Your missing out without one !
It's a long story, but I wound up having to full fill an obligation to buy this saw once t.s.c. did the closeout/buy back. At first I was NOT happy that I got myself into a position that I had to buy it. The folks at Tractor Supply ROCK. There was a misscomunication and the local mgr., Kevin and crew scoured all 1,000 plus stores, and found, and GOT ME the last one. I didnt want to spend the money once the saw arrived, we all know how quick budgets can change, but after all the effort that was made to accomadate me, I would have been a jerk not getting it, that being said, THIS SAW was one of the best deals I have ever gotten due to the clearance price ! The way the saw performs, m.s.r.p. is an OUTSTANDING VALUE. I use this saw amongst many others profesionally, and it is truley my favorite ! With a 16 in. bar and the power the saw has, it enables one to take on MUCH larger tasks than most 16's can handle ! I'm sure an 18 in. would be just as good, I prefer the 16 in. beast myself. If you need a "smaller" saw for the job, or your a homeowner who wants to be prepared and doesen't need a saw to run everyday but plans on using it a few times a week, this is your all around homeowner/ excessive user saw with the MOST BANG for your BUCK ! It has been a flawless saw for the 5 mnths. I have owned it and excpect it to be for years to come. The only hesitation of ANY Husqvarna saw is the warranty ! That is the one dept. Husqvarna has let me down on, not on this saw, but with others. With all the competition out there, and the proven fact that Husqvarna is a top name , if they don't get there act together with there warranty's, specificaly "fuel" related, they will be loosing LOT'S of buissiness as there top competitor's warranty dept. is a "no hassle" process ! Step it up Husq, I own over 7 different variaties of Husq. products and am to the point I am paranoid if something goes wrong and I have to go through the warranty process again ! However, this saw is a TRUE winner and I HIGHLY recommend you get one AND that the folk's @ Husqvarna realize that one of the main reasons they have had the success they have is due to there customer relations and HOPE they realize they need to back up what people spend a LOT of money on mostly for the brand name !
September 14, 2013
When I tried to register my product for the warrenty online the website would not let me register the product. I had to have the dealer register the product. It was a big hassle. I should be able to just send in a card, and not have to go through all those problems. If I knew it was going to be such a hassle I would have never bought this saw. I almost took it back, and if the dealer had not been able to register it, I would have took it back. I would have let everyone I knew about the difficulty.
August 26, 2013
This is a great saw. It never fails to easily start, and the chain still cuts well, after cutting several trees with dried mud caked on one side. The only problem has been a frozen sprocket on the bar, which occurred after less than three hours of use. I have never had this problem on any of my previous saws. Ignoring this one problem, the 445 has preformed flawlessly.
August 14, 2013
staets easily hot or cold cuts great all around great saw
July 6, 2013
Very Hard Starting
This saw cuts OK when it runs, which is seldom. At wits (and arm's) end, I took it to a Huqvarna dealer for service and it started once afterward. So I took it back and they got it going once again. Then, of course a week later when I needed it, it wouldn't start. This saw's future will be when I fling it into the woods and buy a saw that runs.
June 25, 2013
Better than Dad's Husky
In the 80s my dad bought a husqvarna chainsaw to cut enough firewood to heat his house. I remember it being a very relyable saw that he used for 25 years. It outlasted him as a matter of fact. Now I have a wooded acreage of my own to care for. Right out of the box it was running strong and cuts through everything I need quickly. With all the updated features it is a comfortable to use saw, even better than Dad's.
May 18, 2013
i found this saw on sale at tractor supply after shopping around for a while .. i wonted a med size saw with good power ! this saw hit a home run !! easy to start and not too heavy .. great purchase !!
March 31, 2013
Very surprising power/speed
I consider myself a chainsaw snob.I was cutting a fence row for my neighbor with my "pro grade" saw of another brand,hit wire and ruined my chain.So he said I could use his 445.I laughed when I first seen it.I never buy or use saws that cost less than $500.I didn't laugh long,this little saw absolutely eats trees .I was dropping 20 " solid locust trees with the speed of a 65 cc saw.I now own one and its my go to saw for small and medium sized trees.Very easy on fuel.The combined start/stop/choke takes a little getting used to,especially with gloves on,but the saw starts very easy,idles smoothly .Cant go wrong for the money.
March 6, 2013