HUSQVARNA 353 E-TECH®
hard working saw for a home owner or small land clearer. only draw back is the oiler is minimal even when set for max flow with a 18 inch bar. and will overheat both the bar and burn out a chain,
wish it had more capibilty for setting the oiler. then maybe it's me i push a saw hard and love to over oil for safty.
October 26, 2011
353 E- TECH
Like priming bulb,manual choke, compression button. Starts easily, good vibration control, Good power for bigger stuff.
Has a tendency to lean to the right when placed on somewhat uneven ground; no big issue.Has needle valve on clutch that accepts grease;should expand clutch life. Fuel tank a little small; but matches the overall dimensions of the saw. Have cut a couple of cords with it; we will see how it does over time.
Like two year warranty; good dealer representation.
September 11, 2011
Rough Day At the Office
I was helping a friend cut down and remove some trees in his back yard as he was getting ready to re-landscape.I had already cut all the limbs off this one big tree and was proceeding to cut the trunk of the tree about three feet from the ground while my friend was pulling on the tree with a rope to keep the tree from hitting the fence,the tree swiveled slightly and began to fall over with my Husqy 353 wedged.I ran for cover,the tree fell over and my saw slipped out with the fall but landed vertically,chain bar down with the heavy trunk on top of the engine head!We dug it out.The engine cover was cracked,but my HUSQVARNA fired right up and we completed our task.My friend offered to pay for my cover since it was his yard we were working on.This is one big work horse for its size that does the job of its bigger competitors!Big surprises do come in small packages,Can You say Tuff!,bet you can,,Yeah Baby!!!
September 2, 2011
I Really Like My 353
I have had my Husqvarna 353 now for a few years and really like it. I run it with 16" and 20" bars, and semi-chisel chain. I like its slim body design, it's handling, and it's power to weight ratio. A good choice in a 50cc class saw.
The only concern I have with it is that the front of the saw, by the muffler, gets very hot if the bar is fully buried in the wood - maybe it could use longer 'dogs' to space the muffler back a little more from the wood.
September 2, 2011
I was going to buy a 346xp but I like the 353 has 2 cc's more engine and was about $75.00 less. I dont cut wood everyday but this saw is listed as professsional grade. It gets with the program, I was crosscutting a shag bark hickory that split and fell, its very hard wood but this saw goes through no problem. I havent even ran one tank of gas but it just jumps when you hit the throttle like its ready to eat and it is.I sold a Stihl ms290 to buy this and the 353 is 2 lbs lighter ps this would outcut the stihl easily 20 in bars on both.I have husqvarna string trimmers and blowers and a #142 chainsaw that runs great too. Bottom line if its a husqvarna and you pull the rope and it doesnt start, its either out of gas or the switch is off. So far I love this saw.Spend the extra and get the professional, dont listen to stihl,they are living on their name. PS no stihl will compare with this saw for the money, if they try just break out a 346xp.
August 29, 2011
2 saws better than one
I bought this saw a few years back and liked it so much that I bought a second one a year later. Had 3 other saws before these and each one seemed to have it's own unique set of problems that you had to work around, no so with this one. The magnesium casing is the way to go, although the plastic is somewhat lighter the magnesium I have found to be very durable and resistant to the kind of wear and tear a medium to heavy use saw should show. The first one of these I purchased worked so nice I decided to get a second one to just keep with my AK-mill so I didn't need to keep switching the set-up around with the single saw. This saw has sufficient power and is the perfect weight for all day bore cutting and felling, bucking, and milling timber. I would recommend the 353E to anyone who is looking for a saw that can handle multiple all-day runs towards bringing in the firewood, milling timber, or just clearing and cleaning your land.
July 19, 2011
Best saw I've ever owned.
I've had this saw for a few years now. I've owned a couple saws by another leading brand. Plus I had owned a Huskvarna one other time many years ago. The 353 is a great saw. I really like the chain brake on this saw. It is very smooth and works extremely well. This is a great starting saw as long as you remember not to squeeze the gas trigger trying to lock it open like on old model chain saws. This saw has never failed me. I use the saw for cutting firewood for my home which is about three cord per year. I've cut large diameter trees as well as small stuff too. It does all that I need it to and then some. The only thing I'm experiencing lately is that the bar/chain lube is leaking quite a bit more than normal when the saw is turned off and at rest. It's time for the saw's 50 hour check up, so I will have that looked at.
June 24, 2011
Plenty of power and then some!!
This saw has so much torque , and it seems to be indestructable.It's been engineered extremely well .It's light and wont wear you out if you need to work with it all day long.The maintainance is minimal and easy to take care of.My wife bought it for me a couple years ago and I have been very impressed .ALL my equipment will be Husqvarna , because they believe in thier product and it's made for working folks , By working folks .THe only Name you need to know in power tools....HUSQVARNA. GREG H. In LOUISIANA
May 18, 2011