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Husqvarna 445 18-Inch 45.7cc Gas Powered Chainsaw (Refurbished)

445-BRC-RB Husqvarna 445 18-Inch 45.7cc Gas Powered Chainsaw (Refurbished)
445-BRC-RB Husqvarna 445 18-Inch 45.7cc Gas Powered Chainsaw (Refurbished)445-BRC-RB Husqvarna 445 18-Inch 45.7cc Gas Powered Chainsaw (Refurbished)
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$256.99
Retail Price $309.95. You save $52.96!  
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SKU
445-BRC-RB
Condition
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5 Stars. 72 reviews. Write your own review.

DescriptionFeatures

Refurbished: A used item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer or manufacturer-approved vendor. This means the product will show signs of wear, but has been inspected and repaired to meet manufacturer specifications and is in the original working condition, but will have signs of use, such as scratches and scuffs. This item may or may not be in the original packaging.

The factory renewed Husqvarna 445 gas chainsaw is a powerful all-round saw for people who value professional qualities in a saw. The X-Torq engine means lower fuel consumption and reduced emission levels. Auto return stop switch and visible fuel level makes the saw easier to handle. The Husqvarna 445 is equipped with Smart Start and fuel pump to ensure easy starts every time.

Husqvarna 445 also features a LowVib system designed to reduce vibration levels to the operator, which lessens fatigue. The centrifugal air cleaning system removes larger dust and debris particles before reaching the air filter. This results in reduced air filter cleanings and improved engine life. In addition to lower fuel consumption, Husqvarna 445's exhaust emission levels are in accordance with the world´s most stringent environmental regulations.

Factory renewed to original condition, the Husqvarna 445 is guaranteed perform just like new. VMInnovations is a preferred Husqvarna dealer - preferred dealers offer high-quality product selection and top quality service!

Refurbished Items

This is a used item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer or manufacturer-approved vendor. This means the product will show signs of use, such as scratches and scuffs, but has been inspected and repaired to meet manufacturer specifications and is in the original working condition. This item may or may not be in the original packaging.

Customer Reviews

Average User Rating

 5

HUSQVARNA 445

 
Written by CJ from OUTSIDE OF SEATTLE on Sep 23, 2010

I HAVE FOUND THE 445 TO BE WELL BALANCED, VERY EASY TO START DUE TO A COMPRESSION RELEASE, AND A ABUNSANCE OF POWER FOR THE BIG WOOD.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • LOOKS BRAND NEW
Ideal For
  • Men
  • MY WIFE FOUND IT EASY TO START AND USE
41 of 60 people found this review helpful.
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Love this saw

 
Written by bob from Nowthen , MN on Oct 20, 2010

This machine likes to saw wood.  Its been a long time since I used a quality chain saw.  Normally this saw would be in the $400 range with tax, ect, ect.  @ $197 it is the best monies that I have ever spent.  Poured Gas and Bar oil in it and started cutting fire wood.   Tell John Menard to keep his $120 saws that are junk with no replacement parts available........   

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • For the price you can't beat it.
23 of 27 people found this review helpful.
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Great Saw for the Price!

 
Written by Acreage on Jan 6, 2011

Works great and has plenty of power!  After putting the bar on and adding fluids, started right up after a few pulls.  Once warmed up it started a lot easier as well.  Don't be scared by the refurbished state of the saw.  It works like brand new!

Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
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Husky 445

 
Written by Phil  from Missouri on Nov 13, 2010

Great saw for $197.00. Have already cut close to a cord of wood and have had no issues with performance. This saw is hands down twice the quality as the 42CC poulan i used to have.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • Lots of power,low cost,fast 3 day shipping
Cons
  • None
Ideal For
  • Men
18 of 19 people found this review helpful.
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445 is a great saw thanks VMI

 
Written by V_dub1968 from ohio on Dec 6, 2010

This is a great deal on a very nice saw. I was shocked when i started this saw up it ran great and never bogged down while sawing 16 inch maple. Now thats a saw

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • Great running saw its just that simple
Ideal For
  • Men
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Female User!! This is my second Husqvarna and my favorite!

