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
one hard working saw
this saw will work hard, but not wear you out using it.
I used to do logging in my younger years thats why I choose this saw manufacurer for my home use. I had a big oak 36" across go down in my front yard and had to cut 8' of the trunk up myself (the tree company I used was worthless, but thats another story) I went through one chain it lasted untill I was almost done cutting the entire trunk up (it has been many years since I ran a saw, I had to relearn how to cut properly). I am well pleased with this saw! I would recomend this saw to anybody that does light to moderate tree cutting.
August 21, 2013
I used my new 450 three time so far. Starts right up - make sure you read the starting instructions. Cut through an 18" oak with no problem. Recommend the 20" bar. Weight and ergonomics are good.
July 15, 2013
I purchased the Husq 440 this morning. About 15 minutes into cutting, the chain and bar froze up, would run, but the chain would not move. Brought it back and upgraded to the 550 because they did not have another 440 on the shelf and I needed it now. I should have started here with the 450 because this is a good saw. started easy-2 pulls brand new out of the box compared to the 440 which took about 8-10 minutes to get running. I will tell people to pay the extra money for the 450.
July 13, 2013
This is the hardest starting chainsaw I have ever used.
It is not the easy starting chainsaw it is advertised to be.
You have no energy or time left to cut wood once you get it started.
July 12, 2013
A fast wood-eating machine
I have two other chainsaws (16 McCulloch which is over 25 years old and still runs good and never gave me problems. Also have a newer 18" Poulan Pro which is never reliable.) Bought this Husq450 (20") so I could finish cleaning up from Sandy's wrath of uprooting a few Beech trees which were from the beginning of time. These are huge trees and when they came down they also took five other medium size trees down with them. Needless to say I had my work cut out for me. After spending too many days getting frustrated with the Poulan I spent a lot of time researching before I broke down and bought the Husq450. Without a doubt it was the easiest chain saw to start and I did not find any problems with it's weight. Since this saw is balanced perfectly you don't get tired. This saw just chews up the wood and asks for more!
July 7, 2013
My little Buddy
Well this is my first chainsaw and I love it I live in south Texas and all I cut is mesqit its like a hot kinve thru butter as long as keep the chains sharp I only see tow bad things in this saw. It leaks oil so I turn it on its side that seem to work and the other thing it could use abit more torque but its a good saw I have drop the saw from over ten feet and started right up and back to work
June 27, 2013
This saw is a great machine! You will not be disappointed if you decide to get one. I cut down three apple trees as soon as I bought it with out hitch. Only one thing that I found was that the chain dulled easy but not a big thing as long as you keep it sharp.
June 13, 2013