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Stihl MS 460 Chainsaw Review


With over 70 years of experience, STIHL remains one of the big names in the chain saw industry. Known for its reliable and high quality chainsaws, STIHL is the brand of choice for professionals who are looking for a power tool that can perform excellently under arduous cutting conditions, endure heavy use and also offer superb handling.

The STIHL MS 460 is one mean chainsaw that fits the above profile perfectly. Its high engine power and torque enable it to take on the severe loads that are synonymous to forestry work or tree servicing. So if you are a professional chainsaw operator in that industry, the MS 460 is just what you need.

Though the STIHL MS 460 is not exactly light at 6.6 kg, its 4.4 kW power output gives it a pretty high power-to-weight ratio of 1.5 kg/kW. This makes it perfect for trimming medium to high density forest or brush. It is suitable for harvesting fairly large timber as well, so even if you are not a professional user; the MS 460 is still a handy power tool to have around.

Like its other counterparts, the STIHL MS 460 is built with an anti-vibration system that allows operators to use it for many hours on end without getting tired.

The STIHL MS 460 may be a bit pricey, but you can be sure that you will be enjoying value for your money. However, do note that the range and specifications of this version may differ from country to country, so check with your local STIHL Approved Dealer for more details.

Stihl MS 460 Chainsaw Technical Specifications

Model MS460
Engine single-cylinder two-stroke
Capacity 76.5cc, 4.67cu.in
Bore 52mm, 2.05in
Stroke 40mm, 1.58in
Ignition Electronic (Breakerless) magneto
Spark Plug Bosch WSR 6 F or NGK BPMR 7 A
Electrode Gap 0.5mm, 0.02in
Carburetor All position diaphragm type with built-in fuel pump
Fuel Tank 0.8litre
Fuel mixture 50:1 with Stihl two-stroke air-cooled engine oil
Catalytic Converter No
Chain lubrication Automatic oil pump
Oil tank 0.325 litre
Weight
(dry, no bar, no chain)
6.6kg (14.6lb)