 
Written by Anne from Northern Minnesota on Apr 15, 2011

I am a 5'2" female with my own business that has required me to become comfortable using a chainsaw.  I am not crazy about it at all.  How many women want to use a chainsaw...let alone use one daily?  But what's a girl to do?  After using this 445 Husky for 2-3 hours a day for 7 days in a row, my determination is that this chainsaw rocks!!  After having some issue with my original Husky, I decided to buy this one as a back up while my other one was being repaired.  It came out of the box and went straight to cutting wood without any glitches except a user error when I flooded it trying to start it the first time...I guess it might be a good idea to read the directions first.  It is balanced and lightweight enough for me to carry and use without getting tired.  I have been cutting through hard wood, red oak to be exact.  In sizes ranging from  3 inch limbs to 18 inch trunks and it handled them all without any problem.  Cosmetically the chainsaw appeared to have been slightly used but very nominally.  The chain that came with it was definitely the worst part of the whole thing, it needed to be sharpened and after putting a new chain on it, it was apparent that I should have just skipped putting on the one in the box.  I haven't tried it (the original chain) yet, but I suspect it will cut just fine now.  All in all, I am REALLY excited that I bought this saw.  It is now my main saw and I think it was a steal at the price.  Even though my Husky 350 is a "better" saw it has been high maintenance.  I may just have to buy another one of these for backup and sell my 350.  

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Sturdy
  • Reliable
  • Perfect weight for a female
  • Good Balance
Cons
  • None so far
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Women
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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saw and purchase great

 
Written by mark from southern califoina on Dec 7, 2010

would buy from you again . great saw and price . could not be happier thanx 

Pros
  • Safe
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • fun to use
Ideal For
  • Men
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Item was deffective

 
Written by blazkiar@yahoo.com from HOMEOWNER / LANDOWNER on May 1, 2011

The item was not restored to   the  original state.  I do not mind scratches.  The chain  keeps running when   engine is idling. Very dangerous.Needs probably new  clutch.  I could not  correct it  with   idle rpms. The chain  came completely dull,  chain was not self-feeding at   all.  The Tensioning system is a  joke.  The chain gets loose very quickly. Moreover, the overall quality  of  the saw  leaves  a lot  to be desired.  I mean here  among  other things a plastic clutch  cover with a  plastic  nut.  On the  good side  the engine started after 5th  pool  with no  problems. What  I could tell it  had a plenty of  power.  I am   exchanging it  for the  Husqvarna 18".

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? No
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
Cons
  • Poor Quality
  • Bad Design
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Great power and quality

 
Written by trls from ontario, ny on Sep 7, 2011

Great saw for homeowner with more than just a little wood to cut. not quite commercial grade but a step up from avg homeowner grade. blows my Mac 16" away hands down. First husky I have owned. Cuts through wood like butter.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Quality Construction
  • powerful 18" saw
Cons
  • touchy with gas/oil mixture
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Everyday
  • land owner
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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*A WORD OF CAUTION*

 
Written by manmanmanman manly man from Bossier city on Oct 17, 2011

I really like this saw!! It has plenty of power and the shipping was quick. I consider myself someone who doesn't complain much. With that said I try to be a humble as i can. The issue i have is the saw that I received came in looking rough and was not cleaned well at all. Whoever had it before me must have really used the hell out of this thing. It had sractches on the side by the tensioner and the bottom of the saw as well. The saw still had GRASS! in it by the air filter. Comeone guys... that is NOT exceeding the factory specs. The saw itself was dirty. Remember that when you buy this saw you are taking a gamble on what kind you will receive. You could get one that someone had for a day or a year! It is just something to consider since i believe i was somewhat misleaded by these reviews....

Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Cons
  • dirty!!!
Ideal For
  • Everyday
  • anyone
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Terrific saw

 
Written by imeccentric from Central Texas on Sep 7, 2011

I've used chainsaws most of my life for cutting firewood and trimming trees after storms.  This one is as good as they come.  I had wanted a bigger one, but decided this would be the right size for what I need at this point.  It eats wood .  It is not a lightweight, by any means, but not too heavy either.  If you're going to be cutting all day long, you will notice the heft, but to me, that is a good thing.  Great saw for the average homeowner.  Even though this one was refurbished, I couldn't tell it from a new one.  Perfect in every way.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Women
  • Everyday
  • Outdoors
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Disappointed

 
Written by Still thinking? from wis on Dec 15, 2011

I couldn't get the sidecover off,findly after 5 minutes of work, the brake is too tight on the clutch.Got the bar and chain on couldnt get the sidecover back on to save my soul.Never in 40 yrs. of chainsaws have I had a saw with a sidecover with one screw to hold on bar, with the brake handle not part of the sidecover[bad design].Let pray the chainsaw is better than the cheap product it seems to me for the price.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? No
Cons
  • Poor Quality
  • Bad Design
Ideal For
  • Myself
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The best saw I have ever owned

