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I might as well be the first to write this. I have been using a little craftsman 14" saw to do my wood this fall. I decided to buy a rancher and wouldnt trade it for anything.
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I just picked up the Husqvarna 455 from Lowe's of all places. I compared it with the Stihl MS 390 and MS 361. The Husky has more rated power and was available at my local store that is open from early in the morning until late at night. As for power and ease of cutting, I cut a lot of trees in Louisiana and East Texas for hurricane clean up last year with a smaller Craftsman saw. While that saw did well, the Husky is so much smoother with much less vibration. As I cut up a couple of oak trees, the Husky's power was more than a match for that hardwood. I'd recommend the 455 Rancher for anyone who needs to move up to the next level in chainsaws.
This post was edited by greatsleuth773 on 1/08/2006 10:44 PM
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Great saw.  After a bad experience at a weasel Stihl dealership  (read 'steal' dealership) with a cracked MS390 housing after only 10 minutes of easy use (which gives new meaning to the term 'break-in' period for Stihls evidently), I purchased a Husqvarna 455 Rancher from a (different) local Husky dealer/hardware store.

Not only does the Husqvarna saw look tough, but it sounds tough and cuts tough also.  While the specs may not indicate it, this saw has plenty of low end torque for powering thru the tough stuff without bogging down the chain, which is what I was looking for in the first place.

Thanks to the crappy Stihl 'dealership' experience, Husky has make a new friend.

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