Chainsaws are commonly used to cut down trees, but they can also be used to trim branches and cut up firewood. When using a chainsaw, always wear proper safety gear, including a helmet, gloves, and ear and eye protection.
Husqvarna 16-inch 120 Mark II chainsaw is ideal for tasks such as tree pruning, firewood cutting and hobby work. 38cc X-Torq engine reduces fuel consumption and gasoline emissions. LowVib anti-vibration system reduces vibration levels for the operator.
Simple tensioning system allows for quick adjustments while working. Compact, lightweight chainsaw that’s designed to start up easily Low kickback safety features, including built-in safety break, reduces risk during operation.
Automatic oiler delivers a steady supply of chain lubrication for safe and effective use. Air Injection air cleaning system removes larger dust and debris particles before reaching the air filter, improving engine life.
I bought this chainsaw 6 months ago. It worked fine and started fairly easy when I used Trufuel 50:1. One day the chain fell off while it was running. I wasn’t sure if it was my fault or the machine, but when I took the cover off and put on a new chain I could not put the cover back (now I know that I need to reset the brake).
Brought it to Canadian Tire at Uxbridge but they WOULD NOT take it for repair. It said very clearly on the website there is a TWO YEAR REPAIR Warranty at any Canadian Tire location and I had the machine for 6 months.
No point of arguing with the lady. I contacted Husqvarna and was told to go to a service center but the shop manager said they would not honor the warranty (Huh!!??). Also, when I called 1-800 Husqvarna you can NEVER talk to a live person, it always tells you to visit their website.
Anyway, I am trying to purchase a replacement cover from Husqvarna and then I would try to sell this chainsaw. I ended up buying a STIHL from the service center where I know I can get good after sales support.
Husqvarna is not bad but there are virtually no dealer/warranty support.
Bought in March of 2022 at tractor supply. Used 3 different cutting sessions. Has not ran correctly since I got it!I! Continiously wont start, wont run full throttle!! Was advised at tractor supply that it was adjusted at sea level.
Has the carb adjusted for the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. It ran like a scalded dog for one cutting session 6 trees. Picked it up the next day and same old song and dance wont run full throttle, wont stay running and just basically a piece of crap!! Thos has been the worse chainsaw that I have ever owned from day one.
I bought this at CTC a month ago after first trying to save a few bucks on a larger, cheaper off brand saw. That first one never even started so I returned it and bought the Husqvarna 120. Good move.
Started after a few pulls and it works great on smaller to medium sized limbs and downed trees. One thing I did discover. Don’t skimp with regular grade fuel. I tried that at first and though it started up quickly, it didn’t run very smoothly and stalled out a lot.
I switched over to premium gas with Husqvarna 2 cycle oil and it was a different story. It now starts right up, idles well and runs perfectly under load. Very happy with this purchase.
Cut down wood as well as work time with the DeWALT DCCS620B compact cordless saw! This compact chainsaw from the DeWALT 20V MAX system of tools features a cordless, lightweight configuration designed for smooth operability and maximum user control.
It uses a 12″ bar and chain for wood construction and outdoor cutting applications. Along with its high-efficiency brushless motor, this DCCS620B saw is for use to maximize runtime and motor life. Additionally, this unit offers a tool-free chain tensioning and bar tightening knob that allows tension tuning without the usage of any tools for proper bar clamping force.
Furthermore, this chainsaw is integrated with a low kickback on operation, specifically designed to minimize the bore cut. It allows up to 90 cuts per charge on 4 x 4 pressure-treated wood with a 20V MAX 5Ah (sold separately).
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This is a really great concept. Using a 20 Volt battery (Which I have several of) to power a chainsaw is a great idea. The oil fill cap flips up to give you a handle then unscrews 1/4 turn to pull out.
How much easier could that be? The fill hole has a lip all around to avoid spilled oil to spread everywhere. That’s what makes most of the mess on a chainsaw. They’ve made it really easy to insert or remove the battery when it’s time for a replacement.
The chain tensioner is really a great concept. Like the oil fill, you flip up half of the cap to make a handle, turn it clockwise or counter-clockwise until you get the tension right then flip it down to lock it.
It’s that simple There are a couple things I’m not too crazy about. It leaks oil. If you store it flat, the oiler doesn’t stop the flow and you’ll end up with the counter and the bottom of the saw having oil on them.
Not a huge deal but =you need to store it with the bar and tensioner side on top. The other thing is the power. It works great for small jobs but don’t plan to cut down trees with it. That’s not what it’s designed for and it won’t perform like that.
It’s great for cutting up smaller branches and maybe some firewood. I returned mine and ordered the bigger, 60 volt saw with the 16″ bar. I’m pretty sure I’ll be happy with that. Overall I would recommend this saw for light work.
Make sure to get the DeWalt branded chain saw oil and fill your well before trying it out. Some YouTube videos suggest vegetable oil – DO NOT DO THAT! The instructions in the pamphlet are not easy to follow nor do they provide enough information.
You will need to watch several YouTube videos on safety and usage first. Otherwise the product is excellent. It is built for smaller jobs. Don’t expect to get out there and cut down a 70 foot pine! If a tree goes down because of a storm, you can easily use this thing to take the limbs down while waiting for a pro to come with proper equipment to dispose of the rest of the tree.
It is easy to get overconfident with this thing because of the size. IT IS STILL A CHAIN SAW. Be careful – wearing eye protection is a must.
I bought this saw a couple months ago and absolutely love it! No more yanking a rope, toxic gas fumes or loud saw idling in between cuts. I found myself doing more because this saw makes it so much more simple.
Its not as powerful as a gas saw of course, but it does a lot better than I expected and rips right through everything. Ive used it for pruning, cutting down wild trees and cutting up branches to size for firewood and it does wonderful.
Ive even cut down and then cut up a couple trees the full length of the blade and it went right through it without bogging down at all. I was impressed how easily it it did for such a light saw. I was using a Xr 8ah battery which did seem to give it a little more power.
I use low amp batteries for smaller stuff and it does fine. I believe this is more aimed at home owners, but Im sure it would come handy for on the job too. I would highly recommend this saw and have to several of my friends.
The pole saw is handy too if your thinking of adding that to your arsenal. It doesnt have the power this does of course, but for pruning those hard to reach branches its great! Just be sure the blade is spinning before contact and it goes right through them very easily.
Discover the gold standard in heavy-duty, workhorse chainsaws. Husqvarna’s world-renowned 455 Rancher is an ideal saw for landowners and part-time users who require a high-powered, responsive workmate for all cutting conditions.
It combines the raw power of an X-Torq engine with new innovations, such as the LowVib anti-vibration and Smart Start recoil systems. Prepare to get the job done with this outstanding saw.
I’m disabled with severe muscle and tendon tears in the left half of my back and two crushed discs, and thus in severe pain 24/7/365. Once one is surviving on disability, it’s impossible to afford most services of companies to do things for you anymore, so it now becomes things one has to do on their own.
One of those things was figuring out how to save on bills, like the electric bill, and a wood stove for the winter was a superb example. Once the money was saved up to get the stove and piping for it (and put up myself, which was really fun with my back!), now I needed wood.