 
Written by I think I got one from New Jersey on Mar 20, 2011

This saw is very powerful,and all it wants to do,is tear down wood.I have the perfect job for this saw.It started up on the second pull.The saw is not too heavy but feels very sturdy and comfortable to control.It has alot of features and came with a great chain and bar.This is the second chain saw i have bought for this company,with no complains.What you see on the site is what you get in the box.The delivery was fast I receive my saw in about 4days.I have my eyes set on getting a better saw in the near future,maybe one of those 24inch big dogs.I think if the saw came with a case,that would put the deal unbeatable.Love the saw

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Boys
  • Everyday
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Four trees cut up after a half hour and less than one tank of fuel. Sixteen inch diameter trees! Started first pull!

 
Written by Cliff from Frankfort, MI on Mar 9, 2011

Glad I found your site and made the purchase.  Speedy delivery.  It came Fed-Ex.  Nice machine.  Cuts great.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
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Great Deal!!

 
Written by Cryck from NH on Apr 21, 2011

Ordered it Thursday, arrived via FedEx the following Wednesday.  I followed the starting directions and she fired right up! I was cutting up a cherry tree within 20 min of the box arriving.  Strong saw.  Light weight and easy to use.  I have already recommended this saw from VMinnovations to two of my friends. 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
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Great saw

 
Written by Doubleknob from N. Ga on Jan 31, 2011

Looks like new, added fuel and oil and it started right up. Ran over a tank of fuel through it and problems.

Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Quality Construction
Cons
  • none yet
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Much better than my old saw

 
Written by NJ owner from Princeton, NJ on Sep 20, 2011

Starts easy and runs well.  Easy cutting.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
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Works well for the money.

 
Written by sbarnes from Michigan on Sep 19, 2011

Bought this saw for my 60 year old mother to replace her ailing homelite.  This saw is easier for her to start and use.  Definatly more than adequate for her needs.  Easier for her to operate than the cheaper saws.  Starts easier and runs with less vibration.  Plus hopefully I won't have to work on it much.   

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
Ideal For
  • Women
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Great for the price!

 
Written by Kyle from Andover, MN on Jun 18, 2011

I bought this to clear some fallen tree's after a storm and it was put to use daily for 3 days and never failed to start or cut. Even the complicated becomes easy with this saw. Its light weight, well balanced and goes great through lots of different types of woods.

The only drawback is it didnt come with a sheath or any type of guard which costs $40 from the store. Online prices I could have bought a new saw for the same price with a sheath and it wouldnt have been refurbished.

Pros
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Travel
  • Everyday
  • Outdoors
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Great saw

 
Written by John from PA on Aug 22, 2014

I bought this saw about 18 months ago.  I've been leary about Refurbished products.  Also, I'm not one to write reviews, but when I feel strongly about a product or service, I'll write one.  When I received the saw (which was within the advertised timeframe), there was a few marks on it and alot of oil.  Initially I had difficulty assembling it because I didn't realize that there was a spacer.  Better instructions about removing the spacer would have made things easier.  Once I had it assembled, my first task was to cut up an ash and walnut tree that had been blown down.  This saw cut through them (both 20" in diameter) like a hot knife through butter.  Since then, it has performed well and tackles any tree/wood that I need to have cut. 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Sturdy
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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First time to own a Husqvarna

 
Written by Zerbo from North of Atl Ga. on Oct 25, 2011

Open the box added gas and oil on second pull started . Easy to handle and looks good !

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • outstanding saw loves to eat wood!
Ideal For
  • Everyday
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Like brand new!

 
Written by off_da_grid from East TN on Jan 28, 2012

Looks like new and works like new! I love this saw and the best part is that it is much cheaper than a new one. I have used this saw for going on 2 seasons now and it has performed flawlessly.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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early Christmas!

 
Written by Bonner from Enid OK on Dec 23, 2012

Bought this saw to replace my 20 year old Jonsered 2040.item was shipped at 1am the morning after the order and arrived in three days.  Great free shipping!  for a refurb it looked brand new, chain, bar and power head had no marks (except for the R stamp on the bottom).  put it together, added gas/oil and it fired up in 4 pulls.  really like the decompression feature and the primeing bulb. 

cut a rick of wood from trees already felled.  Like the weight/ballence/power.  I believe it will make an excellent firewood saw.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • can't beat the price
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Women
  • Outdoors
  • land owners/ranchers/
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GOOD EXPERIENCE!

