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Ported 400 vs Ported 440/460 vs Ported 462

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  1. mrsmith66

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    Depends on what your cutting needs are,
    and the porting will also be a big factor,
    not all porters get the same results, because
    not all people have the same requirements.

    Give me the 400 or the 462, weight being the deciding
    factor for me, followed by power.
     
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    I'll go for the 462, a great saw and probably awesome when ported. Good filtration, good av system...
    But if you want more torque and raw power, then I'll pick a ported 460. More vibration, no air injection, but definitely stronger.
     
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    Depends on what the goal is.

    I’ve never run a 400, so I can’t comment.

    A good 044/046 hybrid will put the hurting on a 462, both being ported. But that’s with racing through a log in a speed test or on a Dyno. In real life cutting I tend to grab my 462 because it’s always in tune and always starts. The 462 also uses less fuel, so less stopping to fill it. The AV doesn’t matter to me when I am bucking, guess I am just not so sensitive to it.
     
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    I have a non-mtronic ported 462 & a ported 440/460, both by the same builder. I prefer my 440/460 felling & bucking larger stuff, it has more power & torque. Basically my 462 wears a 20” bar & my 440/460 wears a 25” most of the time, sometimes I put a 28” on it.

    The av is better on the 462, I really don’t notice much difference in fuel consumption. The air filter setup is different on both but I haven’t had any issue with either.

    I gots no experience with the 400.

    If I had to choose between the 2 I have the 462 would be looking for a new home.
     
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    The newer 462s have more snort than the earlier ones, it's measurable, they pull a 28" bar much better.

    400s run good, but still have a baby oiler and an AV system that isn't designed to carry a long bar for people who are actually gonna work the saw daily. It's a 20" bar saw, if you have a built in vagitometer you may notice the weight difference between a 462 and 400, I don't know where you personally stand with that.

    In stock or ported form I'd take the 462, especially with the updates the 462 has had.
     
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    Use and user play a large part in giving a recommendation, generally speaking a Pro user is going to want a brand new saw and the used saws trickle down to the weekend firewood cutter etc., there is of course always the exceptions that quite the reverse plays out.
     
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    All my experience is with a 460. Been a good saw for 17 years now and even better after I had it ported
     
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    This ^^^^
     
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    How often are you gonna use it ?

    Are you gonna make comparison videos on YouTube ?
     
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    Hello. A canadian Farmboy hybrid 044/440 is an excellent saw. Well worth the money.
     
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    Agree 100% except if you have white finger. Then I’d pick a ported 7900:p
     
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    LOL, "built in vagitometer". How many different words do you have for the same thing? A plethera for sure...
     
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    V8_chainsaw.png A 427 any day... LOL
     
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    I have 2 ported 462s and 2 ported Hybrids. The 462s are generally my "go to" saws, unless the wood is large and hard, then I pick up a Hybrid with a 28" light bar.

    The 462s are lighter, smoother, don't need a little screwdriver, have incredible throttle response and don't need to clean the air filter every time you use them.

    If you are liming or bucking up to about 20" you will go with the 462, after that, they hybrid.

    Also really like my ported 460, but it is heavier.
     
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    Isn't it nice to have choices!!!
     
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    One: 462
    two: 261m, 500i
    three: 261, 462, 661
    550xp, yes
    meh
    reality tends to help shape more things than not.
    Close, left out other good possibility's such as the 572xp for example...
     
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