This saw is light, easy to maintain, and works like a champ all around. It does get very hot after a while. I was cutting 6 inch logs today and once I was done cutting through it the chain was smoking like crazy and the engine was pretty hot also. Not a con though. It has plenty of power and I recommend it to any homeowner.
May 12, 2012
Purchased the 445 with an 18” bar to replace an old saw I have. The new 445 performed better than I anticipated. Saw has plenty of power and easy to maintain. I would recommend the saw, great value at a fair price.
May 7, 2012
Haven't owned the 445 long and only used it once so far. I really like the way you hold it when starting with your right foot through the rear handle and left hand on the grip. Really keeps it secure while starting. I also like that the vibration level you feel in your hands while cutting is low. It easily cut through 4 - 5 inch branches. I only need it for infrequent and light duty. It seems well made and more than able to handle the jobs I'll use it for.
May 4, 2012
Great saw ...but made me want the 455 rancher
Overall it's a great saw. I won't say excellent and good is an understatement. The saw handles great, easy to start, hold for long time, and cuts really well.... it does get hot and has to be rested or it sounds like its struggling. I do wish I had gotten the 455 rancher around 100 bucks more would have been worth it, because the hard plastic cover cracked on the first tree branch that wacked it, not bad... but enough to make me sick because it was brand new...Overall if you just have small trees to cut down its perfect.
April 28, 2012
Out of the box this chainsaw started without problems and cut about 1 cord of green elm with ease. Best running saw I have ever owned. Starts easy after refueling and cuts very nice.
April 28, 2012
Had this saw for a few weeks now using it daily on the farm trimming and felling up 14" hard wood with no problems. Great saw I highly recommend it!
April 24, 2012
Not what Husqvarna use to be...
Well I got my saw and put the chain and bar on it, Took it to my property and it did not have any oil come out for the chain. Ran it for about 10 minutes and the bar had a hot spot on bar and peeling paint. Took home & Scrubed the area and assembled it and the oil was coming out. Brother has one but the new one is nothing close to his as quality out of the box. ... But cannot return it since it has been used!!! Disappointed!!!
April 21, 2012
New saw to replace my 20-year old Husqvarna Rancher
Good saw, Plenty of power. Not sure about the spring clips for the cover. Hoping they'
ll last 20 years.
April 16, 2012