Husqvarna 450 Chainsaw Review
The 450 delivers 3.2 horsepower, making it well-suited for medium-duty jobs, such as pruning and domestic cutting. The engine features Husqvarna’s special X-Torq technology, which reduces emission levels by up to 60 percent and fuel consumption by up to 30 percent, so you’ll be able to harness the power of a gas-powered chainsaw without having to worry about heavy pollutant output.
The 450′s engine has been built to withstand years of use. It uses a three-piece crankshaft, which has been forged and compressed for superior durability. Also, the chainsaw’s centrifugal air cleaning system helps preserve engine life by removing harmful debris before it reaches the filter.
With the 450, you won’t have to waste precious minutes trying to start the engine. The chainsaw uses a combined choke/stop control, which allows for easy engine starting and reduces the risk of flooding. Husqvarna’s Smart Start offers an engine and starter that starts quickly with minimum effort–with resistance in the starter cord reduced by up to 40 percent. It also has a specially optimized fuel pump, which keeps the fuel lines clear and helps facilitate startup.
The Husqvarna 450 has a lightweight frame that minimizes strain on your body, even after extended use. Husqvarna’s LowVib anti-vibration dampeners effectively absorb vibration, sparing your arms and hands from added fatigue and allowing you to work longer and more comfortably. And it features a smartly designed rear handle with soft inlay, ergonomic trigger, and asymmetrical handle.
The 450 is designed both for fast action when cutting and when you need to modify the chain saw while out in the field. It includes a snap-lock cylinder cover that saves you time when changing the spark plugs or cleaning the unit, quick and easy tool-less chain tensioning and assembling of the bar, and a quick-release air filter for quick replacement. And the transparent fuel indicator makes it easy to check fuel level.
Other features include an inertia activated chain brake that helps reduce the likelihood of injury due to kickback, distinct marks for better felling precision, and an air purge function that removes air from the carburetor and fuel system for easier starting. It’s backed by a 2-year limited warranty.