Product Comparison: Husqvarna 450 vs Husqvarna 450 Rancher


General Specifications
Brand
Husqvarna
Husqvarna
Model
450 (966906738)
450 Rancher (967651201)
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
New powerful all-round saw for people who value professional qualities in a saw. The X-Torq® engine means lower fuel consumption and reduced emission levels. Auto return stop switch and visible fuel level makes the saw easier to handle. Equipped with Smart Start® and fuel pump to every time ensure easy starts.
Take your mastery of outdoor work to the next level. The Husqvarna 450e is an outstanding all-round chainsaw for anyone who values professional-grade power and performance. The X-Torq® engine reduces fuel consumption and emission levels. Meanwhile, a built-in fuel pump, Smart Start® technology and an auto-return stop switch ensure smooth start-ups.
Key Specs
Bar Length
18 in.
20 in.
Lubrication
Automatic
Manual
Chain Brake
Yes
Yes
Anti-Vibration Handles
Yes
Yes
Low Kickback
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Husqvarna 450 2-Cycle Gas Powered Chain Saw (966906738)
  • This is great for cutting/making firewood the bar is not too long ,and it only weighs 10 pounds . So it is very easy to maneuver.
  • Has a built in container and auto release of chain/bar lube - so you dont have to manually apply.
  • I have the 18" bar installed. This is a great size for collecting firewood in the forest, to clearing trees/limbs on your property. It starts easy and has been simple to maintain for all my uses. Great tool and a great price.
  • The oiling/lubrication for the chan/bar, is just right, using the Husqvarna oil. As an average homeowner, I can endorse and recommend this powerfull chain saw!
  • THE ENGINE RUNS GREAT! HOWEVER, TWO THINGS WENT WRONG. EITHER THE BAR WAS BAD OR THE CHAIN WAS BAD.
Husqvarna 450 Rancher Gas Powered Chain Saw with Duro Bar (967651201)
  • Wonderful Saw, I am 81 and had no trouble using this to clear Hurricane Debris. Using the 93 octane non ethanol. Easiest starting Saw I have used.
  • This saw is one the favorite things I own. With the 20" bar, it's big enough to handle about anything a non professional would need.
  • I am cutting red oak, 18" to 24" at the base. Largest was 8'1" circumference and about 75' tall. its so easy.
  • When receiving the 450e I was disappointed because that model has one nut securing the bar, I prefer two stud bolts with two nuts securing bar & chain, and it is a longer proven style chainsaw.
  • It runs good until it gets hot, then when I shot it down I can not restart it.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
39 in.
38 in.
Depth
9.5 in.
9.5 in.
Weight
10.8 lbs.
11.2 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Husqvarna 450 2-Cycle Gas Powered Chain Saw (966906738)
  • The size is a good balance between having enough bar (and power) to get through some tough, medium sized trees and still being fairly light to use all afternoon.
  • It is very powerful in relation to its small weight and size. Amazing power in a small package
  • is an excellent medium size saw for the homeowner like me. I like the saw because it is easy to start, quiet and powerful.
  • Just the right size and power for large home use.
  • I ordered this saw for my husband for Father's Day. He loves it! Great size, nice power, and well balanced.
Husqvarna 450 Rancher Gas Powered Chain Saw with Duro Bar (967651201)
  • Well balanced and easy to handle. Very pleased.
  • Cuts like butter! Fires right up! Good weight balance.
Features
Type
Chainsaw
Chainsaw
Chain Pitch
0.325 in.
0.325 in.
Chain Gauge
0.050 in.
0.050 in.
Chain Tensioning
Manual
Manual
Starting System
Smart Start
Smart Start
Air Filter Cleaning System
Air Injection
Air Injection
Extras
Combined choke/stop control, Felling marks, Snap-lock cylinder cover, Three-piece crankshaft, LowVib®, Visible fuel level, Easy to start, Air Purge, Inertia activated chain brake, X-Torq® engine, Quick-release air filter, Air Injection
Air Injection, Side-mounted chain tensioner, X-Torq® engine, LowVib®, Flip-up tank cap, Ergonomic rear handle, Three-piece crankshaft, Visible fuel level, Auto return stop switch, Fuel pump, Snap-lock cylinder cover, Quick-release air filter
What customers say about "Features"
Husqvarna 450 2-Cycle Gas Powered Chain Saw (966906738)
  • Either way, the saw has endured hours of use. As of now, it seems to be getting better with use. It starts easier, rev's quicker and has more power than when new.
  • We cut wood to heat our home in N. Wisconsin. I have used the 450 for 4 years. Starts easy and is a champ cutting oak, maple and birch. Very happy with it. Tough saw.
  • Easy starts, stays running & gets the job done without the frustration of a saw that doesn't work right.
  • Cut thru a 40" tree yesterday. had it laid over and bucked in a an hour , hour and a half. didn't slow down once. as for durability I inly had it for 3 or 4 months. but It's still runs great. starts easy. think about it the saw was made in 2009 , still running I'm assuming like it was brand new
  • Used the brand new saw every weekend for three months to cut firewood rounds, maybe 15+ cords. Then like a light switch started to have troubles. Chain would begin stalling in middle of rounds and clutch would begin to overheat. Not a chain or bar issue, tried new of both.
Husqvarna 450 Rancher Gas Powered Chain Saw with Duro Bar (967651201)
  • Starts very good, Just prime it, choke it, disengage choke and start.
  • Love this thing. Easy to start and is a beast.
  • It started easy out of the box and has stayed that way. It idles properly and I don't have to restart it after setting down for 2 seconds
  • Advertised as 450 rancher with farm tough bar . . . Not! This is a 450e with a plastic self adjust chain tension. Absolutely not as advertised.
  • I have one complaint. When I first got it, it was throwing chains like crazy, within the first 5 minutes of operation. It was really annoying and I kept having to buy chains.
  • The starter assembly coil spring retainer failed after less than 10hrs of use. The starter cord would not retract. I expected far better for an item of this pedigree.
Power
Power Source
Gas
Gas
Engine Power
3.2 HP
3.2 HP
Fuel Tank Volume
16.06 fl. oz.
15.2 fl. oz.
What customers say about "Power"
Husqvarna 450 2-Cycle Gas Powered Chain Saw (966906738)
  • There is also enough power to get the job done. I originally wanted to get a cheaper Remington model or Poulan im glad i went with the proven Husqvarna.
  • This thing has great power. It's quieter than the others. It starts on the first pull EVERY TIME. The trees don't know what hit them!
  • great chain saw. Kicks the ass off my old "wild thing". This has plenty of power, great handling, and really slices through the logs.
  • Got the chainsaw when the price dipped a little sweetening the deal. The saw is easy to crank and has at least ample power.
  • This saw is very easy to start, operate and maintain. Has good power! Glad that I went with this one and not another that had slightly less cc's .
Husqvarna 450 Rancher Gas Powered Chain Saw with Duro Bar (967651201)
  • I love this saw. It has plenty of power to meet all your needs.
  • There is ample power. And even "big" logs like 18" diameter live Oak, this saw buzzed right through.
  • It has good power and it cuts really fast.
  • This saw has more than enough power for almost any tree that you will cut.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
EPA 2
EPA 2
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
369.95 $
399.95 $

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