There was no way I could afford to buy wood. So decided no matter the pain, I would have to cut and split my own. Living in the country made it easy to find trees that were down from storms – in peoples’ yards, or where I could get to them easily.
Many trees were already halfway seasoned. One tree in particular, a black walnut, was old and dead and hard as rock. I got the 455 Rancher because of the price and because it seemed to have good specs.
I’ve used it for almost two years and it runs good and gets the job done. Once in a while it may give a fart in summer time and give trouble starting, but not often. It’s not powerful, but I got the black walnut cut up in 18″ pieces (limbs that I didn’t have to split) pretty easily.
The trunk, having a 3′ diameter, was another creature. The 20″ bar made it a little hard to do, but the motor at least had just enough power to get as much as I could out of that trunk. I think I had to stop at about 2′ diameter which left about 35′ of trunk (I wish I’d had the money to have it taken to the sawmill and cut into long slabs so I could have made a really nice desk out of it.
I mean think of it, black walnut, a *beautiful* wood for furniture!). It’s a tough little chainsaw. It even got run over by my ’90 Chevy half ton truck and all it got were some rubber marks on the case and ran like nothing had happened to it.
It’s still not a *powerful* saw, so keep that in mind. It can do large trees *IF* one knows what they’re doing, but will take a while longer to do them. A sharp chain is an *extreme* must with this saw so that the engine doesn’t have to work so hard.
I’d recommend this chainsaw mainly for smaller stuff than I used it for. I always wished I’d gotten something *meant* for the things I was using/needing a chainsaw for. This saw was great at doing anything with trees that were 1′ diameter or smaller.
It’s easy to use, easy to start, easy to clean. It does have a little trouble after a while with the bar oil feeder. it starts to give a lot more than is needed and adjusting it doesn’t seem to help.
I never could figure out how to fix it, but it didn’t use it up so fast I needed to keep gallons and gallons around, just starts using a little more than is really necessary, that’s all. It’s a little heavy, for just a saw for mostly homeowners with small tree and shrub work to do, but since it takes a beating and keeps running, this is the ticket for those folks.
Overall, if you don’t plan to cut timber larger than 1′ in diameter, this is the saw to get, especially because the price is nice and deals can be found all over easily.
My 455 Rancher is currently with a dealer awaiting warranty service approval. Generally, I praise Husqvarna in quality, so I likely bought a rare defective item from Lowe’s. It’s to be noted, that Lowe’s and there employees proved thoroughly useless in assistance.
This 455 Rancher behaved oddly from the start with the brake handle being a bit vibratory. With perhaps no more than 20 hours actual run time on the chainsaw, while cutting a log, it seized and the cover plate along with the entire brake clutch assembly shot off and out into the woods.
Always wear PPE, less I might have lost an eye and some finger to shrapnel. The coil spring for the braking mechanism looked like a stretch slinky. The plastic mounting components were shredded. Again, I think this a fluke against Husqvarna’s usual quality and reliability.
Hopefully, there warranty and service department will prove above average and replace the unit.
I bought this saw as a replacement for a Husqvarna I had for over 25 years. That saw was a beast and and I cut many a tree with it. It was extremely durable and just kept on running. After 25 years it started giving me more trouble than it was worth so I bought this Rancher.
I can’t speak to the durability of this one yet as I’ve only had it for a few month and have only cut one large Cherry tree and some misc. debris across a 4 wheeler trail but it doesn’t seem to have the power that my old Husqvarna did? It cuts well but it seems like it struggles a bit more than my old one.
Also, after that one tree (it was a big one) and those few smaller downed trees, the chain was so dull it almost wouldn’t cut anymore. I’m happy enough with the saw and time will tell on how well it holds up but it just doesn’t seem to have the power of my old one and I’m not sure why the chain would get so dull so fast?.
The 455 Rancher is an ideal saw for landowners and part-time users who require a high powered, heavy-duty and responsive workmate for all cutting conditions. It combines the best characteristics of its predecessor with new, facilitating technology and ergonomics.
I bought this chainsaw from the Saskatoon store in Confederation a month ago. Absolute worst purchase ever. This saw has zero power and stalls out every time. Changing the chain is near impossible a few guys at work tried and so far the fastest change took about an hour.
The lock always sticks on and its near impossible to cut anything when the chain wont spin. Ive owned a few chainsaws over the years and loved Poulan and Stihl brands. Good power in them, fast easy chain swaps and reliable.
Husqvarna is total junk nothing but problems right from day 1. Id avoid this brand like the plague nothing but headaches and agravation.
Chainsaw was in good condition with just a few minor cosmetic scuffs. This one needed the carb adjusted for best results. After adjusting the low jet and high jet along with the idle the saw ran like a champ.
I used a tachometer to help with carb adjustments. I suggest to know how to do this or have someone else who does so the saw runs as it should. Best to use fuel with no ethanol however if ethanol blended fuel is used a fuel stabilizer designed for ethanol will help keep the fuel from absorbing water which is hard on engines.
All in all a very good deal considering the reduced cost of $200 vs a new 455 Rancher.
It is lighter and more efficient than a gas chainsaw, leaving you feeling and smelling better after working in the yard. This electric, cordless chainsaw is more compact and energy efficient than your old chainsaw, weighing in at just 6.
2 pounds. Skip the tiresome maintenance routines. This tool features an automatic, tool free tension system as well as automatic chain lubrication. Instead of filling up with gas, plug in the battery.
This package includes a 10-inch chainsaw, chain, chain bar, blade protection cover, charger, and battery.
POWER SHARE 20-Volt Li-Ion 10 in. Electric Cordless Chain Saw, Auto-Tension, Auto-Oiling Battery and Charger Included
Reviews From Real Customers
Have only used this once to cut up a six inch branch that came crashing down in the yard. Bought this for exactly that kind of situation. My loppers do fine cutting up the smaller branches but when I get to the thick stuff, it just isn’t worth firing up my large gas powered chainsaw for a six inch branch and is too time consuming and tiring to mess with a bow saw by hand.
This did the trick just fine and I was done in about ten minutes cutting up the thick branches as well as some other larger pieces I had lying around. Went through a really hardwood locust tree like cutting butter.
Some folks have said these tend to leak oil. I’ll have to keep my eye out for that, but I just filled the bar chain reservoir with enough oil for the job at hand so there wasn’t much left in the saw when I was done.
Saw was easy to assemble and chain is easy to put on and adjust. I’m a fan and have several other WORX products. Haven’t come across one that is not a winner yet. BTW, only used about one third of the battery charge for my 10 minutes of cutting, so I was very satisfied.
What an amazing and effective tool. From the easy setup out of the box, to the genius design that makes this tool very efficient. From trimming trees to cutting fire wood this saw does the job. I love the fact that it’s part of the shared battery family.
Very ingenious design and extremely satisfying. I’ve had my grass trimmer edger plus leaf blower for a few years now and couldn’t be happier. Amazing tools that get it done. Can’t wait to purchase the nexted tool I need/want from Worx’s.
Keep up the innovative designs and extremely affordable and effective tools. Worth every penny plus. I highly recommend Worx’s tools. Absolutely outstanding company with brilliant products. Thank you Worx’s for delivering the goods.
