I bought this chainsaw as a result of hurricane Irene. When it came time to purchase I had the option of buying a craftsman model or the Husqvarna. I chose the Husqvarna because of the reliability and performance. I cut up several downed hickory trees with no problem. The saw had plenty of power to get the job done. I only wish the instructions where easier to follow. Other than that, this is a great saw.
September 17, 2011
good overall saw.
The 240 starts and runs great. The one problem I had that I thought could have been designed better was that the screw in the chain bar assembly used to tighten the bar is held in position with a hole in the plastic at the end of the screw. The plastic broke out and caused the screw to pull out of the hole in the bar.
September 5, 2011
We Will be warm this winter
Bought this chain saw to cut fire wood for my wood stove
Ive only used it once so far but was very happy with it. A little hard to start out of the box and still need to adjust idle. But I have already cut up an 18"+ - oak and a small Beech tree all with facotry chain and seems to still be in good shape.
August 27, 2011
Practical saw at a great value.
We bought our saw after my parents lost over 100 trees in straight-line winds. It has been great for limbing trees because it is very light, but still has 18" bar. We are very glad to have it around for all of our projects!
July 28, 2011
A little difficult to start even when warm. Will be interesting to see how it will start in cold weather. Areas where you put your foot needs to bigger for my 12XW shoe and if I were wearing boots or safety shoes they would not fit in this area.
July 15, 2011
The chainsaw performs as expected. I rated the durability average since I did not have an N/A option. I have only used the chainsaw for 3 trees so I do not feel I can truly rate the durability just yet. All in all I like the saw and plan to keep it around for years to come. The only complaint I have is the idle. Maybe it just needs a tune but it stalls mid job at idle and can be a pain to get started again.
July 12, 2011
This is my first Husqvarna. Actually, it is my first chainsaw. So far, so good. Starts easily and runs great. It has performed every task well.
June 8, 2011
Good saw, lightweight but with adequate power. Uses very little fuel. Only saw that I have owned that actually idles ... saves a lot of time without need for restart. Only complaint is that I cannot put my foot through the handle as recommended for starting ... average size foot/ moot won't fit as required.
I would buy the saw again. Clearly Husqvarna provides quality.
May 27, 2011