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  1. ElevatorGuy

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    I thought they quit making the 461? I stopped by my dealer today to see if my 462 was in and they had two 461s on the shelf. The one has been there 2 years but the other was built in September. EC799157-C6E6-4D3B-95D1-9EDC3B699A3F.jpeg
     
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    Western Pa. dealer just got a couple in. Still no 500i's yet though.
     
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    I haven’t seen one in person either.
     
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    The 500I is
    Real close to the 462 in weight, feel and AV system.

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    I bought one new in October - they are still out there
     
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    MS500i - $700 = MS461. You have to wonder... I could buy a really nice chainsaw for $700. That would give me a pair of good saws for the price of one 500i. Am I missing something?
     
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    I had just got my 500 Monday. I haven't seen the 462 yet in person but they did have a 461 on the shelf which I'm like 90% sure was a "new" addition to the shop. Maybe they are just finishing out their part stock of the 461?

    The 461 was what was comparing to the 500. The 500 was slimmer in appearance and feel compared to the 461. I'm still hanging back before I give a definite opinion on it. But if it holds together I think I'm going to enjoy it, it's got a great amount of power for a saw that weighs less than a 372xp. It was hungry pulling a 36" bar in my firewood pile. Starting this Thursday I'll be putting it to work to get a better idea.
     
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    The way to tell if it is a parts saw is the case will not have a serial number
     
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    Like I said I haven’t seen a 500 but they’re not $700 more. $1350 for a 500 or $1059 for a 461. If the 461 was significantly cheaper I’d consider it.
     
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    I didn't mean the dealer I meant the stihl factory. As in maybe they never hit their original production quota before the 462 came out.
     
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    My error. I didn't realize the 461 was that expensive these days. I must have been thinking about the MS460. Also, I thought the 500i was higher than that. A local logger said he dropped $1500 on his 500i before he got out of the store. Does he own an MS661? Yes, three, and all are m-tronic and still run well.

    The MS441c-m is now listed at over $1,000. I have to wonder if Deere might be benefiting from Stihl marketing. Deere stock has doubled in a year and tripled in three.
     
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    I paid around 1,400 with taxes included on mine. I wanted a R but there was no ship date so I bit the bullet.

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    I paid 1350 for my 500 with 32" stihl light bar and chain. I was wondering about the 700 dollar 461.
     
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    Where you think your getting a new ms461 for 700$? 1050$ for new 461 that they do still make, 1150 for an ms462 and about 1300 for a 500i
     
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    Please see post #12. I already apologized. Around here there is no less than a 2-month wait for a 500i. There are that many of them back ordered. Dealers cannot even promise a delivery date.
     
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    Yeah i see that now that I finished reading, got ahead of myself
     
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    I’ve been told by a few people that we’ll see the MS 461 for a while yet, I don’t know why-possibly the concrete/ductile iron saw. Either way, it’s a plus, it’s Stihl’s best all-rounder yet.
     
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    Agreed. That is why I still own an 046 Mag and it explains why the guy who borrowed that saw from me two years ago never returned it to the owner --> me.
     
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    +1 you got that right
     
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