HUSQVARNA 450 e-series
Poor starting 450
This is my 2nd Husq. The first one was always a tough cold start but this one is absolutely nuts. When being left idle for a while I remove all fuel from all of my small engines including running it out so there's only fresh fuel when I start. But getting my 450 started is a nightmare. I have not even had to sharpen the original chain yet but I have already decided to get rid of this clunker. The 2nd time I used it I had to take it to my dealer to get it statred. He replaced defective parts (his term) and CHARGED ME for the labor saying that's his "policy'" So much for the lousy warranty.
July 12, 2011
I own 3 Husq's, I feel there is not enough bar oil when cutting dry wood. 2 Husq's are this model and the other is a Rancher 55. An oil adjustment valve would be nice in this instance.
June 15, 2011
Powerful & ergonomic
This saw has all the power one needs for its size and is weighted so you can cut all afternoon with it.
June 8, 2011
Starts very easy, has plenty of power, easy to handle. I really like the compression release and fuel level gauge.
May 30, 2011
Ease of maintenance of this product
Because of the ease of maintenance of this saw, I expect to be using it for a very long time, unlike previous saws I have owned. The saw comes apart very easily and quickly so that cleaning and maintaining it doesn't become a timely chore, which in turn will keep the saw in top shape for a long time.
May 15, 2011
455 Rancher Chain Saw
This saw handles great and is easy to use. It has more than upheld its reputation as a cutting machine. I have cut mostly oak wood and it has been impressive. I know Husqvarna has a reputation for quality, but I worry about the durability with so much plastic that is put into products these days.
April 12, 2011
My first saw!
As a first time home and land owner, I knew a good chainsaw would be an invaluable tool from all the years I spent helping my Dad maintain my parents' property. I did not have a specific brand in mind initially, but after talking to a few people, I quickly decided a Husqvarna was the way to go. I ended up getting the 450 e-series and so far I'm glad I did. This saw has loads of power and the standard 18" bar is perfect for land upkeep. I've blazed through downfalls and standing dead trees so far, greatly improving the appearance of my property. After I'm done, the tooless chain adjustment feature makes for quick disassembly and cleaning. The saw is easy on the hands and the anti-vibration system seems to work well. With care, I know that this saw will give me years of dependable use.
April 11, 2011
A good saw for any landowner task.
I have used this saw to cut small fell limbs to 24" up rooted trees. This saw has never let me down. I used it during a weather emergency and had pure confidence in the abilty for the saw complete the task.
April 3, 2011