This well-built and compact chainsaw is a perfect solution for professional arborists and those who need a reliable, top-handled chainsaw for light-duty jobs. On the downside, it does have a low cutting capacity.
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Pro Perfect for climbing
This chainsaw has everything a good climbing chainsaw needs. It's compact, lightweight, rope-attachable, and powerful enough for the climbing jobs.
Pro Good for light-duty use
While on the ground, this 12" chainsaw quickly deals with light jobs. It's perfect for trimming and cutting small diameter trees.
Pro Low vibration level
The vibrations of this chainsaw are very low, due to the use of a spring suspension system (called LowVib). The system isolates the handles from the parts that are prone to oscillation. As a result, users won't suffer from muscle fatigue while operating it.
Pro Ergonomic handle
Unlike most commercial chainsaws, this chainsaw has a top-handled design, which makes it very comfortable to hold, with both hands in a natural position.
Due to its modest design and well-balanced 35cc motor, this chainsaw weights only 7.5 pounds.
Pro Can be attached to ropes
A rope attachment is an essential feature for a good climbing saw, as it allows the operator to hoist the saw up into a tree while climbing. Additionally, Husqvarna offers an optional climbing strap accessory for another $14.
Con High kickback risk
Due to their design, top-handled chainsaws experience more severe kickbacks than rare-handled chainsaws. Operators should always be on alert while operating this power tool.
Con Bad for heavy use
The small two horsepower motor and tiny 12" bar makes it unsuitable for anything other than light-duty work.