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|12-09-2012 10:51 PM|
I couldn't get mine to start at first, but it was my fault for not reading the directions completely literally. I'm not used to starting 2-strokes where you have to choke it, then pull the cord a few times until it sounds like it almost starts, then turn off the choke before pulling the cord a few more times before it starts. This is what the instructions say to do, and it does actually work.
My saw spit some oil out of the exhaust, but that's probably from all of the excessive priming I did and hopefully it will clean itself out with some use.
|11-25-2012 07:36 PM|
|SPoolinspOON||I received mine on friday and got it fired up today. I noticed it was kissing the chain catcher and spike....going to email them. Other then the missing pieces im very pleased.|
|11-24-2012 11:52 AM|
|Flick||Got my Husqvarna 435 chainsaw yesterday and put it together today. Took about 10 minutes to get it unpacked and assembly was as simple as putting the chain and bar on and reinstalling the guard. It has an R stamped into the bottom of the machines housing and the plate with the serial number on it says made in Sweden as well as the chain/bar cover. The chain was brand new. I added bar oil and fuel mix and hacked a small tree apart in no time at all. Very happy with the deal and machine.|
|11-22-2012 09:24 AM|
That being said you can get the Poulan without having to pay $100 for the plastics and husky name.
Your right about the Sweden part too. Anything that says made in USA is made by Poulan.
|11-21-2012 08:38 PM|
|fdny136||im in on the 14" good price on a great brand|
|11-21-2012 07:34 PM|
these better blades are almost exactly the size of my uncle's large saw. I dont think I've gone through anything 8", but definitely 6, and it's been a breeze.
with regular construction blades, the job is slow as heck, but these blades go through wood like butter.
|11-21-2012 05:41 PM|
A bit of a tangent, but for those who don't have ton of trees to cut and hate the hassle of mixing your own fuel the following works great:
Craftsman 40:1 2-Cycle Fuel Mix .
$5.49 (32 fl oz)
Avoid the messy mixings of gas and oil for your air-cooled engine outdoor power equipment, such as chain saws, string trimmers and blowers. The Craftsman 40:1 2-Cycle Fuel Mix is a convenient, time saving solution that eliminates the guesswork for 2-cycle engines tools by offering a pre-mixed solution. It is 32 oz. of specially formulated full synthetic oil, 90+ octane ethanol-free gasoline and fuel stabilizer pre-mixed to a 40:1 ratio.
For in store pick up only
Fuel stabilizer keeps gas fresh up to two years after can has been opened
Higher octane fuel for enhanced performance
Full synthetic oil provides advanced lubrication and reduces spark plug fouling
Not practical if you have lots to cut, but is great for small jobs.
|11-21-2012 05:31 PM|
I have used a cordless recip (DeWalt) & a corded recip (Makita) on tree limbs up to 8" or so. I can still beat both w/a bow-saw. Now, if I was to do one, and then try to cut another, I don't think that would happen. I think I would be too tired. That said, there is no way a recip would beat a chain-saw cutting wood. What time you don't spend mixing the fuel/oil and cleaning, you will make up for in cutting if you have more than a few limbs to cut with a chain-saw. That said, use what you want.
|11-21-2012 04:14 PM|
it does the job unbelievably fast compared to many other blades. I routinely trim my large tree with this, and no job too big.
18v makita + blade = damn close to small chainsaw.
|11-21-2012 04:11 PM|
there may certainly be some cross-pollination between the brands (such as poulan using husky parts / designs).
from reading on some arborist websites, look for a husky that has a label that says made in sweden (ie at a husky plant).
the 445 i purchased is made in sweden.
|11-21-2012 03:58 PM|
|printer88||I bought the Husky 445 refurb from them last year. It has been a great saw that has seen lots of use on our property. Not too heavy and easy to start. I would seriously recommend it to anyone. I have owned Stihl in the past and they are fine, but no better than Husky IMO and much cheaper here.|
|11-21-2012 03:28 PM|
Guess you are doing something wrong. I went through a 30ft maple with this for all the small (up to 5" in diameter) and a 20" Stihl and the reciprocating saw was phenomenal.
|11-21-2012 02:18 PM|
All of the above are made by Poulan. You could pay the same price by going to walmart and buying a Poulan Pro brand new.
The real Husky trimmers start at model # 228 and I believe the 455 Rancher is actually a Husky but the smaller saws are all Poulans.
|11-21-2012 01:37 PM|
Getting a Trimmer (weed wacker as some call it).
On the Chainsaws - Word to the wise - if you only use it once or twice a year - I would honestly suggest an Electric one.
I know they aren't as powerful - but after using a gas one, it takes time to prep/put it away versus an electric where you wrap up the cord and are done in 30 seconds (I have a retractable cord on my garage).
The gas is stronger, but not worth the hassles of trying to start if you left old gas in there or have old gas in a can.
Mixing gas + oil + ethanol stabilizer gets to be a pain. Then you have to mix JUST enough otherwise when it sits for the next time you can't use it.
I was so tired of pulling it and starting it that after 10 minutes I didn't even feel like cutting the wood up.
|11-21-2012 01:37 PM|
|fourml8r||i bought the husky 445 18" chainsaw last time they were on sale, very pleased with my purchase. best chainsaw deal out there. i have a friend who does tree work and of course he recommended stihl. but i could not stomach the prices. he said the next best chainsaw is a husky.|
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