Better than expected!
I couldn't help but to smile the first time I laid my saw into a hard 16" oak trunk section. I had power through the entire cut, even when just the tip of the bar was peaking out of the log. De-limbing is a breeze as the saw is easily wield-able for an extended period of time. Very efficient on gas. If you're can't decide whether or not to buy this saw, buy it; You won't be let down.
November 6, 2012
This is a great chainsaw. Easy assembly and adjustment. Starts easy every time.
November 6, 2012
Simply a great Saw
About 2 years ago, I moved into a new house with some fully treed acerage. I bought this as my first saw and could not have been more pleased with this saw. I've had the saw for 2 years now and have cleared almost an acre of Oak, Maple, White Pine and Ash. I've felled trees in excess of 80 feet with this saw and its never let me down. This Saw starts easily, everytime... is easy to maintain and just simply runs well. Long story short, this is a lightweight tourquey little beast of a saw... Perfect first saw for someone who needs to do serious work.
November 4, 2012
Top Quality Chainsaw
Easy starting, smooth running and low vibration chainsaw. The spring mounts take away the numbing vibration associated with a lot of saws. Runs good and idles well, too. I recommend this to anyone looking for that next step up from entry level chainsaws. Great bang for the buck!
November 2, 2012
Best performance for the money
I compared all the markers and this was the most power, the lightest, the longest bar (18, but 20" allowable), (looked to me) to be the only above home owner design in my price range, and all for $300 range. It did not disappoint. I cut and literally sliced the length of a large maple like butter.
I made an easy adjustment to the idle and it starts easy on at least the second pull every time.
The only thing I would improve is embossing the oil/gas ratio and min octane level in the plastic next to the gas cap.
I wanted a saw I believed I could (with excellent care) have for 10-20 years and have the flexibility (weight/ range of bar lengths 14-20) that I could cut up anything. I believe I found it.
October 26, 2012
I have been needing a saw for years. I have been wanting a Husqvarna, the 445 does not let one down. there has not been a thing it cannot cut through, It is a little beast, and for the money what a great first saw. I purchased my 445 from a certified dealer, they gassed it and tuned it, which I believe to be a big deal. I don't think I will ever own any other brand of chainsaw again.
October 25, 2012
Complex - need video and to read manual
The 445 is an excellent, but surprisingly complex machine. The starting sequence is clear, but it took many pulls when new. In spite of having read the manual twice, the first chain fell off because I did not understand the tightening scheme. The manual is crafted to deal with many languages, but has too few words/pictures describing things like chain changes. A video was found that explains what is actually needed. Once running, it cuts wood with ease. The antivibration works. Need a funnel for fluids. Should last many years.
October 23, 2012
Less Work More Enjoyment
This chainsaw has taken the word "WORK" out of my tree trimming and cutting work and replaced it with "ENJOYMENT".
October 21, 2012