compression release is great feature
I own (3) Husqvarna chainsaws (2) husky weed wackers and (1) husky blower.All are great except my 455 which is hard to pull now that I'm older. That is why I bought the 445 for ease of starting with the compression release button.
May 23, 2014
Glad I spent the extra dollar
Good all around chainsaw. Easy to start, light in the hands and gets the job done. Had a Poulon wild thing that was a cheap thing. May seem expensive but you usually get what you pay for! Happy consumer of this product!! Anyone know of some trees needing attention?
April 23, 2014
So far so good
I've been using this saw for a few weeks and have no complaints so far. It handles everything I've thrown at it with ease and has consistently started with zero problems.
April 3, 2014
Smooth, easy handling, not troubles with anything.
March 31, 2014
It was between itand a stihl.i chose it because Of Thextended Warranty With Purchase Of Three Bottles Of Premixed Gas.i Burn Wood And Have Used It Several Times.3 pulls And Shes Goin.what A Powerhouse.im A Husquavarna Fan as Long As This Thing Holds Up. And I Will Only be Burning Ur Gas For Next 4 years So I Wont Void The Warranty.i picked It Over The 450 because Of The Weight Cause i Cut Alot Of Wood In Spring For Te winter.good Job Guys On Building Such A Tough Lil Saw.R.i.P My Old Macc
March 18, 2014
I have cut acres of brush, trees, and shrubbery with this saw, I have pro series saws, but I still keep this on as a go to saw, Husqvarna builds their residential equipment as if it were commercial.
March 3, 2014
Perfect Homeowner Saw
Needed a chainsaw to clear fallen trees...an 18" oak, a 16" oak, and two 20" pines. Never owned a chainsaw but I've used them enough. Knew the Husky brand from TV ads, and the Still brand from experience. My wife expected to pay only $200 based on some box store saws. Researched for a day and purchased from ChainsawsDirect b/c of their customer service and informed advice. Saw arrived on time and perfectly tuned. We're on 3 acres with about 100 trees, but several manage to come down every year (Nor'easters). We also travel for firewood every year, but now we'll be cutting our own.
This saw is brilliant. Get it in the 16" bar to optimize its 2.8 HP and get the most out of it. Also think the narrow-kerf chain is great. Really well-thought-out saw. Managed to get everything cut and stacked in 12 hours...the large oaks were easily handled and the pines were like bread. Now I want another Husky, for a 30" oak we need to fell. And my wife has already said yes! This saw has me looking for more to cut. Just can't say enough. Quick starts too in 10° temps. Super clean and straight cuts as well. And you'll really appreciate its power-to-weight ratio if you're climbing with it and when limbing. Finally, no need for the pro magnesium case as the plastic here is solid. Best consumer choice I've ever made, and my wife is comfortable using it as well.
February 14, 2014
I bought this saw for firewood. I talked with a dealer about my needs and he recommended the saw. I ran it last year and cut about 7 cord. I started out cutting lodgepole pine which it tore through. The lodgepoles were about a foot in diameter. Then my buddies and I got into cutting doug fir for firewood. These were some big trees like 2 and 3 feet across. The saw did good, but Im looking at a 555 saw already. Ill keep my 445 around, it will still be used when I get into smaller trees for sure. It hasnt given me any problems. For how light weight it is it sure eats up wood.
January 31, 2014