All around great!
Just recently bought this saw. First year in arborist work. Was climbing with a much heavier saw,this saw is beautiful. Light, balanced well,enough power even with a 16" bar. Add that all up with the price of the saw and you have a really good package. The 14" is more to my liking, but great either way. Yes, there are stronger and more expensive saws out there. The value and performance is hard to beat. LOVE IT! Also, the two rings to tether the saw is a great feature for anyone in the trees!
September 4, 2012
just bought today, ran three tanks of gas through it. I am replacing a stihl 011avt. I was looking at the stihl 192 but the Husqvarna had 3/10 more hp and a 1/2 lb. lighter for same price. Has comparable power to 011avt. Anti vibration on stihl was much better. The 192 has same design as Husqvarna so unless your buying a older saw there is no other option for that part. Cranks good even in 20 degree weather, needs more carb adjustment to get top end power but until 4 year warranty runs out I'll leave as is. Carb can be adjusted but have to remove factory 1/4 limiters. Came with good chain and bar. only downside I have seen air box does not seal. After three tanks of gas air filter and around carb were covered with sawdust. Value wise I could get a echo for 279 with a 5 year warranty vs the t435 at $309 plus $22.50 for three can's of fuel just to get 4 year warranty.if not for the 3/10 more hp I would have got the echo. A lot of salesmen say you will never notice 3/10 hp. your homeowner infrequent user might not but if you use a saw for a living you will.
February 21, 2015
I just bought the t435 yesterday and i like it cuz its only 7 lbs compaired to my 25lb saw when im trying to trim my other saw was to havy the t435 make it easy for me to trim trees when im either on a ladder or climbing in the trees i will tell everybody that i know to buy the t435 and i only paid $315.05 for this at weavers equimpent in vineland nj
February 21, 2015
I've been a big fan of the Husqvarna for years. I use to be an ECHO fan when that was 15 years ago and this T-435 is all Husqvarna power
June 12, 2014
Professional Arborist's Best Friend - JUST BUY IT..
Price, Durability, Weight, and Power.
Ok - I've held my peace long enough. I've heard enough from differing manufacturers opinions, as voiced from their marketing and sales departments. It's USING IT that matters, and I use this stuff alot. I have had my first 435 for 3 years working professional jobs. Give me a group of tree cutters and some equipment engineers and we'll get things done. Try me!! Here's the deal..
When you're 100ft off the ground, you cant be worrying about the performance of your saw. It has to start the first time - every time. As an arborist, I cut all types of trees - big, small, hardwood, softwood. Of all my saws on the job site, I use my 435 for 80% of my work, to include work on the ground. I also have little fear of free handing cuts while in the air and on harness and lines - as a top handle arborist saw, it is well balanced and truely a professional grade saw.
The 435 for the price is the best value on the market - even over Stihl's - THERE, I Said it. Not Kidding!! Guys-Ladies (Dont want to miss the lady climbers) - GET SOME SAWS AND RUN THEM SIDE-BY-SIDE. Better take them up the tree and try them. I've run the best of them, and I like the 435. The 435's light weight allows me freedom to climb and hook it to my harness with little to no interference issues - and it's light - emphasis.
Its Power isn't the best in class, but the ratio of cost-pwr-wt, I wouldn't trade. Again, this isn't about marketing, its about getting the job done. And - more power just sucks more fuel, and weighs you down on climbs. Think about it - its about profit margin, Right? Fuel costs money - Right? And - its about retaining your energy while in the tree, Right?
The 435 engine needs about 60 seconds to fully warm up to promote full power - the only drawback I noticed to date. The 14 in bar allows me to cut up to 18 inch material, off the ground, with no sweat. I use a small plastic wedge with wider cuts to prevent pinching the bar. Beyond that, I usually use my larger and much heavier saws for larger cuts.
Although it has a small chain tooth as compared to my bigger saws, it cuts faster than you would think, even through oak, locust, and fruit woods. Just keep the bar oil running and keep the unit clean, and you can get lots of cutting life for each chain. Btw - run aggressive chain types - it can take it.
As for durability - I had a 1800 lb 16 ft log section on a surgical controlled drop that accidentally severed the loading strap as the log approached ground level, then, of course it went where it wanted from there. Unfortunately my 435 was directly in its path and got pile drived by the full impact of the log. The ground was moderately soft but still hard enough that you couldn't dig your boot heel in more than an inch. After digging the saw out of 8 inches of now compressed earth - it had moderate damage to plastic parts, but started right back up. I was stunned!!
The cracked parts caused the throttle trigger to stick, and was a $15 part replacement. After that - I bought a second 435. Nuff said.
Now - My biggest problem on the site isn't getting stuff chopped up anymore. Its loading and hauling that now takes my time. That - I could use some recommendations.
Git 'er Done...
Proud owner of 4 Husqvarna saw machines.
May 13, 2014
I own and operate a small tree business.I am a climber and the low weight and high power is a fantastic combination great value.saw starts easy and runs all day long without a hiccup. I would recommend this to anybody in this market for a saw of the style.I also do some custom climbing for companies in my town they have stihl and echo saws and this runs circles around both of them.
February 12, 2014
Expensive weak garbage
Had to sell my stihl 192 then needed a saw so bought t435.( 85$ more than stihl) Off the bat found it to be under powered. idled was rough took a while to get mostly right never really went good. Up in the tree limbed a bit and it kept stalling then would start hard when hot u can't run this saw hard at all also felt very awkward and unbalanced in tree bottom line it is not for me sold it at a loss and bought a used 192 still using
February 1, 2014
I'm not a pro but I do cut a hec of a lot, mostly firewood but some climbing and trimming. This saw has all the power you need. Fires up every time. Love it.
January 21, 2014