Husqvarna 141 Chainsaw Review And Specs: Is It Worth The Rebuild?

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The Husqvarna 141 chainsaw is a small homeowner saw that is no longer in production.

However, there are thousands, if not tens of thousands of these saws out there are they regularly pop up for sale on online marketplaces and elsewhere.

Whether or not they’re worth buying depends on the price and condition. But here is a general overview of the Husqvarna 141 to help you in your decision.

Husqvarna 141 Chainsaw

Husqvarna 141

  • 40.2 cc, 2.6 hp, 16" bar
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  • Aftermarket parts on Amazon
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  • Lightweight and maneuverable
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The 141 was originally described as:

A lightweight, easy to operate, versatile saw for more demanding leisure and part-time use.

Just like all our saws, this saw satisfies the toughest demands on safety, easy operation, and ergonomics as our professional saws. Useful in gardens and yards as well as for felling applications.

The Husqvarna 141 is good for:

  • Limbing
  • Pruning
  • Clearing
  • Cutting small logs

It isn’t generally the type of saw you would use for cutting larger logs or processing bulk firewood. It’s not designed to be used all day.

A larger, more powerful model like the Husqvarna 359 would be better for harder use.

That being said, it’s a reliable little saw that gets the job done.

It’s generally sold and run with a 16-inch bar.

Like most Husqvarna chainsaws, the 141 has many fans in the Husky community.

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The fuel line issue comes up more than once when looking into this model, and often needs replacing.

If you know what you’re doing (or can find someone else who does), this is not a difficult or expensive task.

Husqvarna 141 parts are reasonably plentiful, though getting somewhat harder to find over the years.

The best place to look or ask for parts, if you can’t find them in the usual places, is in one of the many large Husky Facebook groups.

Husqvarna 141 Specs


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The exact specifications may vary slightly depending on when and where the saw was manufactured.

  • 40.20cc engine
  •  2.60 HP / 1.90 kW
  • 0.41 l / 0.86 US pint fuel capacity
  • 0.2 liter bar oil capacity
  • Total weight of 4.60 kg or 10.14 lbs

More specs, features, and maintenance information can be found in the Husqvarna 141 Manual.

The 141 is very similar to the Husqvarna 136 (and shares the same manual). The main difference being that the 136 has a 36cc engine.

The Husqvarna 240, the 435, and the 440 are all 40cc chainsaws as well. The latter two can be purchased new at a reasonable price.

Husqvarna 141 Features


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The Husqvarna 141 specs and features were great when the machine was originally released, but are standard on new machines today.

Air Injection – Centrifugal air cleaning system for a longer time between filter cleans.

Easy-grip – Angled front handle for better grip and natural working position.

Easy to use – Has a slim body, high center of gravity, and flat underside.

The two-mass principle – Vibration damping with the handles isolated from the engine.

Safer to use – Double acting chain brake, right-hand guard, and chain catcher make the saw safer to use.

Three-piece crankshaft – Forged three-piece crankshaft for maximum durability for the toughest applications.

Low noise level – Quieter than previous models at 98.5 dB(A).

Low weight – Lightweight moving engine parts mean faster acceleration.

Husqvarna 141 Parts And Rebuild

Generally speaking, it’s worth rebuilding and replacing parts on this chainsaw.

If you can find a cheap second-hand machine for under $50, it’s likely it will be worth more fixed up than what you will need to spend on it. However, it will depend on how you value your time.

While the Husky 141 is no longer for sale there are still plenty of genuine OEM and aftermarket parts out there.

Whether you are looking for fuel tanks, air filters, dogs, carburetors, oil pumps, fuel lines, clutch covers, starter cords, and sparks plugs, or you just need a new bar and chain, they’re fairly easy to come by.

Check out these retailers:

  • Ebay – a wide range of parts and complete saws
  • HL Supply – OEM and aftermarket parts
  • Amazon – mostly aftermarket parts

Parts shouldn’t cost a lot.

Husqvarna 141 Price


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As for the Husqvarna 141 price, you can expect to pay between $100 and $150 for a good working model.

Alongside other great discontinued Huskys like the Husqvarna 51 chainsaw and the Husky 345, the 141 will more than likely serve you well when put to the right jobs.

Let us know if you have any questions or comments down below.


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8 thoughts on “Husqvarna 141 Chainsaw Review And Specs: Is It Worth The Rebuild?”

  1. As a heavy cutter, I have used this 1999 saw now a few times and love it so much that “ Where the heck you been all my cutting life “???

  2. I picked one up from a local dealer and paid $125 with a new chain and Oregon brand double bar. Have used for 2 hours on multiple jobs and it wasn’t phased a bit.

    Happy 141 owner.

  3. I have a 141 and it runs great the only thing is when you shut it off it will not start again until it cools off. Can’t figure out why it does this.

  4. A warmed up Husq or Poulan won’t immediately restart after shutting it off. You might try increasing the spark plug gap by .003 or .005. Factory plug gap is too small to kernel a flame when the cylinder is hot and wet with fuel. If you’re saw is stored outside in the winter .005 might be too much unless you’re a real Pro at Poulan…


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