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RossK

ms441 or 461?

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Hello I am new to this forum and have been on the chainsaw bit for a couple of days because my ms261 is cooked.I am trying to work out what would best suit me next as a main saw, in that thread I already explained I am not a tree surgeon, more a smallholder with 10 hectors of forest. I have used chainsaws quite a lot.

 

I am at the point of thinking the ms441 or ms461 is where i'll put my money.

But a thought crossed my mind. it was a question between the too saw blade

lengths, ie people are saying run a 20inch blade on 441 but a 461 can take the 25inch. I sundenly thought of the gate posts I just put up 20cm by 20cmm 2.5mt long ( I used a chestnut that had fallen in the field in a storm) and thought that Alaskan saw mill set up would have been really usefull.

well I can think of 10 jobs exactly the same strait off tomorrow.

 

So as I know nothing about Alaskan sawmills, please excuse me if I ask daft questions.

 

Can you run a mill on a 441 or a 461 and which is more suited. Would it burn a saw like this out? it would be my main saw, and I really need it working and with a good longevity.

 

RossK

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461 will be more versatile for felling and milling imo. Get one before stihl have them all fitted with that junk Electronic carb!

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The lo pro set ups now are really pretty superb for milling. They will allow you at least another 6" over and above what is said to be the max length bar.

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461, every time. Bar & Chain, no blades.

Agreed, I'm surprised you got away with that.

 

I love my 441, it's a great saw.

 

That said when it dies I can't think of a good reason to choose a 441 over the 461.

 

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I used to use a 660 with 25" bar as my all round saw.

Changed last year to a 461 same size bar, won't go back. Great saw and ideal for side milling.

Bought 2 last year, not out of choice first won got nicked along with all my other chainsaws & gear but managed to get the newer one before they naffed it up the electronic carb!

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