As far as chainsaws designed for residential use go, you’re not likely to find many machines which offer a better combination of power and convenience than Husqvarna’s 135. Lightweight, compact and ergonomically designed, the 135 is a powerful petrol driven saw ideal for diverse tasks such as cutting firewood, DIY, and pruning and felling small trees. The thing that truly makes it stand out from the competition, however, is Husqvarna’s characteristic commitment to long lasting, reliable performance and top quality results, with the 135 benefitting from many features more commonly seen on commercial grade machines.
Take the 135’s hi-tech 38cc X-Torq® two-stroke petrol engine, for example. This X-Torq® technology is a staple of much of Husqvarna’s professional range but here works to make the 135 much more powerful than your average hobbyist chainsaw, boosting cutting performance, increasing fuel efficiency by up to 20%, and even reducing harmful exhaust emissions by up to 75%. Furthermore, the enhanced efficiency this offers works in conjunction with the inclusion of a generously proportioned 0.37 litre fuel tank to increase the run time offered by a single fill, thereby saving time and effort otherwise spent refuelling. An easy-access primer bulb and combined choke/stop control, moreover, help to ensure dependably hassle-free starting and reduce the risk of the engine flooding.
Supplied as standard with a 35cm (14”) bar and 3/8” pitch low profile chain (also compatible with 40cm/16” guide bars), the 135 is also impressively versatile. One the one hand, thanks to its ergonomic, lightweight design (only 4.4kg without bar and chain) it offers more than enough manoeuvrability for tricky pruning and precision DIY work. On the other hand, its powerful engine also delivers more than enough clout to take on challenging cutting work, such as felling and bucking small trees (it even features clear felling marks on the casing, designed to aid precision and to help determine the direction in which a tree will fall when felled). A variety of additional performance enhancing features such as an adjustable oil pump and a side-mounted chain tensioner (which makes it easy to tighten the chain as and when required), meanwhile, further guarantee consistently exceptional cutting results.
A reassuringly effective inertia-activated chain brake and a sturdy rear hand guard, moreover, offer valuable added protection to the user, thus keeping you safe while you work. Similarly, for added comfort Husqvarna’s innovative LowVib® anti-vibration technology isolates the user’s hands from engine vibrations, thereby preventing fatigue over extended periods of operation. Husqvarna’s 135 is also, of course, a pretty tough machine and designed for a long and reliable service life, with features such as a centrifugal air cleaning system, a quick-release air filter and a snap-lock cylinder cover included to facilitate routine maintenance. For many years of superb cutting power and convenience, then, you need look no further than this impressive piece of kit.
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