HUSQVARNA 455 Rancher
Saw has plenty of power. I have a stihl 290 farmboss with a 20" bar also and there's no comparison.I can cut 2 logs to 1 with the husky over the stihl. I've had this saw since 2006 still runs and starts great, better now then when it was New.
January 19, 2015
Go Get You One
I have owned and used a 55 for 20 years . I cut firewood and clear . This saw is a beast. Yes it is heavy but its a saw. If you don't used good gas good oil and a sharp chain you will have problems with any saw. Keep the air filter clean. My saw will start on three pulls every time no matter the outside temp. Man up Nancy and get one or keep buying your refurbished $100 discount one time use saws. And stop asking to borrow mine.
January 14, 2015
Love the easy start ability and how tough the saw is.
January 7, 2015
if yuor in the market read my review
i have owned this saw for 15months,its a major overacheiver i have many saws,big 70cc -80cc;but i have 5 saws in the 59cc dept,this is 55 so close enought to compair, i hate to admit it but this little 55cc saw has bailed me out 100 times,always stars always runs and cut,well worth the money,it cuts as good as the husky 460,for a 100 less, you can fell good size 24inc diam, trees, buck up 12-20 inch logs ,its great for tops and branches,and very light, it wont cut as fast as the 590 timberwlf from echo,and id does has a lot of vibration,but i think its one of the best buys for the money,will do 90% of what ever you need, and it sounds mean when running'
December 25, 2014
I have had 2 455 Ranchers and the same size comparable Stihl saws for over 5 years now. All 3 start by the 2nd or 3rd pull, Both seem to cut at the same speed or so close you can't really see a difference. I would highly recommend the 455 Rancher to anyone who is going out to buy a saw and wants professional performance.
December 12, 2014
Bought this saw to replace a craftsman saw that always had problems. Paid only 200 dollars on sale at tractor supply as they were going to discontinue carrying this brand put oil and fuel pulled twice and it fired right over have used several times since then works great every time would highly recommend to anybody looking for a saw.
December 10, 2014
I cut firewood (14+ cords / year) for a couple of old widow ladies plus do a lot of timber stand improvement on 180 acres and other various chores for the chainsaw. I have one and purchased another as backup as I do not want to be on the hill with a broken saw. Pretty much the only time I have used the backup is when I get the other one stuck/pinched in a tree but that is usually my error. Start great even when I leave them outside in sub zero. Yeah they leak a little bar oil but most do and I am too lazy to vent the oil cap after a hard day of work. All the power I want and cannot really imagine needing anything better!
December 3, 2014
Two 455 ranchers
both of these saws use bar oil running or not. It's best to run them to an empty tank then you don't waste as much. I got them because my Stijl 029 Farm Boss was the most unreliable saw I ever owned and an old Husqvarna 45 that I thought was worn out kept going for several years. They are very comfortable saws and have less vibration than other still and Husqvarna saws I've used. I've always used premium gas in my tools so fuel shouldn't be an issue. Three seasons for one and one for the other, if fuel is ever brought up when I have a problem, I'll buy an Echo next time.
November 17, 2014