HUSQVARNA 455 Rancher
I've owned a comparable STIHL, Farm Boss 20 inch some years ago and cut down about 100 good sized trees in Vermont clearing land for a home site, a decent saw to be sure, but this Husq has it beat. More power, easier to handle and a lot less weight, which makes a difference if you're 60 plus and sawing all day. Started right up on the second pull and the first after that, and cut a 18 inch tree like butter. The reduced weight made it easier to do branch trimming. Plunge cuts etc. No problem.
January 7, 2013
Great firewood saw
Received this saw for Christmas from my dad. Got to break it in on some 24" California live oak. Cuts great, need to drop down to a 18" bar, as it's got a 24" on it now with a full chisel chain. Easy to start and good on fuel.
January 5, 2013
Great every day saw
I'v worked for a D.P.W for 30 years and have run a lot of different chainsaws when I retired I thought I would never need my own saw . Than Sandy hit I had trees all over my property , I went online to start looking and came across the 455 Rancher light weight with good power did a great job on the trees. A chainsaw even this old man can use !
December 30, 2012
a good all around saw. a lot of power and easy to use
December 27, 2012
I have used the saw once and with only one minor flaw encountered. The saw performs well.
December 25, 2012
I bought my saw 2 years ago, and other than replacing a chain have had no problems. I own a rental property in western Colorado, and when I bought the property it had been empty for 11 years, my saw started up right out of the box, and went to work. I have used my saw to cut down multiple sizes and types of trees up to 40 inches wide, and as long as the chain is sharp, and the saw is kept clean, it saws through all types and sizes of wood like a hot knife through soft butter. I also think the power and throttle response is excellent.
December 24, 2012
Best cutting saw I have used,and I've used a lot of them. Holds up to any cutting needs that I come across A very dependable saw,easy to maintain.
December 24, 2012
I recently had to bring my old saw, a Husky 65cc that used to belong to my Father-in-law, to the shop and was left without a saw after a big storm here in Northern California. There were a couple of old oaks that had been blown over during the storm and had blocked our driveway and I needed a new saw, so I purchased the Rancher 455. The saw performed flawlessly, and cut up those oaks like butter! The reduced vibration technology was awesome, and I love the compression release button feature to restart the saw.
December 23, 2012