Husqvarna 460 Gas Chainsaw Review

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In Brief: Husqvarna 460 Chainsaw Review

The Husqvarna 460 is an all-around chainsaw that sports a powerful 3.7-HP engine. This gas tool does quick work out of shaping hedges and cutting logs to size. Equipped with several smart features, the 460 is a safe, reliable chainsaw that can handle nearly all of your lumber-cutting needs.

Founded in 1689, Husqvarna is a famous brand that specializes in lawn care and power tools. Over the centuries, the Swedish company settled into becoming the outdoor power tools company we know today.

We’re excited to talk about the Husqvarna 460—a versatile chainsaw designed to tackle most wood-cutting tasks.

With a beefy motor, swappable bars, and several unique features, this chainsaw is as impressive in performance as it is easy to use.

Key Specifications of Husqvarna 460

Husqvarna 18 Inch 460 Rancher Gas Chainsaw

It’s important to note that the 460 is a gas-powered chainsaw that allows you to work freely without being tied down by power cords.

It sports a 3.7-HP engine with a 60.3-cc displacement that works for up to 10 minutes with each tankful of ethanol-free fuel.

Compatible with various bar lengths, the 460 offers a ton of versatility.

For general-purpose usage, a 20-inch bar with 0.05-inch gauge links is ideal for cutting and trimming, but you certainly have the option to go longer/wider or shorter/thinner.

What’s impressive about the 460 is how easy it makes sawing through thick logs. The engine moves the chain at speeds of up to 65.6 feet per second to produce cleaner cuts in less time.

If you would like to observe the Husqvarna 460 in action, check out the promotional video here:

 

You can refer to our brief table of key specifications of the 460 below:

ParametersDetails
Powered Source
Gas
Power (cc)
60.3
Runtime (minutes)
N/A
Bar Length (inches)
13 to 24
RPM
2,700 to 9,000
Weight (lbs.)
12.5
Noise (dB)
112
Warranty (months)
24
Horsepower3.7
Oil Pump Capacity (pints)
0.68
Chain Speed (feet/second)
Up to 65.6

Unique Features

Ths 460 is unique in how well it performs and how easy it is to use. Below, you can find three Husqvarna-made systems found in the 460.

X-Torq Engine

The 460 comes equipped with an X-Torq engine to increase fuel efficiency while reducing emissions.

The 3.62-HP engine provides enough power for the most amateur of lumberjacks to saw through thick pieces of wood with less effort.

Smart Start

The most significant problem people have with chainsaws is starting it up.

Thankfully, Smart Start Technology—a combination of choke/stop controls, air purging, and a compression release button—makes it easier to get the engine up and running in just a few short pulls of the recoil cord.

Low Vib

Another neat feature is the built-in Low Vib system.

By unscrewing the top cover, you’ll gain access to not only the washable air filter and spark plug but also a spring that keeps vibrations from the chain and motor at a minimum. You will find another spring by removing the bottom cover.

 

Performance, Design, and Safety

In this section, we’ll go over how the 460 performs, how well it was designed, and essential safety features.

Performance

The 460 is capable of doing nearly any cutting task you would expect from a chainsaw, from trimming unruly hedges to prepping lumber and firewood out of moist greenwood.

With enough fuel, lubricant, and elbow grease, even demanding tasks such as felling dozens of trees a day is possible with this unique machine.

Design

From the outside, the 460 doesn’t appear to be any different from most all-around chainsaws on the market.

However, the real magic is found within the unit. Best of all, it weighs a mere 12.5 pounds, which shouldn’t weight down most users while at work.

Safety

Husqvarna didn’t cut corners in the safety department either.

It uses a palm-operated button for easy on and off, comes with bumping spikes to prevent kickback or sudden recoils, and has a chain brake lever that stops the chain from spinning almost immediately.

 

Ease of Maintenance, Repairs & Warranty

Here, we’ll discuss how easy it is to maintain the tool and warranty coverage.

Ease of Maintenance

The components of the 460 that require regular checkups are the chain link, oil pump, brake line, and air filter. Most symptoms of wear and tear are easy fixes.

For instance, tensioning a slack chain is a simple matter of loosening the bar nuts with a combination spanner, stretching the chain while lifting the bar until the chain no longer sags, and tightening the bar nuts.

Everything regarding maintenance can be found on the 460’s product page.

Warranty

Husqvarna offers a two-year warranty for the 460 beginning on the date of delivery. The warranty covers the cost of diagnosing, repairing, and replacing defective parts where damage was not a result of modifying or mishandling.

If you have concerns about the warranty or your rights as an owner, feel free to contact an authorized seller near you, call Husqvarna at 1-800-487-5951, or visit the company website (https://www.husqvarna.com/us/).

Price of Husqvarna 460

Comparing the Husqvarna 460 to other models within the same size category, we found that this is one of the more budget-friendly options. This comparison includes models from within the Husqvarna chainsaw family.

Plus, considering that its all-around usefulness, it’s pretty safe to say that finding another model this versatile at this price range is a challenge in and of itself.

 

Who Should Buy Husqvarna 460?

The 460 is targeted to homeowners and DIY-ers who get a thrill out of prepping lumber for firewood or woodworking.

The fact that the bar can be swapped out for ones of shorter or longer lengths means better cutting performance for trimming bushes, felling trees, and anything in between.

Those with big yards would benefit more from this tool as it offers plenty of cutting time per tankful of fuel while also being incredibly portable. First-time chainsaw owners would get a kick out of using the 460.

Why We Like It

The 460 is a nearly flawless chainsaw in every way. The powerful 3.7-HP motor drives the bar and chain to cut through foot-long tree trunks like a knife through warm butter.

It’s a tad bit pricey (Huskies are in general), but it’s also the best of its price class.

 

About Sharon Martin

Sharon is a woman of many talents. She loves to work on power tools and provides handyman services. Sharon has expertise with both woodwork and metalwork, so she's always prepared for any job! When not working, Sharon can be found listening to country music or spending time with her cats.

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