I got my 545 about a week ago and have put it to good use, starting with two chords of firewood, combo of both hard and softwoods. One thing I noticed right off the bat is the over all weight of the saw, it feels as lite and more controllable then 40cc saws I've ran in the past and excellent power all across the powerband. The AutoTune feature isn't just a nice perk, or extra, but almost a necessity with as well as it works and consistent as it is. Also the Anti vibe that's built into the 545 brings true meaning to Av, the only vibration I can feel is the engine idling and that's impossible to avoid, but once it spools up there's no feeling of the chain in the kerf to speak of with H23 chain that I run on it. I have nothing but good to say about my saw and know for a fact it will serve me with flawless operation. As Husqvarna always does, this machine is just another example of how good they are at what they do. Thanks guys for such a great saw!
November 2, 2012
great small saw
I absolutely love this thing when I am in the bucket, aerial lift or on rope. Handles very well, the super simplified on/off/choke lever makes turning it on and off between cuts is great. Great for ground use too, can cut some serious wood. I like the new design on the fuel/oil caps as well, nice touch. My only complaint is unless it is fully warm, or fully cold it can sometimes give ya grief restarting.
April 5, 2014
Stepped up from an older 350, and was impressed right away. Power and weight are well balanced. Five tanks the first weekend and Wow. Wished I would have bought this sooner.
March 16, 2014
great saw ,worried about durability ?
Feb 2014, I have ran four tanks of fuel through my 545 and I am getting dust in the intake past the air filter this is why I have fair for durability.This saw was built mid 2012, looking at part numbers on Husqvarna's website I've found there are nine updated parts for saws built before may 2013, these include carb air filter clutch cover brake band assy chain tensioner parts crankcase assy and needle bearing that requires a new crankshaft, almost a complete new saw!
February 9, 2014
I purchased this saw this winter to cut firewood. My cousin and I went out and spent a day cutting and my saw out cut his Stihl all day long. I love the large fuel and oil tank's as they result in fewer fill ups. I also love the light weight, it's just like there's nothing there. I can run this saw all day and just keep going.
May 27, 2013
Product is well balanced and easy to handle. It has a lot of power.
November 13, 2012