HUSQVARNA 455 Rancher
Decent, but not great
I bought this saw to replace a Craftsman because it leaked bar oil like crazy when stored. Although this a lot more saw, it leaks at least as much as the Craftsman it replaced. I was under the impression that this was not an issue with the newer Husqvarnas, but apparently I was misled. My Stihl doesn't leak one tenth as much, and if I knew this leaked as much as it does, I probably would have spent the extra $50 or so and bought another Stihl.
June 6, 2014
Great Saw - plenty of power - fast cut
Starts every time
May 21, 2014
I love the saw and it works well, but my issue is the chain keeps slipping off. Any way to troubleshoot this?
April 12, 2014
nearly everything needed
I might be a homeowner level user but I cut my own firewood from my own property. The 455 rancher is almost enough saw for my needs. Just enough power to get me through but just enough under to leave me wanting more. On a further note it came with the trigger and top cover broke. Doesn't affect performance as I replaced them, but was disappointed that it came new in the box that way.
April 8, 2014
I HAVE A HUSQVARNA 455 RANCHER ABOUT 1 YEAR OLD WITH LESS THAN 10HRS OF RUN TIME WHICH LEAKS BAR OIL LIKE A SIEVE. I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT A FEW DROPS BUT A PUDDLE. I HAVE FOUND MANY OTHERS WITH THIS PROBLEM. APPARENTLY IT IS A PROBLEM WITH THE OIL PICKUP HOSE (PART NUMBER 537 26 14-02). I'VE NOTICED A FEW OTHER REVIEWS THAT HAVE THE SAME OR SIMILAR FROBLEM AND IT HASENT BEEN ADDRESSED. IT IS NOT AN ISSUSE WITH ANY RESIDUAL PRESSURE IN THE OIL TANK.
April 3, 2014
Just picked it up
Just picked my saw up and couldn.t wait to get home and fire it up. this saw is amazing. power, speed, minimal vibration. workhorse. glad i made this choice and thanks to all of the reviews good and bad that helped me choose this awesome. too soon to tell about durability but i will let you know soon.
March 4, 2014
Very Happy - Great Saw
Great saw - cut up a number of blowdown hardwoods. No problems at all despite being very cold out (Jan in NY). No trouble starting it (just followed the book). Plus very happy with the extended warranty with the Husky fuel. Plenty of power. Happy with the dealer as well (Newburgh Power).
February 7, 2014
Love this saw. I have used craftsman, echo, poulan, stihl, and mac. This machine beats them all hands down. lot of power and real good chains. Cut a lot of firewood with it and never gave me one problem. Had a huge trunk of a sugar maple to cut up(about 35 inch diameter and 3 feet long) and the husky made short work of it in about 15 minutes. Never had to stop and tighten the chain as I have had too with all others.
February 2, 2014