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Husqvarna 455 Rancher

“This saw has an oiler problem, bigtime”

Written on: 26/03/2014 by Rudy83 (1 review written)

I purchased the saw, Husqvarna 455 Rancher about three years ago. I used it once for about an hour. Drained the gas tank and ran until engine quit for storage. Several months later I had another job for it so I took the saw out of the case and all the oil had leaked out of the saw. Messy !! I then decided that when I would put the saw away in it's case I would drain the oil. However, that was very inconvenient. Recently I bought oiler parts for the 455 from ereplacement parts on line. I… Read Full Review

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Husqvarna 455 Rancher

“saw leaks oil”

Written on: 02/06/2013

I received this saw as a gift last October and fired it up last weekend for the first time. However the saw leaked excessive oil in the carry case. Made sure the cap was tight and cleaned up the mess. The saw leaks oil. I've worked with Stihl and never had an issue like this. The dealer says, they won't take it back because their 30 day warranty is up and they have it for "repairs". This is in the shop brand new and never cut a log. After reading some of the reviews here I'm not sure I… Read Full Review

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Husqvarna 455 Rancher

“chain falls off”

Written on: 19/03/2013 by paulsauder (1 review written)

bought this saw in nov big fan of husks had a 61 for 20 years with out a prob 1st tank of gas not even chain fell off went to put back on would not fit it messed up the runners on chain never in my life have i seen that happen bought new chain thinking that was the prob did it again now i have been cutting for over 20 years and i know how to tighten a saw but dealer insist that is the cause dont think so showed him how i do it and he said thats right so now i think i just got a lemmon after… Read Full Review

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Kansasjer's Response to paulsauder's Review

Written on: 17/04/2013

I bought mine on Amazon 2 years ago. Love it when it works. My chain also jumps off and have the same problem with the teeth. Last week it quit. Can't get any spark. Never had a saw with those two problems. But I still like the saw.

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Chuber1025's Response to paulsauder's Review

Written on: 29/12/2013

I have had this exact problem. I have been using chainsaws in various sizes and brands for 25+ years. I understand maintenance, chain tension, etc. I have probably not got 2 hours run time on the Husky 455 and the chain has derailed twice, both times chewing up the chain guides such that I had to replace. First time it happened, I figured it was bad luck. Within 5 minutes of running the saw today, after replacing chain, it came of again, and, again, ruined the chain. This is extremely aggravating as I was extra careful about tension and proper mounting, and use of saw. I am going back to Stihl brand. I never had this problem with the 041 Farm Boss I had for 20+ years. Yes, the chain would occasionally come off, but it would not get destroyed.

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Husqvarna 455 Rancher

“Good engine, bad chain oiler, sprocket.”

Written on: 25/02/2013 by Mike5164 (1 review written)

I run husky's. I think they are the best pro forestry saws going, for the XT models. I use the 390xt, the 575xt, 372xt and 346xt. I bought a 455 because it was 1/3 the price of the pro models, $300 vs $1000. It has a very strong motor, starts good, and for a $300 saw, cuts fast. However, this is the best example of you get what you pay for. The chain oiler is cheap junk, the sprocket is junk. It costs more to put this saw to work than any other I have because it eats up chains and bars… Read Full Review

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Husqvarna 455 Rancher

“455 rancher with 18 3/8 bar”

Written on: 23/01/2013 by tk598 (1 review written)

This is a poor saw , first off when i first got it the chain break broke on it . then the chain was falling off all the time. I fixed that by buying a after market bar. The bar the saw comes with is the wrong one. So after i got that fixed with the new bar i was having problems with it getting hot and boiling the fuel so when i shut it off i would not start again into it cooled off. And another thing you have to keep the air filter super clean or i will not run. for the money i spent i could of… Read Full Review

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“Great saw for the land owner.”

Written on: 13/01/2013

I bought this chain saw two years ago, and have cut plenty of trees, and logs for firewood since then. I've had no troubles with parts except one, and the chain has never come off by itself. It has plenty of power, and cuts like butter. There seems to be one problem however. At times if the chain break is on when you shut it off you can't remove the cover to clean the chain saw, or replace the chain. Unfortunately I didn't know about this defect until I had to purchase a new cover. I only… Read Full Review

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“Chain slings off and damages chain.”

