DO NOT BUY "fire hazard"
I bought this saw used it about 10 times maybe, was still like new when it caught on fire , called and explained what happened and and they stated someone would contact me in 48 hrs "Yeah Right" i had to call back 6 times and still didnt get anywhere , they offered to pay me for the chain saw to sign a release, > they stated it was my fault it started on fire , i guess you cant leave a husqivarna chainsaw set idle, they will accuse you of what ever they can not to deal with a death trap, Take it off the market if you cant set it down to move brush out of your way to cut more trees, "Their analogy was you cant leave your emergency brake on in your car and not expect it to catch fire with in 2 min. I would like to call them out on this, many people left driving there car and forgot to take off ebrake but there car never started on fire , no its poor quality and design by HUSQIVARNA. Please don't buy there product, read there revies customer service from 0-700 where do you think they rate a award winning 28 yes 28 out of 700. if that dosnt speak volumes than i don't know what would . please help me fight this battle with a multi-million dollar company, i just spent my hard earned $ to buy a saw i thought would keep forever, BOY was i wrong , almost started my moms house on fire, if that would have happened that would have been the only way to make then do something. so if you family member gets hurt or your house burns down take that as a i told you so.
December 18, 2014
most reliable saw ive seen
Ive had my husky 445 for 5 years now. Doesn't matter how long it sits i just pick it up choke and prime it pull twice it then hold down the trigger pull it again and starts every time. Furthermore i went to a trade school for lumbering, we had stihl and husky saws. When you see kids with little experience abusing saws five days a week you start to notice a trend. The stihl saws dont want to start.
December 9, 2014
Great saw for the size
I bought this saw to have a smaller and lighter companion to my Husky 460 and was not disappointed . The 445 has great power , very easy to start and very smooth cutting . I would definitely recommend this saw to anyone looking for a good firewood cutting and a good all-around chainsaw
November 23, 2014
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