I just got this and used it once so far. Starts and cuts great. Took it apart to understand how it all works, while it’s all clean. When removing the sparkplug, when it finally broke loose, my hand hit one of the clips that holds the top cover on and it broke off. It’s actually better I think as it still have two diagonally still holding it on (three was overkill). There’s plastic on the housing, but the chain side seems metal.
Very easy to remove the chain and bar, replace them, and tighten the chain. Knobs/ switches/ triggers, etc. are plastic, but I guess they all are now. I added some grip to the handle, which didn’t seem all that grippy (thus docked one star on ergonomics). I docked one ‘star’ from value just because these are pricy, but all good saws are I guess. I’m looking at other Husqvarna products (leaf blower, etc.).
March 17, 2011
great saw for price
this is the very first saw i ever bought and i am very inpressed with everything about this saw and the other products you can buy to go along with saw. thanks for a safe saw
March 16, 2011
I had used and struggled with off-brand and used saws for several years when I bought the 450. What a wonderful difference. Good balance, power, fast chain speed, totally consistent starting. And with the more efficient engine I used less gas and didn't smell of unburned fuel after an afternoon of fire wooding.
March 15, 2011
Mine leaked bar oil out the bottom righout of the box
I bought this brand because i wanted a reliable name. It does its job but everytime i go to pick it up it makes a huge mess. I dont know where its leaking but its a shame for how much i paid. If anyone knows what tje problem might be......possibly bad pump??? I'd appreciate the help. Not to mention i was buying the name brand bar oil but had to go to cheaper brand because it was all being wasted on the garage floor anyways.
March 7, 2011
Good saw for a home owner
Saw cuts and works great. Sometimes hard to start. I am left handed so hard to get started. When started the saw runs great.
March 7, 2011
This product works well
From the beginning this saw has been easy starting and does a great job even with trees larger than 18" in diameter. Plenty of power for bar size.
March 6, 2011
The Orange Beast
This is a powerful saw for the money & size!Great features easy to start & it cuts thru logs with ease
Disassembly for maintainance is simple as is reassembly I`m very happy with my 2008 450/18inch
March 6, 2011
Overall i am very pleased with my purchase. I'm a machine repair man and work on industrial equipment for a living and I recomend this saw to all my co-workers up here in northern Michigan where alot of us depend on wood to heat our homes all winter. I cut about 30 cords yearly. I use your chain oil and keep my chains sharp
March 5, 2011