Written on: 01/11/2012

Recently bought a 455 Rancher. Saw starts fairly easy, but I have used it twice and it slings the chain which results in the chain being damaged each time. I have run the saw twice and I have had to return it each time to get it repair or buy a chain. I have been running chainsaw 30 years and have never seen anything like it. Local dealer won't do anything about it. I have always used a Stihl saw up until this point and was convinced by the dealer that the Husqvarna was the better saw… Read Full Review

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Johnkeefeu's Comment

Written on: 01/12/2012

I am amazed. I have had mine for 2years no problem. Keep the chain tension right, the air filter clean, the muffler flame arrestor clean and the chain lubricated and shapr

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Rocogomez's Comment

Written on: 18/12/2012

I had the same problem with mine. Took it to a repair shop and he replaced the bar witht he oregon 20" bar which is a little bit wider at the eye holes. After this I had no problem with the chain coming off again. I hope this helps you.

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“455 Rancher Huskvarna”

Written on: 22/10/2012 by slbhali (1 review written)

Powerful BUT The chain keep coming off and gets ruined!!!… Read Full Review

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Tk598's Response to slbhali's Review

Written on: 23/01/2013

I fixed that with a after market bar. The bar that comes with it is the wrong one

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Husqvarna 455 Rancher

“Chain Oiler Pinion gear CHEAP PLASTIC PART Failed 3...”

Written on: 15/07/2012 by sescadman (1 review written)

What a letdown. Bought this expensive saw at Lowes a year ago used it for 3 hours run time and the oil pump pinion ( a CHEAP PLASTIC PART) is totally stripped. No more oil to the bar and chain so no good for anything else but to listen to the powerful engine sound. I think Husqvarna needs to recall that part because there is no way it will hold up over time. Had I not used their bar oil or if I had let the reservoir run dry I might blame myself for this part failing but I cant. Went to… Read Full Review

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“What a disapointment.”

Written on: 22/10/2011

This was the first higher dollar saw I had ever purchased. Right out of the box it was great. I was zipping through logs and trees like a hot knife thru butter. With very little to no vibration, I was impressed. Then the chain came off. The sprocket stripped out the drive teeth on the chain and the chain managed to rip up the metal protector plate on the inside of the saw. OK...maybe I did something wrong????. Checked the sprocket, put on a new chain, adjusted the tension just right, double… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 04/11/2011

Hey.....you wont have any probs with a Stihl......... got a MS391........Fab!!!!

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Gabby521's Comment

Written on: 16/06/2013

i have the same problem ,the chain ripped the first stainless steel bar plate to shreds brought a new bar plate,$25 and the chain destroyed it too, this time destroying the chain also ,i have lived on a farm for 30 years using all types of chain saws and never this problem ,saw brought 12/04/ 12

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“Husqvarna 455 RANCHER BAD DEAL BUYER BEWARE OF THIS MFGR”

Written on: 27/08/2011 by bryank450 (1 review written)

I was the original owner of this saw. Worked ok for the 1st 6 months, then the black oxide machine screws which hold the muffler to the aluminum block started to vibrate out, after re-tightening enough times the threads on the aluminum block stripped out-bad news-Design Flaw!!!!! By the time the screws stripped out the threads the saw was out of warranty. The guys at the factory have no mercy and were rude. There is a fix using an insert but the insert just backs out, even with high temp. red… Read Full Review

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“When I first bought the saw it worked great. It is...”

Written on: 28/12/2010

When I first bought the saw it worked great. It is now 3 years old and after the first year it became extremely hard to start cold. Once it starts it works great. I have changed the fuel filter, air filter, and adjusted the carb numerous times but still can't get it started in cold weather without keeping it in the house or under the truck heater. I was told by a dealer the only way to adjust the carb right would be to remove the adjustment limiters on the L & H adjustment screws. Great… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 14/07/2011

Are you running high octane fuel 91 or higher ? I run jet b or 103 octane an it starts in winter no problem

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Www2Kkk2's Comment

Written on: 26/11/2012

ya know i only runny jet b in my jet i throw the cheapest unleaded gas i can find in my "old husqvarna's and stihls" Dealers have told me that husqvarna does not make a good saw till you get into about the 900 dollar range. such a shame my husq saws would eat. thats what happens to any company that sells to big box stores

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Husqvarna 455 Rancher

“I just sawed up a 30+ inch hickory for firewood, which...”

