The Husqvarna 435 is a fairly light chainsaw, excellent for home use due to its relative light weight and decent power. It can make its way through hardwood and is ideal for most types of work around the household, with a good overall price-quality ratio.
Easy to use and maintain
Just like you would expect from a Husqvarna chainsaw, the 435 is really easy to use, although it is a little bit heavier than some of its predecessors. The first thing you will notice about it is that it starts fast and offers plenty of raw power for most tasks you have to take care at home, from cutting firewood to making your way through larger logs and mid-size trees.
Another thing you will notice about the 435 is that it will be very easy to add gas and bar oil to it, which makes the whole process of maintaining the chainsaw an easy job. The life span of this saw is pretty high, so you can expect it to work for years and years. It’s also easy to refuel and adjust or change the chain. Even the air filter can be changed in no time.
The Husqvarna has a history of bringing light weight chainsaws on the market that deliver the same torque and power as a regular weight saw would. The 435 definitely lives to prove that once again, so you can expect this chainsaw to be very easy to maneuvre and handle.
The other thing you will notice and like about it is the low vibration, but again, you would expect that to be the case if you are familiar with the Husqvarna products. The low vibration will make it a lot easier to work for longer hours without feeling that your arms are numb or dull.
Some components need adjustment
Some of the components of the Husqvarna 435 may need adjustments from the very beginning, so if you don’t know how to do that, you may have more serious problems in the future. For example, the carburetor has to be adjusted a little and the low speed needle settings as well, otherwise the throttle might stall. The chain tension may need adjustments too if you intend to overuse this chainsaw. Otherwise, the chain will overheat and it will be much harder to work.
Difficulties starting the chainsaw
Although it should be easy to start the Husqvarna 435, some of you may have difficulties starting it if it is hot or if the engine is warm. This is a known issue with the chainsaws in the Husqvarna series and it seems that it hasn’t been solved with this model either. You should avoid too much oil and sawdust debris accumulations under the chain if you don’t want to have troubles starting the 435.
Another problem with which the ones who used Husqvarna chainsaws in the past must be familiar with is the oil leaking when you leave the saw idle. This problem seems to be a trademark for the Husqvarna, and there isn’t much you can do about it.
The Husqvarna 435 wouldn’t be one of the best chainsaws for home-use at all, if it weren’t for its low price, which makes it an ideal solution for those who don’t look for expensive chainsaws with lots of power and durability to it. Don’t expect it to last very long before you start having problems with it.
|Cylinder displacement||40.9 cc|
|Power output||2.2 hp|
|Maximum power speed||9000 rpm|
|Maximum recommended engine speed||13000 rpm|
|Fuel tank volume||12.51 fl oz|
|Fuel consumption||652 g/kWh|
|Idling speed||2900 rpm|
|Spark plug||Champion RCJ7Y, NGK BPMR7A, Husqvarna HQT-1|
|Electrode gap||0.02 “|
|Torque, max.||2 Nm/6300 rpm|
|Oil tank volume||0.5 US pint|
|Oil pump type||Fixed flow|
|Oil pump capacity||13-13 ml/min|
|Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front / rear handle||2.5/3.2 m/s?|
|Sound pressure level at operators ear||102 dB(A)|
|Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA)||114 dB(A)|
|Recommended bar length, min-max||13″-18″|
|Chain speed at max power||56.76 fts|
|Chain gauge||0.05 “|
|Weight (excl. cutting equipment)||9.2 lbs|