Purchased this late Spring with pole attachment to trim tree limbs. This Summer my 38ft, 16in diameter Maple discovered a new source of nutrition & begin dipping into the sewer line. Not a good result in toilet flushing action.
The previous owners didn’t take that into consideration when planting the Maple next to the sewer line. I knew I needed a longer saw to tackle removing the Maple & deliberated on the cost of bigger saw, or hiring an arborist.
Procrastination & spending time reflecting on options I looked at my 10in saw & decided to give it a go. I spent 3 full days dismantling the limbs leaving an 18ft, 16in diameter trunk. Sizing it up I thought I would give it a try.
By making large notches around the perimeter I was able to eventually bring that sucker down. All done on 3 batteries. Honest! This success was not without its mishaps & problems. The chain made its reluctance at such a task by jumping off several times but no big deal.
Gave time for a welcomed rest & restoring the chain back to its bar, a simple fix, thanks to no requirement for tools. I now have a large pile of “logs” seasoning for next winter’s fireplace. I went on to bring down a couple 8in fir trees, a 9in flowering plumb & removed magnolia limbs up to a full 10in.
Indeed, the little saw that could & still is doing, on the original chain. I did learn that trying to use it as a shrub trimmer is a big mistake. You will spend more time resetting the chain on the bar than any trimming you’ll do.
It doesn’t like taking little bites, but then that’s what hedge trimmers are for. Keep it well oiled & sawdust cleaned out & feed it fully charged 20V & it won’t disappoint.
The GreenWorks G-MAX 40V Cordless 12-Inch Chainsaw delivers the power you need to get your trimming done without the hassle of extension cords or heavy gas-powered motors. Whether it is pruning your tree limbs for the winter or cutting down logs for your fireplace, this is the perfect chainsaw for around the house to take care of all your trimming needs.
Featuring a 12-inch steel bar and chain, automatic oiler, tool-less chain tensioning adjustment and a wrap-around handle, this chainsaw was designed to make cutting a simple task. The translucent oil tank makes it easy to have a clear view of oil capacity to ensure highest performance and durability.
The large hand guard protection and safety switch button offers an enhanced precaution feature for any accidental start-ups.
As a New England home owner heating with wood for over 30 years, I’ve used a number of gasoline chainsaws. I am extremely impressed with this Greenworks brushless saw. But first. this is not a gasoline engine powered chainsaw, don’t expect it to act exactly the same.
I’ve enjoyed this saw for over a year and two replacement chains. My main occupation for the last 30+ years has been repairing cars, and anything mechanical so I’ve torture tested this saw like any other saw I’ve used.
A+. Working side by side helping a friend cut fallen trees into wood stove size pieces, this saw had it’s first workout, side by side with a gas saw who had to stop and refuel before my battery was down to 1/4.
As I was pushing the saw to it’s limits as I tend to do at times with a gas saw, at the point where the gas engine would be saying “that’s all I got man” when Really Pushed, the electric saw just stops.
no kick back, just an almost instant safe stop. And chain adjustments are so simple. No tools needed, can be done on the spot in seconds. All I need on the job is the saw and chain oil, gloves and eye protection, no need for covering my ears due to noise.
making a safer all around. The saw is not too heavy and is very well balanced in operation. Until I run into a tree requiring a larger bar on a chainsaw, It’s likely to be a while before my gas saw gets used again.
I am very pleased with this Greenworks saw and would absolutely recommend it. – Jonathan.
I got this for my husband’s Christmas gift. We have a small yard and don’t need a huge chain saw. This one is perfect! My husband has already sawed up branches that came out of our trees with the wind we had on Christmas Day.
I originally saw a similar chainsaw when we we camping. A fellow camper was sawing through downed tree branches to use for fire wood. That’s when I thought, “Wow! Perfect Christmas gift!” It is very lightweight, super easy to start up and so much quieter than a gasoline powered chainsaw.
That’s good in a campground where you don’t want to be annoying to other campers. This chainsaw got high ratings everywhere I looked and, so far it’s great.
For the past four years, I have been using the Greenworks 40 Volt Cordless Chainsaw to clear terribly invasive Brazilian pepper trees from the perimeter of my 2 ½ acres. The pop-in battery has incredible staying power and is easily recharged.
This machine is a dream for women like me who like to take care of their own property. I chose the 12 inch blade as I am 71 years old and that length is the perfect fit for my size and strength. My younger sister was so impressed with its performance that she just bought one!.
Discover the gold standard in heavy-duty, workhorse chainsaws. Husqvarna’s world-renowned 455 Rancher is an ideal saw for landowners and part-time users who require a high-powered, responsive workmate for all cutting conditions.
It combines the raw power of an X-Torq engine with new innovations, such as the LowVib anti-vibration and Smart Start recoil systems. Prepare to get the job done with this outstanding saw.
I was hesitating between the 445e, the 455 Rancher, and the 545 Mark II to clear some land for a food plot for deer hunting in the deep woods. The 455 Rancher is more powerful but weighs significantly more so I crossed that one out pretty quickly.
Working with a heavy chainsaw it not fun, unless you’re standing still and just cutting through a pile of stacked wood to make firewood. On the lighter side, the 445e and 545 Mark II are almost the same weight but the 545 Mark II has a more powerful engine, a magnesium casing, and a couple of other “prosumer” features, but it costs 45% more.
Knowing how good Husqvarna products are, I took a chance on the 445e as an all-rounder. I figured I could always return it and spend more on the 545 Mark II if I really hated it. Well, I was not disappointed.
The 445e is a beast. I felled and chopped up over 20 trees (mostly birch, maple, and spruce) in a single day with this chainsaw and it never hesitated. It went through the wood like a hot knife through butter.
I also used it to clear some trail, cut firewood, and clean up a campsite and it has handled everything I’ve thrown at it brilliantly. Out of the box, it started on the second pull, and it started on the first pull every single time since.
The choke is easy to work, the off switch is convenient, and the gas and oil caps are well-designed. It is light, easy and comfortable to handle, and it doesn’t vibrate too much. It also doesn’t leave you with the mouth-full-of-exhaust feeling at the end of the day.
I do not regret saving $350 and going with the 445e. I cannot imagine needing more chainsaw than this unless I was spending hours cutting hardwood for firewood multiple times a week and desperately needed to shave some time off that chore, or if I was felling giant trees that require a very long bar.
Out of the box started in 3 pulls, and broken in 3 or less pulls. You need to know that this saw has a recoil starter, and should not be drop pulled. Why? The first 1/2 of the starter rope coils a spring, and when it gets woundit lets go into the last 1/2 of the rope pull making your effort much less.
I think that’s called an easy start. It really works. I have a 39 cc Homelite that rips my arm off starting it. Just gave it away. Saw has an inertia brake in addition to the hand brake. Say you are making a horizontal cut, well any kickback will not engage the hand brake.
So saw won’t come up at your head but may hit somebody near you. I would use the husky premix gas if you can afford it. You can sore the saw with this fuel for nearly 2 years without any problems. This is the best value in saws, I was going to buy a Stihl but if you go to their websiteand read their reviews they have a lot of unhappy customers.
