

    Might be able to tweak the price a little bit, but I think that would be a fair price as is.....

    Thoughts? Discuss........

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  2. Researcher1

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    $400 sounds a lot better for a saw that needs a little work. I deals are out there but they are far and few between so that is a pretty good price. I scored one right before xmas for $375 that runs well although I don't have much time running it yet to fully put it through the paces.
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  3. ScotO

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    I agree, that's just what the guy is asking for it. I've rebuilt MANY saws, most from the ground-up. So the basic stuff this thing needs is a cakewalk. As a preventive measure I'd kit the carb, put a new air filter, fuel filter, and plug in it, and change the fuel lines to Tygon.....then give it a good tune. Just wanted someone to 'push me over the edge' to buy it. I still would like to hold out for the 660 magnum. But if I sell the 372XP I have (which is a champ of a saw), I'd probably buy this one.
  4. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Personally I'd pass on that,save up for the 090 instead. ::-)
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  5. ScotO

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    Well, now that you mention THAT.....
    someday, Jon.......when SHE ain't looking!!
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  6. Thistle

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    Do you have a big doghouse or garage & is either one heated?;)
  7. ScotO

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    I gots me a big ol' smokedragon in the workshop.........might have to knock the cobwebs out of that thing seeins how I haven't fired it one single time this season! ;)
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  8. MasterMech

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    Do it. They sell for $350-400 with fried top ends, powerhead only. Fix it, run it, decide with one goes, the 372XP or the MS460. Running in decent cosmetic shape, the 460 will fetch $550+.

    Run, don't walk. ;)
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  9. Shmudda

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    Good price, but I'd pick up a 9mm Sig instead! One can never have to many these days........

    Craig
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  10. ditchrider

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    sounds like sage advice from stihlhead jr!
  11. DexterDay

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    Here is your PUSH!!!

    I am bidding on one now. It's at $275 with Full Wrap.

    See what he can do to the bottom line?? The 460 is a mean machine. More than I need most times.... Now that I have Three 036's ;)

    With that said, my next saw (unless I win the auction for the 038 Mag or 460) will be a 372XP. Before they go to the wayside
  12. amateur cutter

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    Yea uh hey Scotty, I may want in on that 372 if you decide to sell it.==c A C BTW 400.00 tops on the 460 I'd say.
  13. nate379

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    Throw it on eBay, they go for $600-700 used. I bought mine off there this summer. Came with a 34" I think bar and some chains too though. Made the 18" one I use look like a toy.

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  14. BrianK

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    Let me know if the 372XP is leaving the stable, Scotty.
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  15. MasterMech

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    Who you callin' Jr? :mad: ;)
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  16. StihlHead

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    People want $1,200 for those here...

    As for the 372xp, which one do you have? As for the 460, that is about its money, I paid $500 for the one that I had. I sold my 460 in favor of my modified 044. The 460 has WAY more vibration than the 440 (like 50% more on one side), and the 440 has more vibration than any of the 372xp's. The 440 with a CDN 460 DP muffler has about the same power as a stock 460.
  17. HittinSteel

    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

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    I wouldn't......but then again, I may be biased :p
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  18. Boog

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    Or a 40 cal Glock, got what had to be the last one in NE Ohio the other day! Called all over creation till I found one!
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  19. Boog

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    When I cut with my used 460 for the first time, I could not believe the vibration difference between it and my 440. I immediately was checking it all over for a broken/worn AV mount, but everything was fine. I fixed it a little though. I removed the handle and cut some pieces of high tech foam from an "athletic shoe insert" that very neatly fit under the handle mount positions. Screwed the handle back on with some rubber washers under the screw heads too. Definitly noticed an improvement, but still more vibs than the 440.
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  20. HittinSteel

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    Heck Boog, I have one I would have traded....it's the little 27 though aka, the hand cannon hahahaha
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    is that your signature or the local powershop inventory?..;hm
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    jr!
    ;)
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    I'd pass, but I'm super plazy
  23. ScotO

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    I'm gonna lowball an offer and see what he says. I'm not going to overpay for it, I may even offer him a trade for some stuff. He's a guy who gets my 'junk' wood has and uses it in his OWB. He's a good guy, he bought the saw used and I've given him some good deals on firewood over the years. I think he's getting rid of it in favor of a used 441, so its probably due to the vibe issue. We'll see how it goes.

    If he's firm on price, I'll probably hold out for the 660, or maybe put that money towards something else.......
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    I got a 4th generation 23.........:cool:
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  25. StihlHead

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    Be careful talking about guns, ammo and chainsaws with Boog. Next thing you know, he will have all your saws, and you will have a pile of ammo. The problem with a pile of ammo is that it is like a pile of firewood. Not saying that is a bad thing, but you can burn though it pretty fast.
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