Husqvarna 450 Rancher
I like this saw But....
I like this saw but I had a lot of trouble getting it to run About a week after I bought it "at LOWES". But after that one time it has started 3-4 pulls. It stopped oiling and bared up the chain and bar after cleaning out everything it started oiling once again. I mix my own gas/oil mix I use the same mix in my all-in one weed eater/tiller/blower/edger. I was a small engine repair man for 35 years so I do know how to get ever oz of power and service out of my equipment.
July 8, 2014
Poor Quality, Inability to Use Warranty
Bought this saw at Lowes, along with the canned gas/oil mix to get the extra warranty. Ran a tank of gas through it cutting red oak tops and had a dull chain. Seemed like it wasn't oiling properly. Attempted to put on another chain, and automatic tensioner broke and would not tighten new chain. Took it to the only authorized warranty servicer in my area to fix the oiler and the tensioner. Left it there over a month. They never even looked at it. Frustrated, I retrieved from this "servicer" and returned to Lowes, who was good to return my purchase price. Looking forward to using that refund to purchase a more reliable saw.
June 30, 2014
Refurbished warranty not honored -
I purchased a refurbished unit and had problems with the oiler - I was told by customer service on the phone on 3 different occasions that Husqvarna provided a 90 warranty on all refurbished chainsaws (once prior to buying the saw) - but my service tech was being told it was only 30 days.
Apparently a change was made recently - but Customer Service was not updated... so now I'm stuck with a problem saw - and Husky won't honor the 90 days as they said they would (and verified with a supervisor)... unbelievable!
May 13, 2014
It does not have the power that my old Stihl had and it has poor oiling to the bar .
May 6, 2014
husqvarna 450 rancher
love this chainsaw...We live on a small wooded ranch and use the saw a lot...I use the husqvarna canned gasoline/oil mix and am completely satisfied with the saw...
April 28, 2014
This is by far the best saw I have ever owned!!! Super cutting g speed and power to spare! Whoever designed the anti vibe needs a raise !! This saw exceeds my expectations, as I owned a Stihl before. Great saw if you need the arm exercise from trying to start it!!!!! The 450 straight out of the box fired first pull!! Great job to the men and women of Husqvarna for yet another great product! Everything in my garage says Husqvarna on the side! This is one of the meanest saws I have ever owned.. ripped through 8 big oak trees like butter... the smallest was 28" around! On 1 tank of fuel!!!!!
March 31, 2014
Very good saw
I bought this saw to replace my McCulloch 1010 that I used for 30 years after it was stolen. So far it's been excellent. When I first used it the high adjustment was not quite right so it didn't have the power it should have, but it still cut through cotton wood (property cleanup) easier than I expected, I was surprised with how fast it cut. Tuned right it's a very fast cutting saw, and a lot lighter than my old saw. Even though my old saw never gave a single issue this Husky is definitely a better saw so far.
March 18, 2014
Great Firewood Saw!
Bought a 450 Rancher and 545 Autotune within a week of one another. The 450 for my Son and the 545 for myself. This was to replace an older Husq. 350 and Stihl 31av. Both are Excellent. The Rancher cuts just as fast as the 545. The antivibe set up is great and starting is easy right out of the box. The first weekend of cutting wood, five tanks of fuel through each, and thus far we are very impressed.
March 16, 2014