So far so good i have only had it a few weeks. Starts easy and cuts well. I have felled a few large trees and a lot of small 3-4 inch trees so far and it has worked welI. I always cut everything into 18in peices to burn, either for the house or to burn outside when camping.
I did purchased a gallon of premixed fuel and registered the saw. The purchase of the premix extends the warranty. I previously had the smaller 335 saw for over 10 years and it did great for the farm and keeping firewood for the winter.
It finally gave out over the summer while cutting a very large old dead ash. I hope this 445 does as well and lasts as long as the smaller saw did.
SALEM MASTER Gas Powered Chainsaw has an ergonomic and lightweight design with high performance, making it a perfect tool for farm, garden, home use. The Gas Chainsaws comes with an automatic oiler supply system, delivering a steady supply of bar and chain oil for safe and effective use, this will help extend the using life of your chainsaw.
The chain saw is matched with a sharpen chain, which is right-angle cutting teeth, higher cutting efficiency, and longer use time. Feature: – Low kickback bar and chain for multi outdoor cutting applications – Auto oil supply system for continuous lubrication – Quick stop chain brake makes you use more securely – The safety throttle switch use more safer – Big rope wheel, easier to start, can reduce half of the resistance – Comfortable slip-free handle can effectively reduce the machine shake, operating more balanced and comfortable – The front guard can be used for emergency braking and improve safety, and effectively protect hand – Air cleaner quickly eliminates exhaust gas, maintains cylinder stability and low temperature working for a long time Specification: – Saw Chain: 16 inch 3/8lp/.
050G/57DL – Fuel: Mixture 25:1/40:1/50:1 (Gasoline : Two-Cycle Oil ) – Chain Oil: Motor Oil SAE #10W-30 – Fuel Tank Capacity: 550ml – Oil Tank Capacity: 260ml.
Seems quite a bit heavier than 10 lbs but handles pretty nicely and doesn’t pull jerk or twist while cutting hard. The weight isn’t really an issue while cutting logs on the ground since the weight pushes in the direction of the cut and you just guide it.
Cutting a tree (sideways) is a little unwieldy but not a problem for 1-2 cuts in short succession. I use this for medium to heavy cutting, not pruning or trimming. Easy to start, follow the directions to the letter.
Has a short pull, don’t try to yank it like a lawn mower or you’ll run past the end of the rope and break the recoil mechanism. My friend broke it by trying to pull well past the length of the rope on the first pull.
I suggest slowly pulling the rope until it reaches the end of travel to get a feel for where the limits are before actually trying to start it. Parts were readily available and pretty straightforward to change if you’ve ever worked on lawn equipment.
The plastic cover for the sparkplug on mine could be opened with the included wrench tool.
Low noise, low maintenance, will start up after every winter. No brainer for the suburban guy who doesnt have time to fight or fuss with the constant hassle of small engine headaches. That is all in the past from here on out.
The future has finally caught up with technology! Cuts through wood like pastrami too! I was not paid to give a 5 star rating neither. I am your average Joe who is simply stoked with this product. Before this review I gave another review 1 star (gas fire pit) just to give you an example that I dont love everthing.
I am simply excited about this product. I also did a ton of research on the chainsaws. I was close to getting a Greenworks saw but read how leaky they are with chain oil, so no thanks. Wen was at the right price and the reviews sounded pretty solid.
The sun Joe saw was a good one too, but just a little too pricey. I love this saw!.
I bought this saw a couple of months ago to help work our large Washington State acreage and to compliment our Husqvarna electric pole saw. This saw has exceeded all expectations. I use it all the time for limbing and cutting small to moderate size trees.
It truly performs. It is not the saw for falling the large trees we have. Our large pro gas Husqvarna does that work. Once those duties are done, the quiet 120i is our go to. No more yanking on a starter cord and that screaming high pitched noise and fume filled air.
Love my Husqvarna electric saws. Battery cost a bit expensive. Charger and battery connections are a little delicate so you must be careful to not damage male or female connectors. Compartment in saw for battery insertion could be a little more protected from weather so rain and snow water does not infiltrate compartment.
I purchased this saw in December, but did not have an oppotunity to cut anything with it until late February. When I purchased the saw, I read through the manual, charged the battery, ran it a few times, but did not cut anything.
all seemed as it should be. Then, I disconnected the battery from the saw and stored it in my garage, until late Feb. When I went to use it, the battery charge level indicator would not illuminate, so I put it on the charger.
again, nothing. Re-tried it in the saw, nothing! I returned it to my dealer last week, they felt Husqvarna would simply replace the battery under warranty, but I have yet to hear anything. so we shall see.
Happy to update once there has been more to update, and hope to get it running and cutting soon (then I can do a real review of the saw’s performance)! hate to put 1 star across the board, but until it is usable, it is a useless $300 object! I’m confident that the saw will work fine once the battery is replaced, as I purchased it based on the positive reviews and price point.
I bought this saw over two years ago and the battery failed after five charges shortly after purchase. It ran well until the battery suddenly failed to take a charge. The replacement battery was too expensive to purchase and the collection of saw, charger, and battery have been shop debris for two years.
I have owned and operated many husqvarna products at home and work for many years. This is my only complaint of their brand. I would not recommend this product until the battery issue is resolved.
In a pair of confident hands, a chainsaw is the ultimate backyard tool, able to tackle everything from brush and tree limbs to entire trees. The Husqvarna 435 E-Series 16-Inch 2. 2HP Gas Chainsaw is a great all-around saw, whether you’re a first time saw buyer with a backyard that needs taming, or a seasoned pro with rigorous performance demands.
One of the biggest hassles with gas-powered outdoor equipment is pull start engines and maintenance. Luckily, this Husqvarna chainsaw makes it simple. You’ll love how the Smart Start, combined with start/stop switch and fuel pump, makes it easier and less unwieldy to get this chainsaw going.
With a 2. 2 horsepower X-Torq engine, this chainsaw also has more efficient fuel consumption, and with the air purge and centrifugal air cleaning system, gunk doesn’t get between you and smooth operation.
Using this chainsaw is a breeze too. This saw features an ergonomic rear handle with anti-vibration technology built in. It also has tool-less chain tensioning, and with the 16-inch bar, you’ll have enough reach to tackle most cutting applications.
I have been working with chainsaws for 40 years. I’ve been an arborist, tree feller, limber, skidder operator, I’ve worked in lumber mills, and I even carve ice, I have bought probably a hundred chainsaws in my life.
I nearly lost half my hand with a climbing saw. I have the hamburger hand to prove it. On October 4th 2020 I purchased a Husqvarna 435E chainsaw from Lowe’s. After getting home and setting up the saw, I started it.
Even though I had engaged the chain brake as I do by habit before starting a saw. To my surprise after the second pull, the saw started and spooled up instantly. I nearly cut my leg off and almost killed my dog.
I stopped the saw and took the side plate off. The brake band is completely missing, not installed, making the chain brake useless. How can you allow saw to leave your factory without a chain brake?.
Saw was purchased brand new 4 months ago. 2 weeks ago it started great, now it won’t start. It’s only ever had Husqvarna pre-mixed fuel and Chain Oil in it. First time using a Husqvarna product and was very disappointed.
There customer service is terrible to, it’s a big pain to talk to anyone and to get service done. Now I have to wait 3 weeks for a repair center to diagnose the problem. 2 stars because when it works, it works well.