 
Written by CREGEARL from FLINT, MI on Dec 22, 2012

The Husqvarna saw works great! Love it! It was clean! Thank you for sending me a good one!

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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Great Value for a Like NEW Chainsaw

 
Written by SyberTiger from Orlando on Dec 8, 2012

This is my 2nd Husky chainsaw. The first one was a Model 141 (~40cc engine) and it lasted 15 years. I was thinking about replacing my Husky 141 with an Echo or Stihl model.  However, after reading numerous reviews comparing Husky, Echo, and Stihl and looking at the value you get for the money I went with Husky again. I bought this chainsaw on "Cyber Monday" after Thanksgiving when VM Innovations was offering a 15% discount for Cyber Monday sales. The order was place on a Monday evening and it was sitting on my front porch three days later. The total delivered price was $196 which makes it a great value. Even though it is a factory reconditioned chainsaw it arrived "as new". That is, it has the appearance of begin new or nearly new.  It was clean (no sawdust nor oil nor dirt).  This chainsaw never saw wood. The chain and the bar were both new.

I put my 16" bar and chain from my old Husky 141 on it as I generally find for what I do 16" is perfect.

My old Husky 141 was labeled HUSQVARNA SWEDEN - MADE IN USA.  This chainsaw is marked as HUSQVARNA SWEDEN.  There is no indication as to where it was made. I would assume USA but maybe it was made in Sweden.

Out of the box it started after around 5 pulls. Subsequent starts it starts on the first pull. I have not cut wood with it yet so only time will tell how it holds up and how it compares to my old Husky 141. If I get 15 years out of it like I did from my first chainsaw then I will be pleased.

There are many reasons to like this chainsaw more than my old Husky 141. The following list includes improvements or new features that my old chainsaw did not have.

1. More power (45cc vs 40cc engine).

2. Decompression valve to make starting easier. That is, easier to pull the start cord.

3. Quick release snap lock cover. No screws need to be removed to get to the air filter or the spark plug.

4. Side mounted chain tensioner screw. Easier to locate the screw and make the adjustment.

5. Combined choke/stop control. You don't have to fiddle with a choke setting and shut off is easy without looking for a stop switch.

6. Transparent visible fuel level indicator. You can see how much fuel you have left without removing the fuel tank cap.

7. Air purge bulb to pump the fuel and purge air pockets.

8. Vibration dampening system.

 

 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Great Value
  • Like New
Cons
  • None
Ideal For
  • Men
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GREAT BUY

 
Written by GGORP00 from CALIF on Jan 10, 2013

PROMPT-LOOKS LIKE NEW EVEN THOUGH A RECON

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
Ideal For
  • Men
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Great Saw Lousy Chain

 
Written by Dennis from Black Mountain NC on Dec 30, 2012

Heat my house with firewood and my old saw was 15 years old so time for a new one. This saw was easy to set up started well. When I went to cut through a piece of locust, the first piece, the chain started smoking and wouldn't cut a quarter inch into the 3inch dia log. I wasn't happy. I went to Ace bought a Sthil blade and came back home and installed. I then proceeded to cut a cord and a half of locust in short order. I would have given this saw 5 stars if not for the faulty chain. I will stay clear of husqvarna chains from now on but love the saw.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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very nice, clean

 
Written by wobat from Florida on Dec 27, 2012

This was a refurbished unit for three hundred 80 dollars after using additional coupon code. My unit looked practically brand new, with only a very minor scratch or 2 on the plastic cover. The chain looks new also, but the bar looks a bit older and was probably repainted. The unit was wrapped in a plastic sheet and the sheet had a layer of chain oil on the inside, but perhaps this is expected due to the fact that as a refurbished unit it would have been expected to have once been filled with chain oil, there would have been some residual left even after poured out, and with all the joistling in transit some of it would be expected to leak out through the port opening to the chain.  So all in all it is in great shape and traces of chain oil is not a concern.  I added gas and new chain oil and it started up within the first minute of trying. I haven't had a chance to cut with it but all indications are that it was a great purchase.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
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Husqvarna 445 chainsaw

 
Written by 3368wdj from michigan on Nov 21, 2012

triming trees

 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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Excellent chainsaw