Written on: 02/12/2010

I just sawed up a 30+ inch hickory for firewood, which as you know is a HARD tree. No complaints. Not a fan of the safty chain but the saw seems to have plenty of power for anything the small time logger/ homeowner would put it to… Read Full Review

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“This is a review of a 455 Rancher. It has a...”

Written on: 02/12/2010

This is a review of a 455 Rancher. It has a decompression valve for easy starting, but I didn't need it. I just filled the saw with two-stroke fuel and chain oil, pumped the bubble about eight times until I saw fuel in it and put the choke on full. l did about three pulls until I heard a pop and then went to half choke and it started on the next pull. I let it run for about 30 seconds, took it off half choke and started cutting.

Cutting went for an hour and a half with one stop in the… Read Full Review

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“I love the saws motor and power but the oiling and...”

Written on: 20/10/2010

I love the saws motor and power but the oiling and chain throwing is a problem and it isnt because of lack of maintenance or knowledge. There is a problem and it needs to be addressed. I't at the service shop now after fighting it for 3 days hopefuly it get fixed… Read Full Review

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“The Husqvarna 455 Rancher is a great chainsaw! I own...”

Written on: 05/06/2010

The Husqvarna 455 Rancher is a great chainsaw! I own a landscape maintenance company, and we use ours daily! With normal chain tightening and maintenance ( adding bar oil, sharpening chains, etc.) this saw should last for years! Ours has, and I'm so pleased with the performance I 'm going to buy another after this review! Rain, shine, dirt, dust, or sand this is the saw to purchase… Read Full Review

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“I FOUND THIS SAW TOO BE VERY NICE TO A NEW CHAIN BUT...”

Written on: 29/05/2010 by JIMM2529 (2 reviews written)

I FOUND THIS SAW TOO BE VERY NICE TO A NEW CHAIN BUT AFTER IT TO GET IT TO CUT AGAIN IT WAS VERY HARD AND I CUT IN THE WOODS FOR YEARS THIS IS A GREAT POWER HEAD UNIT I LIKED IT A LOT JUST NO WAIT TO RATION BALANCE ON IT . IF YOU AFTER A GOOD HERE AND YHERE SAW THEN THE 455 RANCHER IS THERE FOR YOU. NOT A LIVING SAW. GREAT VALUE FOR THE BUCK… Read Full Review

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“I am using the saw to cut mostly medium to large maple...”

Written on: 25/04/2010

I am using the saw to cut mostly medium to large maple and alder. The saw runs great, always starts on the first or second pull. I am careful to keep debri from falling into bar oil resevoir and have had no lube troubles. I only use fresh gas.

My only complaint is the life of the chain. It does not seem to last very long before the chipping turns to fine sawdust. I even had the chain professionally sharpened. Stihl has many chain performance options but I can't say I have found the same thing… Read Full Review

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Husqvarna 455 Rancher

“this saq has lots of power and is fairly lite wouldn't...”

Written on: 15/02/2010

this saq has lots of power and is fairly lite wouldn't recommend to someone with little or no exp. with a power saw but is a great saw for cutting firewood and some light logging. the safety chain that comes on the saw stock really slows down your cuts and hampers this saws ability. a super roller chain lets this beast do what it does best. though the safety chain is serviceable all you have to do is file a little off the drags. overall for the money you won't get a more powerful saw. power to… Read Full Review

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“OVERALL A VERY GOOD SAW NO PROBLEMS SO FAR AS LONG AS...”

Written on: 18/11/2009

OVERALL A VERY GOOD SAW NO PROBLEMS SO FAR AS LONG AS YOU KEEP UP ON GENERAL MAINTENANCE. very GOOD SAW FOR THE PRICE. very POWERFUL ABLE TO CUT DOWN TREES OVER THREE FOOT IN DIAMETER. I give IT A 5 OUT OF 5… Read Full Review

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