I got my 545 about a week ago and have put it to good use, starting with two chords of firewood, combo of both hard and softwoods. One thing I noticed right off the bat is the over all weight of the saw, it feels as lite and more controllable then 40cc saws I've ran in the past and excellent power all across the powerband. The AutoTune feature isn't just a nice perk, or extra, but almost a necessity with as well as it works and consistent as it is. Also the Anti vibe that's built into the 545 brings true meaning to Av, the only vibration I can feel is the engine idling and that's impossible to avoid, but once it spools up there's no feeling of the chain in the kerf to speak of with H23 chain that I run on it. I have nothing but good to say about my saw and know for a fact it will serve me with flawless operation. As Husqvarna always does, this machine is just another example of how good they are at what they do. Thanks guys for such a great saw!
November 2, 2012
I purchased a small XPro saw back in 2011, by no means a cheap unit.
The saw does not work every day, in fact it might not work for many weeks, due to the nature of my business in either steel or timber construction.
Just this week I had to take this saw to my mechanic and he believes the saw may have a major crankcase issue.
He is doing a strip and quote examination and should the worst damage be realised, the repair will be more expensive than a new saw.
I hope a Husqvana employee reads this review as I am very disappointed in the most expensive chainsaw I have purchased and probably won't purchase again. Four years of periodic use from a saw I thought would give me many years of service is very poor performance.
We no longer have a dealership in my area, the Stihl dealer is here, but I have bought Husky for 20 years, and have three other Husky saws that have worked just as hard as the XPro saw that went kaaput.
I trust other readers don't have the disappointment that I have experienced with an XPro product.
I will add the mechanics findings to this review when they become available.
This could be good-bye Husqvana.
July 11, 2015
A Really great 50 cc plus chainsaw
I Luv my new chainsaw, Thank you Husqvarna. The Model 545 Autotune is fantastic so many great features, the easy sight gauge for fuel, the Snap top cover, the ease of greasing the drive sprocket, easy air filter replacement and cleaning, very low Anti-vibration. It started repeatedly on the first and second pull, icluding right out of the box. I luv the new all in one choke, start, run, & stop switch, much better than two separate switches. Also really like all the rubber air seals around, the de-compression valve, the choke/ start switch, and the primer bulb. I think Husqvarna went overboard and made a great chainsaw. Oh, did I forget to mention it has Auto tune too! Wow & Thanks again.
June 13, 2014
Just used my 545 for the first time today and all I can say is Wow. It is light, cuts through the wood like butter, and I wasn't even aware of any vibration. With the price of propane this past winter we put in an outdoor wood stove to heat with. This saw will do the job for the high amount of wood I now have to cut. It also comes with an instruction manual that has lot's of helpful information for those of us not so familiar with chainsaws. Not being that familiar with chainsaws and how to adjust the carb is another reason I went with the autotune and I am glad I did. This baby rocks.
June 2, 2014
Great saw.....perfect balance and power
Perfect firewood saw for me. 16" bar has excellent balance and zero vibration. Gobs of power and a high rev limit rips through logs. Quality and feel over the "other" orange brand is incredible. Got a great deal for a professional grade saw and extended warranty for 4 years is unbeatable!
May 24, 2014
545 is a good 50cc saw
I bought my 545 about 6 months ago to cut firewood. For a 50cc saw it is great. I always use the "warm air", air filter even when its bellow freezing. I have a 16" bar on it, when cutting 12"-14" Shagbark Hickory it does great as long as you treat it like a 50cc saw. Have a sharp chain and let the saw do its job. Do not dig in the dogs/spikes/felling spikes and push on the saw, it will cut slower. The saw starts easy hot and cold, just follow the steps in the manual. The saw has great throttle response and has beaten other 50cc saw from other brands. I love the AutoTone it has worked perfectly as it should. The only thing I do not like about this saw is it gets pretty hot, but seems to be fine so I just keep cutting. The Anti-Vib system is the best I have had on any saw. I honestly love this saw for being a semi-pro saw it is great.
May 11, 2014
great small saw
I absolutely love this thing when I am in the bucket, aerial lift or on rope. Handles very well, the super simplified on/off/choke lever makes turning it on and off between cuts is great. Great for ground use too, can cut some serious wood. I like the new design on the fuel/oil caps as well, nice touch. My only complaint is unless it is fully warm, or fully cold it can sometimes give ya grief restarting.
April 5, 2014
Stepped up from an older 350, and was impressed right away. Power and weight are well balanced. Five tanks the first weekend and Wow. Wished I would have bought this sooner.
March 16, 2014