 
Written by General contractor, handyman. from Alta Loma, CA on Nov 21, 2012

I was shocked when I opened the box. The saw looked literally brand new. The saw I recieved was clean, and I could not even find a scratch. It assembled in minutes, and fired as soon as the fuel hit the carberator. I used the saw for an entire day taking down 30 dead liquid amber and pine trees, and cutting them in to 18 inch chunks for splitting. An all around great saw. Highly recommended. 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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workhorse

 
Written by Charlene from United States on Nov 21, 2012

<label for="pc_-1">I am a 62 year old woman the drought in Oklahoma over the last 5 or more years has killed most of the trees in my 11/2 acre property and I was quoted hundreds and hundreds of dollars to cut the dead trees down. This chainsaw arrived and looks brand new I dont understand what others complained about because it had a new bar and chain no marks at all and started right up I did have a nieghbour help me but I did the cutting it is light enough for me to handle and just cut through seasoned blackjack oak trees like a hot knife through butter I imagine this chain saw will outlive me I have 2 other smaller chainsaws but they were not up to the job now I am selling them hopefully I will be able to get back some of my money as I cannot see this chainsaw ever letting me down, used according to the book that came with it it is safe just got to be careful</label>

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Outdoors
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Nice. good tool!

 
Written by Danico from Hamptons NY on Dec 2, 2012

Very good product started fast I didn't use it yet but looks OK.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
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Refurb Husky is NICE

 
Written by Trailboss on Nov 26, 2012

Great saw in fantastic condition.  Runs flawlessly with plenty of power.  Great purchase so far.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Women
  • Outdoors
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Just What the Doctor Ordered

 
Written by Rusty from Ohio on Nov 22, 2012

Great Saw, easy set up and extremely fast shipping.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
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Great all-around saw

 
Written by Very satisified sawyer from Northeast Wisconsin on Jan 14, 2013

This was my first purchase from VMInnovations. Their service was as fast and professional as any online expereince I've had. They also had the lowest price I'd seen anywhere. I would definatly recommend the product and VMInnovations. The saw came just as it was advertised and I expected. This was a factory refurmed saw it was in like-new condition. Initial setup and unpackaging was simple. Delivery was very fast with several emails announcing different stages of the trasaction; shipped, delivered and a follow up email to make sure I was satisified with the sale. I'd have no hesitation to use them again if they have what I'm looking for.

This is a very nice saw. Like all Husky's it has good horsepower and chain speed. I spend a lot of time in the woods and purchased it as a smaller saw to compliment a 20" Stihl I have. From my expereince so far I can see it being my default saw for most jobs. The saw came with an 18" bar. I purchased a 16" bar and a couple chains from my local retailer. With the 16" mocro-lite bar it's a very handy all-around package to use and I've still got the 18" bar if I need it. I've burned several tanks of gas already and am very pleased with the saw. It's what I expected from Husqvarna. 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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Awesome

 
Written by Handyman from arkansas on Feb 17, 2013

After reading a few reviews I was worried about the shape<br />the refurbished saw would be in, would it have writing all over it, would the<br />plastic case be scratched up, or would the bar be wore. I set around all day<br />waiting for it to get here, I already knew it was a great saw because my<br />buddies have them and paid full retail price. Two of them were here with me<br />setting around waiting for fedex to get here; they want to see what it looked<br />like as well. A few more beers later and here it was, it come in a nice thick<br />husqvarna box. We all took turns inspecting it, friend 1 stomped his foot and<br />found a small scratch on the bar but after looking closer it was where they<br />hung the bar when it was painted. We all looked hard and couldn’t find any wear<br />marks or blemishes at all, there was a letter R engraved on the bottom of the<br />handle, guess that means Refurbished. We looked at the drive sprocket as well<br />and found no wear, the pull cord and chain were new, this saw looks new. We put<br />it together in like 5 minutes, oh one thing make sure you remove the white<br />plastic thing from under the chain cover, it did mess with one of the guys but<br />not me. Ok couldn’t wait any longer we drove 15mi. to the nearest lowes and<br />picked up husqvarna 2 cycle oil and bar oil. Drove to the cabin where there was<br />a large oak tree down from the ice storm. Filled the saw with 91 octane and bar<br />oil, temp outside was 34 degrees, set the choke ,the compression button, and<br />pumped the gas bulb a few times, pulled the cord 4 times and it started and<br />died, with the choke off and reset the compression button one crank and it<br />started and run good. That oak was 16’’ 17’’ thick at the base, cut it up in<br />one tank of gas the saw didn’t act up and would idle fine between cuts. I am<br />happy as a witch in a broom factory lol.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
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Satisfied customer

