I Don't Know Yet...
After 3 trees came down on my property after Hurricane Sandy, I needed something more substantial than my Craftsman 16 ". I did alot of quick research and went for the Husqvarna 450. The saw is powerful and fairly easy to run. However.... after an hour or so, the thing just stopped running. The chain did get tighter and as it was getting dark outside I just stopped. I hope this isn't something major - any idea why this happened ? There's plenty of chain/bar oil and gas !!
November 13, 2012
The box and saw both say 450 Rancher, but you will not find it anywhere on the Husqvarna site listed as a Rancher. Followed the directions in the owners manual on fuel type, mixture and starting instructions and still had a hard time starting the saw. Once I got it started it would not stay running. For a while it would idle, but as soon as I tried to cut it would shut off. Maybe it was just a 1 in a 1000 issue so I traded it one for one...let's see how the new one goes.
November 10, 2012
You Get What You Pay For
I'm a wood turner and need something durable and dependable for both long runs or just a quick cut. This does both and more. Start up is a breeze and maintaining the could not be easier. A great saw at. Great price.
November 8, 2012
I really like this saw
I've had this saw for two years now and really like it.
No, I love it. Easiest starting 2 stroke motor I've ever encountered. Runs great and has enough grunt to easily
deal with 99 percent of what I cut. I like it much, much better than my old ms 290.
I initially fell into the pitfalls of the outboard clutch vs the inboard on my old Stihls. Read the owners manual , do what it says, and you shouldn't have those problems or any others.
The chain tensioner works great and the single bar nut works just fine.
Great anti-vibe. Sips fuel , cut up 5 small pickup loads of
red oak with only two tanks of fuel. Seems like I never need to clean the air filter.
I prefer the standard kerf powermatch bar with a chisel chain to the narrow kerf bc combo that it comes with.
October 28, 2012
Cuts through trees like butter.
So far this product has exceeded my expectation. I had a tree fall and distroy my fense. This product help make my cutting up this tree like butter. Awsome power.
October 14, 2012
I use this for cutting up downed limbs, and taking down trees at home. Great price, and saw.
September 18, 2012
Best saw I've ever owned. Would not buy anything else but Husqvarna.
September 17, 2012
New Husky 450
Purchased this chainsaw as I was wanting a lighter weight unit than my other Husky's. This one fit that bill nicely. It does have good power for a 50cc saw. It is good for medium/large size jobs. It does good on both gas and bar oil. I was surprised that even though there is no adjustment for the bar oil, it did not use it like some saws I have owned with a factory set chain oiler. The Saw does start with one or two pulls everytime. The compression release is a must and this saw has it. Nice to be able to view the gas with the outside window too. Now for some of you out there that have run into the trouble of getting the outside case back on after taking it off to clean the saw or change a bar or chain. It really does not matter if you take the side case off with the chain break on or off, easier if it is off. But for some reason, many times the break will come on during disassembly making it seem impossible to get back on. It is simple to get back on if you do it right. Simply take the bar and the chain off and press the side firmly back on and reset the break to the off position, take the side back off and then reinstall the bar and chain, the side will go right on with no trouble. This resets the break to the off position so that the break spring inside will fit around the clutch, walla. You can't do it with the bar and chain on it, period. Seems like the good people at Husquvarna would let you in on that little secret you would think, but I did it for you. Happy cutting.
September 12, 2012