Written on: 16/06/2012
Owned the Husk 235e for about 8 months. Like other folks with the same start/hot engine problem --- once started and after running hot for about 10 minutes and you stop it. You can't get it started again until it is totally cold. This is not convenient when you have a block of time set aside to do a job and it takes 6X times longer to complete! Because it was purchased online from an out-of-state dealer (to try to save a couple of bucks), the local dealers want to charge a shop fee to... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2012 by casey351
I bought a Husqvarna 235e because I needed a small chainsaw around the property. Out of the box it would not stay running for more than 5 minutes. Once the engine was warm it would not start. Took it to an authorized dealer and was charged for a carbuetor adjustment. Used it to trim limbs and cut down a few trees. It stops running after about 15 minutes and will not start until after sitting for hours. It has been to the shop 4 times, each with a carbuetor adjustment or rebuild. I... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2012 by Topper21
I purchased this chainsaw after having a Homelite 16" electric die after 10 minutes of use. The Husqvarna 235e started properly according to the starting instructions. I was able to stop and restart the chainsaw as needed during my work. I couldn't ask for a better chainsaw. It's light weight, vibration free, quiet, and cuts through an eight in log with ease. (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2011
I would agree with almost everything others have said about this saw, it is a complete waste of money lots of critical parts are plastic and prone to breaking , like the chain tensioning screw and the chain lock mech , both of which have broken , and aren't covered in warranty! everytime I pick up this saw to use it something else goes wrong , am ditching it to get a Stihl !
Please please please do not buy this saw it's pants (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2010
A total POS, stay away. I am a retired pro power equipment mechanic. Had a friend bring me one of these about a year old with low (10-20) hours. There were serious intake leaks making it run lean. I fixed that, it worked for a while and now the carb is flooding & needs a kit. As soon as it runs again it is getting sold or traded in.
It is a very lightly built saw, and with the CA emissions stuff and tiny CCs, it's not very powerful. You also need a special tool to adjust the carb. My own... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2010
I bought 235e from local Husqvarna dealer here in Finland. It needs typically 25-50 draws to start, and after three to five minutes it looses idling and turns off. Then durability of two men is not enough to restart it until it has cooled down, after which it can be used for another three to five minutes. It was taken to dealer for adjustments, but all the same properties were left when it was picked up.
When it is running, 6-8" log is too much, it will strangle it.
In six months we haven't... (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2010
I have a Husqavarna 450e/20″ that I bought just about 2 years ago for cutting up Willow trees. Love this saw it's awesome! I had a Craftsman W/16″ that I used for cutting up the brush and small branches but I really was tired of fixing more than using it. Cutting firewood this spring the Craftsman quit again 30 minutes into cutting, I through it in the trash and went and bought a Husky 235e. I never had any problems starting it but I bought it from a dealer and not a box store. The problem I... (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2010
Bought over the net, but the Husky dealer insisted on setting it up for me before delivery which is recommended. More Husky dealers are insisting on this or direct collection from store to ensure best setup for customers. This can only stop the less experienced from ballsing it up. Started easily first time and every time since. Lightweight and easy to handle, though the lighter materials may not ensure longevity. Chain removal and tensioning is very easy indeed. (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2009
I`ve been running with 136 and then a 137 for some years and they have stood up to my rough treatment with ease.Bought a 235 recently and have had nothing but trouble. The first one I had would not start or power up properly so took it back to dealer and they said they had fixed it but on the very next job it broke down mid day which left me in the lerch. Demanded a replacement from dealer but still not happy with it.The chain tensioner broke as its the new no tool one which is a cheap... (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2009
bought over the internet and have no previous experience of chainsaws so writing this not as a pro. (some might say i shouldn't be allowed near one) got it on a recommendation by a friend who said you cann't go wrong with a husky or stihl, and you get what you pay for. Was easy to assemble out of the box, and a good instruction manual with lots of info and warnings. appart from keeping the chain tensioned and full of fuel and lube i give it no other attention and it starts every time,(once... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2009
Was bought this Husqvarna 235e chainsaw as a present. Starting is usually ok if you follow the starting procedure. Is a little more difficult to start if it has been stood for a while but this is overcome the more experienced you get. Cutting is pretty good as i have been cutting mainly haw thorn and black thorn. Chain adjustment is easy and the chain seems to be wearing well. Stay away from nails thought. (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2009 by baskew (1 review written)
Hi just bought a new Husqvarna 235e from steam and Moorland. Its rubbish. Ist machine wouldnt start from new. Took it back they gave me another. Two tanks of fuel and 30 mins of attempting to start it - nothing. Please dont buy a Husky they are total rubbish (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2009 by smitho
Husqvama Saw is light & easy to handle. Cuts very well. Very fuel efficient. Much less fuel consumption than anything else I have ever used. (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2009
This Husqvarna 235e chain saw is very light and seems to have good power but seems to be made to lightly. The chain brake handle broke after only a few hours of running. Can't seem to find any parts for it yet. (read more)