 
Written by Ben from East Texas on Feb 13, 2013

Following my initial purchase, VMInnovations became the finest customer service company I have ever encountered.  After receiving two chainsaws that were not up to Husqvarna's quality standards, VMInnovations stood behind everything they publish.  I finally received a chainsaw that is in excellent condition and is very easy to use.  It starts easy and makes cutting 12-15" trees a breeze.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
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  • Men
  • Women
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best saw i have

 
Written by chimmy from parryville pa on Feb 2, 2013
fired right up goes through oak like a hot knife through butter.shipping was super fast third saw i bought through this place and love every one of them!!!
Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Boys
  • Everyday
  • Outdoors
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Great saw, looks and runs like new!

 
Written by KC from Atlanta, GA. on Apr 13, 2012

Started up on 3rd pull right out of the box. Looked like a new saw and runs like a new saw. I have cut several large trees(more than 15" in Diam.) and the saw has run flawlessly. I would recommend this company to anyone looking to get a Husqvarna chain saw at a great price.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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great chainsaw

 
Written by fourml8r from NJ on Apr 13, 2013

bought this a few months ago and am very happy with it. very easy to set-up. has cut everything i have tried to cut so far. very happy with this saw. says it is a refurb but works as well as a new one.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Quality Construction
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followup to Dec 27, 2012 review

 
Written by wobat from Florida on Mar 8, 2013

As  follow-up to my initial posting: first, my price was actually two hundred less that I mentioned in the first review. Second, after about 20 minutes the chain stopped turning. Turns out that the sprocket/gear in the end of the bar had frozen up. Perhaps this bar's gear had never been lubricated from the factory (and perhaps why this unit was returned). Other reviewers have mentioned having purchased a new bar for their unit. I removed the bar, put it in a vice and used a thin screwdriver, spray lubricant and small hammer to get the gear turning so that it was somewhat free.  Put the unit back together and it has worked great ever since. I've put in over 10 hours of heavy cutting over the last few months with no additional problems and still very happy with the purchase.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Great Saw

 
Written by Beaver from Northern California on Jan 21, 2013

Great saw, Runs well Avoid running ethanol enriched gas through this. Number 1 problem with the saw.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
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  • Outdoors
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Clean, Started Right Up

 
Written by Mike on Jan 19, 2013

Pleasantly surprised.  Free shipping.  Arrived in 2 days.  Chainsaw looked like it had been used 1 day.  Great shape.  Put on new chain, filled with chainsaw blade oil and gas, followed the cold starting steps in the included manual and it started right up.  Cut logs, warm started it and put it away until the next storm.  Glad I went with a quality chainsaw and got it at a reduced price.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
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great saw great price

 
Written by wookiewook from ma on Jan 17, 2013

nixce saw nice price...,

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Women
  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Everyday
  • Outdoors
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Great saw,looks and runs as new.

 
Written by GasserFred from Michigan on Jan 29, 2013

Great investment for the ptice thinking of buying a second one for a spare!

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Everyday
  • Outdoors
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Great saw--Great deal!!

 
Written by SAYWHEN from Richmond, VA. on Jan 26, 2013

I ordered this saw on Sunday-Jan. 20...arrived on the 23rd...On the 26th I installed the bar and chain--added fuel and chain/bar oil---primed it 4-5 times...it started and ran perfect on the 4th pull. I read some of the negative reviews...but based on Husqvarnas reputation and a majority of good reviews I placed the order. I felt the instructions were good (there are good videos on Utube for those that don't understand how to release the chain brake before removing the side cover and installing the bar and chain) and don't forget to remve the plastic spacer behind the cover BEFORE installing the bar. This saw has many great features compression release-chain brake etc.... which my 25 year old smaller Poulan does not.... which to me makes it seem like a Cadillac.

It arrived at my home in a "Husqvarna Certified Factory Reconditioned" box with a new bar and chain...my first impression was this thing is brand new!! It's not new however---but pretty darn close. I'd recommend this saw to anyone I know in need of a great quality saw.  Kudos to VMInnovations for offering it at such a great price. As a side note their communications via email was also excellent!   Thanks again!!

