Husqvarna Chainsaws Review & Guide

Husqvarna Chainsaws Review & Guide

When it comes to power tools, you’d be hard pressed avoiding Husqvarna, with the Swedish brand venturing into lawn care with lawn mowers and hedge trimmers, along with pressure washers, power cutters and chainsaws.

Originally founded in 1689, as a firearms manufacturer, Husqvarna has since expanded into motorcycles, sewing machines and lawn care, with the brand venturing into chainsaws in 1959, and currently offers a wide range of models for you to choose from. If you’re looking to get stuck into the garden but aren’t completely sure about what you may need, check out what Husqvarna has to offer below.

Husqvarna Chainsaws

Husqvarna has a number of electric and petrol-powered models available, split into ranges based on power and use, including the ‘Casual’ range for those just looking to trim a few branches, as well as the ‘Professional’ range for those looking for something that can handle a full day’s work.

Husqvarna battery chainsaws

Husqvarna’s battery chainsaw line-up may not be as extensive as the petrol-powered lineup, but still offers enough for those looking to keep it green. The line-up starts with the 120i, which includes a 12-inch blade length and 36V battery, and weighs under 3kg, making it ideal for those smaller jobs around the house.

If you’re looking to really get amongst your garden, the 535i XP or 540i XP may be more your speed, with both part of Husqvarna’s Professional range. Both come with a 14-inch blade and 36V battery and also weigh under 3kg. The 540i differentiates itself with waterproofing and Bluetooth app connectivity, allowing you to keep on top of charging times and maintenance tips.

Husqvarna also offers a number of ‘Tree Care’ saws, which are lighter than other models to help with maneuverability for those who find themselves in the treetops. The Tree Care range includes the T535i XP and T540i XP, both of which include belt and rope loops for easier use when you’re above the ground, and feature smaller blades and a lighter design in comparison to the Professional 535i XP and 540i XP.

Husqvarna battery chainsaw prices

Husqvarna also allows you to purchase additional batteries, chargers and other accessories at the checkout, although they will cost you extra. Here is a breakdown of the base battery chainsaw range:

  • Husqvarna 120i (Skin only) – $319 RRP
  • Husqvarna 535i XP (Skin only) – $629 RRP
  • Husqvarna T535i XP (Skin only) – $629 RRP
  • Husqvarna 540i XP (Skin only) – $799 RRP
  • Husqvarna T540i XP (Skin only) – $799 RRP

Prices taken from retailer and accurate as of 12/08/2020.

Husqvarna petrol chainsaws

Husqvarna’s Casual range of petrol chainsaws includes models such as the 120, 130 and 135 Mark II, all of which are built for those who occasionally need to tackle outside jobs or DIY projects. All contain air injection, an inertia chain brake and a combined choke/stop control for easy use and increased user safety, with the 135 Mark II also featuring chain tensioning for maintenance. All models apart from the 120 have a 16-inch blade, with the 120 featuring a 14-inch blade, with all models weighing around 5kg.

Those looking for something a bit more powerful might be interested in Husqvarna’s All-Round range, which includes the 435, 440, 445, 450, 455 Rancher and 460 models, which include a longer blade and larger engine output in comparison to the Casual range to help you cut through the tough stuff. The 440 e-series II includes a 16-inch blade, 1.8kW engine output, quick release air filter and Smart Start for easy use, while the 455 Rancher includes a 20-inch blade, ergonomic handle as well as a 2.6kW engine output, making it more suitable for those who have a larger workload ahead of them.

If you need a chainsaw for work, then Husqvarna’s Professional range may be your best bet, with a number of models available, including Tree Care saws for those who find themselves above the ground. The entry level model – the 550 XP Mark II – includes a 16-inch blade, 3kW engine output and features an improved cooling system, felling sight and quick chain adjustments to help you get through the working day. On the other end of the scale, the 3120 XP features a hefty 28-inch blade and weighs over 10kg, meaning it’s not for the faint hearted, but also comes with a three piece crankshaft for increased durability, Smart Start for easy use, as well as a magnesium crankcase to help your chainsaw make it through those tough jobs.

