excellent all around performer
I"ve had this saw for five years and hasn't been to the shop yet. I cut about eight to ten cord a year give or take some and this saw has never let me down. I suggest the 18" bar and no bigger. If you need to go larger you better off going to the 455 Rancher,but that is more than I would need .
October 4, 2014
Replaced a STILH chainsaw with this one. The STILH was a bear to start, IF IT STARTED AT ALL! This saw is just the opposite. Starts easily every time! Only problem I have had, and it may be me, is keeping the chain tight and with the bar adjustment. Even so, one of the BEST saws I've ever owned , and at 60+ I've only bought three! I cut @ three cords of wood every summer/fall, and this saw has not let me down in five years!
September 11, 2014
A major step up from my homeowner's chainsaw
Fighting to keep my Craftsman chainsaw running I decided to take a major step up. The Husqvarna 450 was available at an excellent price so I jumped. Now, after over three years of use, often heavy at times, I am really glad I did. Right out the gate it has always been very easy to start if you follow the simple procedure it advised. And once warmed up it will almost always restart the first pull. So I have no qualms about turning it off when repositioning for the next cut(s). But the big thing for me is how relatively light this saw is for its size and power.
As to the power, I have never found it lacking as long as I have a relatively sharp chain. And it is important to keep the bar tip lubricated, especially when doing a long session of heavy cutting. I forgot to lubricate it one time and the tip overheated and froze on me. This saw can run fast and hard for a long periods of time and that puts a lot stress on the bar tip if it is not adequately greased. Keep a bar tip grease gun with your saw as a reminder, especially if you are going to be a heavy user of this tool.
September 6, 2014
hard to re start
Replaced my 350 model after 10 years with a 450. 350 wore out. New 450 is harder to start, difficult to restart after warm, idle is poor and I can find no chain oiler adjustment or carburator adjustment.
August 14, 2014
450 Hard to start
Harder to start than as advertised. Has more parts and pieces
than the Stihl it replaced. Takes more time to clean the bar and tighten the chain than the Stihl. Why did I buy a Husqvarna instead of a Stihl, because the Stihl was horrible to start. Hope as the 450 breaks in, it becomes easier to start.
July 17, 2014
followed the start-up directions, and started in no time, now that im used to it it starts up in seconds, cuts smoothly, and without hesitation.
July 15, 2014
450 CHAINSAW VERY SMOOTH TO OPERATE
LACKS POWER WILL TRY HUSQVARNA PRE-MIXED FUEL. NEVER RECEIVED 30$ REBATE NOT HAPPY WITH THAT AT ALL!
July 12, 2014
I have followed the instructions on the saw and in the manual since I bought the chain saw last year and I have had trouble starting it just about every single time. I've even had someone watch me with the manual to make sure I did it right. It eventually started but by then I was too tired to use it. Oh, and "a trip to the Husquevarna shop" is not just a jaunt down the street. It can be expensive in gas usage. Is it possible you build some "lemons"?
July 8, 2014