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • easy starting
Cons
  • Nothing--for me it's all good
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  • Outdoors
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2nd one worked great

 
Written by Glouds from Wisconsin on Jan 24, 2013

The first saw arrived in 3 days, but would not start.  VMI exchanged it with another one.  I had that saw three days later.  I've cut 1/2 cord of wood so far, and saw works great.  Easy to start, runs great, cuts like butter.  I'm very happy with the saw and VMI's customer service.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Great saw, good price

 
Written by ge_traveler on Aug 20, 2011

This was a great purchase.  It starts easy and runs well; has plenty of power.  I would recommend this to anyone needing a good chainsaw.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Quality Construction
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Husq 445 Recon

 
Written by Sndstuf from Knoxville, TN on Dec 5, 2011

This is my first chain saw. I researched the product and some others and found a great deal on this reconditioned Husq 445 at VMInnovations. The recon unit came in very good condition with the only wear on the tool was on the bottom of the handle. This is from putting the unit on the ground to pull start it. I assembled the tool fairly easily, loaded it with the recommended chain oil and oil/gas mixture. Starting it the first time took several attempts, maybe a dozen tries. But after the first time it started, post starts fired right up. The saw has plenty of power to do everthing I put it through, cutting up to a 14" limbs effortlessly. I used it all day on it's first outing. No problems then or since. Generally, I'm very happy with my choice.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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Great Saw

 
Written by jeplax from Eastern PA on Dec 5, 2011

Saw has great cutting power, even though it was refurbished.  The instructiones that came with the saw are all poorly created pictures that do not do a good job of explaing how to install the bar & chain. I had to travel 30 minutes to a local dealer to have them show me to pull the chain lock off so I could remove the side plate and install the bar & chain.  I also called customer service to address this, but they were useless in helping me with the problem.

Once the saw was together, it worked like a charm.  Very pleased with its performance.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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fire wood

 
Written by tmiller68 from longview washington on Feb 6, 2012

I think it is great for fire wood or triming trees

 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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Husky Loves Wood

 
Written by BollowK from KY on Aug 18, 2011

Saw started right up, cut down and cut up 24" dead maple. Worked as New and is a pleasure to use

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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Get what you pay for

 
Written by Mainer from Maine on Jan 1, 2012

Oil leaks, Gas leaks, Clutch had to be rebuilt.

Other than that a fine piece of equipment.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? No
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
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Husky rules!!

 
Written by Determined from Raleigh North Carolina on Oct 25, 2011

Husqvarna quality cannot be beat. The saw arrived quickly and as advertised. Many people complain about not being able to start this saw. The saw I purchased started after the 4th pull. They don't always start on the first pull, so I attribute other complaints to be user error. The saw worked just as I intended it to. Great purchase!!

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Women
  • Everyday
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Have cut 3 truckloads of wood in one week! Great for refurbished!

 
Written by Denny from Cincinnati Ohio on Aug 31, 2011
Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Sturdy
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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Great Saw!

 
Written by Outdoorsman from Colorado on Sep 9, 2011

Follow directions and it started 2nd pull as expected. Brand new bar and chain came with saw. New chain works great. Can't wait to spend a day cutting firewood!

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
Ideal For
  • Men
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Best chain saw ever

 
Written by Chester from Stormville, NY on Dec 5, 2011

This saw is the best I ever used. Everything about it is first class. Cuts thick freah wood like butter. No fooling around, just start it and get to work. Amazing tool. 5 stars.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Outdoors
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Great Company

 
Written by mike on Dec 5, 2011

Good product no problems

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
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  • Men
  • Outdoors
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Great Saw

 
Written by D on Nov 3, 2011

wow this is a great saw  glad i did not wait

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Women
  • Everyday
  • Outdoors
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Great deal

 
Written by plugger from pittsburgh pa on Feb 7, 2012

Clearing a lot needed a dependable saw, this doing a great job!

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
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Good Deal!!

 
Written by Bizmark from Northeast on Nov 20, 2012

I was going to buy a brand new one at a local store when I saw this deal on a refurbished one.  There was a few very minor  scuffs on the case, but other than that, it's like brand new.

