My dad used to be a dealer and I grew up in a chainsaw shop. I've been running and working on saws since I was about five years old. I have operated and worked on just about every brand there is but I have always been partial to Husky. I bought a 440 at my local Lowes (I get a discount there) to replace a Husky 44 that I'm having trouble finding parts for (they were discontinued in 2004). My 44 still runs great after all these years but I figured that it was time to get something that I can get parts for and the 440 was about the same size as my 44. It runs pretty good, is lightweight and easy to operate. So far, my only complaint is that I can't adjust the carb. It's set at the factory. I figure that I'll wait and see how it runs after it finally gets broke in and if it still needs it, I guess that I'll take it to my local shop and see if I can get it tuned under warranty (since it came from the factory needing to be tuned). Overall, I like the saw... Now, let's see if it'll hold up like my Husky 44 and my Husky 61.
April 27, 2013
Clearing five acres
Had to have a saw that was powerful enough for the few large trees but small and light enough for majority of little pin oaks and the like. This saw exceeded my expectations and continues to amaze me with its easy start, idling, and just over all cutting ability...it removed a lot of the strain and muscle tension that my other similar size saw caused.
April 14, 2013
gets the job done.
started right up no problem, very light and easy to handle. would recommend
April 6, 2013
chain sticks at times
Almost everything about this saw works well. But when I am cutting wood the chain at times just bogs down and stops on the bar. It doesn't stall the engine but the chain will not go around the bar.
February 19, 2013
Have not used yet
I have been ill since the purchase of my saw and have not used it yet other than cranking and testing but if it preforms anything like my Husqvarna backpack blower I know I will be pleased. I am giving such a high score based on my expectations .
February 17, 2013
I've had chainsaws for about 40 years, but this is my first Husqvarna. And last... Couldn't get it started... Had other friends try and they couldn't start it...After 2 days of trying I took it back to Lowes and they were great and refunded me.
February 13, 2013
shakey start with a new saw
I purchased my new Husqvarna 440 yesterday after seeing high recommendations. I brought it home read the quick start guard. filled the tank with gas mix filled the bar oil, primed it 6 times and cranked my but off for the next 35 minutes to get the darn thing to finally start. Out of all the new equipment I have every purchased this saw was almost the death of me getting started. But after finally getting it started, it performed just as I expected. Flawlessly. great great saw, I hope it outlasts its predicessor, my Poulan Pro was only 6 years old and started dying every time i started making a horizontal cut.
February 4, 2013
Good power, easy to handle, good safety features
Everything with the saw has been great. Cuts well. Chain break provides good level of protection. Only problem was initial starting was difficult. Wound up flooding engine. Easy access to spark plug made removal easy. Reassembled and got to start on 5th pull. Ran great all weekend starting on 1st or 2nd pull. Plenty of power. Good value for a $300 saw.
January 28, 2013