Had another brand of chainsaw,you would run it for a while,shut it off and it would not restart until it had completely cooled down. Found out right away that this husqvarna saw will start hot or cold every time. It feels good in your hands and cuts like a dream!!!! I highly recommend this saw. May cost a little more than the cheapest brand,but it's worth every penny and it cuts circles around the others!!!!!!
March 10, 2012
I have cut acres of brush, trees, and shrubbery with this saw, I have pro series saws, but I still keep this on as a go to saw, Husqvarna builds their residential equipment as if it were commercial.
March 3, 2014
Perfect Homeowner Saw
Needed a chainsaw to clear fallen trees...an 18" oak, a 16" oak, and two 20" pines. Never owned a chainsaw but I've used them enough. Knew the Husky brand from TV ads, and the Still brand from experience. My wife expected to pay only $200 based on some box store saws. Researched for a day and purchased from ChainsawsDirect b/c of their customer service and informed advice. Saw arrived on time and perfectly tuned. We're on 3 acres with about 100 trees, but several manage to come down every year (Nor'easters). We also travel for firewood every year, but now we'll be cutting our own.
This saw is brilliant. Get it in the 16" bar to optimize its 2.8 HP and get the most out of it. Also think the narrow-kerf chain is great. Really well-thought-out saw. Managed to get everything cut and stacked in 12 hours...the large oaks were easily handled and the pines were like bread. Now I want another Husky, for a 30" oak we need to fell. And my wife has already said yes! This saw has me looking for more to cut. Just can't say enough. Quick starts too in 10° temps. Super clean and straight cuts as well. And you'll really appreciate its power-to-weight ratio if you're climbing with it and when limbing. Finally, no need for the pro magnesium case as the plastic here is solid. Best consumer choice I've ever made, and my wife is comfortable using it as well.
February 14, 2014
I bought this saw for firewood. I talked with a dealer about my needs and he recommended the saw. I ran it last year and cut about 7 cord. I started out cutting lodgepole pine which it tore through. The lodgepoles were about a foot in diameter. Then my buddies and I got into cutting doug fir for firewood. These were some big trees like 2 and 3 feet across. The saw did good, but Im looking at a 555 saw already. Ill keep my 445 around, it will still be used when I get into smaller trees for sure. It hasnt given me any problems. For how light weight it is it sure eats up wood.
January 31, 2014
Great chainsaw for a woman
I am a 60 year old woman who needed a chainsaw for around my property. This saw is lightweight, has loads of power and VERY easy to start. I would highly recommend this chainsaw.
January 5, 2014
I bought 445 husky from local dealer. I have cut 1.5 cords of wood and have brought saw back to dealer twice. The chain bar sprocket seizes and therefor is useless. Dealer told me to clean saw more often, I told dealer that I used husky for 35 yrs. at work and never maintained a saw that way. I am a retired lineman for power company and we never did that during storm jobs. dealer gave me new bar seized while cutting second tree needles to to say a i am not very happy with saw!!!!!
November 23, 2013
My first Saw
This saw has been a great purchase. It has been a very good running saw with plenty of power for what I am using it for. Can be a little trough starting at first but every saw starts differant so it is probably more me needing to get used to how this saw starts.
November 16, 2013
This saw has alot of power for an inexpensive price.
Its a great all around saw. Very easy to start warm or cold.
September 17, 2013