Husqvarna 435 Review

by Bryce
(Philippi, WV)

I bought a Husqvarna 435 chainsaw from Lowes 2 years ago. I cut a few cords of wood but have spent more in repair bills than I paid for the chainsaw and it is broke down again.

Right from the store it never ran well and choked off at the end of almost every cut. Then it needed a clutch and later a carburetor.

Now I have placed two new starter pulleys but the starter cord still will not return when messed with the pawls although it returns fine once removed.

I really can not imagine a worse chainsaw as it is always broke down and only 2 years old. I could have bought 2 Poulans for the price of this Husqvarna.

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Feb 22, 2015
Minnesota Firewood Seller And Part-Time Logger
by: Eugene

Over the years I have had 6 or 7 Huskys. They were all bought used and they are very dependable.

The only thing I don't like about them is the first time you start them in the morning it takes several pulls to get them going. After that they usualy start on the first pull. Why they do that I don't know. They are all that way but have never failed to start.

If you decide to purchace a used saw look at the handle. If the paint is worn off don't buy it because it has lots of hours on it.

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Husqvarna 372XP Review

by John
(Krakow, WI)

I've owned plenty of saws. Some good, some not so good. I am a Husqvarna fan, but not to include the lawnmowers with there name on them.

I currently own a Husqvarna 372XP and a 345. The 345 runs good but the semi spherical chain teeth take a long time to cut through hard wood which causes ME to wear out faster.

The 372XP on the other hand simply blows away any other saw I've owned or used. I exchanged the 20" bar for a 24" bar (easier on the back). The chain has easy to sharpen chisel teeth which eat wood like a starving beaver. The 372XP has a perfect power to weight ratio and even with the 24" bar with the rakers slightly filed down it lacks no power.

The only problem I ever have is about once a year I have to replace the rubber fuel line and I make sure I never use fuel with ethenal in it. My name is John. I live in N.E. Wisconsin and cut 15-25 cord a year. I have a newer Energy King EK385 wood furnace in the basement. My favorite firewood is hickory when I can get it, otherwise I mostly burn red oak and piss elm. Go Packers!

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