Bought this chainsaw 2 weeks ago, used for 2 times only. Used premixed fuel with manufacturer’s two-stroke oil. Very difficult to get it started with normal operation, had to pull trigger and pull starter cord.
After it was started, it didn’t stay running unless I pull the trigger and ran the saw. I felt dangerous to use this chainsaw.
SALEM MASTER Gas Powered Chainsaw has an ergonomic and lightweight design with high performance, making it be a perfect tool for farm, garden and home use. Low kickback bar and chain for multi-outdoor cutting applications.
Auto oil supply system for continuous lubrication. Comfortable slip-free handle can effectively reduce the machine shake, operating more balanced and comfortable.
Get revved up for your next outdoor project with this gas-powered chainsaw from Husqvarna. The Husqvarna 130 Gas-Powered Chainsaw is built for homeowners who need a lightweight and efficient tool for use around the yard.
Take on tree pruning, hobby work, and other light tasks with this small and lightweight chainsaw. Made for homeowners, this gas-powered chainsaw only weighs 10 pounds and uses vibration dampening technology so you can work until the job is done with less fatigue.
This easy-to-use chainsaw is easy to start and boasts safety features that make it easier and safer to use. The lightweight chainsaw starts up with a simple recoil pull start. Once it’s running, the inertia-activated chain brake halts the chain on kickback.
This keeps you safer by reducing the risk of injury due to kickback, and helps you feel in control of the chainsaw. The Husqvarna 130 gas chainsaw is powered by an X-Torq, 38cc, 2-horsepower engine. You’ll have all the power you need to tackle weekend yard work tasks.
The X-Torq engine also lowers fuel consumption and decreases emissions. Easy to start and simple to use, the Husqvarna 130 Chainsaw is a smart tool to have in your shed or garage in any season.
I have not used the chainsaw much except to cut down a large oak tree. I wore out my previous saw cutting down so many trees. This saw has plenty of power and tore through the wood like butter. No problems with it at all.
I do have a bit of a problem holding the saw steady when pulling on the recoil rope because of I guess high compression. I tried putting my boot into the handle per instructions but my winter boots were to big.
I am 70 years old so probably weaker than other people using the saw. Anyway, I would buy it again with no hesitation. I did a lot of research on chainsaw brands and found this specific model has high marks compared to others.
I think it’s fair to say know more than the average bear about usability. I’m professor of human factors research at two medical schools (Univ of Penn and Univ at Buffalo), My Husqvarna chain saw has excellent handling and balance.
The safety features are also very well designed. Last, the ability to cut is superior to any chain saw I’ve every had.
Good quality affordable chain saw. Just felled and sned 3 gnarly old fruit trees. Saw handled well. For such a small saw its quite powerful, started struggling through around 40cm trunk but I think this was more the angle of my cut and the weight of the tree resting on the bar.
I took it out started again and there were no issue.
Cordless Compact Chainsaw features a powerful motor that lets you take on the tasks at hand. The V20 Cordless Compact Chainsaw is compatible with the CRAFTSMAN V20 range of batteries and chargers (sold separately).
You can purchase the full line of outdoor products available in the V20 system from tools only, such as this cordless chainsaw, to the cordless chainsaw kit which includes a battery and charger. You’ll find the complete line of V20 outdoor tools and equipment essentials to complete your outdoor projects and make you proud.
Purchased this through Craftsman Amazon, arrived within another box, which was nice. Opened it up and used it right away on a 30′ Pine Tree top that snapped off in the last storm and landed in my yard.
In addition, another tree that snapped, both with approx. 8″-10″ trunks at the largest. I had a 5. 0ah battery (60V) on hand so used that straight up and wow! Ordered Oregon Chain Oil to use as well and filled her up before starting.
Ran the chainsaw about 30 seconds to line the chain, visually making sure chain oil appeared on chain as well. Adjusted tension and away we went. and went, and went some more! Cut like butter! Adjusted the slack occasionally as it was new chain (of course) and checked oil frequently too.
Used chainsaw for a good hour+ a half and I quit before battery did! Was awesome not having to stop and gas up chainsaw, it did use oil at a pretty quick clip, but that’s ok, will only help keeping things running well.
I opened up the chain guard mid-way and was surprised it was pretty clear, not gummed up with too much sawdust or clippings. Was nice and quite too in comparison to the gas variety. Additionally, I like that when you release the switch, the chain stops pretty quickly! Overall very pleased and would recommend to anyone on the fence! Only suggestion I would make is the availability of a CASE for storage, not just a chain guard, even as an accessory or add-on purchase option.
I harvest branches and small trees for carving wooden spoons. Love the size of this saw because it fits in my backpack. Bought a pile of batteries so I can actually be productive with it. I’ve used it maybe a dozen times and now it doesn’t work.
Threw the chain, took it apart and put the chain back on. Threw the chain again and when put back on, the chain won’t spin. Checked the tension and its fine. Turned the gear wheel that drives the chain and I can hear it skipping a beat on the inside of the saw.
Came to the Craftsman website to find a user manual so that I can maybe service it myself only to find there is no manual available. Very disappointing for $150 saw. Guess I’ll take it apart blind and take my chances.
Great little chainsaw with decent battery life. I’ve been using it for small trees and limbs and it’s so much easier than my old Craftsman gas powered saw. Low noise and a less aggressive chain making for far less bucking and kickback.
I’d recommend it as an alternative to a small gas saw unless you’ve got more than a few trees or big limbs that you can’t wait for a recharge to get to. It seems ideal for most homeowners in need of a chainsaw for occasional minor use as it’s easy to use, isn’t loud, and isn’t fussy about fuel and oil.
This world-renowned 20in. Husqvarna 455 Rancher High-Power 2-Cycle Chainsaw is an outstanding all-round chainsaw for anyone who values professional-grade power and performance. The high-powered X-Torq 3.
5 HP, 55. 5cc engine reduces fuel consumption and emission levels. Meanwhile, a built-in fuel pump, Smart Start technology and an auto-return stop switch ensure smooth start-ups. The 20in. bar features an inertia-activated chain brake to reduce kickback for improved safety.
Smart Start technology with built-in fuel pump, auto-return stop switch and easy pull starter cord get things going quickly with minimum effort. Simple side-mounted tensioning system allows for quick chain adjustments while you work.
16. 7 x 8. 8 x 11. 8, Primer Bulb Yes, Fuel Capacity oz. 14. 88, GasOil Fuel Mix Ratio 501, Tool-Less Chain Tensioning No. High-power 55. 5cc, 3. 5 HP X-Torq 2-cycle engine reduces fuel consumption and gasoline emissions Rugged and maneuverable 20in.
bar with 3/8in. chain pitch is ideal for yard cleanups, firewood cutting, light felling work and more Smart Start technology with built-in fuel pump, auto-return stop switch and easy pull starter cord get the engine running quickly with minimum effort Inertia-activated chain brake reduces kickback to help reduce the likelihood of injury during operation.
A high performance top handle saw with no direct emissions or vibrations, optimized for arborists. Very easy to use, with high chain speed. 40V, 12″ bar length, 5. 3lbs without battery, chain speed 66 f/s, savE for maximum runtime.