It starts easily and runs great!   I would definately buy from VMInnovations again

 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
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Great customer service

 
Written by TealM from Louisville, KY on Nov 5, 2012

Great transactions.  Had issues assembling unit.  Had to take it to Husqvarna shop but no issue when VMI found the shop and directed me to.  Great quality saw for a great price. VMI very professional.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Looks Good
Ideal For
  • Men
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Great customer service

 
Written by TealM from Louisville, KY on Nov 5, 2012

Great transactions.  Had issues assembling unit.  Had to take it to Husqvarna shop but no issue when VMI found the shop and directed me to.  Great quality saw for a great price. VMI very professional.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Looks Good
Ideal For
  • Men
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absolute workhorse

 
Written by Charlene from United States on Nov 21, 2012

<label for="pc_-1">I am a 62 year old woman the drought in Oklahoma over the last 5 or more years has killed most of the trees in my 11/2 acre property and I was quoted hundreds and hundreds of dollars to cut the dead trees down. This chainsaw arrived and looks brand new I dont understand what others complained about because it had a new bar and chain no marks at all and started right up I did have a nieghbour help me but I did the cutting it is light enough for me to handle and just cut through seasoned blackjack oak trees like a hot knife through butter I imagine this chain saw will outlive me I have 2 other smaller chainsaws but they were not up to the job now I am selling them hopefully I will be able to get back some of my money as I cannot see this chainsaw ever letting me down, used according to the book that came with it it is safe just got to be careful. Sorry I repeated what I wrote above I didnt look lower than the pro's and con's</label>

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Great Chainsaw

 
Written by jondavis0904 from Southeast Georgia on Nov 20, 2012

I had a little Stihl chainsaw that I bought last year that just wouldn't get the job done. I looked around a lot for a new chainsaw and came across Husqvarna 445. I was in the process of saving up my money to purchase a brand new saw when I came across the refurbished ones here. I was kinda skeptical about buying a refurbished saw due to not knowing what condition it would be in. I finally decided to make the purchase. The saw arrived in about a week and I immediately put it together very easily, filled up the fluids, and started this saw up on the 4th pull. The saw cuts flawlessly and I am very happy. I use it around the house and also out on my hunting property.  I would definitely recommend this saw to someone that might need a new one or are just looking to upgrade, but aren't looking to spend a lot of cash.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Women
  • Outdoors
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Great Saw, great online purchase

 
Written by coltrane on Nov 20, 2012

The Husqvarna chainsaw was in excellent condition. It started up after a number of pull and ran like a champ. Dealing with VMInnovations was great. I received the saw almost immediately. Overall an excellent experience.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Women
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A Great Deal

 
Written by Ray K from Connecticut on Apr 18, 2012

I purchased this saw for felling medium size trees on my property and for cutting up firewood. I am very pleased with the performance. This refurbished saw arrived in very clean condition and appeared new. I was able to purchase this refurbished saw for far less than what my neighbor paid for a downsized Husky from a local supplier. It makes my neighbor very jealous. I have used it for a total of about 3 hours of cutting with no issues so far. I am using Husqvarna 2 stroke and bar & chain oils.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Tree felling and firewood cutting
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Worked great

 
Written by Austin, Texas from Austin, Texas on Apr 15, 2012

No obvious signs of use.  New bar and chain.  Followed directions and it fired right up.  Used it all day and cut a ton of wood.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
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435 husqvarna

 
Written by fhill@neogen.com from lansing michigan on Apr 5, 2011

hello i purchased the 435 husqvarna saw and  it is awesome, great price, and i will buy another as a spare. i mixed the gas and folowed the instrcutions 15-20 pulls and she fired! i have since cut about a cord and she throws the chips and is very strong for a 16". i would recommend this to anyone, dont settle for less with a differetn brnd or cheaper price, this saw cuts the stuff. thank you

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • well balanced
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Women
  • chainsaw cutting wood
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Satisfied Customer

 
Written by Dave from Normal Illinois on Oct 5, 2012

I am a householder, so the saw is for ocasional use. I like the easy start features and the size of the saw. Just right for me.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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Works great, but

 
Written by Woodman from Northeast, PA on May 27, 2012

This chain saw handles great, cuts great, and starts easy. But the bar and chain oil leaks out when stored unless you store it on it's side. something you can live with but should not be.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • easy start
Cons
  • leaks bar oil
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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Excellent Saw for the $$$$

 
Written by TKE from New Orleans, area on Apr 19, 2012

This saw is great for the handy man that appreciates nice quality equipment without having to buy commercial equipment.  This saw is great for Medium use jobs, has plenty of power.  Would not recommend if was using this saw for a living, as there are saws designed for that.  This reconditioned saw was as new and cranks on 1-3 pull every time.  Highly recommend.

 

If I had to come up with one complaint it would be the chain.  It is a very low kick back design so does not cut a lot of "meat" with each rotation.  For saftey reasons, it is a decent chain however.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Ideal For
  • Men
  • Outdoors
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