Husqvarna 455 Rancher Review – 55cc Dual Cycle Gas Chainsaw

Usually, I do not prefer the use of battery-powered or corded chainsaws – especially, in winter, as there appears frequent need for wood, and electric chainsaws aren’t suitable to do repeated duties in a shorter span of time. I personally use gas-powered chainsaws because they are more powerful and yield better efficiency and offer improved results. Meanwhile, Husqvarna is a leading brand that deals in the manufacturing of Gas-powered and electric chainsaws.

I bought Husqvarna 455 Rancher back in the November of 2021 – up till now, this power tool has been serving my cause and paying its duty off in terms of trimming, limbing, pruning, and cutting trees.

Whether it is about cutting rough and huge logs, or you want to use it to make your backyard more presentable, this machine serves your purpose in the best possible way.

Sticking to my topic of the day, let us start with Husqvarna 455 Rancher Review – it will help you understand its features; meanwhile, my personalized review about Husqvarna 455 Rancher will also assist you to make your choice easier.

Husqvarna 455 Rancher Features 

Before I start relating the features of this incredible power tool, I must say that it can straightforwardly cut anything placed before it to cut. Having a gas engine that produces 2.6Kw horsepower, this machine perfectly matches all your requirements to complete commercial-sized cutting jobs.

Followings are salient features of this machine;

1. Dual Cycle Engine (55cc Gas-Powered Engine)

Husqvarna 455 has a 55cc gas-powered engine that produces the power of 2.6 HP – this much power is enough to cut thick logs and slicing of large-sized trees.

Meanwhile, the engine of the chainsaw is equipped with an inertia-activated brake; it helps you to stop the chainsaw immediately in case of emergency. This mechanism also ensures better safety for the user.

At the same time, the engine of the chainsaw has an x-torque engine similar to Husqvarna 460 Rancher that massively brings down the consumption of fuel along with a considerable reduction in emission.

According to my personal experience, the engine of the Husqvarna 455 runs the best with a 50:1 ratio of gasoline with oil.

2. Quick Release Air Filter

A clogged air filter is one of the leading factors that doesn’t let you start your chainsaw. While using a chainsaw, dust enters the filter which halts the way of clean air to the combustion chamber through the air filter.

However, this power tool is equipped with a quick-release air filtration system that keeps the filter clean – still, if the filter gets clogged, you can easily clean it or replace it with a new one.

Since I bought Husqvarna 455, I changed its filter only once – it has a built-in capacity that makes the air filter of your chainsaw last longer.

3. Bar and Chain Mechanism 

Indeed, the bar and chain mechanism of this machine is excellent. It comes with a 20’’ bar – however, you can easily change the bar, and assemble any other bar of different length.

Made up of steel alloy, the bar of the chainsaw is durable enough to sustain unfavorable circumstances. There are quite lower chances for the bar of your chainsaw to get bend or twisted while using it.

On the other hand, the chain of chainsaw has well-sharpened teeth that possess the ability to penetrate deep into the wood. Meanwhile, there is an easy mechanism using which you can adjust the tension in the chain of the chainsaw.

4. Automatic Lubricating Mechanism 

When it comes to maintaining your chainsaw, appropriate lubrication of parts is considered one of the fundamental factors. Most conventional chainsaws require manual lubrication which might wear out due to the absence of enough lubrication for the bar and chain.

However, Husqvarna 455 Rancher has an automatic lubrication system that ensures the availability of enough lubrication for the bar and chain of the chainsaw.

Chainsaw will automatically ascertain the need for required lubrication for and chain, and provide them with the required oil or lubrication. This mechanism sets you free from your duty of manually oiling your chainsaw chain and bar.

5. Ergonomics 

I have found it massively convenient when it comes to handling this chainsaw while using it. With the presence of two oscillation springs, the chainsaw absorbs vibrations and keeps your hands away from fatigue.

Though the handle is steady and rugged enough, still I would suggest you use gloves for a better grip on your chainsaw.

Testing of Husqvarna 455 Rancher 

Having told you about the salient features of this machine, I would like to share my personal review of this power tool. it has been around 2 years since I have been using this chainsaw for medium to large-sized jobs, and through all these years, I have found it an excellent product.

Based on my personal use of this power tool, I will rate this product as follow;

Oil Delivery Mechanism
Cutting Speed
Air Filtration Mechanism
Fuel Consumption

Overall Value of Product

Whether I describe this machine on the basis of a single feature, or I talk about the overall machine, everything seems perfect about this machine.

So, on the basis of aforementioned functionalities and their efficiencies, I would give the overall rating of 9 out of 10.

For small to medium-sized jobs, Husqvarna 440 appears to be the better choice.

Overall Rating

Husqvarna 455 Rancher Specifications

Husqvarna 455 Rancher ChainsawSpecifications
Cylinder Displacement in Engine3.4 cu inch
Bar Length20 Inches
Sound level112 db
Fuel Capacity88 Fluid Ounces
Revolutions Per Minute9000
Chainsaw Length41 Inches


Chainsaws have been among the most versatile power tools; especially, chainsaws manufactured by Husqvarna have an exceptional value. I hope that you will have understood everything about this incredible machine.

Therefore, if you are looking for a powerful chainsaw that could meet your demands of working with medium to large-sized logs, this chainsaw could be the one you truly need.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Is a 455 Rancher worth it?

Yes, this chainsaw gives you 100% of your money. Being a gas-powered chainsaw, it can easily bring down massive logs and turn them into fine slices. In short, you can buy this chainsaw for your medium to large-sized jobs.

Q2. Is a 455 Rancher Professional Chainsaw?

455 Rancher is considered as a professional grade chainsaw. it is capable of dealing with anything you throw before it. However, it is bit more for those who didn’t use the chainsaw before.

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