Husqvarna petrol chainsaw prices

Husqvarna offers a number of petrol-powered chainsaws to fit all budgets, with accessories also available to be added during the checkout process. Here are the prices for the Husqvarna petrol chainsaw range:

  • Husqvarna 120 Mark II (Skin only) – $249 RRP
  • Husqvarna 120e Mark II (Skin only) – $399 RRP
  • Husqvarna 130 (Skin only) – $449 RRP
  • Husqvarna 135 Mark II (Skin only) – $549 RRP*
  • Husqvarna 435 e-series II (Skin only) – $699 RRP
  • Husqvarna 440 e-series II (Skin only) – $819 RRP
  • Husqvarna T525 (Skin only) – $849 RRP
  • Husqvarna 445 e-series II (Skin only) – $919 RRP
  • Husqvarna 450 e-series II (Skin only) – $1,079 RRP
  • Husqvarna 455 Rancher AutoTune (Skin only) – $1,229 RRP
  • Husqvarna 460 (Skin only) – $1,329 RRP
  • Husqvarna T540 XP II (Skin only) – $1,449 RRP
  • Husqvarna 550 XP Mark II (Skin only) – $1,499 RRP
  • Husqvarna 565 AutoTune (Skin only) – $1,529 RRP
  • Husqvarna 562 XP AutoTune (Skin only) – $1,739 RRP
  • Husqvarna 572 XP (Skin only) – $1,989 RRP
  • Husqvarna 390 XP (Skin only) – $2,199 RRP
  • Husqvarna 295 XP (Skin only) – $2,299 RRP
  • Husqvarna 3120 XP (Skin only) – $2,969 RRP

Prices taken from retailer and accurate as of 12/08/2020.

Husqvarna pole chainsaws

Those wanting to reach new heights may find Husqvarna’s pole saw range to their liking, with both electric and petrol-powered models available. The electric range, which includes the 530iP4, 530iPX and the 530iPT5, all include waterproofing, a brushless motor, an ergonomic handle and an impact guard, and are all powered by a 36V Li-Ion battery. All include a 10-inch blade, with the 530iP4 and 530iPX weighing just over 3kg, while the 530iPT5 weighs in at 5kg.

The sole petrol-powered model – the 525PT5S – comes with a 10-inch blade and 4m extension pole to help you get to those hard to reach spots, with a 1kW engine output. It weights 7kg, and features an auto return stop switch, along with a magnesium clutch housing to help it go the distance when you’ve got plenty of work to do.

Husqvarna pole chainsaw prices

Husqvarna’s range of pole saws are priced as follows:

  • Husqvarna 530iP4 (Skin only) – $629 RRP
  • Husqvarna 530iPX (Skin only) – $629 RRP
  • Husqvarna 530iPT5 (Skin only) – $679 RRP
  • Husqvarna 525PT5S (Skin only) – $1,449 RRP

Prices taken from retailer and accurate as of 12/08/2020.

Husqvarna chainsaw accessories and PPE

In addition to chainsaws, Husqvarna also offers a number of accessories and personal protective equipment (PPE) to help keep you safe and your chainsaw up to scratch. Accessories include chains, bars, filing equipment, lubricants, additional batteries as well as protective carry cases to help you look after your chainsaw in between jobs, with PPE and arborist tools available for the professionals.

Where can I buy Husqvarna chainsaws?

Husqvarna chainsaws are available for purchase at most power tool and hardware stores like Bunnings or Mitre 10, along with through the Husqvarna website directly for those looking to make an online purchase.

Are there other chainsaw brands to consider?

There are a few chainsaw brands on the market to suit different needs and budgets. The most well-known ones are:

  • Husqvarna
  • Craftsman
  • Echo
  • Homelite
  • Stihl
  • Poulan
  • John Deere

Are Husqvarna chainsaws worth it?

With a strong heritage in the chainsaw and power tool market, Husqvarna is often a go-to brand for both professionals and those looking to get stuck in to the weekend chores, offering a wide range of models and types to help you get the job done. A premium brand, Husqvarna also comes with a premium price tag, in comparison to other brands like Poulan or John Deere. But if you’re looking for a trusted brand, or just a brand that has plenty to choose from, then Husqvarna may be worth checking out, although if pays to do your research, as you’ll want a chainsaw that cuts through the unruly parts of your garden, and not your bank account.

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