HUSQVARNA 455 Rancher
I just bought my second Rancher 455, I bought one in 2010 and that still runs like a champ, but I gave it to my folks to used, so I bought another one. No complaints, I ran it hard, went through two bars and dozens of chains. I did have a bar stud break which snapped of when I tightened it. I've heard that's a pretty rare occurrence.
The end only thing I'll say to the folks who gave this saw a bad review is this saw as all require a bit of attention. Cleaning the air filter, spray some carb cleaner in the air intake, making sure there's good bar oil flow, and most importantly getting ahold of non-ethanol gas. This makes a world of difference in performance and longevity of your saw and its not easy to find.
October 10, 2013
I just sent back my 2nd 455 the first one leaked oil the 2nd started to bog real bad to the point of no power and was hard to start, sorry i dont not recommend this saw i paid over 430 for this saw and over 60 on shiping it back
October 2, 2013
455 dies, won't re-start
I would love this product except that:
1) any time the bar is pointed down, the unit dies. It will not re-start until the next day.
2) after use it leaks oil like crazy.
Starts easily the first time, but will NOT restart.
September 21, 2013
Buy a Stihl instead
I had this chainsaw for 6 months, never worked it hard. It stopped working and Husqvarna will not fix it under warranty coverage.
I needed to get back to cutting firewood so I bought a comparable Stihl chainsaw- should have done that in the beginning. Buy an American made product and you will not be disappointed.
September 20, 2013
I purchased my 455 rancher back in 2008. I have tackled many trees with this saw. Never had a problem with it. It runs just as strong now as it did on day one. I run it almost everyday. The only thing I have done to it was upgrade the bar and chain to a 24in. It cuts like a champ. It has become a vital piece of equipment for me. I own a tree removal company and I have used every brand of saw. Husqvarna is the most dependable, in my opinion. It can take a beating and still maintain its performance. I have read some negative reviews on the 455 and I can't help but wonder how some people have problems with it. Never a problem with mine. Just maintain it right and it will last forever.
September 13, 2013
So far so good, my first Husqvarna.
Purchased this saw after a lot of looking at different brands and models. I will cut about six cords of firewood a year. Had the saw about 2 weeks before I got to use the saw, started out cutting up some seasoned hickory, saw was a little sluggish at first but came to life after a few cuts. Saw starts easy hot or cold and is very comfortable to use. I also own a Stihl 028 Super and a Poulan 4200 Counter-Vibe so I do have saws to compare to and the 455 Rancher is much lighter to use and makes cuts faster, I am hoping this saw will give me years of good service.
September 7, 2013
ease of handling
not being a large person my rancher 455 allows me to handle large trees easily before and after fallen working around the limbs is a breeze
August 14, 2013
Best out there awesome
my 455 Rancher Saw has good power for general all around use on a farm and cutting fire wood. Seems to be able to take on whatever tree we cut into with relative ease and smooth . Will definitely buy another when the need arises! HUSQVARNA is the best out there now guys I give this a 5 star
August 7, 2013