I own a tree care company. We use this saw for removals as well as trimming. Performance has been excellent. Over the course of a day you will gain on a gasser just from not having to pull start the thing.
Battery life is good. But if you are nearing the bars max cut, which naturally take longer and thus more power, battery life will drop in proportion. We found going to the 300 series battery not worth the cost or the weight penalty.
Get three 200 series batteries. The chain tension design is lacking for a pro saw. The operator presence lock out needs improving, or maybe its just my saw. On my saw it needs to move forward as well as down.
Not necessary for safety or good ease of use. Use the dust screen always. It is a chainsaw. Chainsaws make a LOT of chip and dust. The screen should be permanent from factory if the saw has components sensitive to dust and chips.
I bought this saw and a spare battery several months ago with the intention of using it seriously. I use it to saw my firewood, all hardwood and all sizes. I frequently bury the blade and make repetitive full blade cuts.
Using both batteries until the light flashes and the saw shuts off I am able to cut a pick up load of wood, close to what I cut with one tank of gas in my other saw. Keeping the chain sharp is very important and large cuts do run it down quicker, but it is comparable to running 30-40cc gas saw.
With the saw, two batteries, and charger I have about $1200 into it, pricey compared to a Milwaukee but I’m happy. No mixing gas, fumes, or cranky cold or hot starts anymore.
Excellent ProSaw that works all round. Cutting line fence up the mountains. Fire wood or just doing some carpentry. This saw does it all for me! You will enjoy the less vibrations and how quietly it operates.
Yes even my wife loves the saw! She can turn it on and cut up more fire wood on the fly and no worries of it not working and it’s vary easy to handle even my son who is 8 can operate it safely without concern.
Put your gas saw on the shelf for emergency and use your XP535I ProSaw!.
Gas 40. 2 cc Chainsaw features a 40. 2 cc 2-stroke power boost vortex engine that provides ample power for tough jobs and a side-a ccess chain tensioner for quick and easy adjustments. The gas chainsaw features a heavy-duty air filter that helps add longevity to the engine.
It also features an automatic oiler that helps keep the chain lubricated.
So where to begin with this little guy. First off let me start by saying that I have extensive experience around chainsaws, not only on the farm but more importantly within the fire service. I’ve been around a whole slough of saws, Husqvarna, Stihl, Dolmar, Craftsman etc.
I’m not knocking the other brands but as for this Echo saw? I bought a CS-400 back in 2012, I’ve used it on I don’t even know how many tree removal projects, I also used it to build a 4200 square foot log cabin.
I ran it over with my pickup, broke the safety brake handle and bent the bar. “Obviously I had to replace those two items. ” Aside from that, literally the only thing I’ve done to my echo is replace a spark plug and blow out the air filter a couple of times, and probably a couple dozen chains.
I literally cannot kill this thing. It has honestly been the best chain saw I have ever owned. It has also been the most reliable out of every saw I’ve ever been around. I love my Echo!.
Had this saw for 4 years now. Use it for clearing brush, trimming trees around the yard and some cutting firewood. In the time I’ve had it, I’ve had exactly ZERO mechanical issues with this saw. Really a great saw for cutting tops and limbs under 12″ or so in diameter.
For a 40cc saw it really makes good power, as good as any COMPRABLY SIZED saw out there. Cuts are fast and smooth, very little vibration(even wiht a semi-chisel chain). Light and easy to use all day.
Great saw for general use, would be the only saw needed for clearing brush, trimming trees, if you needed to, could get by with it for cutting firewood(as long as you didn’t try to tackle trees too big for the saw).
All in all a great tool. The only thing I can say negative is it would be better suited to a 16″ bar than an 18″(although that is true of MOST saws in this catagory), with the smaller bar, this thing goes from very capable to a real beast.
I have owned this saw for 3 years now. It has cleared several acres of North Idaho trees for me from lodgepole to big ponderosa, red fir, and cedar, and and I’ve ran several hundred tanks of fuel through it.
The saw is amazing for its size. I purchased the 18″ bar version. I upgraded to the Oregon 62 advanced cut chain. Much more aggressive chain and bucks 16″ diameter logs with ease. I have ran this saw against several stihl and husky saws and this saw will keep up with saws 3 times the price.
It starts on the 2nd pull every time. (Follow the instructions on how to start it). 1st pull after its warm. The chains stay sharp for 4-6 straight hours of bucking firewood. Then a quick file and your back in business.
The new chains tend to stretch. If you don’t re-tighten after the first few cuts they get very sloppy. The stock chain did this and ejected off the bar. Oregon chains really wake this saw up. Had it pro tuned after 20 hours of use.
It’s a keeper. Can use it all day. Very light. Nice around the house saw! I have bigger saws for bigger jobs. But this saw is great for 95% of everything most homeowners will need.
The DEWALT 60-Volt MAX Chainsaw features a low kick back 16 in. Oregon ; Bar and Chain for both construction and outdoor cutting applications. Its tool-free chain tensioning and bar tightening knob enable proper bar clamping force, and it features auto-oiling for continuous lubrication.
It has a 60-Volt MAX FLEXVOLT battery that powers 60-Volt MAX tools or it can be backwards compatible to work with 20-Volt MAX tools.
This little chainsaw is essential if you have a number of trees to clear. The Ash bore beetle has decimated our area and every house has a number of dead or dying trees on their property. My other chainsaw is a 18in Husqvarna monster which is great for felling larger trees, but after a day of swinging that around, I could barely lift my arms.
Bought this model from HD since I have a bunch of Dewalt tools/batteries already and it made a world of difference. It was so light that it felt fake compared to my other one. But what a little power house! It easily ripped through everything except the largest trunks I had.
It ran through anything under 18in easily; little slower than my Husq, but not a bad trade off considering how light and quiet it is and almost no vibration. Used the gas chainsaw to drop the tree and for the trunk, but the rest of the time it was all the Dewalt.
It’s like woods/irons in golf. you use the woods(driver) only a couple of time, but you use your irons way more! Couple of things to note – you should have extra batteries on hand and more bar/chain oil than you think.
I found that I needed to refill bar oil more frequently (even before the 4amp battery needed swapping out). Also no tools needed to adjust the chain tension! It really is a well thought out piece of equipment.
I am throughly impressed. Also looking forward to being able to use it next year without the maintenance needed for my gas one! I have since lent it out to some of the neighbors and they all could not believe how good it was.
Went with the 12″ over the 16″ to cut brush since I already have a 16″ and 18″ gas saws. 12″ with battery is 10. 2 lbs and the 16″ with battery is 14. 4 lbs. 4 lbs doesn’t seem like much but cutting brush at a sideway movement all day it makes a huge difference.
Plus the extra length often goes into the dirt when trying to cut brush off at the ground. Used mostly on buckthorn, locust, honeysuckles, and a few small hickories so far. The lightness is nice that I’m able to cut most of the day without getting sore, where maneuvering a gas saw hurts my forearms after about 4 hours.
Using the gas saw for brush bigger than about 6″ and the electric for smaller I was able to cut all day on one battery charge Negatives, the bar seems a bit cheap, if you try to cut brush in the outermost 6″ of the bar it vibrates and doesn’t cut very well.
