A Review of the Husqvarna 440e Chainsaw
In this Husqvarna 440e review we take a detailed look at the various functions and features that this chainsaw has. From these, we will also detail some of the pros and cons of the power tool so that you can quickly see the good and bad points of it.
As well as this, we also answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this chainsaw review, other Husqvarna chainsaws, and chainsaws in general so that you have all of the information that you need in order to make a sound purchasing decision. We finish by making a recommendation on another Husqvarna chainsaw that we like, should the 440e not be suitable for your needs.
The Husqvarna 440e Chainsaw: Key Features and Specifications
Husqvarna 440e Chainsaw
- Compact and lightweight design
- Produces few vibrations
- Quick and easy to maintain
The compact design and light weight of this electric powered chainsaw means that it is useful for only light to moderate levels of work only. However, for these types of jobs, it is truly a great power tool. Fir this reason, the Husqvarna 440e chainsaw is more aimed at beginner woodworkers and home owners, rather than professional tradesmen, as it is not up to tackling larger scale jobs.
Despite of this, because of the many different functions and features that it has, and the price bracket that it is in, it is a very good chainsaw for the money. The best part of the Husqvarna 440e chainsaw review is its 2. 4 hp motor, along with its 40 9cc engine. Thanks to these, it has enough power to cut through bushes and trees with ease on smaller scale jobs.
Weighing in at 15.1 pounds, the Husqvarna 440e 440e chainsaw is pretty lightweight. It also has a compact design, measuring in at 18.4 x 12.3 x 11 inches in size. All this means that the power tool has a good balance to it that make it easy easy for anyone to use, including women and those individuals who have never used a chainsaw before.
It also means that even after hours or usage, you will not feel fatigued or your arms will not be sore. Because it takes up little space, storing the chainsaw when not in use is no problem and when it comes to transporting it in your car, the Husqvarna 440e chainsaw will easily fit inside of the trunk.
The Husqvarna 440e 440e chainsaw comes equipped with the company’s innovative and unique technology system called X-Torq. This highly effective and practical system works to make the power tool’s motor extremely efficient. This not only helps to save you money but also saves the environment. It also works to star up the motor immediately, thus saving any time waiting around.
In addition to this, the X-Torq technology system has a system that keeps the engine safe by controlling how it stops. This works to improve the lifespan of both the engine and the battery. Because the Husqvarna 440e 440e chainsaw runs so smooth, it produces very few vibrations and so it not only easier on your limbs but also allows you to make accurate, clean cuts.
In order to keep you safe whilst using the Husqvarna 440e 440e chainsaw and to minimize the chance of an accident happening, it comes packed with a range of different safety features. One of these is the special design of the cutting chain brake bar, which works to reduce the occurrence of kickbacks. This lets you use the power tool freely, without the worry of anything unwanted happening whilst cutting through something.
When using any chainsaw, it is inevitable that the air filter intake will become filled up with sawdust and other debris. The task of cleaning this out can be both difficult and unpleasant, as well as time consuming. However, thanks to the centrifugal air filter technology system that the Husqvarna 440e 440e chainsaw uses, the vast majority of the debris produced is caught before in can get into the air filter intake.
This means that the air filter intake does not get as dirty and thus is pretty easy to clean and maintain. For beginners this is a great feature, which contributes to the overall simple use of the Husqvarna 440e 440e chainsaw. Because the bar of the chainsaw is well secured with several nuts, it provides an extra level of safety.
- Compact and lightweight design
- Produces few vibrations
- Quick and easy to maintain
Not suitable for large scale jobs
FAQs – A Buyer’s Guide
Below you will find answers to a range of different frequently asked questions about the Husqvarna 440e, other Husqvarna chainsaws, and chainsaws in general. Armed with this information, you should have everything that you need so that you are in a position to make a fully informed purchasing decision. To help us with answering these questions we have enlisted the help of several industry experts and chainsaw enthusiasts.
What is the difference between the Husqvarna 440 and 440e?
The Husqvarna chainsaws 440 and 440e are pretty much the exact same chiansaw, apart from the fact that the 440e has a system in place whereby the tension of the cutting chain brake can be changed without the need to a T wrench, like it does on the 440 Husqvarna.
Neither one of the chainsaws is designed for large scale jobs as they both only have 40 9cc engines and 2. 4 hp motors. However, they are both great for smaller scale jobs, including for pruning bushes and trees in your yard. They are equally useful for jobs around a ranch or farm.
For first time users or those that prefer convenience, then the Husqvarna 440e chiansaw is the one that they should go for. This is because thanks to the tool free chain tensioning system, the job of doing this task is quick and easy easy. Another difference that comes as a result of this is an increase in price, with the 440e being more expensive than the 440 chainsaw.
This means that for those individuals who are on a tight or restricted budget, they may want to think about purchasing the chainsaw Husqvarna 440 chainsaw instead, and for those who money is not an issue, then the 440e is a good option. This is especially true if they value the time and effort saved thanks to the tool free cutting chain chain tensioning system that it has in place.
Why is Husqvarna better than Stihl?
The Swedish power tool manufacturer Husqvarna have been making chainsaws for many years. This is also true of the German manufacturer Stihl. Both brands are similar in that the parts they use use in the construction of their chainsaws are from China and so are very affordable.
Despite them both being cheap, they are still both highly reliable and deliver a good amount of performance. Although the two brands do have similarities, there are also a number of differences also. These include the fact that, in general, Stihl chainsaws are more lightweight and have smaller bars, whereas Husqvarna ones have longer bars and bigger engines.
