HUSQVARNA 440 e-series
Best saw in this size/price class
I work for a large timberland company, but living on 1000 acres, I didn't own a chainsaw of my own. I received a 440-E as a gift last year. I used it a few times, and was satisfied. Recently I called upon this saw to cut up about 10 cords of wood, mostly 15-24 inch cutoffs on a log landing on my property. I found that when properly sharpened, filter cleaned, bar and clutch oiled, this saw outperformed what it was intended to do. It didn't bog down, extremely light and no vibrations to speak of. Because this is a "consumer" saw, I purchased a Dolmar 6600 to tackle the really big diameter stuff. The Dolmar worked fine, but the 440, when properly prepared, was just as good, and a lot lighter. I have since purchased a new 440 (the predecessor to the 440-E) as a second saw. The only complaint I have is one of the plastic piston cover snaps broke on the 440-E the first time I used it.
October 26, 2012
Nice little machine
I purchased this chainsaw mainly because of the Husqvarna brand. I have other Husqvarna equipment that has proven to be superior to their competitors (Echo, Stihl). This saw has proven to handle all of my tree maintenance needs around the house. Couldn't beat the price, either. Great value for a great tool!!
September 28, 2012
Good low power saw
The performance of this saw is in line with its power output. REALLY easy saw to start, and once warm runs like a champ. The saw is a bit cold blooded and tuned a bit rich from the factory. It may be me but the stock chain seems to dull quicker than others and requires more frequent sharpening thank other chains I have used. All around for the price point of the saw it is a good buy and seems like it will hold up for quite a while.
September 23, 2012
Don't waste your time and money.
I purchase this chainsaw about one year ago. It has only ran about a total of 2 hours in its life. I ran the chainsaw the first time about an hour. Then the next time I went to use it it would not run. So I took it back to the store I purchased it from they sent it off and told me it would cost 70 to fix my brand new saw that was under warranty. Said carb needed cleaned. I work on and rebuilt engines and carbs and just about anything. I used a brand new gas can with new oil never had anything in the gas. Also there is a filter in the gas tank. I paid the bill took it home bought new premium gas with no ethanol in it new oil run it for about 30 minutes ran ok. Never has had great power have been very disapointed with that. The next day went to use it again would not run. I said fine I will never never buy a HUSQVARNA again. It is sitting on my shop table just taking up space.
September 22, 2012
4403 chain saw
after burning up 2 Craftsman saws, I decided it was time to upgrade. Looked a Stihl but came back to Husqvarna for price and features. Used it to cut down a 15 inch 40 foot tall Pinetree for my father after trimming up some brush and thought I would run out of gas. Gas consumption is great. Starts great, chain cuts great however saw clutch would bog down every so often and smoke would came out of clutch area. I chalk it up to new saw.
September 22, 2012
New saw but excellent performance
Only had this saw for a short time .I am well satisfied .Starts easy runs well ,cut great .I recommend it for those who need a dependable saw .
September 4, 2012
Great chainsaw, once you figure out manual
After many other brands of chainsaws in my life, I finally
decided to try a Husqvarna. I opted for the 440e because I
figured it had a little more power with the 16-inch bar for
the small trees on the property. I read the manual several
times trying to figure out how to start it, how to operate it
and how to maintain it. I finally gave up and tried a few
things. Finally got it started by applying the choke,
hitting the prime bulb 6X and holding the trigger while pulling the cord. Once I got it running, it cut through the toughest wood like a knife through butter. Time will tell
about the durability. In the meantime, perhaps someone
at Husqvarna will take these reviews seriously and write a
manual that makes sense. I would do it, but they sure would
not recommend the steps I took to get it running.
September 3, 2012
It's easy to use and does a great job. It's fairly easy to clean - but it's designed so it doesn't get clogged with wood chips/dust. It's worked well taking down about a dozen trees and trimming others.
August 24, 2012