HUSQVARNA 440 e-series
I have a 440 E for a wile I had a difficult time with it at 1st the I could not get it started & not much power I finally took it in to shop bad plug was it from Husqvarna I put in a ngk BPMR7A now it is awesome saw starts easy. Pump 6 times on the bulb put choke on as soon as saw sputters take choke off then it will go & go a good saw bad plug from factory get rid of husqvarna plugs then a great saw thanks
June 28, 2015
Everything I expected it to be...
I narrowed my search down to 2 brands and eventually settled on Husqvarna. I don't drop Oak trees all the time, but I needed a saw for cleanup and to take down some medium sized trees on my property (16" diameter). Fueled it as recommended with a 50:1 ratio (gas:oil) and filled up the tank with chain and bar lube. Following the basic instructions for starting, it fired right up with no problems. In an afternoon I started and stopped this saw about a half-dozen times with no problems. (I had to stop a couple times to tension the chain, as it was new and needed to be run-in). I don't understand why other are having problems starting the saw, it really is easy to get going, and it has no problems idling. The tool-free chain tensioning ability is great as well. It takes about 20 seconds to loosen, adjust and tighten back up. That's a time saver and a convenience for me. This saw never seemed to struggle with any cuts I had made, so it had plenty of power for my needs. I'd definitely have to say this saw is well worth the money I paid for it.
June 27, 2015
Period. I wish I had read the reviews before buying this product. I would have avoided making the purchase. It can't be asking too much for the chain saw just to start. It isn't hard to start - it just won't start. I meticulously followed the starting instructions. I've been at it for over three hours today and nothing. Yes I will go find a dealer tomorrow. More wasted time. I bought it last year and used it once. It was hard to start then. Now it won't.
June 11, 2015
Good saw for the price
I was looking for a saw under $300. I chose this one because it had a lot more power over it's top competitor's similar priced model. I think this is a good saw for homeowner and farm use. My dad has used many saws over the years while working for the city tree service. He liked mine so much that he's going to buy one now. My neighbor owns the other top brand and he's impressed with this saw as well.
April 25, 2015
Great Saw HORRIBLE Owner's Manual
The Manual is horrible! The diagrams are so tiny and all in the front of the book; you have to constantly flip between the instructions and the diagrams. try doing that with one hand while trying to hold parts with the other.
Only used it twice, went to clean it, and now I can't get the clutch cover back on. It doesn't seem to seat completely or level (rocks), and won't tighten the chain. I think there's a pin broken on the chain adjustment block; of course I'm not sure about that because there is no exploded parts diagram anywhere in the manual or online.
April 21, 2015
Don't not buy this brand of Chainsaw
Purchase the Husqvarna (replacing a Homelite 16 years old, great chainsaw) based on a recommendation from a friend. Cost $229.99 model 440 series didn't use for 2 years, kept it in the original box and packaging in my heated garage. Finally get a chance to use it, followed all the instructions and it wont start. Brand new and it wont start. Oh did i telly you that I was a firefighter for 20 years and started and cleaned many of chainsaw in my life. So now I have a chain saw that wont start. I bring it to the place I purchased the chainsaw and they could get it to work. I bring it to my father and law and after 3 hours of messing about, it started. Now most of my day is shot so I waited to cut the next day. Once again it won't start. Should I be upset, you bet I am! Messed around with it for another 3 hours. Still wont start. Every person that I have talked to about this brand of chainsaw states, " Yes there's an issue with their chainsaws. They don't start well and if they flood you have to let them sit. This is a horrible product. I cannot return it so it's in the trash and I'm out $299.99 and I have no recourse. If you are looking for a chain saw I would not recommend this brand.
April 11, 2015
Great saw. Easy to start and eats up the wood. I am using the husqvarna premix gas/oil fuels and it burns well. No smoking at all.
November 19, 2014
This product is no good
Purchased product. Had to return to retailer because it would not start, Retailer could not start product.
Product was replaced. Have now used product. Over a period of 3 hours during an afternoon, spent 1 hour trying to start product. Two separate saws but the same problem. You have a problem with your saw. It is the most difficult 2 cycle engine I have used. Will not recommend your product. It is worthless.
November 9, 2014