HUSQVARNA 455 Rancher
I was raised in the woods more or less. I have preferred Husky's for over 30 years. Last saw I bought was a 268 and it always ran great. A decade later here I am replacing my saw and since I had a lot of experience with the 51/55's and my timber needs are less I decided on this one. I love it! Still getting used to some of the new starting features (Which I think make it harder on an experienced operator but I'm sure great for the novice) I don't expect to have any problems for long time but husky does have good customer service so no worries.. : ) Thanks Husqvarna for another awesome product!
November 1, 2012
455 Rancher Chain Saw
I do lawn maintenance and down fall cleanup for the town were I live. I have been a faithful fan of Stihl saws. That recently changed when I got a brand new 455 Rancher, I received for doing some work for a guy. This thing is a great saw. I just recently used it to cut down and clean up a 36in maple tree. My father was using his Stihl Farm Boss with a new 20 in bar and chain, my 455 rancher cut rings around it. I was amazed with the power and throttle response of the rancher. The prices are reasonable as well. All in all you make a great product. I would definitely recommend this saw.
October 31, 2012
best saw I have ever owned....
......and I've owned several. It has excellent power and cutting ability. And starting is easy, with the pressure-relief button. I ran through the safety practices and starting procedure with my 90-lb daughter, who then picked up the saw and started it with one pull. We then dropped seven trees in just a couple hours. Best saw ever......
October 31, 2012
I have owned this saw for over a year now and put it through 2 hurricanes and a severe early winter storm (24" of heavy wet snow, leaves still on trees = severe tree damage, inluding one on my house, worse than both hurricanes) in addition to my normal usage of firewood. My last saw was 19 years old and tired (an old husqvarna 45). If I get another 19 years out of this saw I'll be very happy and very old. Purshased this saw the day after hurricane Irene 2011, my old saw was in the shop, at first I was hesitant due to the price but at the time it was the only husqvarna saw left in the store and probably in the state. I do not have any regrets. This saw is a workhorse and one of the best values for my money.
October 30, 2012
Loved this chainsaw! It worked very well and had no issues with it at all. Only used it for about 1 1/2 months and then it got stolen. We registered the saw when we first got it, so we called Husqvarna to get the serial number for the police report but was told that they don't have any way to look it up for us. Can't believe that they don't keep that info! How do they warranty without it!! Not happy with customer service but product is wonderful!
October 29, 2012
My 455 is worthy of the name Husky
My new 455 is more than I expected for the $418 I spent for it. My first husky was an original 55. My new one is the same wood monster I came to know and love. The air assist makes starting easy for men with hand troubles like I have. I recommend it to anyone who likes power and value in the same package!
October 26, 2012
Great saw, goes all day!
I've had this saw for a year now and have cut down at least a dozen large-sized hardwood trees. Runs well, starts great. I actually wish it didn't have the compression relief valve because I don't think it needs it. It looks like the valve leaks slightly, and I'd rather not be loosing that HP. The clutch seems a little weak when cutting through a lot of dry hardwood. I like the oiler hole on the bar tip. I noticed other manufacturers have gotten rid of this, and it is good to see it is still on the 455.
October 24, 2012
low hours and it sits in the repair shop
i used this saw for maybe, 6 hours total in 4 weekends. won't start. repair shop says low compression. three weeks later they say they are having trouble getting in touch with husqvarna for wrranty approval. 3 weeks! still now saw to work with in prime season. very dissapointed with the situation.
October 24, 2012