Once it's started and running it's a cutting machine.
17 October 2011
Summary: Hard to start and won't idle. Once it's running it's a cutting machine. Instruction book could be more helpful too. I wanted a higher grade saw than what the big book stores offer. I will use this saw on the weekends to clear up hurricane damage.
Summary: Chainsaw is very light weight. Was very,very hard to start the first time. Hope it get easier. I would buy new next time, this saw was sold as refurbished, looked to have been used some. That plus the difficulty starting means no more refurbished for me. After I got it started it did cut well.
Summary: I have owned several Husqvarna saws and thought this would be a good purchase since it was factory reconditioned, but this saw will not idle... not at all! Once it fires up I have to run it with the throttle open to keep it from dying. I'm pretty disappointed to say the least. It is extremely unsafe for the average user to work with since the chain is moving constantly. I cut two standing-dead oak trees and bucked them into 20" firewood pieces.
The next time I will buy a new one from a dealership
7 May 2011
Summary: It is impossible to restart after using it for a few minutes. It had the wrong spring in the chain break. It is very hard to pull the starter rope. If I had bought it from a local dealer I would have returned it. The savings was not worth it.
Summary: Very nice saw, light to carry, not to great in the horse power area, but makes up for in the high rpm's. The saw starts easy, warms quickly, and idles very nice even when cold. Overall, very nice saw for small felling and trimming.
Summary: I bought this saw with with more then a little hesitation. I have a 24" Huskie that has cut years worth of fire wood, and I love it. After 3 weeks of cutting now, this saw has worked flawlessly. I use this Huskie to do my trim work up to about 10" and it gets a pretty good workout, so after several pickup loads I'm very happy with this saw. It starts easily, manuvers and cuts great, and is so light weight it dosen't kill your back.
Summary: Bought this saw new for around $200 with missing oil and fuel caps. Seems to be a well built saw yet faily light. I bought it to carry around on my dirtbike and ATV. Runs strong and cuts well once it starts but does not start well when cold. Other cons: Requires special tool for carb adjustment. Pull rope seems short - it's easy to pull it to its stop. Leaks bar oil.