As we discussed before, the first thing to decide upon is whether you need a top or rear handled chainsaw. Usually, the answer would be a rear handled one, unless you are a professional who would likely be using your chainsaw whilst up a tree. For the sake of this review we have chosen to feature a rear handle model, however, Husqvarna also offer a line of professional top handle models too.
This heavy duty model from Husqvarna boasts a 55.5cc motor. This is considered to be a top level motor size that could be used for felling fairly large trees. Your 55.5cc motor could also be used to easily split firewood, trim branches or complete any other smaller task you might have. This sized motor is coupled with a 20 inch bar length maximum, more than sufficient for any job a home user would have.
If you are thinking of buying a heavy duty chainsaw, like the Husqvarna 455 Rancher Gas Chain Saw, you need to consider the weight of it and whether you would be able to handle it during operation. Excluding the cutting equipment, the Husqvarna 455 chainsaw weighs 12.8lbs which quickly increases to 16.4lbs when operating.
The main points you need to know about the construction and design of the Husqvarna 455 Rancher 55-1/2cc Gas Chain Saw are:
- Handle: Rear
- Motor: 55.5cc
- Bar length: 20 inch
- Weight: 16.4lbs operating weight
- Price:Under $440
Basically, this is an excellent choice for a heavy duty chainsaw that can perform any minor and most major tasks and is built by a renowned, well-known company.