Bang for the buck!
This saw fills the perfect niche between the 445 and the 455. You get a significantly lighter saw than the 455 but the engine is a lot bigger than the 445 and not much smaller than the 455.
Perfect for the homeowener who needs to maintain some small acreage or cut firewood.
BTW, this thing starts up very easily....I have a similar Husq Backpack blower that is now 4 yrs old and still starts right up and runs without a hiccup. Just make sure to use some ethanol free fuel and drain the gas/bar oil between uses if you wont be using it for a while and the carbs wont be an issue.
I have heard some concerns voiced over the fact that it has only 1 bolt for tightening the chain but I find it easier to properly tension this thing than by old Craftsman that had the standard two bolts.
January 12, 2013
love the power
I HAVE USED MANY CHAINSAWS BUT THE 450 HAS ALL THE POWER NEED FOR THE HOMEOWNER AS WELL AS THE PRO'S.
I ALSO PURCHASED A BLOWER AND IT TO HAS POWER AS WELL AS CONFORT FOR A GOOD DAYS WORTH OF YARD WORK.TONY NY
December 25, 2012
Runs thru logs like a hot knife thru butter.
Have used a number of saws over the years. Very happy with this one. Light but powerful. Starts easily and runs thru logs rapidly. I should not have waited so long to get this saw!!
December 1, 2012
Good Homeowner saw
This was a step up from my old chainsaw. The saw has plenty of power, and it starts easy. The 20 inch bar really makes it easy to cut large diameter trees. The bar does require greasing, otherwise it seems to freeze up.
December 1, 2012
Great product except for one thing.
I like the chainsaw but am concerned that the plastic clips holding the cover on might deteriorate over years of service and break off. On my other chainsaw the cover is held on by a center bolt. Might be worth looking at.
November 22, 2012
It'll do anything you ask
Had to fell and remove a very difficult tree. Had limited access and felled tree was an impossible tangle of big limbs, some attached, some partially broken. Needed a powerful tool with a big bar that could chew through the mess. Despite blade being pinched a few times because of bad accessibility, and many times having to cut through wood as thick as the entire blade, the tool ate through the work like a piece of cake. It is especially telling when someone has a different brand saw at the same job site attempting to do the same work. Some saws got more work done to them than they got done. At the end of the day, none of the others performed like my Husqvarna.
November 18, 2012
I Don't Know Yet...
After 3 trees came down on my property after Hurricane Sandy, I needed something more substantial than my Craftsman 16 ". I did alot of quick research and went for the Husqvarna 450. The saw is powerful and fairly easy to run. However.... after an hour or so, the thing just stopped running. The chain did get tighter and as it was getting dark outside I just stopped. I hope this isn't something major - any idea why this happened ? There's plenty of chain/bar oil and gas !!
November 13, 2012
The box and saw both say 450 Rancher, but you will not find it anywhere on the Husqvarna site listed as a Rancher. Followed the directions in the owners manual on fuel type, mixture and starting instructions and still had a hard time starting the saw. Once I got it started it would not stay running. For a while it would idle, but as soon as I tried to cut it would shut off. Maybe it was just a 1 in a 1000 issue so I traded it one for one...let's see how the new one goes.
November 10, 2012