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Husqvarna 440e 40.9cc 2.4 HP Gas 16 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw

  • Husqvarna 440e 40.9cc 2.4 HP Gas 16 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw
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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
  • 40.9cc 2.4 HP Gas 16 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw - 965168601


Bar Length: 16 in.
Chain Gauge: 0.050 in.
Chain Pitch: 3/8 in.
Engine Displacement: 40.9cc
Horsepower: 2.4
Starting System: Recoil



4.3 / 5.0
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Great saw, please read for help on starting
Hello everyone, I hope this review is helpful... I have had my 440 For a while now and have definitely put it through the paces at the ranch. I have seen peoples problems with the starting mechanism... my response to this is; have you read the instructions? The instructions state that in order to start the saw you must prime it and pull the pull string 5 times to disengage the starting mechanism.... After you disengage this, the saw will start like every other saw. You have to give light pulls not hard thrusts. After the saw has warmed up and has been used a while it gets easier to start... I have found that if you put the saw on the ground and you depress the throttle with your boot, it starts easier cold.

My pros for this saw outweigh the cons by a lot.
Pros: I love the weight of the saw, it is extremly easy to handle and is controllable in strange situations with weird logs. It is amazing of how little fuel it takes to run this saw, I worked a 9 hour day on the ranch using the saw the whole time and I only had to refuel once, but i had to add bar oil about twice.

the only con that I have is the fact that It can only accept a 18 Inch bar. I also wish that the starting mechanism was not there, when you need the saw in a hurry, the mechanism get in your way!.

Other than that it is an overall great saw and I would suggest it over many other saws for medium use.
October 6, 2014
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Everything I was lookIng for
I have loved this saw. It starts great and performs to my needs. The quick chain adjustments are amazing on this saw. This is the perfect size for so many uses and it has the power when you need it.
April 15, 2011
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A Lotta Saw
What a great saw! Powerful and big enough for almost any job and easy to handle. You can run this saw for hours and you will be amazed at how little fatigue you will experience. But you will give out before this saw does and I love the tool-less chain tensioner.
May 17, 2012
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I've cut wood for 20 yrs and have used just about every brand of saw out there . I bought a Husqvarna 440 this past fall and my eyes were opened. This is the cadillac of chain saws . easy to start with the step by step instructions , lightweight , the torque is unbelievable , very easy on fuel, great for trimming small branches but mean enough to tackle big hardwood trees, very user friendly . I will never buy another brand ! Thanks for a Great Product!! A+++
November 30, 2012
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I had a Poulin for three years and after the third time to the repair shop I bought a good chain saw, a Husqvarna. First time it took a few pulls to get it started, but now it starts on first pull. Easy to handle and light. Great deal at Lowes for only $299.00, worth the price.
December 6, 2012
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Sandy cleanup
Luckily Amazon had this in stock. Did some research about other saws, and the reviews were always better for Husqvarna. Needed to do a good deal of yard cleanup after the hurricane including a bunch of downed trees. The weight and power was perfect for what I wanted. Easily cut through 12-14 inch limbs and trunks. Vibration control is amazing. 4 straight hours of use, and no arm or hand fatigue. Simple chain maintenance and replacement. Easy starts following instructions. Light weight enough that I made a bunch of coasters for friends out of a very interesting colored limb.
January 11, 2013
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Husqvarna 440 & Husqvarna 55 Rancher
Have had the larger saw for several years, used to keep our firewood supply pleantiful. We bought the smaller one to use for trimming branches and cutting smaller diameter wood as well as my more advanced age. Really pleased with both of them.
November 6, 2014
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had starting problems
saw was hard starting . had coil replaced within 1 week of purchase , runs better but still tempermental.
December 9, 2012
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Ease of operation
It is easy to start ---every time. The saw was powerful enough to cut easily thru eight inch limbs. Its balance was an asset making it easier to handle without sgetting my arms tired.
My only problem is with the chain oil leaking when not in use. It doesn't matter how or what position you store the saw it still leaks chain fluid.
October 12, 2013
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My fifth husky, and the last
I've owned husky chainsaws for twenty years and alway's had good luck with them. Bought the 440e for clearing brush on my farm. It would crank easy and cut well for about 15 minutes or so. Then it would bogg down and stall. Couldn't get it to crank for love nor money. Very frustrating. Took it back to the shop and they couldn't duplicate problem (because they didn't run it long enough I suspect) Anyway, I don't have time for this.
October 2, 2014
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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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