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6 Best Husqvarna Chainsaw In The Market Today


Hu-what now? So you’re looking into a Husqvarna chainsaw but maybe you’re not quite sure where to start. Don’t worry.


 We saw through the facts, reviews, and critiques and are here to help you make your purchasing decision today.


We tested out each of these chainsaws so you don’t have to, and had a great time doing it as well.


We’re excited today to help you make the best choice in which chainsaw you want.

In this guide we go over our top picks for Best Husqvarna Chainsaw. But first, let’s talk about some basics. 

Origin


Husqvarna (pronounced hooks-var-na) is the name from the Swedish town, where this company originated.


Originally a musket manufacturer in the 1690s, they learned how to “hook-up” chainsaws in 1959.


Since then Husqvarna chainsaws have been preferred by professionals.


Some say Paul Bunyan himself would use a Husqvarna if he were to switch from an axe to a chainsaw.


Regular users refer to Husqvarna chainsaws as “Husky”.

Why Husqvarna Chainsaws


Remarkable Performance

The main reason someone chooses Husqvarana chainsaws over other brands is because of their performance.


In every model you’ll find a chainsaw that fits what you need without worrying about power and performance, whether that be electric or gas.

Lifelong Durability

From personal experience, my Husqvarna chainsaw lasted longer than my marriage and that was including three kids.


 Jokes aside, of course, many professionals choose Husqvarna simply because the performance rarely goes down over time.


These chainsaws deliver high performance and continue to provide that performance until you decide to get a new chainsaw.

Extendable Warranty

Power tool owners, like myself, love a great warranty.


Without a warranty you could spend hundreds of dollars to repair, which may be equivalent to just getting a new chainsaw.


Husqvarna’s warranty has the ability to be extended. All of Husqvarma’s products offer a 2 year warrant (subject to their terms).


You can extend this warranty by doing the following:

  • Purchase a 2-stroke gasoline powered Husqvarna product. This extends that warranty up to 5 years.
  • Purchases a 96 fluid oz of Husqvarna brand pre-mixed fuel or 6 bottles of 2-stroke oil (regardless of size or type) at the same time of purchasing their products. Make sure to register your product online after. This will extend the warranty of 1 year up to 5 years.
  • Warranty Program from Husqvarna

Friend of Earth

With climate change being a real problem to the planet, governments have been sawing down onto companies for being more efficient in regards to carbon emissions.


Some gas-powered chainsaws do not follow that regulation, but luckily Husqvarna does.


Husqvarna has a X-Torq system that is installed into all Husqvarna engines. 


This system minimizes carbon emissions without causing a decrease in performance.


Feel free to cut down wood, bushes, or your in-laws without causing more damage to the atmosphere.

Safety Features:


It is important to remember that safety features are a must for all chainsaws.


Be cautious and aware when operating these power tools, as using these tools without care can cause severe injury, including death.


The best safety feature that Husqvarna offers is an inertia activated chain brake.


This safety feature reduces your possibility of getting injured incase kickback occurs.


This ensures that the operator has maximum safety but also the best performance.

Gas-Powered Chainsaws

Husqvarna is generally known for their gas-powered chainsaws.


Most of the people who purchase Husqvarna use the chainsaws beyond their home, usually in general forestry. These types of chainsaws are popular because of how much power they have.


Meaning, gas-powered chainsaws have the ability to slice through most objects like butter.

Gas-powered chainsaws run on a two-cycle engine which allow them to be so powerful.


Because gas-powered chainsaws are powerful they have a lot of maintenance duties.


These include replacing spark plugs, oil mixtures, filter replacements, and regular cleanings.

That said, if you’re looking for a chainsaw that you can use outside of your home, then a gas-powered chainsaw might not be the best choice.


Gas-powered chainsaws are loud and if you don’t want people complaining about the noise (my mother-in-law) you might be better off getting an electric chainsaw.


Luckily again, Husqvarna has both gas-powered and electric chainsaws. 

Electric Chainsaws

Need to get rid of something or someone without waking up the neighbors?


 An electric chainsaw is your answer. Great for doing yard work around the house like bush trimming, cutting down firewood, and removing branches of trees.

Electric chainsaws come in two forms: either cordless or with a cord. The cordless chainsaw has a battery that you will need to recharge occasionally.


The cordless chainsaws are usually not as strong but are super lightweight and easy to maneuver.


Even though they may not be as powerful as gas-powered chainsaws they still are strong enough to handle yard work and duties around the house.

Chainsaws with a cord are generally stronger than the cordless since you do not have to worry about charging the battery.


Since they have a cord they will go only as far as your extension cord, so that is something to keep in mind. 

Husqvarna 20 Inch 450 Rancher II Gas Chainsaw

Coming in at 11.3 lbs we have the Husqvarna 20 In 450 Rancher II.


 It’s not as heavy as some of the more powerful chainsaws but it still packs a punch. This chainsaw has a built in start/stop switch to make pumping fuel easy.


It also turns on really easily. It’s maximum power speed is 9000rpm.


Along with the sound power being around 104db(A) for the operator.


With that being said you can use this easily without blowing out your ear drums (great for that annoying neighbor).

Pros

  • Tested on 5’-10’ logs in diameter and easily went through.
  • Starts easily (even after 3 years of owning)
  • More than enough power for a rancher/homeowner
  • Great durability

Cons

  • Chain has a tendency to dull quicker than others
  • Difficult to find chain replacement at home centers
  • Maintenance can be tedious if you are not experienced

Overall, this is a great chainsaw for homeusers and those who operate chainsaws a bit more than beginners.