This makes Husqvarna chainsaws better suited to more intense large scale jobs than Stihl ones. The fuel consumption tank on a Husqvarna chiansaw is typically bigger and so able to hold more gas powered. This means that it will run longer and you will have to stop less than you would when using a Stihl chiansaw.
Another area where Husqvarna outperforms Stihl is power. This comes thanks to the bigger engines that their chainsaws typically have. Thanks to the system of air filter air injection that Husqvarna chainsaws use use, sawdust and other debris is kept clear from the engine filer.
What is also good about Husqvarna chainsaws is that they feature a system that lets you quickly and easily smart start the chiansaw. Similarly, they all have a feature that minimizes the amount of vibrations produced so that you can get a clean and precise cut on all of your woodworking.
Although Stihl chainsaws have many similar functions and features to the ones mentioned, on the whole, the ones on the Husqvarna chainsaws work better and are of better quality. This is why Husqvarna is better than Stihl, although Stihl still do produce good quality chainsaws.
What is Husqvarna E Series?
The E series of Husqvarna chainsaws denotes the fact that they are all equipped with the tool free chain chain tensioning function. This is the only difference between E series chainsaws and regular chainsaws. This, of course, also means that they come with a higher price tag for the luxury of having this convenient function.
For the vast majority of people, this is not a big enough difference to warrant the increase in price so it is likely that they will not go for a power tool from the E series. For any individual that finds the task of tensioning the cutting change either difficult or tiresome, then an E series chiansaw may be exactly what they want.
What is the best chainsaw on the market?
There are many different chainsaws out there that claim to be the best on the market for whatever reason. However, as a general rule of thumb, it is probably best to stick to those well known chiansaw manufacturers that you have heard of, such as Stihl, Husqvarna, Ryobi, Dewalt, Bosch, Makita etc.
Some of the best chainsaws from these manufacturers include the Stihl MS 151 TC E Chainsaw, the Husqvarna 450EII2050 SASII45020 Gas Powered Chainsaw, the Ryobi OCS1830 One + 18 V Brushless 30 CM Chainsaw, DeWalt DCM575X1 54v XR Brushless FlexVolt Chainsaw, the Bosch Universal Chain 18 Inch Gas Chainsaw, and the Makita DUC353Z 36V (2x18V) 35cm Rear Handle Gas Powered Chain saw.
However, our favorite chiansaw that is currently available on the market for purchase is the Stihl MSA 200C Chainsaw. It is a 35 volt battery powered chiansaw that when at full load has a lifespan of approximately 19 minutes. At no load, the power tool will run for up to 33 minutes.
In terms of electric chainsaws, it has one of the best batteries out there. Thanks to the built in battery life indicator that it has, you should never run out of power half way through a job. With it featuring an ergonomically designed rear handle with rubber grip, it is super easy to use and control.
Similarly, because of its good design, the Stihl MSA 200C Chainsaw produces very few vibrations, which is good for producing clean cuts, as well as minimizing the amount of fatigue that you experience from using it. With the cutting chain being so flexible and thin, it is really good for much finer work.
However, even though the cutting chain is so thin, it is able to withstand large scale jobs, such as cutting and felling big birch trees with ease. When it comes to the cleaning and maintenance of the chiansaw, this is a simple and easy thing to do. Topping up the oil can be done by pouring it through a cap that can be folded out the way for added simplicity.
Similarly, because the battery comes spring loaded, it can be removed or replaced with ease. The only thing that we do not like about the Stihl MSA 200C Chainsaw is that it has a system for tensioning the cutting chain is no the best. Although it actually works fine, the wheel that you spin to do it is quite sluggish and unresponsive.
This problem only gets worse as the power tool gets older and things begin to not work as well. Because it requires the use of a large amount of oil, the chiansaw is always well lubricated. However, with it using more oil than a typical chiansaw, it does become quite expensive to run it over time.
For example, each and every time that you run the Stihl MSA 200C Chiansaw, it goes through an entire tank of oil. However, this is not helped by the fact that the oil tank is not very big. Although, as previously stated, topping up the oil tank is a straightforward and easy thing to do.
The battery that comes as standard with the chain saw has a good capacity and a long life, even when under load. It has a life of 3.2 minutes per each every Ah that it has. As a result however, the battery is quite heavy and so makes the overall power tool much heavier.
However, the beauty of having a battery powered chiansaw, like the Stihl MSA 200C Chiansaw, is that unlike a gas powered one, it is quiet, easy to smart start, and does not create any harmful fumes. Similarly, compared with a mains gas powered one, you are free to move around, as you are not tethered to a mains socket via a power cord.
Because of this, it makes it a great choice for both professional arborists and individuals with large yards that are home to areas of dense woodland.
The Husqvarna 440e Chainsaw: Our Final Thoughts
Husqvarna 440e Chainsaw
Having looked at all parts of the Husqvarna 440e Chainsaw in a good amount of detail in this chainsaw review review, it is clear to see that it is a good quality power tool for working with wood. There is no surprise then that it is a very popular model, particularly with novice and beginner chiansaw users.
For any individual that is in the market for a lightweight and compact chiansaw, then this is the one for them. However, it is only capable of performing light to medium scale jobs and so is great for use around the yard. For any professional arborists out there, they should probably give this model a miss and go for one that has more power and a bigger bar.
A husqvarna chiansaw that is capable of performing such tasks that the one in this chainsaw review review could not is the 455 Rancher. It comes packed with loads of power, is really heavy duty, and can cut through any and all types of wood. It even has an ergonomic design so that it is both easy and comfortable to use, and will not leave you feeling fatigued from a long day of working with it.