Husqvana 445 chain brake
Be sure to have the chain brake in the off position before taking chain brake cover off . If you should get the cover off with it being in brake position, the cover will not go back on due to the brake band being too tight to fit over the drum. For a procedure for getting this band back in the "off" postion see YouTube's "Husqvarna Chain Brake" video. I did, but instead of using large needle nose pliers to rotate the "wheel" I used a large bade screwdriver then a small crowbar to rotate the spring wheel. Watch the spring, it will injure if allowed to shoot out of the housing. Other than this chain brake potential problem the 445 is a nice saw. Used a Model 50 Special for over 20 years and still runs fine, and has done an awful lot of cutting on the same chain bar, but am now replacing it so I can have 2 Husqvarna s "on-line" at home for unplanned storm damage.
February 9, 2013
This chainsaw is great as to power and ease of starting
I bought this chainsaw after researching other brands and engine sizes. I found that this chainsaw's features were superior to the other saws. I found this chainsaw's starting procedure easy to follow and the tightening of the chain also easy to perform. As a consumer I feel this is an excellent chainsaw and would reccommend to a friend...
February 6, 2013
I purchased this chainsaw for cutting firewood. I have no experience with a chainsaw. This one is easy to start, easy to use and I have had no trouble with it.
January 18, 2013
One powerfull saw
I bought 2 of these saws for my dad and I to use, and they are the best thing since gas came along. They got more then enough power and they are light weight. One heck of a saw!
January 14, 2013
Husqvarna 555, similiar to 445
This is the 3rd Husqvarna chainsaw that I have purchased. One for myself, one for my son, and now a 2nd one for me. Each time I have been very satisfied. I love the durability, and it is easy to handle, and light weight to manuever. This chainsaw is easy to start, and very powerful when cutting larger logs. It is a good all around saw, and does a good job.
January 4, 2013
I run two logging operations in two states. I purchased the 445 for the second mill. I run in twice a year, but for constant cutting during those times. It starts up really easy, even in freezing weather. Runs like a top. I am very happy with this saw, especially for the price.
January 1, 2013
I needed a saw, right now! I wanted to spend more but $250 was it! I cleaned up several large trees and it worked great!! I started cutting wood 5 to 10 cords a yr and the plastic brake system started to strip! I am great at fixing things, so I managed but its a pain in the ear!!! I have had it for 3 yrs and it rips, great starter and is light enuff !!!
December 26, 2012
very easy to use cuts great
very pleased with this new saw...its my second one and my sixth piece of husqvarna equipment a customer for life..
December 21, 2012