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  1. rocco490

    rocco490 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I am wondering the weight of the stihl 044/440 bare powerhead. Anyone actually weighed one put one up on the scale???
    My thoughts are this probably is the lightest 70cc saw and may be near the weight of some of the 60cc class saws.

    update: so far it seems there around 14 lbs which is definetly heavier than the top 60cc class saws by a good bit. still its a light saw for the power once ported......
     
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  2. exSW

    exSW Going,going..Gone

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    I think it may surprise you how much they weigh. They just handle nice with a twenty inch bar.
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    14 lbs give or take a few ounces either way.
     
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    Cut4fun Redneck Chainsaw Repair

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    Older 10mm or a newer one? ;)
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    You have pictures saved of those somewhere I'm sure
     
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    Cut4fun Redneck Chainsaw Repair

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    You bet. :p

    Dont know if it was a 10 or not but a 044 and 440 etc.
     
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    old guy Love me some Husqvarna

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    I took a 440 magnum with a 20" bar on trade last year, and while I no longer cut very much I would no longer even consider picking up my 360 or 361, the balance & power of the 440 makes the weight difference unoticable.
     
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    junkman Crush it

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    Agreed. 044 just feels right. I have a 20 on mine as well (would like to try an 18 just because).
     
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    The weight changed a bit over the years, but some are a tad under 14 lbs, which is more than most 60 cc saws, but very light for a 70 cc saw. Performance with "do it yourself mods" (no porting) can be very good.

    I like them with the 20" E bars (a good deal lighter than the ES bar), and have a 28" ES light on one with 661 R spikes. Makes for an excellent light weight felling saw.

    The 460s are only about 3/4 lb heavier (a full pound fueled), but feel a lot heavier, especially if you have to limb with one. Ported 460s have more torque, and I like them for bucking.
     
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    Im gonna guess 14.6 or 14.7. I have never put any saw on a scale. 5 days a week I carry two 8'' cinder blocks in each hand gripped together by the sidewalls, or 4 cap blocks on the shoulder and a 5th in the right hand, multiple times while setting barns, so all saws feel light. depending on the density of the concrete, blocks weigh 37lbs a piece give or take. ya just get used to it.
     
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    maulhead Here For The Long Haul!

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    Here is a few of my 044's and one ms440 on my scale.

    All are drained of gas & oil, no bar & chain, just PHO weight.


    10mm 044, 1/2 wrap handle saw,

    13.50

    DSCN5932.JPG


    10mm 044, 3/4 wrap handle saw, with west coast clutch cover, and dual felling spikes.

    14.55

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    12mm 044, 1/2 wrap handle saw, with heated handles,

    13.85


    DSCN5939.JPG



    ms440, 1/2 wrap handle saw,

    14.20

    DSCN5940.JPG
     
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    maulhead Here For The Long Haul!

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    One more,

    ms441 c-m, 1/2 wrap handle saw,

    15.45


    DSCN5942.JPG


    #chubby
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Love the hashtag chubby lol
     
  16. rocco490

    rocco490 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Whats a 461 weigh in comparison?
     
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    sawmikaze Here For The Long Haul!

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    Thank you steve.
     
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    weight in modern saws is a non issue.
     
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    rocco490 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Given the choice I would rather not work harder carrying a heavy saw around if I don't need to. I appreciate light nice handling saws that's why I don't own only a 3120.
     
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    sawmikaze Here For The Long Haul!

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    Not in the least..the only guys i could cut some slack are the ones workin some ugly terrain all day long that have a little age on them..its not even remotely an issue for a weekend warrior.
     
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