Product Comparison: Husqvarna 450 vs Husqvarna 455

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General Specifications
450 (966906738)
455 (965030298)
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.
The 455 Rancher is an ideal saw for landowners and part-time users who require a high powered, heavy-duty and responsive workmate for all cutting conditions. It combines the best characteristics of its predecessor with new, facilitating technology and ergonomics.
Key Specs
Bar Length
18 in.
20 in.
Chain Brake
Anti-Vibration Handles
Low Kickback
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!
Husqvarna 455 Gas-Powered Chain Saw (965030298)
  • There is ample power. And even "big" logs like 18" diameter live Oak, this saw buzzed right through. I pretty much had no problem ripping through any length up to the full 20" bar length.
  • With the 20" bar I can cut close to the ground without putting much strain on my back. The engine makes plenty of power and the saw loves to cut wood.
  • The chain brake works as it should, I hit it with my hand or something and it engaged at one point locking the chain in place. I simply unlocked it and it continued cutting.
  • Today, it starts, runs, but the moment the chain touches wood, it dies as if the chain brake was engaged. All user serviceable functions are in spec as per the manual, but it won't cut anything now. I am very disappointed.
Size & Weight
12 in.
12 in.
39 in.
41 in.
9.5 in.
9.5 in.
10.8 lbs.
13.2 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 455 Gas-Powered Chain Saw (965030298)
  • It does have some weight but I am not going to be up in trees with it so not an issue.
  • I love this saw! It is the perfect size, not to small and not to heavy.
  • This is a heavier saw..
  • The only complaint I'd have would be size and bulk, but this is a serious chainsaw and I feel that's expected for the performance you get.
Chain Pitch
0.325 in.
0.325 in.
Chain Gauge
0.050 in.
0.050 in.
Chain Tensioning
Starting System
Smart Start
Smart Start
Air Filter Cleaning System
Air Injection
Air Injection
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®, Adjustable oil pump, Combined choke/stop control, Front handle ergonomics, Quick-release air filter, Three-piece crankshaft, Inertia activated chain brake
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 455 Gas-Powered Chain Saw (965030298)
  • It seems to me that the Husqvarna is easier to start, has fewer problems and is less expensive than the Stihl.
  • Easy starting, cold, hot or in between.
  • Easy manual chain adjust and sensitive chain brake.
  • Everything on the saw seems to function as it should, the oiler at the medium setting seems perfect, the chain tensioner is easy to use and works good.
  • This and other husqvarna saws have flawed design of oiling system.oil pump sits on top of intake tube,output tube is held in place by cover plate.if rubber dries out or cover plate heats up this allows air into pump or leak on output side.
  • Another issue is oil tank vent ,that sits under cover metal plate ,on dependent side of tank-easy to clog with sawdust/oil mixture. This accounts for poor oiling of chain/bar.
Power Source
Engine Power
3.2 HP
3.49 HP
Fuel Tank Volume
16.06 fl. oz.
14.88 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 455 Gas-Powered Chain Saw (965030298)
  • This saw has more than enough power for almost any tree that you will cut.
  • It's about average on fuel efficiency expect something like an hour (if cutting the whole time) for a full tank of fuel.
  • The first tank of gas lasted 30 minutes, in that time I cut Cottonwood, Maple, Hackberry, and Black Walnut logs from 12" to 30" in diameter using a combination of cross cut and rip cuts.
  • It has lots of power and torque. the first tree I cut was a 20" diameter red oak. The saw was awesome.
  • I've had my 455 Rancher for close to two years. It's extremely bitchy about the fuel mixture and will quit in a heartbeat if the mix isn't fresh gas from the tank and mixed with the oil right before filling it with the mix.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
369.95 $
449.95 $

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