Starts easy, low vibration, easy to handle
My new 435 chainsaw is an excellent replacement for my elderly (16-year old) previous chainsaw. I used it after the recent hurricane/nor'easter storms here in NJ to clean up a few blown over trees and broken branches. I was pleased with how easy it started and ran, and how comfortable it was to handle (considering i was one week into recovery from a hand surgery, the low vibration handle was really welcome). I bought it on recommendation from my son who owns one, and i would recommend it to anyone else looking for a lightweight saw to keep their treed property neat.
I also recently purchased a 150BT backpack blower to clean up the leaf-mess after the storm. My old blower was no longer worth repairing, so i purchased a factory refurbed 150 blower. Very happy with that as well - started right up, comfortable to use, and powerful - i was able to lift wet leaves that had found their way into clumps on the grass, move them into piles, and direct the piles onto the curb for township pickup. Also cleaned out leaves and debris from the bases of perimeter hedges - the blower never skipped a beat, and worked really well. I've only run two tanks of fuel mix through it, so can't evaluate durability, but if it keeps running as well for a few years, i'll be really pleased.
December 11, 2012
Hard to Start
I agree with the reviews from Phil29045 and Lookingfersomethingelse. This chainsaw is not worth the money because it never starts. I bought this chainsaw back in November 2012 and have yet to get it to start. I would like to get my money back. This is my second attempt at posting this review but because Husqvarna Team does not like my negativity towards this chainsaw they rejected my review. Maybe Husqvzrna can provide some help on how I can get this chainsaw to start - at least once.
December 11, 2012
Light weight saw with power
This is my second Husqvarna saw. I wanted something lighter than my 365 to use for limbs and small firewood.
Compared to the other saws, this one offered higher power to weight.
I helped my dad with a downed oak and we kept swapping between saws and we both liked the 435 for the under 10" stuff, but the larger the limbs we could blow through it easier with the 365.
I like the improvements over the past 15 yrs between the saws: added the primer bulb and clearer starting procedure to avoid flooding.
Would have liked to have the toolless chain adjustment.
November 19, 2012
First-time Husky Owner
Needed a saw for yard work. Owned two light-weight saws over the years, but now my lot is half covered with large-med oak and figure I need a bit more muscle. Out of the box, cold startup is good each time. However,warm startups can be touchy, but following the directions exactly pays off. Function of the saw is very good overall.
November 14, 2012
does the job
Easy 1-2-3 start....good cut...light but has power
November 13, 2012
this is my first Husqvarna chainsaw but second chainsaw i've owed my first was a Stihl and i disliked almost every thing about it, my new Husqvarna chainsaw starts on dime is super light weight and the cost great for the quality of saw i have.
November 8, 2012
Geat Saw For Smallholding
My old Sthil saw finally gave up the ghost today so I went to my local dealer to get a new one, up until recently they only stocked Sthil and that was all I was expecting them to have but they have recently started selling Huskys as well. I was gonna go for the Sthil landowner but they only had one and it was sold, spoke to the guy in the shop and as I wanted one there and then I went for the 435, what a great decision! The assembled the saw in the shop and fired it up. When I got home I couldn't believe how nice it was to use and after a few hours of using it was running smooth and was light to handle. Very economical and powerful, so glad I have gone to a Husky!
October 26, 2012
Saws circles around my Poulin
Didn't realize my Poulin vibrated so much until I bought the 435. Lots of power and a smooth operating throttle.
October 21, 2012