HUSQVARNA 395 XP® G
Big power saw for big jobs
The 395xp is a high-power, high torque saw for running big bars on big wood. The anti-vibe is better than the Stihl 066/ms660. The outboard clutch which some see as a negative (because it is a little harder to change sprockets if changing bars/chain types a lot) clears chips much better than an inboard clutch if noodling (splitting 36"+ rounds for more manageable splitting, and milling. If you aren't milling or cutting 36"+ wood, don't bother- smaller saws cut faster (higher RPMs) and are lighter and easier to use. But in big wood the torque on this saw shines. However, the weight is a negative to deal with, especially if you are falling (weight can be less annoying if bucking), so if you don't need it, save your back and get a smaller saw.
The heated handles and carb heater are great if you work in the winter. Also invest in the $6 winter kit. Getting parts online is easy.
Cons (besides the weight) are that the plastic fins on the starter cover break if you are rough with the saw. The protective plate on the front isn't standard and the powder coat paint tends to chip. The muffler is very restrictive (EPA restrictions) and the carb tuning jets have restricted movement (requiring modification or a splined tool to get better jet tuning range). Porting done by a pro really wakes this saw up.
October 31, 2014
this saw is a complete power house that can even keep up with some 3120's in competition this saw kis sick in hard wood and big soft wood
November 29, 2011
model 142 is junk all i have done is repair ,I am going to get rid of and buy a Steel like I should have to begin with
April 14, 2011
well,all i can say is
it beats any other manufacturer out there hands down,it is/was my MOST reliable Production "falling" saw.i was never in wood big enough to warrant 3120,although i wished that weren't the case.
i could DEPEND on ANY of Husqvarna's Xp[g] saws i've owned,i've used up 2-371 xp's[light falling,bucking/limbing&,1 288 lite[bucking12-18 loads a day, 1-394xpg never had enough wood to even wear it in....
i ran these saws INCIDENT FREE everyday i/we were allowed out there[temp.,wind,etc.]never ANY problems,exelent -20's cold starting,stihl willNOT do that,period. The only problem,we usually had to quit early-no more wood ,in the landing......
March 12, 2011
Never had chainsaws that were as powerfull as the ones that I currently own. I have 2 372 XP's and 1 395 XP. Similar sized chain saws at similar pricing don't even come near the performance as mine.
February 24, 2011