HUSQVARNA 455 Rancher
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
My only problem with the saw so far is that it was eating up the chain than ran on the sprocket. It damaged the chain bad enough that it would not run on the bar after a while. I took it to the local dealer and he replaced the sprocket at my cost and it appears to be working ok after that.
December 17, 2012
Easy Homeowner Machine
This chain out of the box was up and running in minutes. Just added chain oil and fuel and it was ready for some clean up work. Easily powered through several 50' plus tree trunks and limbs. Totaly fits my needs.
December 12, 2012
Having had several smaller chainsaws in the past, I wanted something with a little more guts to handle larger sizes of logs for firewood. the 455 exceeded my expectations. Enough pwer to handle 16 to 24 inch logs yet light enough that I could handle it for hours. Very dependable and fuel efficient. What more could I ask for
December 11, 2012
Wow! Great Power With Ease of Operation
Had a Husqvarna 6 years ago and it was misplaced (stolen). I purchased "trimmer/yard" chainsaw and thought that I was happy with it. It broke after 5 years and I just purchased a 455 Rancher (after a lot of analysis and reading reviews - looked at the comparable Stihl, but for the price and power - bought the 455). I took the 455 out of the box, read the instructions, and fueled it up. Did exactly as the instructions stated: 6 pumps on the fuel bulb, pulled the choke out, and 5 pulls on the starter rope. The 455 hit and I pushed in the choke....cranked right up. I let it warm up/break in for 5 minutes. Wow - what power and ease of use. If you are looking for a chainsaw to cut approximately 8-10 cords of wood a year, you should consider the 455.
December 10, 2012
Great To Use
Easy to start with the compression valve. 20 " bar means less changing cuts. LowVib is great on the hands, and light weight makes it easy on the arms.
November 23, 2012