This saw is a climbers new best friend
I traded in my Echo top handle last year for the new T435. I would never look back now or think about switching back. The lite weight design makes it a tree climber or limbers best friend. You can hold this saw with one arm stretched out for an extended amount of time and not even know you're holding it. The option of a 12, 14 or 16" bar is even better cause this little thing will just keep on cutting no matter which one you are using. The rounded brake handle makes it harder to for those annoying little branches to hang you up too and protects your knuckles better, The ease of starting is enough to where about anyone can start it. The length of time the full tank lasts is an added plus as well! There is nothing like getting in the top of tree and running out of fuel when you just filled your saw. Having the felling dogs on this little beast is a huge plus as well when you are reaching out to limb something and need that added bite for a smooth clean cut. The secondary strap eyelet was just a bonus to this already great saw for those of us dangling them off our climbing belts..
August 8, 2011
An excellent saw for the size and weight
This saw has excellent handling. Could not have asked for an easier saw to deal with while in any tree. I have used a few different brand trim saws while climbing trees, but i will say when i am up in the tree, this is my favorite due to its lightweight, great power/weight ratio, and above excellent handling ability! For the price you cannot beat it at all, especially with the warranty and excellent reputation and durability of Husqvarna, you cant go wrong. Some hardcore tree trimmers may not go for it because they have biased opinions, but from someone who always looks for that edge while 20, 60, or 100+ ft in the air this saw is an above excellent choice. One of the best features is the two rings you can attach your belt clips to. especially handy for when you have a long clip and a short clip and don't like to leave the saw dangling while climbing. Again, this is a great saw, especially for the climber/trimmers who love mobility and great handling. The power of this saw is a little less than expected but it has more than enough power to get some of the largest branches off the tree you are in with ease. I have used mine in many trees, and it runs amazing still. Always remember if you want your saw to keep running great you have to make sure it is clean tho, i have seen so many people blame quality of saws when it was their negligence of proper cleaning and maintenance. Final assessment: It is really hard to beat this saw for the money and power/weight ratio! Especially when you will find yourself routinely in the trees.
June 11, 2011
You will love this Saw
When I went looking for a chainsaw I was looking for a saw that would get the job done and do it right. What found was a saw did the job right plus more. Easy to handle easy to use right out of the box.
May 21, 2011
Awesome saw for prepping the rest on the tree for cutting. Took all the limbs off lighting fast and had to make myself put it down to use the 455 Rancher.
May 11, 2011
Love the saw!
But the chain brake broke after 1 hour usage.
Lowe's replaced it since it was less than 30 days old.
The replacement has been running great!
They backed the product and that's why I'll buy another Husqvarna!
April 30, 2011
The best chain saw I have ever owned. Its designed for pruning. However, it will do just about anything you ask it to do.
April 29, 2011
Good over all
The 435 X-Torq has done everything I need it to. Most of what I do is taking down trees in my back yard, big and little.
The only trouble I have is starting. It takes a bit to start it. Sometimes, after I use it for a while, then shut it down, it wont want to start back up. It's frustrating and tiresome.
Once it's started, though, look out! It's one tough chainsaw.
March 10, 2011
Performs perfectly for my needs. I'm a carpenter and use it for cuttting framing members in a speedy fashion, which it does very proficiently! Most important to me; ease of use, weight, power and durability! For cutting trees and such I would probably opt for a larger saw, but I don't do a tremendous amount of that to neccesitate the added expense
March 6, 2011