Husqvarna 965168601 40.9cc 2.4 HP Gas 16 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw

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Husqvarna 965168601 40.9cc 2.4 HP Gas 16 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw Model: hqvn965168601

Product Features & specs :

Husqvarna 965168601 40.9cc 2.4 HP Gas 16 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw

The Husqvarna 440e is a new lightweight and efficient all around saw, ideal for those looking for a Chainsaw that is exceptionally easy to start and maneuver. Featuring an X-Torq engine for lower fuel consumption and reduced emission levels. The tool-less tensioner provides easier handling, while Smart Start and a fuel pump deliver easy start up of the machine.
  • The X-Torq engine delivers lower fuel consumption and reduced exhaust emission levels in accordance with the world's most stringent environmental regulations.
  • Combined start/stop switch, Smart Start and fuel pump make the saw very easy to start
  • A carburetor air purge system removes air from the carburetor and fuel system for easy starting
  • Centrifugal air cleaning system removes larger dust and debris particles before reaching the air filter, reducing air filter cleanings and improved engine life
  • LowVib system designed to reduce vibration levels to the operator, helping to lessen fatigue
  • Inertia activated brake reduces the likelihood of injury due to kickback
  • Tool-less chain tensioning, bar and chain assembly are accomplished quickly and easily without using any tools
  • Forged three-piece crankshaft for maximum durability for the toughest applications
  • Transparent fuel indicator makes it easy to check the fuel level
  • Quick-release air filter facilitates cleaning and replacement of the filter
What’s Included:
  • 40.9cc 2.4 HP Gas 16 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw - 965168601
12.8 lbs.
Bar Length
16 in
CARB Compliant
Case Included
Chain Gauge
0.050 in
Chain Pitch
3/8 in
Engine Displacement
Engine Type
Two Stroke
Handle Type
No-Load Speed (RPM)
Power Source
Starter Type

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Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Large Projects
Easy Start and runs good every time
I moved into a new home with 41 live oak trees that needed to be cut down. I did not want to hire a "Profession" to do the job. I purchased a Husky recon saw 435e and man does it do the job. I can say this now after 41 trees, but I used the same chain the saw came with. I sharpened after 1-2 trees. The secret to operating the Husky saw is this.... .
1. Pump the primer bulb 8 -10 times. when cold
2. Choke it.- pull up and out on the red choke lever
3. Pull 2-3 times and you will hear start sputter.
4. Release choke to off position and pull one time and it will start.
5.LET THE SAW WARM UP! at the initial fast idle speed (it's really ok)
6.Don't be afraid to let the saw run hard and idle. Put some time on it. (2 strokes engines work best at high rpm.
7.This is a really good product and will last you a long long time.
8. Lastly, use good fuel and please keep chain bar oil full at all times.

April 10, 2019
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best in its class
Had 4 different other brand saws in the past .This saw is the best one so far.
February 4, 2018
Originally posted at
Great homeowner saw
Paid about $200 ,best investment I've made so far.At first it was hard to start.A spark plug change and a switch to non ethanol fuel,runs great.Two not six pumps on primer bulb ,choke,start and run.Very good handling for me.I have both an 18 bar and a 16 bar.Great Power,good for firewood cutting as well as general cleanup around the property.Bought the carrying case,extra files and spare spark plug.Love this little saw,every bit as good as the competition,maybe better.
January 25, 2018
Originally posted at
Best chainsaw I have ever owned!
Hello everyone. First, a little background information. I am a woodturner and use a chainsaw on a regular basis. I use it to fell trees and process my turning blanks. I make both crosscut and ripping cuts when processing my bowl blanks.

I had a Poulan Pro 4218 chainsaw that was a piece of junk from the very start. That saw would idle and run just fine until I started cutting timber with it. Once I began cutting timber, it would lose all power and die like it was out of fuel. I attempted to adjust the carburator to no avail. That saw just refused to cut timber.

On my birthday, my Mom and Dad saw the trouble I was having with the Poulan Pro, so they went out and purchased me a Husqvarna 440e with an 18" bar. From what I understand, this is now a discontinued saw. Why? I do not know. Because this is the best chainsaw I have ever owned and operated. It is light, easy to start, does not use much fuel, and cuts wood like an angry little beaver on steroids! This saw is amazing! I have cut soft wood and hard wood with it and have not come across anything it will not handle yet. It handles crosscut and rip cuts in hardwoods like a champ.

If I had any complaints about this saw, I would say it takes quite a long time to warm up. Other than that, I do not have any complaints whatsoever.
October 12, 2017
Originally posted at
I would buy this product again
The saw worked great and I was satisfied . The only problem I had with it was the chain was bent and kept coming off once I purchased a new chain the saw ran and cut prefect .
October 3, 2017
Originally posted at
Will not buy ona again.
Home use. Hard to start and will not keep running once you get it started.
February 6, 2017
Originally posted at
No customer service on weekends?
I don't own one, but was seriously considering the 440 E-series. But having no customer support on weekends, when most customers this product is marketed for will be using, was a deal breaker.
September 20, 2016
Originally posted at
Never again
Used saw one year and needed to replace blaze. Could not get the face plate back on. It now set in a plastic box, no repair shop in our area is open on weekends.
March 21, 2016
Originally posted at
440 18" Chainsaw
Very Happy with my purchase and I'd recommend to other buyers.
July 28, 2015
Originally posted at
Won't Start...
Period. I wish I had read the reviews before buying this product. I would have avoided making the purchase. It can't be asking too much for the chain saw just to start. It isn't hard to start - it just won't start. I meticulously followed the starting instructions. I've been at it for over three hours today and nothing. Yes I will go find a dealer tomorrow. More wasted time. I bought it last year and used it once. It was hard to start then. Now it won't.
June 11, 2015
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what is the gas mixture does it take oil in the gas?
A shopper on Feb 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes,this is a 2 cycle engine.The fuel mix ratio is 50:1
What is the difference in the 240 and 435 with the 16 inch bar
jp on Apr 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 435 is a bigger (motor size) more powerful (more hp) saw than the 240
What's the difference between a 435 and a 440 Husqvarna chain saw
linda on Jan 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Model 435: 16" bar and chain + 40.9 cc motor

Model 440: 18" bar and chain + 41 cc motor

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