how does a stock 395xp compare to a ported ms460?


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Oct 16, 2013
I am thinking about getting a new 395xp after we close on our new house and I have a ms460 that was ported by brad snelling. My main question is how do the two compare in power with up to a 28" bar. I really just want a 95cc saw.. I would more than likely get it ported later on.
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Staff member
Jan 8, 2012
Upstate NY - Southern Tier
I'd guess that a ported 460 would keep up with or beat a 395 in cutting speed with a 28" bar on it in 28" wood. It's a pretty solid guess, but still only a guess really.

Ain't nothing wrong in buying a nice 395 with xtra pee. Ain't nothing wrong with porting one either.

If yer question was will yer ported 460 be able to cut 28" wood with a 28" bar I'd say that it won't have to cut it - it'll laugh at it. ;)

But don't stop there - get yoself a nice 395'r wit xtra pee and have dat pig worked over a l'il bit! Might as well keep spreadin' the love! :rock2:
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Walkin' Boss
Jan 13, 2012
If you're only cutting up to 28" wood, then I'd strongly suggest you get a 390XP instead of the 395XP. The 395XP really shines over the smaller saws when getting into the bigger wood. There's at least a couple pounds difference between the two saws, and the 390XP will still run the ✖✖✖✖ out of a 28" bar. Get that sucker ported (which you could almost pay for with the difference between the price difference 390 and 395).

Also look at the Jonsered 2188. That's a 390XP in better lookin' clothing. We have a Jonsered dealer on this board that'll sell you a new, ported 2188 for less than the list price for a stock 395XP. Another well known/respected modder here could probably cut you a similar deal. Gotta talk to folks to see what they can do for you. Something to consider....

Between the ported 460 and a stock 395XP...................well that depends on the size of the wood yer cutting. Those are two VERY different saws, intended to handle different cutting jobs. In smaller wood the 460 will hand it to the bigger stock saws. Once the wood starts getting to 28" and beyond, the 395XP will gain ground. It also will gain some chain speed if you run an 8 pin rim.

A bone stock 390XP/2188 is somewhat underwhelming in a 'race'...........but they wake up quite a bit with just a muffler mod. Get them ported by one of the guys who knows what he's doing, and they really wake up. A ported 395XP is a monster as well. Ported, it'll gain some serious muscle.................but will still be a big heavy saw. You really need to decide what you're going to be doing with the saw....
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How the heck did this take so long?
Jan 10, 2012
A ported 460 will be as fast as a stock 395 with a 28" bar for the most part.
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