HUSQVARNA 455 Rancher
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
Well balanced, powerful saw.
Due to the amazing cold here in central NY the last few weeks, I have only run this saw a few times. It seems to start well and cuts well in the locust and hard maple that I use for firewood. I did throw a chain on the first outing while trimming out a fallen tree, but haven't had any more such issues. If it lasts as long as my old 345, which is on it's eleventh season, I will be very happy. I process 10 to 12 cord of fire wood each year mainly in the fall and winter off the farm for the family's homes, mine being the largest user.
February 2, 2014
I like the performance of this saw as far as cutting goes. The irratating issue is that it leaks bar oil when in storage,and has done so since new.Many others mention this as a proplem too.THE SEALS ON THE OIL SUPPLY TUBE ARE PRONE TO LEAKING,CAUSING A MESS WHEN THE SAW IS STORED.
January 25, 2014
Great saw for the price, gets the job done. It gets heavy after awhile, but when your cutting decent size trees it's a must.
January 19, 2014
Best saw ever made!
I have owned a 445 Rancher for quite a while and I wouldn't trade it for anything. It is the best saw I have ever run. Great for professional logging and clean up jobs. Great all around saw. Good weight and easy to handle. This saw will eat up any size tree any time. Starts right up one pull every time. This saw cannot be beat by any other brand saw. Stihl saws are the worst saws you could ever buy.
December 18, 2013
not a good daily use saw
the 455 rancher would be good for a homeowner clearing limbs after a storm not cutting firewood
December 10, 2013
This saw is my second saw ever purchased, it really should have been my first. I was worried that it would be too heavy, because it weighed more than my first saw. Yes it is bigger but built just right. The weight is evenly distributed which makes it very easy to use for 8 hours at a time. Just a great in between saw. I would even recommend this saw to a beginner, just like me. More power comes more responsibility. Always respect any power tool.
December 9, 2013