Husqvarna 450 Rancher
450 Rancher w/20" chain-bar
Bought this Husqvarna 450 Rancher to replace a piece of junk Poulan. Cutting wood over 20 years. AFTER READING the INSTRUCTIONS (quick start guide), it started right up on the 3rd pull. Read the instructions! It works. 2 acres numerous trees to cut and trim. Also burn wood all winter long, as wife does not like propane heat. 24" logs no problem, like slicing butter. I turned it off numerous times, and it started right up on the 3rd or 4th pull. Power to spare. No bothersome vibration, not too heavy. Yes, I recommend this chain saw to my friends and family.
September 8, 2013
This is a great chainsaw ...
I have been using a Homelite Chain saw for 30 years and it took it 10 minutes to cut through a tree I was trying to cut so we could split the pieces into firewood that would fit into my woodstove. When I got this saw home and fired it up it cut through the same tree in 1 minute.
August 29, 2013
Great saw. It took apart the tree that fell during the last storm easily. I almost wish more trees had fallen - less firewood expense.
August 27, 2013
Saw cuts as good as my dads model 51 husky and is much more comfortable. Plenty of power for any cutting job I have. One note about new saws: Follow the directions when it comes to starting! If I would have tried to start up this saw like any other older model I NEVER would have got it started. That being said I have had no problems starting it yet and am very pleased with everything. I have ran stihls and huskys both. I prefer the husky.
August 21, 2013
3 years without issue
I bought this chainsaw three years ago because I had a number of trees I needed down in my yard and chunked up into firewood.
I've had the need to fire it up every 4 months or so when a branch or tree falls and I'm the family and friend go-to man for such things. The chainsaw always starts up nice and easy and powers through the thickest of branches and limbs.
The price was a bit high considering I"m a small land-owner and not a rancher or professional but since I'm yet to have an issue with it (having had two other cheap < $100 saws break on me after a season), this one is hear to stay.
August 9, 2013
One mean machine
I bought mine at Lowes and think that it was a little pricey that's why I gave it 3 stars for value. However, if it last me for a lifetime, then I will think that it is more that worth its value. I haven't had it but a couple of months and have used it a few times with no complaints. It performed very well each time. Starts easy. I do recommend their premixed fuel.
August 6, 2013
Very good saw
Operates just how it's supposed to, cut everything I need to, very low vibration, perfect!!
July 27, 2013
Husky has no customer serivce and products are not quality.
Purchased a new Rancher 450 in April 13- had to take the saw to have the carb adjusted July 13,13 (since I can not do it myself thanks to the government control of our activities),and then on July 23 it stopped performing (will not accelerate), took it to the service facility again, and they think the coil is shot- took it back to LOWES for warranty- find out that the serial number tag had fallen off(who knows when or where), and the customer service department at HUSKY (after being on hold for 30 minutes), will not do ANYTHING without a serial number- even though I have the date of purchase, and they know it is a newer model since it has the non adjustable carburetor, absolutely nothing- Monica in the "escalation" department was demeaning and rude (telling me that they do not put the tag on with plastic tape)- all in all a terrible experience, and I end up with a 3 month old saw that does not work! It is my 3rd HUSKY over the past 15 years- and MY LAST!
July 26, 2013