Very poor product
I cut 2 cords of firewood each year. This is my second Husqvarna chain saw. It may also be my last. This model 440 is nearly impossible to start. The day I bought it (5 days ago) I was finally able to start the saw and help a neighbor clear storm debris. Today I needed to clear a fallen tree from my own yard and had to just give up trying to start the saw. I have followed the starting instructions precisely. It is fueled with clean new gas mixture. It needs a compression release valve. It is going back to Lowes tomorrow.
January 13, 2015
Cut above the rest
I just finished cutting 5 cords of wood with great ease. My main concern is that it doesn't always start easily as advertised. The instructions included with the saw were not easy to read --- thumbnail artwork is not good. I just went to a dealer and asked a few questions. The chain brake stuck on my last log --- had to have it fixed by a dealer, who told me to avoid cheap oils in mixing the fuel ---can make the engine run hot due to it evaporating too quickly from the gas. Still, I would recommend this unit.
January 3, 2015
does what I need it to do every time love the warranty when you buy the 3 bottles of pre mix
January 2, 2015
Just purchased this yesterday. Filled it, pulled it, and started cutting. I was done cutting before I knew it.
December 31, 2014
needs better quality control.
I have had 3, 440 husq chainsaws in the past year. All 3, i have had to take back to lowes, or order new parts to fix. The last one i used 3 times and already having to buy a new coil off amazon. I know, fairly cheap to replace a coil, ($43), but its very aggrivating to have replace stuff on something so new. I have an 10 yr old husq saw, and it has been great to me. As soon as Husq sold out to Poulan, their quality control has been very poor. My 30 day return policy has expired from lowes so now im stuck with it. used to be a big fan of husq. The new ones start easy for about the first 3 times you use them. And i use their (PREMIXED FUEL-50-1). after that it has been down hill for me. I also have a new husq weedeater. the one you can put diff attachments on. its been good to me so far. 9 months. kinda hard to start at times but i have a pole saw attch for it and i really like it. I am not biased towards any brands, just expect my hard earned money i spend on equipment to last. not sure if management reads these reviews, hopefully they will pay more attention to QC. Until then i will be waiting on a new replacement part to fix agin.
December 17, 2014
I just won a 440 saw at a Christmas raffle and am very much looking forward to using this machine. I own an old 16 inch Husqvarna saw I've had for 14 years with no concerns at all. My older saw has heated 4 houses in 4 different states and has been one of the best products I've ever owned. I purchased a new Stihl 2 years ago against my better judgment, but I work for the owner of the store. It has been one of the worst pieces of equipment I've ever owned and breaks down at least twice a year with bar and chain oiling issues. It is currently on it's third oil pump. I read through the 440 Husqvarna reviews and must say that those people out there with issues must not be maintaining their saws properly or don't understand how to adjust the saw for optimum performance. Altitude has a major effect on both ease of starting and performance. I am disappointed that my wood is already cut for the winter so I'm going to go out this weekend and find someone who needs cutting done just so I can use this new saw.
December 13, 2014
Lasts for 6 months
I've owned this saw for 6 months. The first few times it worked great, plenty of power, started easily and cut very well. Slowly it started having starting issues then eventually it was having running issues. Took it to the dealer for some adjustments only to find out that the engine is sucking in air from somewhere. The saw will only run for about 5 minutes, has no power and is very difficult to start. I never let the saw sit for long periods of time with gas in it, always used high test gas and husqarna 2 cycle oil. I bought this saw based on previous reputation with this brand and needledd to say I am very dissapointed at this point.
December 5, 2014
best chain saw ever made
love my old one & love my new one even more best saw you can buy
October 16, 2014