HUSQVARNA 357 XP®
I am not a professional logger, my family all live on adjoining farmland. This saw may not get used for 6 months then it may get ran like a dog everyday for 3 months. Bottom line is it cranks every time and cuts every time. It has the power of the 15 to 18 pound saws we've been through in a 12 pound package, at the end of the day you're not whipped near as bad. Mine has converted 2 first cousins and a brother from being die hard Stihl fans. Very pleased with this product. If anything I could see myself trying it's Jonsered twin brother the 2156, most places it's about $100 cheaper.
September 18, 2011
Would recommend this saw
So much easier to use than the bigger saws. Not quite the power I like but definitely easier to handle and haul up the mountain. Cuts great as do all the husqvarna saws I have used. Would highly recommend!!
August 23, 2011
A cutting machine
I'm impressed by its performance. You do have to let it warm up a while after starting it. A bit tricky to start sometimes when it's warm, depending on how much it's cooled down, but most chainsaws are, I guess. Restarts when it's hot are first pull, of course. Forget about the sprocket grease injector that comes with it – cheap and impossible to prime. I bought an Oregon one made in Germany... go figure. The Husky sharpening kit is pretty slick - easy to use, fast and accurate.
July 31, 2011
POOR CHAINSAW POOR CUSTOMER SUPPORT
I paid alot of money for this saw in 2005, I thought if I bought a new "professional" saw it should last a long time. 2 years after I bought this saw it started acting up, not running right, I spent about another $600 trying to get it fixed at at several different shops, and it dont even idle, what a waste, I know the warrenty is over but a $800 dollar saw should last longer than 3 years, I WILL NEVER BUY ANYTHING HUSQVARNA AGAIN.
June 16, 2011
This product is excellent for home use. light weight, easy to start and very simple to maintained, all this at a good price. Only adjust the chain regularly, it get slack easily, but very easy to tied back.
June 12, 2011
I purchased a 357XP some years ago. It is a fine saw with the exception of an oil leak that was evident shortly after the warranty ran out. Talking with other people who own Husqvarna saws, they have all said "they leak". I am disappointed in this news as I paid good money for a supposed quality product that makes a oily mess wherever I set it down. I plan to have the saw repaired,but if the problem reapers, you have lost a costumer.
June 6, 2011
Excellant Saw for the Pro Logger
I purchased the 357xp back in October 2010 for light logging & cordwood. This saw totally blew me away I own a 346xp and a 372xp and was looking for a filler saw between the two. The 357xp has an amazing amount of power it is very comfortable to use all day and built like a rock for such a compact saw it will almost go toe to toe with the 372xp with less the weight this saw is a great purchase and I will keep coming back to Husqvarna for a long time.
May 30, 2011
High power to weight ratio.
Easy and very reliable starting. (even if you forget to run the carb dry for several months of storage) Very fast chain speed and powerfull. Easy access to clean and maintain. Is easy to control, even with the power it provides. While cutting 18 inch dia. firewood,(red oak,white oak and pin oak) after marking the length to be cut, it can easily keep ahead of two people loading the trailer.
May 18, 2011