All around great!
Just recently bought this saw. First year in arborist work. Was climbing with a much heavier saw,this saw is beautiful. Light, balanced well,enough power even with a 16" bar. Add that all up with the price of the saw and you have a really good package. The 14" is more to my liking, but great either way. Yes, there are stronger and more expensive saws out there. The value and performance is hard to beat. LOVE IT! Also, the two rings to tether the saw is a great feature for anyone in the trees!
September 4, 2012
Good value ... with reservations
The saw works well ... most of the time, and within its appropriate applications.
My carburetor went to acting up very early on, and we tried all sorts of fixes. Finally, about a year ago, my distributor replaced the carburetor, and the saw has run well since.
The material quality of this saw does not seem to be up to that of the more expensive saws.
Be careful about jerking this saw around when/if it gets stuck in the wood! You can easily break off one of the aluminum suspension points for the power head.
September 25, 2013
Powerful and Handy
Powerful and handy little saw. This little saw has some guts.
Starts easily every time.
August 18, 2013
better than expected, even
ah, such a pleasure of a saw. just look at it hard, and it starts right up - never, NEVER, a start up issue. That is so important! with a sharp chain (really needs a sharp chain) it just eats its way through wood. although really an "up in the tree" saw, have used it extensively also on the ground - easy on the back. bulkier than the tanaka or still, but ah! what a great saw!!! only issue was the one-nut cover closer - had a tendency to come loose - a lock-washer solved that easy.
April 21, 2013
Very powerful and easy to use
Very powerful saw for its size. Easy to handle and start. I use it almost everyday in tree work. I would recommended this saw to anyone.
November 12, 2012
Great, Powerful Saw
This saw has tons of power and cuts a 14 inch pine log like butter. Sometimes hard to start when cold. Use Oil 30:1 and will start easier.
November 11, 2012
Best little saw for the price
Bought the t435 for cutting up limbs after felling the tree. Have several pine trees that we have fell and this little saw has cut every limb and even some of the bodies on everyone of those trees. Have owned the saw for 2 years now and have used it very extensively that whole time. The only advice I could give to anyone that has outdoor power equipment is do the maintenance on it and it will last for you. After every other use the saw is taken apart and cleaned and this is what I attribute to its performance.
September 23, 2012
Great chain saw for 'hard to get' tree work
I had a large oak fall into my swampy wetlands.....I needed a powerful light weight instrument to break it down and the T-435 did the job!! Very efficient!
August 19, 2012