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I LOVE this chainsaw. It has an IMMENSE amount of power for such a seemingly small tool, it starts without trouble, is easy to adjust (once you can decipher the instructions), and can take down trees like they were small twigs. It even comes with instructions on how to properly limb a tree, and how to take down the tree itself. Well worth the money. I used it for close to three hours without shutting it off, and it did not overheat or lose power, and shamed the electric chainsaw we were using concurrently. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!
The two most dangerous tools a ordinary person is likely to use are a chainsaw and a table saw. If you like all your fingers always use a pusher stick with a table saw. If you like being able to see always wear eye protection with either a chainsaw or a table saw.
And if you like to hear, wear hearing protection with a chainsaw. (Not so bad an idea with a table saw either, but not quite as important.)
I cannot speak from experience for the eye protection of this helmet, but it meets industry standards and should be good. Also, it covers the whole face. If you don't want to look like an extra from Gladiator or Braveheart this can be a good idea. At a minimum, I suggest goggles that have a strap. Regular safety glasses might get ripped off by a whipping chain, which ... full review
"Great Saw!" - By Robert (New Hope, PA United States)
Background:This is not my first chainsaw (I also own a Stihl and a Kawasaki). My Stihl which I received as a hand me down from my Granfather always needed work. The Kawasaki I bought on a sale and really only suitable for light branch work and small trees. Since I added five more acres to my six, and the new acreage had not been cared for in thirty plus years, I needed a saw that could handle the oak and maple with ease so I could clear the dead falls and tres that were encroaching on existing structures that I intended to repair.
Decision Process:I looked at the Stihl saws, but my current Stihl was already a shop dweller and I'd did not want to repeat that experience. I looked at the reviews on several sites and talked to several people who owned each. I walked away with both ... full review
"Terriffic Machine" - By Kathleen (NEWTOWN, CT, United States)
I got this after the recent storm in CT and needed to clear some down trees in my yard. It worked great, minimal vibration and ran strong. Easy to manage. Good for medium-sized jobs with capacity to handle bigger projects within reason. Husqvarna has never let me down. Highly recommended!!
I was one of those "buy pro grade and you'll save money in the long run" people. I don't often need a chain saw -- maybe two or three times a year -- but when I do, I want it to start.
I bought a top name-brand chain saw for nearly $500 a few years ago, and it served me well -- started reliably every year. But one day while cutting up a tree I let the motor "lean out" -- something happened to the carb adjustment and it ran too fast for too long and scored the piston and cylinder -- and that was that. It stopped and wouldn't restart.
I purchased an aftermarket kit for a little over $100 and rebuilt the top end. It still didn't start. I fiddled with it until I finally got tired of working on it.
Sorry for the pun in the title... I couldn't resist.
A couple of weeks ago, the Washington DC area experienced a dericho. That's basically hurricane force winds moving in a straight line. The storm's parting gift was to break a couple of large branches off of an oak tree in my back yard, hurl them over my house clipping the gutters on the front of my house, and depositing said branches in my driveway just missing the cars parked there.
After failing to find a suitable chainsaw in the local stores (they were sold out of all but the very large and very expensive saws), I ordered this saw using my Amazon Prime membership to get prompt shipping. Upon arrival, I took the saw out of the box and since it was my first time using any chainsaw, practiced on a dead tree that had also fallen in ... full review
I bought this saw to clean up storm damage and take down a fairly large tree. It worked great. It is not a pro saw, but it is a high quality saw that should last the average homeowner years. I would highly recomend this saw.
"Saw works great after 2 months of medium use." - By C. Brunquist (Fairbanks, AK)
Living in Alaska heating oil costs can get astronomical. I made a decision this year instead of paying the local lumber yard $125 a cord for split spruce; I would take care of it myself. After the 1st half cord of wood my old McCullough just wouldn't cut it anymore. The local saw shop didn't want to work on it and so I started looking around for a decent saw.
I first purchased a Poulan 18" that was completely worthless. Gas and Oil leaked from the poor cap design while in operation and at rest in it's case. The poulan wouldn't stay running despite all my efforts to get it to behave.
I quickly returned the Poulan and purchased the Husqy 455. I've been very happy with it's performance to date. It chews through White and Black spruce at insane speeds. ... full review
"Chain fit saw and works" - By Arnie (United States)
The chain was purchased as a secondary chain when my primary became dull. It worked in this capacity but dulled rather quickly, only able to cut one tree up. We will see how it sharpens up and give it another shot.