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Husqvarna 460 Rancher (24") 60.3cc Chain Saw

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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
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Grade
Prosumer Grade Chain Saw
Fuel
Gas Powered Saw
Power
3.6
Horse Power
Bar Length
24
Inches
3.6HP/60.3cc X-Torq® 2-Cycle Engine
Lower fuel consumption and reduced exhaust emission levels
Forged three-piece crankshaft for maximum durability

Smart Start® Recoil Starter
Designed so the machine starts quickly with minimum effort
Air purge removes air from carburetor for easier starting

Centrifugal Air Cleaning System
Removes larger dust & debris particles
Results in fewer air filter cleanings and improved engine life

24-Inch Cutting Bar
Side-mounted chain tensioner

Adjustable Oil Pump
Control oil flow to bar and chain depending on application

Inertia Activated Chain Brake
Reduces the likelihood of injury due to kickback

LowVib® Vibration Damping System
Reduces vibration levels to the operator, which lessens fatigue

Front Handle Ergonomics
Better grip and a 7-degree offset handle reduces fatigue


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Model
Model Number:966 04 83-34
UPC:024761035255
Manufacturer:Husqvarna
Made in USA:Yes
Power Head
Engine Power:3.6 HP/60.3 cc
Fuel Capacity:14.4 oz
Chain Oil Capacity:11.2 oz
Vibration Damping:Yes
Maximum RPM's:9000 RPM's
Idling RPM's:2700 RPM's
Sound Level:104 dB
Chain & Bar
Chain & Bar Included:Yes
Bar Length:24
Bar Oiler:Automatic
Tool-less Chain Tensioning:No
Kickback Nose:No
Chain Brake:Yes
Max Bar Length:24.0 Inches
Min Bar Length:13.0 Inches
Automatic Brake:Yes
Bar Sprocket:No
Overview
Weight:12.7 Lbs. (5.76 kilograms)
Consumer Warranty:2 Years
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Husqvarna 966 04 83-34 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Fast (5)
Exceeded Expectations (4)
Durable (3)
Price (3)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Cons
Heavy (2)
No Rebate (1)
Low Quality (1)
Expensive (1)
I Live At 6200 Ft Elevat... (1)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
22 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Trisha M.
Buxton, ND
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 6/9/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Saw!
Runs great. Shipping was super fast. I would recommend this saw!
Trisha Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Trisha's Experience With Chain Saws Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Website was easy to use. Fast and free shipping!"
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John R.
Lodi, CA
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 9/21/15
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Saw Chain
The chain did not last long before I had to get it sharpened. This saw is not for large jobs. Even though it is called a rancher it should be used for smaller jobs.,
John Does Not Recommend This Product
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Mark A.
Edinboro, PA
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 2/17/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Service And Speed
I've had the saw a few weeks and been in the woods 6 times with it. The saw fired up on the 5th pull the very first time I started it, and hasn't needed 2 pulls since. Very reliable and cuts 15" rounds as easily as 6" ones. It feels like the weight of the saw just drops it thru the wood.
Mark Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Mark's Experience With Chain Saws Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Late on a Thursday evening I decided to finally order a 460 Rancher. The website was easy to navigate and I was confident that I had hit all the right buttons, and I elected to have it shipped to my work. I received a confirmation in a few minutes that the order was in the system. Friday I checked back and saw a tracking number and shipping schedule for a Monday delivery. Monday morning the saw was delivered by FedEx. I already knew the product was great, I had just not dealt with Chain Saws Direct before. I was very good experience and have recommended them to 2 of my friends that are looking to buy new saws."
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Nick W.
Kendallville, IN
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 8/19/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Saw.
Starts in 3 pulls. Plenty of power.
Nick Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Harry A.
Chiloquin, OR
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 3/19/16
REVIEWED
APR.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husqvarna 460 Rancher (24") 60.3cc Chain Saw
My big Pine tree was totally saturated when the wind took it down along with power lines, one pole and my fence. My little saw with a 20" bar was burning it self up and had to keep sharpening it (3x total).

I bought the Husky and it cut that sucker like butter. Was expensive but I have a very large Willow to take down and I heat/cook w/wood in the winter.
Harry Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Harry's Experience With Chain Saws Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Just did!"
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John W.
Garland, TX
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 10/28/15
REVIEWED
APR.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husqvarna 460 Rancher (24") 60.3cc Chain Saw
shortly after buying this saw I went to my brothers house and help him cut down 7 trees. We cut trees for 2 days and ended up with over 3 cords of wood with no issues.

The saw worked flawlessly the entire time, it went thru every tree with no effort at all, and whatever cutting angle I used the saw just worked never stale never hesitated.

This is by far the best chainsaw I have ever used, I found it to be light and basically vibration free and caused no hand or arm fatigue. this saw... more
Pros: Fast, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
John Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Gary R.
Ahwahnee, CA
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 10/3/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Husky 460
plenty of power, will have to wait to determine reliabilty. my last husky saw last 13 years, parts are no longer made for it
Gary Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Gary's Experience With Chain Saws Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"ordered the saw and had it with 10 days of order. very happy"
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Susan K.
Newtown Square, PA
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 9/17/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Favorite Toy
Starts right up and goes through 36' trees like butter. Nice being able to get a straight cut through bigger logs no bar bending. I had this saw running for hours in the woods without a problem it made my day.
Susan Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Tommy S.
Interlochen, MI
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quite Brawny!!!
This saw is a brawny lad it is. I have 3 acres of Pines and hardwoods. I've been using an 18 inch Craftsman up until today. This Husky makes quick work of my to do list..... thanks Husqvarna!!!
Tommy Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Ronald P.
Elk Gove Village, IL
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 8/10/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Power When It's Needed
Felling 8 red pines up to 20" diameter, 1 oak at around 16 " diameter and 1 silver maple at around 16" diameter. this chain saw handled it all!

Nice smooth cutting and relatively easy starts. Exactly what I needed for the job at hand. With 20 more trees to go, I feel this machine will hold up to many years of service .
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, Price, Durable, Easy To Use
Ronald Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Ronald's Experience With Chain Saws Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"fabulous service. i was pleasantly surprised of how quickly my saw arrived at my door . my opinion...service unsurpassed."
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Samuel R.
Hamilton, TX
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 3/3/13
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
460 Dry Oak
Nothing but god to say. I am a Ranch owner in Hamilton Texas. I have many large dead Live Oaks. They have been dead for years and standing because they dull a blade before you get started. Late in the evening you can see sparks. The 460 Rancher was a different story. Two things going for it. First thing is the blade and Chain are big and wide enough to withstand the duty. Second thing is it has enough power to use low lugging RPM. This keeps the blade and chain cooler thus it stays sharp.... more
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