HUSQVARNA 440 e-series
throttle trigger front pin (?)
I have a concern about the chromed pin that holds the throttle trigger. It seems to want to work out while I'm working with the saw and I keep catching myself pushing it in place. Does this Pin have a bend in it to keep it from sliding out all the way or do I have to be careful that it doesn't slide? If this is a problem then I'll have to lower my current review.
April 20, 2012
great for limbing
Bought this saw so that I would have a light, maneuverable, reasonably powerful saw for light to medium work. Limbing downed trees, and clearing areas from around trees that will be fell is a job that takes the starch out of you if you use a larger heavier professional saw. The 440e is excellent for this purpose. The no-tool type of chain tensioner is really good to have in these situations where the bar is constantly being caught in unpredictable pinches and the limbs keep trying to rip the chain off the bar. Adjustments are quick and easy with the toolless chain tensioner.
April 1, 2012
Cut 4 cords in a day and I ran out of gas!
March 5, 2012
It is so nice to finally have a saw that starts easily. This is a very well built saw w/ plenty of power. The only problem is the manual. It appears to have been written by the legal dept. It is 80% warnings & 20% useful information. A new owners manual needs to be written by someone that actually uses a saw & knows what information a new owner needs. There needs to be much more detailed information on how to service & maintain the saw.
December 19, 2011
I have used the chainsaw after it arrived a few days. It started after 3 pulls and I cut couple of wood logs to try. It worked just very good.
December 3, 2011
Timely buy with good value
I took delivery on this just before Hurricane Irene hit July 2011 to take care of trees damaged by a microburst six weeks prior. This has proven to be an excellent saw that keeps the power band up when doing heavy cutting. The chain adjustment system (no tools) is great when in the woods and allows changing chains without carrying extra stuff beyond chains, gas and bar oil. Definetely read the manual to understand the right start procedure which is easy to do. Great saw for the money.
September 11, 2011
great home saw
bought this saw to cut up a fallen tree in the yard. It worked flawlessly right out of the box. Cut that tree like butter, it was actually fun to use. So much so I decided to cut down 10 fairly large junk trees in the yard I did not want there and sawed them to firewood size. It cut the same start to finish, excellent balance and control with a chain apparently made of Kryptonite. I have used it on fence posts, and treated lumber with the same results. starts first time every time and the chain is still sharp! I remember my last saw, a craftsman. What a hassle that saw was with constant repairs and chain replacements. never again. I highly recommend HUSQVARNA saws, I can only imagine how good their high end saws are.
September 2, 2011
440e recommend with some reservations
The 440e does what it is supposed to do and does it well. HOWEVER...the tool less chain tensioner is NOT one of Husky's better ideas. When you need to remove the bar or chain its not too bad to remove. But getting it back on is a nightmare! Took me AN HOUR to get-it back on. Give me 2 hex nuts to hold the bar to the saw ANY DAY! I'll' deal with the inconvenience thank you! Did the engineers who design this ACTUALLY TRY to reassemble it? The manual is also a weak point. It says nothing about E85 gas. I called customer service about this and they answered my inquiry. Th manual also INCORRECTLY states that it is OK to use 87 Octane gas. NOT TRUE! Go to the Husky website and they recommend 89 Octane gas NOT 87. If I had not gone to the website I would never know this. While were at it how about a BETTER pictorial with a written description about re installing the bar/chain tool less tensioner that I am griping about? And make sure the picture ACTUALLY MATCHES the 440e saw PLEASE? Yeah eventually I figured it out, but I will not buy another 440e.
August 24, 2011