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Bottom line seems to be that none of the big brands is significantly better/worse than the others. They've all built some masterpieces and they've all built some turds.

Whatever brand you go for, buy on condition, buy a well respected model, buy a bit bigger than you think you need. Buy an older "pro" saw over a newer "homeowner/farm" saw.

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20 hours ago, topchippyles said:

Worked out there 2 years and they are hard to deal with and the women have a hell of a bush on them 😄

How wonderfull to have the opportunity to indulge in the fruits of the forest!

 

So, back on track the 460 is an very good saw, £400 a bit on the high side for 9 YO, unless it's been well cared for and in extremely good condition with some sort of guarantee, only you can decide.

 

One option (suggested earlier) is to use what you have and learn how to look after and maintain your saws, which in turn will return a long life span, I don't think anyones mentioned it yet, but running on Aspen will also help.

Then once you know what you really want make the plunge. I much prefer saws with lo tech like the 365x-Torq which I've run for nearly 10 years as a first class firewood saw. the Echo 620 is also a fine saw too.

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54 minutes ago, gary112 said:

Try and find a good Husky 254xp, one of the best saws made,imo,i still got one,brilliant saws

I have one - only issue is it has a bar oil leak. runs perfectly though, great old saw. I think mine is the xpg / heated handles version. Open to offers!

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3 hours ago, gary112 said:

Try and find a good Husky 254xp, one of the best saws made,imo,i still got one,brilliant saws

ditto 346xp

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