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Husky 455

Post in 'The Gear' started by Cazimere, Jan 12, 2008.

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  1. Cazimere

    Cazimere Member

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    I've got the chance to buy a new Husky 455 / 20" bar for 300.00.
    Anyone own one or have any feedback on it ?

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  2. TMonter

    TMonter Minister of Fire

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    I owned one for two years. They're a decent saw if a bit heavy and work okay as a firewood saw. How much wood do you typically cut? If it's more than three cords a year I would recommend saving another hundred dollars and going for something a bit lighter with more or the same power.

    What I found after two years of sawing with my 455 is that I was wanting something both lighter and with more power (I cut about 6 cord a year).
  3. Lignums

    Lignums New Member

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    I have had mine for a couple of years now and I like it for what I do. $300 for that saw is a deal IF it was not abused too much.
  4. ChrisN

    ChrisN Feeling the Heat

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    I've had mine for 3 years. Good, dependable saw. It is a bit heavy if you cut a lot, I cut 6 to 8 cords a year. I switched mine to a 18 inch bar. I found the 20 inches was just too unwieldy.
  5. Cazimere

    Cazimere Member

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    Lighter and more power ? What would you recommend ? I cut about 10 cords a season
    and prefer a 20" bar.
  6. TMonter

    TMonter Minister of Fire

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    What's your budget? That would play a lot into my decision.

    The 346XP is about the same power and less weight, but if you're cutting that much wood I might look into a 357XP or 372XP in the husky lineup.
  7. zzr7ky

    zzr7ky Minister of Fire

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    Hi -

    I've cut with the 455. I shopped the Hsky 346XP, 353, and 359. I bought the Dolmar 5100... Light and strong. I cut about 10 cord/yr. I'd like a big saw but this one really does what I need so well.

    All the best,
    Mike P
  8. TMonter

    TMonter Minister of Fire

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    The Dolmar is a great saw and if I were to get a new saw myself right now it would be a Dolmar 7900.
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