Husqvarna 440 Review – 18 Inch Gas Chainsaw with 2.4 HP

In the chainsaw industry, Husqvarna appears to be a household name – with a massive pool of diversified chainsaw collections, Husqvarna has emerged as an industry leader. However, searching for a perfect chainsaw can still be tricky, as there is no single chainsaw that fits everyone’s requirements. Yet, I have an incredible chainsaw to relate to; especially, if you are looking for a durable power tool for small to medium-sized jobs. Yes, I am talking about Husqvarna 440;

Among the light-duty chainsaws, Husqvarna 440 holds a key position – if you are about to perform medium felling, pruning, or limbing, this is a perfect choice to make.

Though it does not have monstrous power similar to other gas chainsaws such as Rancher 460 or 120 Mark II, still it gets the job done in a nice way.

So, I would recommend this chainsaw for people searching for a good one for their backyard cleanup duty.

Afterward, you will be able to compare the abilities of this chainsaw with your impending needs and decide if you need this or not.

Husqvarna 440 Features 

Before I start talking about the technical features of the Husqvarna 440, I would state that this machine beats out other chainsaws in terms of price – however, its serving tenure is no less than any expensive chainsaw. The followings are some important technical features that will help you understand the dynamics of this power tool.

1. Power ( Engine and Motor )

There has been placed a 2-cycled gas-powered engine in a chainsaw that has a cylindrical displacement of 2.5cu.inch and a motor that generates 2.4 hp.

This might not be an ideal combination in terms of power, but this combination delivers more than the extra power required to get the task done. As the chainsaw has been made to perform small to medium-sized jobs, yet, sometimes you can use it for large-sized jobs as well.

Typically, the streamlining of this model is backed by the company’s vision of introducing a reliable model of chainsaw for beginners and homeowners. So, if you often come across some easygoing tasks with your chainsaw, this could be a perfect choice.

2. X-Torque Technology ( Fuel Efficient )

It utilizes Husqvarna’s patented “X-Torq®” technology which reduces the consumption of fuel and it runs for more time. At the same time, this technology also reduces the toxic emissions while the chainsaw runs – so, it becomes easy for the user to work with this machine, and the environment gets also saved from the toxic fumes of unburned fuel. 

But you need to make sure that you are using good-quality fuel in it. The fuel you are using must not be less than 89 octane number, and also ensure that you are using gasoline with an appropriate amount of oil. 

3. Easy to Operate ( Combined Choke System and Smart Start )

Talking about Husqvarna 440, it is truly easy to start this machine and use it for your purpose. It possesses a combined choke system that helps you start the engine sooner.

Meanwhile, a smart start system further adds value to this overall process and helps the engine to start easily. An air purge system ensures the elimination of extra air from the combustion chamber which ultimately saves chainsaw from flooding. Husqvarna 440 and Husqvarna 435 chainsaw uses the same smart start system.

On the other hand, there is a centrifugal air cleaning system that does not let dust particles pass through the filter and enter the combustion chamber. Meanwhile, this mechanism massively eases the process of filter cleaning and its replacement. 

4. Safety Measurements ( LowVib & Inertia Activated Brake ) 

Compared to conventional chainsaws, this power tool has quite a reliable safety mechanism. There is an inertia-activated brake that minimizes the risk of damage from kickbacks. Brake gets engaged automatically in case of an accident, and the chain on the bar stops spinning to avoid any serious injury to the user. 

Similarly, there is a LowVib functionality that reduces the impact of vibrations on the user. Most of the vibrations are absorbed by the chainsaw, and there remains minimum impact on the hands of users. 

5. Quick Adjustment 

You will not be able to use your chainsaw efficiently unless you maintain the required tension in the chain of the chainsaw. To make it easy for users, there have been side-mounted chain tensioners using which you can adjust tension in the chain of the chainsaw. Turn the tensioning pin clockwise to tighten the chain and vice versa. 

Personal Testing of Husqvarna 440

Being a machine lover, I keep using different machines, this quest led me to use Husqvarna 440 multiple times – so, based on my personal experience with this machine, I am able to wrap up the review of this product in the form of points.

Following ratings are outcome of my personal use of this chainsaw:

Safety Precautions
Fuel Consumption
Cutting Speed
Ability to Handle Large Sized Jobs

Overall Rating

On the basis of my personal use of this chainsaw, I will recommend this for those looking for a good chainsaw for small to medium-sized jobs.

The overall rating of this chainsaw is 8 out of 10. In the meantime, this chainsaw gives 100% value of your money.

Overall Rating

Husqvarna 440 Specifications

Here are important specifications that are also important to tell;

Husqvarna 440Specifications
Cylinder Displacement2.5 cu.inch
Power Output2.4hp
Bar Length18 Inches
Maximum Speed9000 rmp
Sound Level Measured112db
Fuel Consumption513g/Kwh
Oil Pump TypeFixed Flow
Oil Tank Volume0.25 litre

Final Verdict

Aforementioned paragraphs encompass every detail about this chainsaw. I do not recommend this chainsaw for heavy-duty tasks, but it suits well to meet your requirements regarding small to medium-sized jobs.

Meanwhile, while using this power tool, you have to be careful about the lubrication of chainsaw chain and bar because there is no automatic oiler system in it.

Above all, I would say that this is the best machine in this price range. If you use appropriate mixture of gasoline with oil, you can keep using this machine for long.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Is the Husky 440 a good chainsaw?

Husqvarna 440 is an excellent choice for ranchers and loggers looking for a durable chainsaw that could penetrate through hard woods and turn them into pieces. With its 18 inches long bar, it delivers 2.4 Horsepower which is enough shear any wood. Meanwhile, it offers impressive and reliable performance and serves you in longer run.

Q2. How many cc is a Husqvarna 440?

Husqvarna 440 is a two-cycled gas-powered chainsaw which has cylindrical displacement of With its 40.9cc engines it generates the power of 2.4 Hp.

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