I have cut two or more cord of fire wood since purchasing this saw. So far I am more than pleased with it's performance. I had a Homelite and was used to not having the power I wanted and some issues with starting especially when hot. This 445 has all the power I could ask for in an 18" saw. At this time it starts any time I pull the rope, hot or not. I would recommend this saw for anyone who cuts a lot of firewood, it's a good workhorse.
December 26, 2014
I bought this saw in September from a local Husqvarna dealer which is listed on Husqvarna site for Serbia. It was during special price action. It was all assembled in store by worker.
Anyway, I worked with it for few hours just cutting wood nothing too extreme. 1 - 2 gas tanks per day. Then one day chain was stuck suddenly. It was new for me I took it to dealer, they changed oil pump I think. When I got home and used it again very soon chain was stuck again. I went to store again, this time they changed sword. I come home and chain stucks again very soon. I talked with dealer and we agreed that I put spare chain I got form them. It worked fine for a while, then today in the middle of cutting a medium diameter tree chain stuck... again. I have decided to ask for money return in Monday. Very disappointed by this model and by Husqvarna.
December 20, 2014
DO NOT BUY "fire hazard"
I bought this saw used it about 10 times maybe, was still like new when it caught on fire , called and explained what happened and and they stated someone would contact me in 48 hrs "Yeah Right" i had to call back 6 times and still didnt get anywhere , they offered to pay me for the chain saw to sign a release, > they stated it was my fault it started on fire , i guess you cant leave a husqivarna chainsaw set idle, they will accuse you of what ever they can not to deal with a death trap, Take it off the market if you cant set it down to move brush out of your way to cut more trees, "Their analogy was you cant leave your emergency brake on in your car and not expect it to catch fire with in 2 min. I would like to call them out on this, many people left driving there car and forgot to take off ebrake but there car never started on fire , no its poor quality and design by HUSQIVARNA. Please don't buy there product, read there revies customer service from 0-700 where do you think they rate a award winning 28 yes 28 out of 700. if that dosnt speak volumes than i don't know what would . please help me fight this battle with a multi-million dollar company, i just spent my hard earned $ to buy a saw i thought would keep forever, BOY was i wrong , almost started my moms house on fire, if that would have happened that would have been the only way to make then do something. so if you family member gets hurt or your house burns down take that as a i told you so.
December 18, 2014
most reliable saw ive seen
Ive had my husky 445 for 5 years now. Doesn't matter how long it sits i just pick it up choke and prime it pull twice it then hold down the trigger pull it again and starts every time. Furthermore i went to a trade school for lumbering, we had stihl and husky saws. When you see kids with little experience abusing saws five days a week you start to notice a trend. The stihl saws dont want to start.
December 9, 2014
Great saw for the size
I bought this saw to have a smaller and lighter companion to my Husky 460 and was not disappointed . The 445 has great power , very easy to start and very smooth cutting . I would definitely recommend this saw to anyone looking for a good firewood cutting and a good all-around chainsaw
November 23, 2014
Good saw with problems
The bar oil feed does not work well and causes a lot of problems. Google it will come up, great power and feel but the chain comes lose very easy and is a real pain.
October 26, 2014
Always getting fixed
I bought this 455 chainsaw in Apr 2012 and it has been in the shop always getting fixed. I have a few cleared acres with a lot of old trees and when they drop dead I need to clean them up.
The first time I used it when it got hot it won't start. Bad coil. Can't wait around waiting for it cool so I can restart. In the shop about a month.
Every time I go to use the saw the oil tank leaks dry. Good thing for oil dry. Its been in the shop two times for this. About 2-3 weeks each time.
Its now back in again for leaking oil and another bad coil. Estimate time of repair 2-3 weeks. So far the cost have been covered under warranty, but now its just out of warranty.. I'm waiting. Saw worked good when running. Time to buy another brand.
October 1, 2014
Beats Stihl Handsdown
I have had Stihl chainsaws, then I purchased my Husqvarna.
I should mail the Stihl to the Company COD!! The performance and ease of use of the Husqvarna can't be topped. Can't say enough about how happy I am with it.
I'm a senior citizen, but I still cut my firewood. Without the Husqvarna, I'd be out in the cold!! It sat for 6 months and started on the 3rd pull.
September 15, 2014