This can be overcome by keeping the wood being cut tight to the saw, but then why buy a 12″ saw if only 8″ of it is really usable. Even a sharp chain doesn’t pull the saw into the wood very well. A lot more pushing is needed than my gas saw or competitive battery saws.
Torque is decent, the chain does stop under minimal torque. Ultimately it’s the best bang for the buck. I’ve used my Uncle’s Milwaukee battery chainsaw while the most powerful and cuts better, at 17.
3 lbs it is as heavy as my gas saw so no advantage in how long I can use it. I’ve used my dads Stihl, which I feel is the absolute best battery operated saw, balanced with the lightest weight. It has the highest price but it would be worth it if the batteries were compatible with either the Milwaukee or Dewalt tool set.
I purchased this newer version 18 inch Dewalt chainsaw because I was unable to get the 20 inch Dewalt saw DCCS672B I have the 16 inch Dewalt chainsaw DCCS670. I also purchased the new 15 AH Dewalt Battery DCB615.
Dewalt says the new improved 18 inch saw has almost twice the power than other saws. My findings say other wise. I was cutting up a tree that came down to recent storm. It was about a 23 inch hickory still green.
The new 18 inch saw kept shutting off I’m like every 3 to 5 seconds. I had to trigger the saw to reset it. It drained the 15 AH battery in just 1 and a half cuts. So I picked up my 16 inch DCCS670 saw and thought what will you do with just a 6 AH Battery.
I was more than twice as fast as the bigger saw, it did not shut down a single time, it was also completed 7 full cuts through the same log. To be honest I wanted to see what the 16 inch saw would do with the a fully charged 15 AH Battery.
It took about an hour with the Dewalt quick charger to charge the 15 AH Battery. I then proceeded sawing with the smaller saw and the 15AH Battery. I have to say cut after cut it performed circles around the much bigger saw.
I’m going to contact Dewalt to see about getting a replacement for the 18 inch saw. There is no logical explanation as to why the smaller saw out performs the newer bigger saw. Other than it must be defective.
I also want to mention I purchase both saws at the same time from two different company’s. So both saws were my first experience using a battery powered chainsaw. I’m not a heave logger. I just use them around the farm and cut my winter supply of firewood.
If the 16 inch DCCS670 holds up I will never own another gas powered chainsaw. I also want to mention I have been a home builder and remodeler for 30 years. I have almost every 20 volt tool Dewalt makes some are 18 volt with 20 volt battery adapters but they still work great and full my purpose.
I have purchased the newer version of the 18 volt tools in the 20 volt version but why start on them when the 18 volts still perform like they did when they were new. The DCCS672B saw as of now if a new saw does not perform any better I would recommend passing on the bigger saw.
When you rely on firewood to keep your home warm and cozy, you need a good chainsaw to build a solid woodpile. With an exceptional power-to-weight ratio, the STIHL MS 250 is up to the job. It’s easy to use and combines great features to tackle clearing or cleanup tasks, as well as cut through small limbs and trees.
For many years, the MS 250 has been a customer favorite, a model of efficiency and reliability that brings incredible performance every time. Features Rear handguard Master Control Lever Built-in the USA Easy-access air filter cover Side-access chain tensioner Winter/Summer shutter Quick chain adjuster SpecificationsPower Source Gas Powerhead Weight 10.
1 lbs Guide Bar Length 18 in Oilmatic Chain. 325″ RM3 Chain Oil Capacity 6. 8 oz Engine Power 3. 0 bhp Fuel Capacity 15. 9 oz Displacement 2. 77 cu. in.
So to start off Ive only had this saw for a year after upgrading from a older ms 250 Amazing saw starts great, cuts great but lacks by having small felling dogs. I wish I bought a bigger saw because with dropping trees the bigger trees are thought to cut.
But I’m not saying this to downplay the saw because overall this saw is amazing. Lightweight, cuts great, good price for a 18inch bar imo. Highly recommend this saw I loved my old Stihl and I continue to enjoy their products didn’t get the 5 star from me because of the felling dogs being outrageously small and I feel as thought the saw cakes up with saw dust so fast that I just clean it at the end of my day when I sharpen my chain.
I reassembled my MS230 Stihl chainsaw, so its difficult for me to show a picture of the many differences and the quality of OEM and this kit I carb kit I purchased, but here are just a few of my complaints that make this kit unusable for MS230 Stihls: 1.
The carb itself would not fit over the two studs–the holes were not cast/drilled (machined) properly, so the carb would not slide down to the gasket. It would only slide about 2/3 of the way down before it got stuck as the holes were NOT parallel.
2. The carb did NOT have a inlet for the fuel primer bulb to prime the carb. The MS230 carb MUST have a tube on the carb to connect it to the primer hose outlet. 3. The air filter bracket also would not slide over the two mounting studs.
The holes were again not parallel. 4. And the air filter was made of cheap quality filter material that buckled when I tried to install on the air filter bracket. I’ve attached a photo of the very finely meshed, yellow filter that is standard OEM from Stihl.
This OEM one looks nothing like the open mesh white filter in the kit. It was also to large to fit neatly into the bracket, this caused a air entrance that was big enough for a fly to enter the card! See photo # 2 for a photo of the OEM filter.
5. The long, rubber gas line that goes from the gastank to the carb has a rubber grommet in the center that fits snugly into the molded hole in the plastic tank. However, the gas line included in this kit has a grommet that is to LARGE in diameter and it will not fit into the hole.
I tried for an HOUR to force it into the smaller hole–it would not fit. So, I purchased a NEW Stihl gas line and it easily fit in the hole. See photo # 1. its the fuel line on the left side of the photo.
6. The Oil filter is of a smaller design that the OEM one, so it would not fit. Things that DID fit: 1. The carb gasket 2. The fuel filter 3. Sparkplug So, the kit is worthless to repair a STIHL MS230.
Perhaps it works on newer STIHLs, but it is not compatible or machined properly to fit an MS230. Sincerely.
Bought MS 250 last summer. Has been a great saw, starts every time. I follow the instructions provided by small engine staff at time of purchase. I start on full chock and it usually “pop” on the fourth pull.
I go to fast idle, one position up, and its starts on the first pull. Pulling the trigger puts it in run position. I have heard that some people keep pulling on full choke until it starts. This can flood the saw requiring cleaning the plug to get it to start.
DON’T KEEP PULLING ON FULL CHOKE! If it does not start go to fast idle and try pulling it 2-3 times. If that doesn’t work go back to full choke for 1-2 pulls and then back to fast idle. If it does not start check to see if the spark plug is covered in fuel or dry.
If it is dry the saw probably needs to be looked at by a trained technician, it is not getting gas.
Chainsaw has a long-lasting brushless motor for the right amount of performance and efficiency. The ATLAS battery platform delivers 4X power* and 4. 5X cuts per charge** with no fuel, no fumes, no engine maintenance and an instant trigger start.
Cut branches and logs up to 32 in. easily and safely with the integrated bucking spikes and mechanical chain brake. Uses only ATLAS 80V batteries, sold separately.
