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Husqvarna 450 Rancher 50.2cc Gas 18 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw

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The Husqvarna 450 is a new powerful all around saw for people who value professional qualities in a saw. The X-Torq engine means lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions; while its Smart Start feature and a fuel pump provide easy start ups every time.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Distinct marks provide for better felling precision
  • Snap-lock cylinder cover saves time when changing spark plugs and cleaning
  • 450 Rancher 50.2cc Gas 18 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw - 966906738


Series: Rancher
Bar Length: 18 in.
Chain Gauge: 0.050 in.
Chain Pitch: 3/8 in.
Engine Displacement: 50.2cc
Horsepower: 3.2
Starting System: Recoil



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Lightweight (1)
Love this saw!!!
I purchased this saw thinking it was going to be my limbing saw and my Stihl 290 was going to be my felling saw.This saw out cuts my Stihl 290 Farm Boss. It is very light weight with a outstanding power to weight ratio.I use this saw for everything now. I don't use the Farm Boss any more, never liked it since my purchase of the husqvarna 450.
March 24, 2012
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great all around saw
Husqvarna did it again, this is my third piece of equipment from them and they never stop impressing me, just a great all around saw, fires up easily, simple to use and the case design makes for easy maintenance and adjustments, haven't gotten a chance to use it too much but so far its just right. a huge plus was buying it from my local power shop and not a big box store, they set the whole saw up fill it up start it and than bring me outside and show me exactly how to use the product. much better than just being handed a box and a receipt. I will keep buying husky products!!
October 20, 2013
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Great mid-size saw!!
Needed one of these for occasional tree clearing, so I bought the 450 Rancher. Really good power. I've had several other brands in this class, but this saw is head & shoulders better than they were. Easy starts, stays running & gets the job done without the frustration of a saw that doesn't work right.
August 2, 2015
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GOOD SAW replaced my homedepot homelite saw that only barely lasted one season. Guess you get what you pay for.

currently have a huysqvarna chainsaw, trimmer, and snow thrower.
October 26, 2011
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The best chainsaw I ever had
Love it, has everything a homeowner could ever ask for in a saw!
October 22, 2011
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powerful chainsaw
Good design making for ease of use. Controls are easily accessible, i.e.; combined stop & start control, chain brake for safety, throttle control & throttle lockout.
October 23, 2011
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excellent all around performer
I"ve had this saw for five years and hasn't been to the shop yet. I cut about eight to ten cord a year give or take some and this saw has never let me down. I suggest the 18" bar and no bigger. If you need to go larger you better off going to the 455 Rancher,but that is more than I would need .
October 4, 2014
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Bought this product to clear my property. Use it for several long days and it performed well. Bought Husqvarna sharpening kit for it, this kit sharpens chain easy and accurately. This is the first Husqvarna product I have ever purchased and so far I am very satisfied.
January 15, 2012
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great saw for a great price
i have owend this saw for about a week now and cut probably 10 trees up into fire wood and this saw has plenty of power and is just overal the best saw i have ever purchased ihave had smaller husky saws in the past that were second hand from a family member who does tree service work and only runs husky and thats all i will run.
thanks husqvarna for the great products you sell.
March 6, 2013
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I love HUSQVARNA and I know they Love me I now have 7 HUSQVARNA products LGT2654,MZ6128ZT,HU800AWD,580BTS,224L,266SE, now a 450 .I am very impressed with the power ,how well it starts, and the air filter stays clean .If to last as long as my 1981 266se I will be very happy.
March 29, 2013
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I have an 18" chainsaw (with less power) good for smaller trees. Need something stronger for larger stock. can this Husqvarna be bought with a 20" bar and chain and at what price? Also what would be the weight in that configuration?

Thanks for your help
Ed on Mar 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can buy an aftermarket bar and chain combination. Even stepping up to a 3\8 bar and chain combo if you replace the factory clutch drum\drive sprocket. The 450 has enough punch to do so easily. The length of the bar is not an indication of the "power" of a given chainsaw. Educate yourself on the saw you chose, what it's cutting characteristics are, etc. With tools available these days,(YouTube and Google) the ignorance of a person that uses a potentially deadly item like a chainsaw is unacceptable, if not actually criminal.
What kind of oil do you put in the chain oil compartment and what kind of oil do you mix with the gas
steven on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Go to Home Depot or similar and get "ECHO Bar & Chain Oil" (I get it by the gallon) which is put as is in the front of the saw (see Manual). Also get "2-Cycle Oil" which is mixed with gas -- suggest 89 octane -- and add a little "B&S Fuel Stabilizer" to protect engine from ethanol.
What's the difference between 450 and 450e?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The E-Series New powerful all-round saw for people who value professional qualities in a saw. The X-Torq® engine means lower fuel consumption and reduced emission levels. Auto return stop switch and visible fuel level makes the saw easier to handle. Equipped with Smart Start® and fuel pump to every time ensure easy starts.
why does this chainsaw only have a 18 in bar? It's the same model as seen on other sites. Only the other sites say theirs has a 20 in bar. So my question is this, why is this bar only 18 in and not 20 in? Can it run with a 20 in bar?
Ike on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Husqvarna 455 Rancher we are showing this to be a 20" bar not the 450.
I have an 18" chainsaw (with less power) good for smaller trees. Need something stronger for larger stock. can this Husqvarna be bought with a 20" bar and chain and at what price? Also what would be the weight in that configuration?

Thanks for your help
Ed on Mar 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The 20" saw in this class would be the Husqvarna 965030298 455 Rancher 55.5cc Gas 20 in. Rear Handle Chain Saw.The price is $379.99.The weight is 24.5 lbs.
What pitch chain is used .325 or 3/8?
Tyler on Jan 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The chain pitch is .325".


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