Any good all-round chainsaw has to be both powerful and manoeuvrable. This is because such a machine has to be simultaneously easy to handle so as to ensure great accuracy of cut, but also potent enough for efficient cutting of tough tree trunks and other challenging jobs. Suitable for both occasional professional work and serious home users faced with heavy cutting workloads, Husqvarna’s 435 Mark II is one such chainsaw, offering magnificent versatility for the management of large gardens, farms and estates.
Fitted with a 37.5cm (15”) bar and .325” pitch chain as standard (also compatible with 33cm-46cm/13”-18” guide bars), the 435 is capable of achieving a maximum chain speed of up to 17.3m/s and thus perfect for challenging cutting jobs such as felling and bucking smaller trees. The 435 Mark II’s lightweight design (only 4.2kg without bar and chain), however, means that chopping firewood and pruning tree branches is also pleasingly simple. This exceptional handling and manoeuvrability has the further advantage of allowing you to work for longer without suffering from fatigue, thereby boosting productivity. Moreover, with an oil pump and an easy-access side-mounted chain tensioner you can be assured of consistently excellent results.
Power, meanwhile, is provided via a rather clever 40.9cc X-Torq® two-stroke petrol engine. Husqvarna’s X-Torq® system was developed to ensure class leading performance across the Husqvarna range, with an enhanced combustion process boosting power, increasing fuel efficiency by up to 20%, and reducing emissions by up to 75%. As such the 435 Mark II is better for both you and the environment, while also offering impressive cutting power in a wide range of settings. For even greater convenience the 435 Mark II also features a practical Smart Start® system and a primer bulb, which together help to ensure reliably hassle-free ignition, while the inclusion of a transparent window in the 0.37 litre fuel tank makes it easier to check the fuel level while you work.
Sticking with the theme of user-friendliness for the moment, we should take a moment to appreciate the ergonomic excellence of the 435 Mark II’s design. Features such as the asymmetrical, soft grip handle and an effective LowVib® anti-vibration system, for example, ensure great comfort even during prolonged periods of use, while the inertia-activated chain brake provides superb protection against hazardous kickback events. Even the little touches set the 435 Mark II apart from its competitors, with a centrifugal air cleaning system, a quick-release air filter and a snap-lock cylinder cover working to facilitate routine servicing, and distinct felling marks on the 435 Mark II’s casing providing helpful guidance when cutting down trees. A forged three-piece crankshaft, moreover, offers reassuring durability, meaning that you can depend on this exceptional machine even when taking on intensive cutting applications.
*Make sure you are using your chainsaw safely and read our free advice article when you have a spare moment.