chain saw question

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by nodak3, Apr 15, 2018 at 1:42 PM.

  1. nodak3

    nodak3 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    WE need to replace ours. Looking at Husqvarna 450 with an 18" bar. Any good? We are not loggers but do cut some firewood. Thanks for any info.
     
  2. blanket

    blanket Well-Known Member

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    Yes they are good. Might want to consider going up to the 460 though. Much more power
     
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  3. IMFoghorn

    IMFoghorn Well-Known Member

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    I've had a Husquivarna a little smaller with a 16" bar for about four years now. It is and has been a good saw.
     
  4. Micheal

    Micheal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Got a 6 year old 460 with a 20 inch bar.
    Cut 5-6 full cord of wood a year plus a lot of limbing/brush cutting with it.
    Husky's sure have my vote.
     
  5. GTX63

    GTX63 Well-Known Member

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    I've owned a 445 and 455 Rancher. Good saws. I use the 455 or a Stihl MS290 depending on which one has the sharper chain at the time. Cut mostly red oak and hickory.
     
  6. ticndig

    ticndig Well-Known Member

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    I have the older 55 rancher made in sweden , around 20 years old and still going strong with no break downs , still running the original spark plug . I cut around 8 cords a year .
    The guy next door has the 455 , that thing is smooth and seems lighter than my saw .
    I think they are a great choice for the homesteader .