Not a hard starting saw
Good chain saw. Had to learn how to start a husqvarna chain saw. I had heard out on the web that people had problems starting this saw and I can see why if you tryed to start the way the way most of us are use to. But after starting it a few times and learning the husqvarna way the saw generally starts on the second or third pull. I have droped 5, 10 inch trees elms and cherry the saw has preformed well. If you noticed I did not rate the durability because it should be rated after a year. Anything before then would would not mean anything.
October 21, 2012
Excellent Light Duty Chainsaw
i just purchased my 2nd 240, only because my first one was stolen. These are great little light duty chainsaws. Very easy to use right out of the box. Powerful enough for bigger jobs. I am mainly cutting 2"-5" saplings around my property. But am sometimes cutting bigger blow-downs. This saw handles them all. A great product from a great company.
October 17, 2012
This is a great saw for work around the yard
I have enjoyed using this chainsaw especially when I compare it to others I have had. I have already cleared several trees and lots of dead wood that needed to be moved. I plan to use it extensively this winter cutting fire wood for next fall.
October 9, 2012
I bought this saw to trim around the house. I feel that I made the right choice with this saw. It was easy to start and remains running at idle, has plenty of power for what I need. I have run may saws in the past, Stihl,Echo and McCulloch, this saw runs just as good as the others and the vibration is minimal. I would recommend this saw to any of my friends and family.
September 25, 2012
excellent saw but chain tightner poor design
I have used chain saws forver 40 yyrs and this is thenbest little saw I have ever used. We own 122 acres and are using it to clear a fire break aound the peoperty. We are cutting cedar with alot of them 16" to 18" in dia. This saw cuts thru them like butter. The only problem we have had is the chain kept loosing and we found that the pin is to short and lets the pin pop out of the bar when it is being adjusted. We just put pressure on the adjusting screw so it can not pop out of the bar when we tighten it. We also own 372 huskey and it has a much longer pin. So far this is the only flaw we have seen with this saw. I use it weekly and it is by far the best little saw I have used.
September 18, 2012
With a reliable name like husqvarna you know you have the best value for your money. Ease of use and ergonomics make this a tool that everyone needs in their garage. I would definitely recommend this chainsaw to anyone from residential to commercial.
September 1, 2012
This machine is a beast! I have taken down multiple trees and is great for clearing out areas of small woods. The only problem I have is the muffler keeps coming loose and falling off when cutting! Gets very annoying. I have loctited the bolts this time around and have not used it since to test it. Other than that, great product.
August 28, 2012
Great saw for the occasional user
I bought this saw this week and have already put about three tanks of fuel through it. I badly needed to prune some pine and oak trees around my house. They were just getting to big. I was thinking of getting the 435 but thought to myself how often do I need a chainsaw?. I went to my local outdoor power equipment dealer and bought the 240 and saved quiet allot. The specs on both saw's are similar but I figured I really didn't need that little bit of extra power that the 435 has. I brought the 240 home mixed up some fresh 50:1 fuel. I used 93 octane since its what I run in all my small 2 cycles. I filled the oiler tank and had it running soon after. It started on the third pull out of the box. The idle was a little low but I adjusted it and now she idles fine. I let the saw warmup for a little and then went easy of the first couple of cuts to make sure everything was okay. After that I just went to town on all the over grown trees around my property. This saw has more than enough power for my needs. 5 inch branches are no problem for this saw. It just eats through everything. Also the 18inch bar gives me that little bit of extra reach that I needed. So two hours later and she was still running great. When I was finished I cleaned off the saw and took the top cover off to check the air filter. It was still almost perfectly clean. I guess the air injection feature really does work. I also like the vibration damping feature, It works very well. The saw hardly vibrates at all. Its also one of the quieter saw's I've owned. While I had the top cover off I decided to take the spark plug out and check the cylinder to see how it was inside. The bore was nice and shinny with good cross hatching marks. It still didn't look like it was even used. Over all I'd say I'm very happy with my purchase. As for the reviewers that say the clutch cover is cheap. Well the only thing I have to say to them is make sure the adjustment peg is aligned up with the hole in the bar before you try to tighten up the clutch cover and also only adjust the chain tension with the two nuts loose. If you try and adjust the chain tension with the bar nuts still tightened it will break the adjustment screw or the cover. As for the saw leaking chain oil, Guess what every gas chainsaw does this. It doesn't matter who makes it they all do it. I've had several different brands and everyone of them leaks chain oil when it sits. How do you fix this problem?. Drain the chain oil back in to the bottle, problem solved. Overall the build quality to me is just as good as the 435 but for a lower price. I'd say go for this saw if you know your going to use it for smaller jobs. Thanks Husqvarna for making affordable quality outdoor power equipment. Every peace of hand held equipment I own is Husqvarna and it has all held up very well.
August 11, 2012