Ive used gas saws in the past to manage large properties. A gas saw runs close to 15,000rpm. Contrast this to my 18v chainsaw that barely does 800rpm and the differences in cut time is obvious. With this in mind, the torque you get in an electric saw is immediate and it is blatantly effective for cutting.
This peaked my interest in the large 80v atlas which can do over 11,000 rpm. I tested out the atlas yesterday. The blade and torque are no joke. We are on our way to contending with gas saws now. The only thing I see holding back this saw are the l-ion batteries.
The same goes for every battery saw maker. When they begin using lifepo-4 or LTO or some new sulphur based battery, that is when you are going to see electric saws truly supercede gas. Those batteries could run a saw like this all day and produce even more amps to make more torque and higher voltage to run bigger motors and hit gas like rpms.
Its only a matter of time. Also a note to those complaining of overheating: A gas saw can have pressure applied during a cut, once at full rpm it is producing its max power. You don’t want to put pressure on a DC motor, let it do the work with light pressure, It makes the motor draw more amps when you add pressure and wont cut any faster it will only overheat the battery.
You can stall gas too but it is not as easy. I found this out with my 18v saw which was very slow, you just listen to the motor, it will tell you if its being stressed out and if it does, the battery will get hot.
I have a quarter acre of forest to cut. Its mostly pine, poplar, oak, ash, and walnut. No tree is large than 20” diameter. Yesterday I was easily bringing down the biggest trees and cutting them up. No comparison to my 18v saw, and very similar to a farmboss in the time it took to knock down a tree.
The battery does not last much more than 15-20 minutes continuous use. Those 80v get used real quick. I will buy or make a second battery. The saw itself is covered in high impact plastic like a 50gallon garbage can.
The bucking bar is metal because i suppose this truly could kick back due to its torque and rpm. The balance is not that great but its much lighter than a farmboss. There is no felling mark on the side.
The battery terminals are kind of thin which is odd for something pulling so many amps to cut. I do not use a chainsaw often so this was ideal for me. Once I am done clearing my acreage thats it I never need this again unless a storm knocks down a branch.
This is precisely why a gas saw seemed like a poor option. Even an excellent gas saw would sit and need to be drained or have additive in the tank for probably 11 months out of the year. I bought the HF warranty for 1yr on the saw only.
I figure I’ll be done with this big job on my property in a year so if the saw kicks the bucket between now and then I get a new one. As mentioned, I may buy 1 more battery.
Professional Chain Saw, Fuel Type Gas Powered, Bar Length 32 in, Engine Displacement 5. 66 cu in, 7. 6 hp HP, Automatic Chain Oiler, Anti Vibration Handle No, Fuel Tank Capacity 0. 86 L, Replacement Chain Mfr.
No. 585550093, Includes Powerhead, Bar, Chain, Bar Oil, Operators Manual, Scabbard, Features Service Connector, Lightweight Muffler, Retained Bar Nuts, Flip-up tank caps, air injection, X-Torq Engine.
I bought the Rancher 450 chainsaw in Dec-2021 and it worked great right out-of-the-box. Generally speaking, the weight is good, the low vibration is a plus, it has great cutting power, does well on gas and will start on 2 or 3 pulls when cold.
Now for the downside. In following the manual I kept the first use to <10mins and only used it on small limbs (4" at most) without any issues. For the second use I ran it ~20mins and on slightly larger limbs (6"-10"), again no issues.
By the third use I was cutting fallen tree trunks (up to 18″) for 15mins and the chain came off. Odd, but not a huge problem. However, when putting the chain back onto the bar I noticed that the sprocket at the tip of the bar was locked and would not spin.
After fiddling with it and applying oil it eventually freed. Before the fourth use I noticed that when manually moving the chain around the bar the sprocket would randomly lock. The chain would no longer go in the forward direction and backing it off in the opposite direction would free it.
I started it up, began cutting and within 10mins the chain once again came off. As well, the sprocket was locked and this time the drive links were damaged to the point where the chain no longer fit into the bar guide.
By the time I got it into the local dealer it was, of course, 6 days beyond the 90 day warranty for the bar. The dealer did offer to open a pre-approved claim with Husqvarna for the chain and it would take 1-2 business days to process.
Great, right? Well, after 2 weeks and making numerous calls to the dealer to check on the status I was eventually told they could not help me. It wasn’t that Husqvarna denied the claim, just that they could no longer help.
apparently submitting the claim was more of a big deal that I thought. Yes, I am just a weekend warrior type but this is not my first chainsaw. I have had others by another manufacturer (rhymes with “Mulan”) which were decent enough but needed replacing every 4-5yrs after moderate use.
I finally decided to spend the money and get a good one but now I’m not sure that I made the right choice. And a quick search online tells me that I am not the only person to have issues with the bar.
I process 10+ cords of firewood a season depending on how much I can get my grubby little hands on in addition to doing quite a bit of fire mitigation work. I have run a 562xp (and a Jred 2260 and 2252) pretty hard all year long at over 9,000ft of elevation for the past few years.
This saw has PLENTY of power to process the relatively small diameter lodge pole and Doug Fir I burn up here in the Rockies. Power to weight is awesome on all of these pro-grade husky saws and the 562 is no exception.
Very smooth to run all day. Starts up extremely easy, even at this elevation and the autotune avoids having to fiddle fk with a carb, not that I’m opposed to that, it just saves time. And they run pretty hard all day.
The autotune has worked great on all three saws with exception of the hotstart issues I had on a 550xp Mk1. My only complaint is that Husqvarna SHOULD RELEASE THE AT DIAGNOSTIC TOOL OUTSIDE OF THE DEALERSHIP NETWORK.
It’s absolute garbage that I can’t run diagnostics a carb or update firmware at home. Not a unique problem though, Stihl does the same nonsense with M-tronic.
The chainsaw arrived promptly minimal scratches good appearance and well packaged. I have owned operated worked/sharpened various saws as a 2+ acre homeowner. Never had one this big and powerful. I immediately inspected assembled the 460 and found it to be a 2019 model which at first alarmed me.
Upon further inspection found minimal wear on drive and clutch no slop ,new 24″bar n chain and very clean appearance. Filled with fuel and bar chain oil-would run (3rd pull) but was slow to respond idle rough.
Popped open the top cover and found clean used air cleaner with a small crack on one of the corners pulled plug found it fouled oily. Very good compression -couldn’t keep finger on sparkplug hole when cranking later checked found 120#s+.
Replaced plug with my Poulan 16″ spare fired right up 2nd pull ran strong trigger pull gives a pistol like braaapp cut some 15inch mesquite like they were butter-Cadillac Style! Chain oiling system adjusted down one click.
My take on this saw is buy it if you have some mechanical skills (evidently if you are buying such a serious saw) want quality but not so pricey top of the line saw. Cannot beat the price for a USED Husky saw and they promptly sent the new air cleaner and spark plug -very satisfied -EC.
Chainsaws are a versatile tool that can be used for a variety of tasks around the home, from trimming branches to cutting firewood. While they can be a bit daunting to use at first, with a little practice, they can be a safe and easy way to get the job done.
When choosing a chainsaw for home use, it is important to consider the size and power of the saw, as well as the type of chain. With so many different models on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you.
However, by taking the time to do your research, you can find the perfect chainsaw for your needs.