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Customer Reviews for Husqvarna Rancher Chain Saw - 50.2cc, 20in. Bar, 0.325in. Chain Pitch, Model# 450-20'

Husqvarna Rancher Chain Saw - 50.2cc, 20in. Bar, 0.325in. Chain Pitch, Model# 450-20'

Item# 31781
This Husqvarna Rancher Chain Saw is ideal for landowners and part-time users who require a high-powered, heavy-duty and responsive tool for all cutting conditions. It combines the best technology and ergonomics with a powerful 3.0 cubic inch, 50.2cc, 3.2 HP X-Torq engine for lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions levels. Chain Brake Yes, Chain Gauge in. 0.050, Bar Length in. 20, Case Included No, Fuel Capacity oz. 18, GasOil Fuel Mix Ratio 501, Chain Pitch in. 0.325, Chain Saw Type Gas, Engine Displacement cc 50, Engine Speed RPM 9,000 max., 2,900 idling, Oil Pump Flow Automatic, Primer Bulb Yes, HP 3.2, Low Vibration Handle Yes, Noise Level dB 104, Oil Capacity oz. 10, Tool Weight lbs. 11.3, Tool-Less Chain Tensioning No. 50.2cc, 3.2 HP X-Torq engine delivers power with lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions levels LowVib system lessens operator fatigue by reducing vibration levels Centrifugal air cleaning system removes large pieces of dust and debris before they reach the air filter for reduced air filter cleanings and improved engine life Quick-release air filter for easy cleaning and replacement Easy to control with front-handle ergonomics and 7 offset handle Distinct felling marks for better felling precision Combined choke/stop control for easier starting and reduced risk of engine flood Side-mounted chain tensioner for easy access Forced three-piece crankshaft for durability in the toughest applications Inertia-activated chain brake reduces the likelihood of injury due to kickback
Average Customer Rating:
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7 of 7(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Husqvarna Rancher Chain Saw - 50.2cc, 20in. Bar, 0.325in. Chain Pitch, Model# 450-20'
Review 1 for Husqvarna Rancher Chain Saw - 50.2cc, 20in. Bar, 0.325in. Chain Pitch, Model# 450-20'
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Worth every penny

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July 30, 2014
By Durbin
from Milwaukee, WI
"After my 3 year old Chinese made chain saw quit in the middle of cutting up a tree, I found out how impossible it is to get replacement parts. So I decided to spend the extra and get one with a good reputation. After reading way to many reviews on line I decided on the Husqvarna Rancher. This was definitely a good decision. It starts without any problems, cuts up trees like they are butter and is pretty good on gas. Replacement chains are a little hard to find but they do stay sharp. I would wholeheartedly recommend this chain saw to anyone."
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Review 2 for Husqvarna Rancher Chain Saw - 50.2cc, 20in. Bar, 0.325in. Chain Pitch, Model# 450-20'
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Wood Cutting Machine

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February 6, 2014
By OkieWoodcutter
from Pawnee, OK
"I use my Husqvarna to cut wood for our fireplace, and clearing trees on a 40 acre farm. My saw has several hundred hours of use, with no mechanical issues. I won't use a saw with a dull chain, and I am very serious when it comes to using manufacturer recommended oil, and replacement parts. I'm sure that has a little bit to do with the longevity of my saw. I have owned and used several makes and models and Husqvarna has proven to be one of the top choices for homeowners, farmers, ranchers and anyone short of a professional arborist. Even those guys might find Husqvarna to be a good choice. I still own a Stihl 028 Woodboss, which is a very dependable saw, and it still works great after more than 25 years of service. However, it will not keep up with the Husqvarna. Husqvarna's chain speed is considerably faster than the Stihl. The Husky uses a little less fuel, and is just as easy to start and maintain. All I have had to do with either saw is lube the tip of the bar, adjust the chain tension, and keep them fueled and full of chain oil. Husqvarna's price tag is a little intimidating, but I believe you will find it worth the money in the long run. It has very little vibration, much unlike the less expensive saws, so you can saw all day and not feel like you've been run over by a truck. It is much more quiet than some of the cheaper saws, but you still need to wear hearing protection."
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Review 3 for Husqvarna Rancher Chain Saw - 50.2cc, 20in. Bar, 0.325in. Chain Pitch, Model# 450-20'
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Rancher chainsaw

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February 5, 2014
By jsimp2861
from North Carolina
"Very good saw with no problems, have had mine for several years and it has never had anything done to it besides sharpen chain."
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Review 4 for Husqvarna Rancher Chain Saw - 50.2cc, 20in. Bar, 0.325in. Chain Pitch, Model# 450-20'
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Amazing saw

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February 4, 2014
By ffdan689
from Tuscumbia, AL
"I have to admit I was not expecting the performance this saw delivers. This saw will handle hours of tree felling and or firewood cutting. I have cut five cords of wood and fell six 24" red oak trees and still cutting like a unused chain. was not expecting the smaller chain to perform like the larger chain the 455 Rancher carries. great saw for the value."
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Review 5 for Husqvarna Rancher Chain Saw - 50.2cc, 20in. Bar, 0.325in. Chain Pitch, Model# 450-20'
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great saw

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February 4, 2014
By rwol1234
from Pittsburgh, Pa.
"This saw starts on the first pull and is well balanced. The motor is powerful enough for the toughest job. The 20' bar is appropriate for most applications. Had my saw for the past 5 years, and it hasn't missed a beat. I would recommend this to everybody."
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Review 6 for Husqvarna Rancher Chain Saw - 50.2cc, 20in. Bar, 0.325in. Chain Pitch, Model# 450-20'
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Saw

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February 4, 2014
By sixftmoose
from Rosburg, WA
"I use this saw around my 26 acre farm that is mostly wooded and it more than handles the job, from cutting firewood to falling trees this is a tough saw. I have dropped it from a tree I was liming and it survived, I have had mine for six years and when it dies I will purchase another one!"
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Review 7 for Husqvarna Rancher Chain Saw - 50.2cc, 20in. Bar, 0.325in. Chain Pitch, Model# 450-20'
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Wow

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January 22, 2014
By digsc
from Summerville, SC
"I have been using various consumer chainsaws the last 20 years. After my most recent saw lasted about 5 years, and its replacement lasting about two months I decided to buy something closer to a real saw. I can't afford the pro saws, but I am now starting to cut my own firewood so needed something better than I was using.
The first thing I noticed taking it out of the box was the chain. It looked serious (as compared to the wimpy chains I used on my old 40cc saw).
This saw will only get non-ethanol fuel. I have made my own mix forever. I had heard about ethanol and small engines, so I add the ethanol treatment. This is the first time I have tried the pre-mix fuel and it works great.
While using it the first time last night, it cuts fast. With about 18" tree that has been down for over a year, my previous saw would constantly bog down and it would take me almost half an hour to get through one cut. I could bog this saw down also, but only when I would get so caught up in how fast it cut I would put to much down pressure on the bar. If I just let the chain do the work, it cut through the tree like knife through butter. The spikes help a lot when bucking. Push down on the handle, let the spikes engage the wood, slowly lift and repeat.
I don't think this is a low-kickback chain. It cuts like there is no tomorrow. Twice I had it kick up a little (very little, but more than using my old saw) while cutting. Nothing too concerning as you should really be paying attention when using a chainsaw anyway."
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