Husqvarna makes construction equipment. Starting from chainsaws to remote demolition robots, they have a wide range of equipment for both building up and pulling down. They are one of the top companies in the world, and are known for their top quality products.
When it comes to chainsaws, Husqvarna is known to make some of the most powerful in the business. They believe that the only good chainsaw is a powerful one, and even if you go in for their supposedly bottom line home-use chainsaws, you still get the most kick for you buck with them.
They have two different models of chainsaws in their product line, one is their 18 inch long 450 chainsaw and the other is their 20 inch long 455 Rancher. Both of them are ditto to each other, except for the fact that the 455 rancher has a 2 inch longer blade.
In terms of cost they are a little on the expensive side. While you can find a number of quite serviceable and adequate electrical chainsaws for less than $100 these cost $370+. For the simple yard work that they are going to be used for most of the time, this may seem like a bit of overkill.
Yet they have two things going for them. One is their power. There is simply no other chainsaw that gives you as much power as they do, and if you take the 450 it weighs in only at 14.5 lbs which is very decent. You don’t have to be a hulk to carry this around and use it.
The second is the convenience of being able to use it without any encumbrances. For example if you had a small tree that you needed to prune, imagine the difficulty involved with an electrical chainsaw. Starting from having a long enough extension chord to the wire getting snagged everywhere on branches, you’d be lucky if you got off with your limbs intact.
The Husqvarna gives you the freedom of operation that you expect in a chainsaw and although many people may think that the vibration would shake their joints lose, the newer models are not that bad. They have special dampers, and the design of the crank itself has been improved to both dampen vibration and give better fuel economy.
Even in case you want to replace anything, all parts are available very easily online. You get chain sharpening equipment which will keep your blade sharp for longer, and if it gets too worn down, you can even replace the chain. Even the fuel and oil is available online if you have any difficulty in purchasing them.
They are also very well put together, and you get absolutely no problem with them like you do with the cheaper ones. The plastic parts are all solidly made, and you don’t get the feeling that after a couple of uses, the whole contraption will just shake itself to pieces.
Husqvarna is a well respected name when it comes to this kind of equipment, and if there is any negative at all in them it is that they tend to be a little on the expensive side. Yet if you are going to really need a chainsaw, as in going to use it rather than just have one lying around to give that macho image, then the price is not too high. They are very reliable and last years, and apart from filling up their fuel and oil containers, do not need anything else in the form of maintenance.