Hard to take apart and put back together!
Do not buy this saw! It's bad features outweigh the good. If you don't take the chain cover off EXACTLY right (break disengage)...then you will have to take it to the shop and risk breaking the cheap plastic inside the housing to fix it. Yes, pieces get lodged in other pieces! This at least happens twice a year. Other saws have simpler mechanisms that make taking the chain on and off very easy. This model is the worst I have ever seen for ease of operator maintenance. I seriously regret the day I bought it. You could potentially spend just as much time fixing this saw as you would actually getting work done. I don't have a clue how this product got any good reviews at all. Maybe their saw has a different mechanism? I got the bad one. Id go with any other saw but this one. If I had not bought this saw in another state then I would have taken it back the second I realized it had that unwieldy mechanism. Now I'm out hundreds of dollars and just want to get rid of it and get something I can get work done with. I don't want repairs done under warranty... I want something that I can get work done with and not have to deal with this ridiculousness.
December 26, 2013
Great saw, my bad luck
When I purchased this saw from eBay it arrived with a broke trigger. I then had it laying on it's side and the gas tank leaked at the seam. It took a three weeks to get the parts approved and repaired by a Husky dealer. Overall great saw would buy another one from a local dealer next time
December 4, 2013
Best I've Ever Used!
This chainsaw has exceeded my expectations! It starts easy, runs smooth, has lots of power and great features. I find it very easy to maneuver and the cut is excellent. I also love the safety features. This is a great chainsaw!
November 27, 2013
great all around saw
Husqvarna did it again, this is my third piece of equipment from them and they never stop impressing me, just a great all around saw, fires up easily, simple to use and the case design makes for easy maintenance and adjustments, haven't gotten a chance to use it too much but so far its just right. a huge plus was buying it from my local power shop and not a big box store, they set the whole saw up fill it up start it and than bring me outside and show me exactly how to use the product. much better than just being handed a box and a receipt. I will keep buying husky products!!
October 20, 2013
this saw starts easily and has lots of power well worth the money
October 15, 2013
Almost took it back... Then I tuned in in!
I got this saw to clean up after a tornado broke off about 40 trees on an acreage I own. After I got it out of the box, gassed and lubed it up, and adjusted the chain, I started to cut with it. After 5 minutes of cutting, the chain flew off and I had trouble getting it to run smoothly. A half hour later I had it up and running and it cut well, but didn't quite have the umph I was looking for and I was about to take it back and get a bigger saw. The next day I played with the carb a bit and she really came alive! This saw really showed how great it could be and had it running circles around an older Husqvarna 55 rancher. I was cutting a freshly dropped 3.5 ft. diameter cottonwood with little to no trouble after felling 6 other 1.5 ft diameter trees and cutting up a ton of downed limbs. I would recommend this saw in a heartbeat.
October 13, 2013
A light-weight with a heavy-weight punch
I recently purchased a Husky 450 with 18" bar as a lighter weight alternative for limb-trimming and firewood cutting, rather than using my 460 Rancher with its 20" bar for all such chores. The 450 has a great power to weight ratio; it is easy starting; the bar oiler puts out plenty; it's simply a great saw. Husqvarna has never disappointed me, and this saw looks like another winner in their product line.
September 30, 2013
I purchased this saw for limbing, small bucking jobs, and walking trail maintenance as my larger saws are just too heavy for this kind of work.
The dealer swapped out the 18" bar/chain for a 16" bar to reduce weight (also as noted above I have larger saws for cutting larger wood).
I am very happy with the quality, handling, throttle response, and power of this saw in a very lightweight package.
The only thing on the saw that I do not like is the fact that the choke must be pulled out and then up for starting. Not sure what was wrong with just pulling the choke out like all of my other saws. Again, a very minor complaint on an otherwise great saw.
Overall I defintely recommend (and already have recommended) this model to others looking for a powerful, lightweight saw.
September 6, 2013