This is a great saw. It never fails to easily start, and the chain still cuts well, after cutting several trees with dried mud caked on one side. The only problem has been a frozen sprocket on the bar, which occurred after less than three hours of use. I have never had this problem on any of my previous saws. Ignoring this one problem, the 445 has preformed flawlessly.
August 14, 2013
staets easily hot or cold cuts great all around great saw
July 6, 2013
Very Hard Starting
This saw cuts OK when it runs, which is seldom. At wits (and arm's) end, I took it to a Huqvarna dealer for service and it started once afterward. So I took it back and they got it going once again. Then, of course a week later when I needed it, it wouldn't start. This saw's future will be when I fling it into the woods and buy a saw that runs.
June 25, 2013
Better than Dad's Husky
In the 80s my dad bought a husqvarna chainsaw to cut enough firewood to heat his house. I remember it being a very relyable saw that he used for 25 years. It outlasted him as a matter of fact. Now I have a wooded acreage of my own to care for. Right out of the box it was running strong and cuts through everything I need quickly. With all the updated features it is a comfortable to use saw, even better than Dad's.
May 18, 2013
i found this saw on sale at tractor supply after shopping around for a while .. i wonted a med size saw with good power ! this saw hit a home run !! easy to start and not too heavy .. great purchase !!
March 31, 2013
Very surprising power/speed
I consider myself a chainsaw snob.I was cutting a fence row for my neighbor with my "pro grade" saw of another brand,hit wire and ruined my chain.So he said I could use his 445.I laughed when I first seen it.I never buy or use saws that cost less than $500.I didn't laugh long,this little saw absolutely eats trees .I was dropping 20 " solid locust trees with the speed of a 65 cc saw.I now own one and its my go to saw for small and medium sized trees.Very easy on fuel.The combined start/stop/choke takes a little getting used to,especially with gloves on,but the saw starts very easy,idles smoothly .Cant go wrong for the money.
March 6, 2013
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