great saw for a great price
i have owend this saw for about a week now and cut probably 10 trees up into fire wood and this saw has plenty of power and is just overal the best saw i have ever purchased ihave had smaller husky saws in the past that were second hand from a family member who does tree service work and only runs husky and thats all i will run.
thanks husqvarna for the great products you sell.
March 6, 2013
I have been using this saw for 4 weeks and I am very happy that I purchased the Husqvarna 450 instead of a lower priced internet special from China. I wanted a dependable everyday saw that would handle the toughest trees and be easy to maintain. I used my previous Homelite 240 for 28 years and lately it was down for repairs and maintenance more than it was up for cutting. I had recently moved to a new piece of property that is 8+ acres of Oak and Madrone hardwood that has never been cleaned up and maintained. There are some very large trees that have fallen in storms in the past and the fire hazard they present needs addressing. I will be very busy with my Husqvarna 450 and definitely putting it to the test!
So far I have had fun ripping through the Oak and even the tough dead standing Madrone trees have been a breeze. So far I have cut and split about 4 cords and other than a quick brushing and lubrication for the sprocket and of course keeping the chain sharp the 450 has been running perfectly!
Thank you Husqvarna for the high quality product that your name represents when it comes to power equipment for the professional and homeowner alike!
February 21, 2013
I have used chainsaws for years and years. I bought this 450 20" model to replace stolen Poulan saws. I could never get this saw to have enough power to cut through anything bigger than 2", it would just bog down. I returned it to Lowes.
February 17, 2013
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