Engine wore out too soon
Bought this saw three years ago, dropped and bucked around three cords a year and used it for general landscaping work on occasion. Motor seized up on me today, not a gas/oil ratio issue ( I was running three saws on the same fuel) and it looks like it is cooked. Dealer thought extra air had been getting into the carb. causing the saw to run too lean at full throttle. I have had this saw maintained regularly so I am pretty disappointed. I have pretty low hours on this saw as I have another Husky and an Echo so it looks like I am going to eat the cost of a $550 saw. It cut well, etc. but I don't think that motor had 100 hours on it. Not sure if I got a lemon or should have bought in the XP line or a different manufacturer. So no, I cain't recommend this saw.
September 12, 2011
Husqvarna 359 Chainsaw
I bought my 359 about ten years ago after considerable comparison shopping (e.g. Stihl and Echo). All models cut at about the same rate but the Husqvarna was better balanced and had less vibration. I also wanted an easy start option at the ca.4 hp level. The saw sees fairly intense seasonal use to fell and buck ca. 6 cords of firewood -- I have never had it serviced, It has been gratifyingly durable and reliable as long I do routine maintenance of filters, spark plugs, idle adjustments and chains.
September 5, 2011
The saw that never quits
I burn wood all winter, so I needed a saw that will get the job done. On the advice of a friend (former neighbor), I bought a Husqvarna 359 and have never been disapointed with it. Now, I have had this saw for approximatly 6 years now so, I have put it through it's paces. The saw is rugged, well built, easy to maintain, starts every time, is economical to operate and it is NOT made in "China" (made in Sweden). Also! it's purchase price will not leave you broke. I would and have recomended Husqvarna saws to other's and the people that have bought them have been as happy with them as I have. I'ts the saw that never quits.
August 30, 2011
Excellent saw for the money
I've used a 359 for one season and I cut about 5-6 cords of wood per year. It's a nice option in the product line. I like that it has some of the features of the XP saw line, but is more affordable for the homeowner/landowner.
May 6, 2011
359 5 Stars!
Recently bought a new 359 to replace a dead Craftsman 18" saw, I fully expected to love the new saw, but I didn't realize how much.
Easy to start, light for its power, and even with a basic safety chain on it, it just tears through any wood like an angry over-caffeinated beaver. Took down a half dozen 15" trees over the weekend, got them all limbed and bucked up with only about 1 tank of fuel used. The 20" bar is great, feels alot stronger than the old 18" saw. Like to get a 24" bar for it and see how it handles.
Can't wait till I get past the first 10 tanks or so and the engine is really broken in.
May 4, 2011
16" Husquvarna Chain Saw
It was easy to start and ran flawlessly. I have had no trouble with it.
April 14, 2011
Enjoyed my chainsaw from the first cut. I have cut more than 10 cord of wood with zero issues. I have never been able to use a 24" bar as I tend to put the nose into the dirt so I have down sized to a 20" which is the perfect size for my firewood. Thanks for the great product.
March 5, 2011
Good, powerful saw
I have used vintage saws for twenty years, I finally decided to give a new Husqvarna a chance. I bought the 359 from my local dealer and immediately went to the woods! After gas and bar oil it fired right up, I cut mainly dead standing hardwoods, so that would be hard for any saw. The 359 really shows it's stuff when you get to the heartwood, it just grunts a little and goes on through. The only problem I have had with the saw has been the engine case, I'm used to a magnesium body, and I don't think the plastic is going to last too long. I've had the saw for about 10 months and have already cracked it in several places. Other than having to get a new cover, the saw has done everything I've asked it to.
March 2, 2011