Had another brand of chainsaw,you would run it for a while,shut it off and it would not restart until it had completely cooled down. Found out right away that this husqvarna saw will start hot or cold every time. It feels good in your hands and cuts like a dream!!!! I highly recommend this saw. May cost a little more than the cheapest brand,but it's worth every penny and it cuts circles around the others!!!!!!
March 10, 2012
Good saw with problems
The bar oil feed does not work well and causes a lot of problems. Google it will come up, great power and feel but the chain comes lose very easy and is a real pain.
October 26, 2014
Always getting fixed
I bought this 455 chainsaw in Apr 2012 and it has been in the shop always getting fixed. I have a few cleared acres with a lot of old trees and when they drop dead I need to clean them up.
The first time I used it when it got hot it won't start. Bad coil. Can't wait around waiting for it cool so I can restart. In the shop about a month.
Every time I go to use the saw the oil tank leaks dry. Good thing for oil dry. Its been in the shop two times for this. About 2-3 weeks each time.
Its now back in again for leaking oil and another bad coil. Estimate time of repair 2-3 weeks. So far the cost have been covered under warranty, but now its just out of warranty.. I'm waiting. Saw worked good when running. Time to buy another brand.
October 1, 2014
Beats Stihl Handsdown
I have had Stihl chainsaws, then I purchased my Husqvarna.
I should mail the Stihl to the Company COD!! The performance and ease of use of the Husqvarna can't be topped. Can't say enough about how happy I am with it.
I'm a senior citizen, but I still cut my firewood. Without the Husqvarna, I'd be out in the cold!! It sat for 6 months and started on the 3rd pull.
September 15, 2014
The last saw you need to buy!
This is my third Husky. I started with a 136, then moved up to a 350 which had a lot of power but the muffler came off the first time I used it and it would never stay in and the shop at the store where I bought had no more success.
So I switched to a Stihl 290. A great saw when I was able to start it which was hit or miss. Finally, I read reviews here last year and bought a 445 with an 18 inch bar and it works like a dream. Very easy starting with a lot of power and gas efficient.
September 9, 2014
4 Years of trees
I bought my Husky-varna about 4 years ago when I moved into our then new house. We have 13 acres, and I thought that as a home owner I would only need an occasional storm clean up saw. In the past 4 years, three major storms on top of two serious hurricanes later, as well as historically high rains, I have sawed up over a dozen mature trees some in the 60-80 foot range and species from Locust to Walnut. The Husqvarna has done well, and probably better than I should expect, although it has gone through three bars at the same time as taking 5 chains. I feel that the bars should last longer than that. The bearings in the end sprocket keep getting tight even though I oil the sprocket holes with Teflon oil every time I saw. I also had to replace the ignition module last year, which seemed reasonable to me with the amount of work I have put on the saw. I have found it slightly under powered for the work that I am doing in that it has trouble with trunks larger than 15 inches, but it does get through them with a little work. The engine itself is very solidly built and the saw will run all day starting both warm and cold easily. Cleans easily. Maintenance is pretty easy including putting in the new ignition module. I would recommend it, although a little more power would probably have done well for me.
August 24, 2014
I bought this saw to replace a old outdated craftsman chainsaw this saw has has doubled my productivity. i have had no problems cutting trees two feet in diameter with this saw. i am really pleased with this saw.
August 19, 2014
Serious homeowner user
Excellent product. Gret power for the size and saw is easy to use for limb trimming. Only con is you need to properly follow the start up procedure. If you do not get it right the first time or on another try you may have to let the saw sit or clear the excess fuel build up.
July 15, 2014