this saw starts easily and has lots of power well worth the money
October 15, 2013
Almost took it back... Then I tuned in in!
I got this saw to clean up after a tornado broke off about 40 trees on an acreage I own. After I got it out of the box, gassed and lubed it up, and adjusted the chain, I started to cut with it. After 5 minutes of cutting, the chain flew off and I had trouble getting it to run smoothly. A half hour later I had it up and running and it cut well, but didn't quite have the umph I was looking for and I was about to take it back and get a bigger saw. The next day I played with the carb a bit and she really came alive! This saw really showed how great it could be and had it running circles around an older Husqvarna 55 rancher. I was cutting a freshly dropped 3.5 ft. diameter cottonwood with little to no trouble after felling 6 other 1.5 ft diameter trees and cutting up a ton of downed limbs. I would recommend this saw in a heartbeat.
October 13, 2013
A light-weight with a heavy-weight punch
I recently purchased a Husky 450 with 18" bar as a lighter weight alternative for limb-trimming and firewood cutting, rather than using my 460 Rancher with its 20" bar for all such chores. The 450 has a great power to weight ratio; it is easy starting; the bar oiler puts out plenty; it's simply a great saw. Husqvarna has never disappointed me, and this saw looks like another winner in their product line.
September 30, 2013
I purchased this saw for limbing, small bucking jobs, and walking trail maintenance as my larger saws are just too heavy for this kind of work.
The dealer swapped out the 18" bar/chain for a 16" bar to reduce weight (also as noted above I have larger saws for cutting larger wood).
I am very happy with the quality, handling, throttle response, and power of this saw in a very lightweight package.
The only thing on the saw that I do not like is the fact that the choke must be pulled out and then up for starting. Not sure what was wrong with just pulling the choke out like all of my other saws. Again, a very minor complaint on an otherwise great saw.
Overall I defintely recommend (and already have recommended) this model to others looking for a powerful, lightweight saw.
September 6, 2013
one hard working saw
this saw will work hard, but not wear you out using it.
I used to do logging in my younger years thats why I choose this saw manufacurer for my home use. I had a big oak 36" across go down in my front yard and had to cut 8' of the trunk up myself (the tree company I used was worthless, but thats another story) I went through one chain it lasted untill I was almost done cutting the entire trunk up (it has been many years since I ran a saw, I had to relearn how to cut properly). I am well pleased with this saw! I would recomend this saw to anybody that does light to moderate tree cutting.
August 21, 2013
I used my new 450 three time so far. Starts right up - make sure you read the starting instructions. Cut through an 18" oak with no problem. Recommend the 20" bar. Weight and ergonomics are good.
July 15, 2013
I purchased the Husq 440 this morning. About 15 minutes into cutting, the chain and bar froze up, would run, but the chain would not move. Brought it back and upgraded to the 550 because they did not have another 440 on the shelf and I needed it now. I should have started here with the 450 because this is a good saw. started easy-2 pulls brand new out of the box compared to the 440 which took about 8-10 minutes to get running. I will tell people to pay the extra money for the 450.
July 13, 2013
This is the hardest starting chainsaw I have ever used.
It is not the easy starting chainsaw it is advertised to be.
You have no energy or time left to cut wood once you get it started.
July 12, 2013