HUSQVARNA 357 XP®
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
Tired of 42cc box store chainsaws with no power. This saw has a lot more power (great for 12 plus inch hardwoods). Very happy with saw and power. It is easy to flood until you understand the operation (only choke 3-4 pulls) then take choke off or it will flood. Other negative choke/on off switch seems cheap for a high end saw. Hope this helps.
May 12, 2011
Converting from Stihl
I contacted the large equipment dealer I had purhased my previous chainsaw from, 27 years ago. I was considering replacing the old Stihl with the MS 362 but wanted to talk to both the sales and service department about the Husqvarna 357 XP versus the MS 362. I especially wanted to hear the service side of it as they are a large dealer selling both brands. Both sales and service recommended this saw. Service went on to say they have never had one warranty issue with the 357 XP. It is light weight for such a powerful saw! I am answering the durability rating only as good because the saw is still so new. So far the saw and support has been impressive.
April 24, 2011
Great power to weight ratio- Thin plastic
This is my second 357xp and have always been impressed with the power to weight ratio. If you need a ground saw that can turn a 20" chain all day without wearing you out this is it. As a professional who runs saws all day, this saw is a must have. The only negative is the plastic which is too thin and prone to cracking (Gas tank handle assembly) Beef up the plastic/durability and it's a super 5star saw.
April 17, 2011
Awesome saw! Very good weight & power cuts very fast low vibs, nice saw to use all day, I love this saw!!!
April 15, 2011
Lots of Power, heavy duty and tough! Ran over with a Skidder and besides having the bar bent, it started right up and runs great! Good machine!
March 19, 2011
power power, easy to use great saw. time saver. great insrtuction and manual.
March 17, 2011
At the end of the day, you're still smiling!
This high revving saw is a delight to use! It starts easily and will run without issues all day long. I am constantly surprised but how quickly this saw chews through wood, yet is still light enough to be used long hours without strain. It is a perfect medium sized saw for cutting and bucking medium sized trees. Run this saw with quality 91 octane fuel mixed with Husqvarna semi-synthetic oil and it will be a long lasting, reliable friend.
Note: my saw setup is completely stock with an 18" bar running 0.058 gauge round ground chisel cutter chain. I have owned this saw for about 2 years and cut mostly firewood (approx. 25 bushcords during this time).
March 5, 2011