HUSQVARNA 357 XP®
Bought my saw in Dec. 2011. My Brother has a 455 Rancher and my father has a 55. I bought the 357xp for heavy use. My brother and I have to cut logs from 12 inches to 30 inches in diameter. This saw has alot of power on the low end and high end for limbing. Good saw!!!!
January 5, 2012
A lot of money for a lousy running saw!
This 357 xp saw is great once you get it running and IF you can keep it running. High end is awesome, what you would expect from Husqvarna, but it doesnt idle and once warm its difficult to restart! I have always owned Husky's but I find the quality is diminishing for such high end saws. I own a 385 xp which runs perfect, that is why I buy the XP saws for my daily work. Dealing with this problem from the begging is certainly not worth the money. Maybe its time to look at Sthil?
December 29, 2011
love the saws
these saws are tough i have four of them three are ported and polished they are great for felling and limbing the ported saws are just outrages on power .even though I've got 30 saws each one gets used every week we have saws from a 335xp climber to a 394xp and 395xp including 2 288xp, 2 372xp 2 272xp.and many others.
December 2, 2011
Excellent. Missing bolt on handle. Dealer took care of me. Just purchased month ago to replace aging stihl. Cut a few cords, works great. Will check back after a few years to see if it still performs well.
October 15, 2011
One awsome saw
I bought this saw new about 11/2 yrs ago and paid around $880.00 w/ warranty and tax. This saw has performed very well through the hard oak and locust and big 37'' pines.
I've even climbed with it to cut the big limbs my 16'' saw won't cut in one pass. The decompression valve makes that task nice.
When using this saw clients and friends always ask about it because it performs so well.
Will consider Husqvarna when i need another saw or a bigger one in the future.
September 26, 2011
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