Worked well overall
I had some problems getting the saw to start initially, but once I got it started, it performed well and restarted without any problems. It's fairly simple to operate and did not lack power. Overall I'm happy with my purchase. I gave it 4 stars vs. 5 due to the trouble getting it started initially.
March 21, 2015
Great chainsaw little hard to crank. I have only used it once, but performed well.
February 17, 2015
Impressed so far!!
I have owned this saw for 12 hours. I have a 440 with 18 inch bar. I filled it with Trufuel 50:1 and Jonsered. Bar&chain oil. Started easily with 5-6 pulls, and it was 18 degrees outside today. I bucked up some branches, the saw still seemed hungry so I fell an 8-10 inch maple, saw wasn't even challenged. I will be headed to my hunting property this weekend to really test it and will review it again based on that. I will say there is clear difference between this saw and my Poulan 38cc 16inch bar. If all Husqvarna products are built lkie this I'm a life customer.
February 3, 2015
Converted Homelite Customer
I used Homelites all my life, when it came time for a new saw the Husqvarna just out preformed and was easier to use. The bar is easier to swap, low bar oil use and chain adjustments are easier. Simple and safe to use, it's just worth the money.
February 3, 2015
best saw I've owned
This saw is absolutely amazing easy to start great power no problem cutting huge red oak and white oak I recommend this saw to any one if your looking for a good durable saw with some pretty good power this is the saw for you easy access to the air filter easy cleaning best saw I have ever owned
February 2, 2015
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