Every time I work with the chainsaw, I’m reminded of the nameless loggers from old photographs.
They’re standing in front of the massive tree they cut down with axes in their hands and long whipsaws for two men.
Did they have to work all day? Could they have been able to cut through a massive tree before heading off for lunch? Imagine if they could appreciate the tools we have today! The gas-powered saws that can reach that are up to 7 feet long perform the tasks it took all of a crew to complete in the past.
Of course, many people aren’t loggers and don’t have a requirement for massive saws. However, their smaller counterparts are extremely helpful for those who have a small amount of wooded land to keep.
There’s a bit of it at my home in the hills of Georgia. It’s likely that I won’t appear on Ax Men or fell a tree that is three times my size in diameter However, it doesn’t mean that I do not have plenty of sawing to complete.
Today, I’m using this Husqvarna 456 Rancher Chainsaw to aid me in my efforts.
Husqvarna needs no introduction. Its extensive tool collection is widely used and generally good.
They’ve been creating tools in one way or another for centuries. This is right – Husqvarna has been in business for many centuries.
According to Daniel Elms explained in his review of the K 760 Power Cutter, “the company produced guns in the early 1600s as well as sewing equipment in the 1800s, bicycles by the beginning of the 20th century, before changing its attention to lawn mowing and demolisher robots. Husqvarna has produced more diverse items than many.” The company is a little bit older and has expertise!
Husqvarna 460 Rancher Review
There are smaller chainsaws, with similar or identical performance, but they will not have the similar Husky features which make these chainsaws an absolute pleasure.
There’s no way to match the specifications and features of the 460 even if you’re considering buying a Stihl chainsaw.
It is possible to find a similar saw with a similar price within their range.
Personally, I’m a Husqvarna person, but I’ll always prefer Husqvarna over the Stihl chainsaw alternatives!
These are my thoughts on the pros and pros and Husqvarna 460 that I have seen them.
Husqvarna 460 Pros:
- Great features
- Decent specs
- Durable chainsaw
- Works hard
- Takes a long bar
- Plenty of power
- Suitable for many tasks
Husqvarna 460 Cons:
- Lacks power with 24″ bar
- Could have a better power-to-weight ratio
HUSQVARNA 460 RANCHER OVERVIEW
There’s plenty to appreciate about this chainsaw. It’s first of all, you can be sure that it’s genuine since it’s manufactured by Husqvarna.
If that’s not enough for you, perhaps you should consider the 60.3cc X-Torq engine that can inspire you with its incredible power performance which is the ability to handle big or small jobs.
It’s efficient and smart and fuel-efficient, which emits less carbon dioxide than competitors and can meet even the strictest environmental requirements.
If you purchase the Husqvarna rancher 460, you’ll have difficulty getting it back. It was designed to provide ergonomic handling, which makes it more comfortable and easy to hold using a comfortable grip. The side-mounted chain tensioner allows you to have more ease of access to tension.
HUSQVARNA 460 RANCHER FEATURES
Husqvarna provides chainsaw models to chop down an entire forest! In fact, there are 27 different combinations that can be made with Husqy saws. Luckily, the company released this helpful reference guide for applications:
The categories of saws from Husqvarna are displayed horizontally to the left, and the application areas across the top.
The Husqvarna The 460 Rancher Chainsaw is higher than an entry-level homeowner’s saw, but it’s not an expert-grade saw.
It’s difficult to define what is a semi-pro chainsaw however, it’s not something we have to think about it for this review! However, the farm and the Ranch, Owner/Rancher categories are precisely what I’m looking for.
HUSQVARNA 460 RANCHER CHAINSAW SPECIFICATIONS
- Cylinder displacement: 3.68 cubic inches
- Power output: 3.62 hp
- Maximum power speed: 9000 rpm
- Fuel tank volume: 0.9 US pint
- Fuel consumption: 437 g/kWh
- Idling speed: 2700 rpm
- Spark plug: Champion RCJ7Y, NGK BPMR7A
- Electrode gap: 0.02 inches
- Torque, max.: 3.4 Nm
- Recommended bar length, max: 24 inches
- Recommended bar length, min: 13 inches
- Pitch: 3/8″
- The speed at max power: 65.62 ft/s
- The speed at 133% of maximum engine power speed: 87.27 ft/s
- Weight (excl. cutting equipment): 12.79 pounds
- Oil tank volume: 0.7 US pint
- Oil pump type: Automatic
- Pump capacity Max: 17 ml/min
- Pump capacity Min: 6 ml/min
- Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front handle: 3.8 m/s²
- Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) rear handle: 6.9 m/s²
- Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA): 114 dB(A), measured at 112 dB(A)
- Sound pressure level at operators ear: 104 dB(A)
- Price: $515
Husqvarna 460 Rancher Problems
- 460 rancher will not start
- The engine starts but stops after a few minutes
- The carburetor has a problem with the idle circuit
- The starter won’t work
- the power head is not turning
- The chain keeps coming off
Husqvarna 460 Rancher Weight
Husqvarna 460 rancher weight is 12.79 Pounds
Overall, the Husqvarna Rancher 460 is an excellent saw. If cutting 3′ thick logs is part of your regular routine, the Rancher isn’t the best choice and, in the case of our tests, equipped with an 18″ chain and bar that’s sure to leave you feeling proud when lightning strikes that huge oak tree in your backyard.
You can take it to the limit with a 24-inch bar and the oak tree’s bigger brother will not be able to stand either.
It’s not surprising that 3.6 horsepower is a quick use of fuel and limbs, so be sure to have plenty of 50:1 as well as b/c oil in your arsenal.
You should expect a good weight-to-power ratio for an enlightened view of the Rancher’s abilities. 14 pounds aren’t something you can ignore for more than an hour however, you’ll be amazed at how this weight balance can help prevent kickback.
The 460 Rancher will help keep your pile of wood high and your property neat.