Husqvarna 120 Mark II 14 in. Gas Chainsaw

If you’re looking for a Husqvarna chainsaw to do daily tasks then this is probably your best pick. Weighing at 4.85 this lightweight gas chainsaw is great for yard work.


Great for tree pruning, hobby work, firewood cutting, and ignoring your annoying neighbors.


It is easy to start right out of the box (follow the pre-start instructions and you’ll be golden).


Being that this chainsaw is gas-powered, so it is stronger than all of the battery-powered saws at this weight.


It’s so easy to use that my 70 year old grandma uses it at ease with no problems.

Pros

  • Lightweight and strong (for its size)
  • Great for tree limbs and small work
  • Will take up to an 18’ bar
  • Low kickback safety feature which induce a built in safety break

Cons

  • Needs to be lubricated properly occasionally
  • Zero protection for the blade (No case or blade scabbard)
  • Not meant for heavy duty work
  • Keep an eye on blade oil

Husqvarna 20 Inch 455 Rancher Gas Chainsa

This Husqvarna chainsaw is meant for landowners or people who do heavy duty yard work.


 A heavy duty chainsaw weighing at 12.8lbs, this power-tool is for those who saw things down for a living and an avid hobbyist.


This chainsaw comes with a barcover and a 2.6oz bottle of pre-mix fuel. 


Plus it has an automatic chain oiler that provides a steady amount of oil that is safe and efficient.


With a simple and easy design, Husqvarna has made a quick-release air filter that allows you to replace it without any hassle.

I found that this was really easy to start this out of the box.


Fill the chainsaw with bar and fuel oil, then you should be good to go.


You can use this chainsaw for hours without issue.


Just make sure to double check the oil and refill when you need to.


It can easily cut through big logs like 19” in diameter with no effort at all, almost similar to a buttery steak. 


We tested this chainsaw for 500 cuts and there were no issues that happened. As a frame of reference, 500 cuts is about 6 to 7 hours of work.


This is just more solid proof of how powerful and reliable this chainsaw is.

Pros

  • Starts easily after you fill it up
  • Comes with a barcover and fuel
  • Cuts through wood like butter and has been vetted by us
  • Automatic chain oiler that has been proven to work well

Cons

  • Side cover needs to be removed in case you need to ship it for help
  • Loud chainsaw, wear protective gear especially for your ears
  • Bottom of the saw is flat so doing your upkeep on this tool may be a bit annoying
  • Make sure your chain is lubed up or you will have some issues

Husqvarna 16 Inch 435e II Gas Chainsaw

Similar to the 20 inch saw, the Husqvarna 16 Inch 435e II gas chainsaw is essentially a lightweight version of the 20 inch.


It’s smaller and more compact for the casual homeowner to do yard work and clean those bushes up.


Weighing at 9.2lbs, this is another one that my grandma picks up with ease. With a rpm of 9000, this saw is quick and powerful.


It makes yard work at the house easy and quick for those who are pressed with time.


This chainsaw also comes with an automatic chain oiler so lubricating your chain is something you don’t have to worry about.

In addition to an automatic chain oiler, it comes with a quick-release air filter to easily replace the air filter.


We’ve tried this saw on small and medium sized trees (5’- 10’ of diameter) and it went through the trees with no problems at all. 

Pros

  • Lightweight and gas-powered, strong and easy to carry sound
  • Great for homeowners who have chores like cutting limbs, firewood, and pruning.
  • Slices up, medium sized trees up to 15’ in diameter, like butter

Cons

  • Chain lock material does not feel super durable
  • Pull rope issues (may come off and need repair)
  • Runs rough when it’s cold

Husqvarna 14 Inch 120i Cordless Battery Powered Chainsaw (Battery Included), Orange

The first battery-powered chainsaw on our list, the Husqvarna 14in 120i Cordless Battery Powered Chainsaw, Orange.


Being that this chainsaw is battery-powered it’s not as strong as a gas-power saw, but that does not mean it is not useful.


It’s still great for small chores around the yard and you don’t have to worry about much maintenance.


Literally charge and start and you’d be good to go.

Pros

  • Lightweight at 10.8lbs but still strong
  • Automatic chain oiler
  • Inertia activated chain break for your safety

Cons

  • Not as strong as gas-powered
  • Needs to be recharged
  • Expensive battery replacement

Husqvarna 966997203 T435 Top Handle Saw, Mid Size, Orange

The last chainsaw on our list of recommendations is the Husqvarna 966997203.


A mid size chainsaw weighing in at 7.5lbs with a max bar length of 14 inches, it has side chain tensioning that helps you cut faster while on the job.


It comes with a rope attachment that can help you carry it up to those high trees with no worry of dropping it.

This chainsaw is gas-powered so it has a bit more strength than your typical battery powered saw.


You also don’t have to worry about cords or worry about recharging your batteries. Just fill it up with the right gas and you’re good to go.


A small reminder is to lubricate your chain and saw before use. 

Pros

  • Reasonably light and very well-balanced
  • Easy to maintain in compared to other gas-powered saws.
  • Works great on trees up to 10”

Cons

  • Gas tank is on the small side so it does not last that long
  • Mid-size so be very careful while operating
  • May take a few tries to turn on

Final Words


All in all Husqvarna chainsaws are my go to and you really can’t go wrong with any of them.


 All Husqvarna chainsaws mentioned have X-Torq which makes them more ECO-friendly but also efficient.


If you still can’t decide which chainsaw, we recommend the Husqvarna 966997203 T435 Top Handle Saw, Mid Size, Orange. Being mid-sized and being a gas-powered chainsaw, it comes in clutch for most people’s needs.


It also has less maintenance than your usual gas-powered chainsaw.

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