HUSQVARNA 455 Rancher
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
This saw is a BEAST!!!
I purchased this saw after reading multiple-positive reviews regarding this saw and I have not been disappointed. I have used it on at least ten different trees and it continues to amaze me. I have doing nothing other than gas it, fill chain lube reservoir-sharpen chain and repeat. It is a perfect size and always starts quickly. I try to find excuses to break this bad boy out and use it. I love my saw!!
July 23, 2013
sturdy and reliable
I purchased this saw and was pleased with it's overall performance. I had 2 trees about 60 ft high dropped in my yard and needed to cut them for firewood. After using the saw for less then 10 hours the chain brake locked up and would not release. I took the saw to an authorized dealer and was treated with respect and consideration. The saw was fixed under warranty and I am very pleased with both the saw and the local dealer who fixed the saw. It is well worth the money I spent on it and would not hesitate to buy another Husky product
July 21, 2013
Very reliable, easy to start, easy to operate.
We had a big tree come down on our property that needed to be dealt with right away. It was a Sunday in Upper Michigan and my options for purchasing a saw were limited. I've owned Stihl's in the past and thought they worked just fine. That's until I got my hands on the 455 Rancher. Very nice. I was so impressed, I've since purchased a mower and trimmer. These are great tools! And, the local dealers go to great lengths to help you make the right choice.
June 23, 2013
I have owned this saw for several years and have not experienced a problem out of it yet. Starts on the first pull more often than not hot or cold. I haven't done anything but put fuel and oil in it and sharpen the blade. Only problem is its a little heavy for small brush jobs, but it is a big saw and will handle bigger jobs.
June 17, 2013
After approximately fifty hours of running the engine quit. No compression. The cylinder and piston had been scored by something. Care had been excellent. The cost of replacing parts equaled the cost of a new saw. This saw cost about $200 for every year it ran. What a waste. An aluminum engine too.
Contacting customer support is a circus of different organizations.
June 12, 2013