- Feb 21, 2020
Valery, I have used various chainsaws over the years. A husky 435 (41cc) is the newest model I've owned. It's an X-torq stratified charge model and despite the fact that I've richened the mixture a little from standard, it's by far the most frugal saw I've ever used. Other than using way less fuel, it's like older saws. If you can work out how to use the new stratified charge cylinders, they'd be worth trying out.
I must add that I have owned every type of chainsaw ever known to mankind in the United States. By far and away the very best I have owned has been the Echo Series; 440, 540, 640.
I retrieve sunken cypress logs during the summer months off of the waterways down here. I once was engaged in cutting a rather large log one afternoon with one of my Echo 440's and allowed my body weight to get too far forward and ended up falling into the water that was at least 9-10 feet deep. I sunk straight down and tried to keep the saw from getting wet but it was unavoidable.
I was in the water long enough to sink down and kick off of the bottom to get my saw out. My saw was submerged for at least 3-4 seconds and it never even stopped running. I was in total disbelief.
My next saw purchase will be the 600 series Echo Timberwolf. They are selling for just under $400 with a five (5) years Warranty.
Like a sore pecker, hard to beat.
Needless to say I was sold on the Echo series for life. It is my go to brand. They are lightweight, economical, robust, reliable, and easy to work on.