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435
This 16-inch, 40.9-cc, gasoline-powered chain saw from Husqvarna weighs 12 lbs. It has a chain brake and a 2-year warranty.
Description
This 16-inch, 40.9-cc, gasoline-powered chain saw from Husqvarna weighs 12 lbs. It has a chain brake and a 2-year warranty.

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased gasoline chainsaws, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

Owner satisfaction icons are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their gasoline chainsaw brand to their friends and family.

 /  5

Test Results

Cutting speed

Cutting speed

How fast a saw cut through a 10-inch-square oak beam.

 /  5
Safety

Safety

Consists of kickback intensity, the potential for burn due to inadvertent contact with the muffler, and storage safety--how well protected the cutting chain is from accidental contact during storage.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Based on engine-starting convenience (the average number of pulls to start), primer and choke location and operation, and the ease of adjusting the cutting chain’s tightness, checking and adding fluids, and accessing the air filter and spark plug.

 /  5
Handling

Handling

Denotes horizontal cutting, vertical cutting, saw weight, and vibration (as measured with a vibration meter).

 /  5
Weight

Weight

The weight, to the nearest pound, for a fully assembled saw with bar and chain but without any gas or oil added.

 /  5
Bar length tested

Bar length tested

Length of the bar tested from all available lengths.

 /  5

About

The Husqvarna 435 is part of the Chainsaws test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Chainsaws models like the 435 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Cutting speed How fast a saw cut through a 10-inch-square oak beam.

Safety Consists of kickback intensity, the potential for burn due to inadvertent contact with the muffler, and storage safety--how well protected the cutting chain is from accidental contact during storage.

Ease of use Based on engine-starting convenience (the average number of pulls to start), primer and choke location and operation, and the ease of adjusting the cutting chain’s tightness, checking and adding fluids, and accessing the air filter and spark plug.

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