Husky 545

perchin Posted By perchin, Jan 7, 2013 at 10:42 PM

  1. perchin

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    I'm about to pull the trigger on this saw... I've searched and searched about auto-tune and can't find much. Does anyone have any real world experience with it yet? Sounds good in theory, but I'm a bit skeptical.
     
  2. MasterMech

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    Autotune on a non-XP saw? Interesting Indeed.

    No first hand exp here but every word I've heard has been positive for the AutoTune saws.

    EDIT: Any reason you like the 545 better than the 550XP?
     
  3. HittinSteel

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    Head on over to the arboristsite.com. There is enough reading for several days. Bottom Line is the auto tune is great and save a few extra pennies for a 550XP.
     
  4. kingquad

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    Are you not happy with your 450? The 545 will be stronger, but not enough to convince me to spend the extra $$$. What size wood are you cutting? I'd be making the jump to a bigger saw. I agree with the 550xp suggestion though. Autotune is sweet.
     
  5. Pallet Pete

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    I used my fathers saw with auto tune and that thing rips like a bad boy ! One heck of a saw ::-)

    Pete
     
  6. Freakingstang

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    I have a 550xp with the Autotune.. before this little hot rod, I used 70cc saws for my firewood duties.. this thing has taken the place of them.... I still have them, but for 20" and under you can't beat it.
     
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  7. deranged

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    One aspect that some buyers would consider an advantage that the 545 has over the 550xp is the warranty. The 545 has a 2 year, vs the 550xp at 6 months. And while it used to be for consumers buying an xp model, they got the full 2 year warranty, but that's no the case any longer. You buy any XP model, you get 6 months.

    That and cost are what drove me to buy the 555 vs the 562xp.
     
  8. Freakingstang

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    I personally don't think the warrenty matters. If something under warrenty is going to show up, it will show up in the first six months. 6 months of pro use is more than firewood cutters will cut in a lifetime.

    Don't be fooled by the warrenty either. Husqvarna or stihl isn't going to warrent something after gas has sat in it
    For a year anyways
     
  9. perchin

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    To answer the questions about why the 545... to me it was all about vibration, My right hand has some serious pains from past injuries and I lose control and feeling with excessive vibration. I used to have the 455 rancher and switched to the 450 for less vibration. Now that the 545 is out, I tried that out and fell in love with the dealer demo. Back to the power of the 455 and also the 20" bar... not to mention the warranty.
     
  10. deranged

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    Really can't go wrong with it.
     

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