Husqvarna 345 Chainsaw Review: Specs, Features, Price, Parts, And Comparison

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Found a Husqvarna 345 chainsaw for sale?

If it’s in good condition, grab it – there aren’t so many out there anymore!

The Husky 345 has been discontinued, but it is a great homeowner’s saw, and you can often pick them up on eBay. It’s a reasonably lightweight 45cc chainsaw that can be run with up to an 18-inch bar. It was manufactured from 2002 – 2008.

Here are the specs and features, pros and cons, and much more in this Husqvarna 345 review.

The Husqvarna 345 Chainsaw

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Who is the Husky 345 best for? And what kind of work can be done with it?

While this saw can be run with up to an 18-inch bar (and it was often sold with one), it tends to do better with a 14 or 16-inch on it. Because it’s only 45cc, anything more than this means you’re losing power.

Chainsaws with smaller bars are good for limbing and pruning, tidying up around the yard or farm, felling small trees, and processing smaller lengths/widths of wood for the fire. And, if you’re into chainsaw carving, it’s not bad for that either!

As already mentioned, it’s from Husqvarnas ‘home-owner’ range of chainsaws, so it’s not as good as their Rancher series (such as the Husqvarna 455 Rancher) or Pro (XP) series chainsaws. However, it’s great to have for light work and for those who won’t be using the saw every day.

If you can pick up a 345 in good condition and at a good price, they make for an excellent little backup chainsaw, or one to have on hand for those small jobs. In my opinion, everyone needs at least two chainsaws: one powerful saw with a decent-sized bar on it (20+ inches), and one smaller one for light work.

Husqvarna 345 Specs

See how the Husky 345 runs in this video. It’s happily chewing through that reasonably thick log without any trouble!

Husqvarna 345 Specs:

  • Weighs 10 pounds or 4.5 kgs
  • Engine is 2.2 kW / 3 hp
  • Takes 14 – 18 inch bar
  • 50:1 fuel oil mixture
  • Anti-vibration design

As with all modern Husqvarna chainsaws, the 345 comes with an automatic oil pump for chain and bar lubrication, a chain brake, and Smart Start for easy starting.

Download the Husqvarna 345 manual for more info here.

Compare the 345 with the smaller 340 and larger 350 here.

Husky 345 Parts

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Parts for the Husqvarna 345 can be picked up fairly easily, and if you can’t find originals at a price you like, there are many aftermarket options.

For the best range of Husqvarna 345 chainsaw parts, you’ve got to visit HLS Pro Parts here. They have everything and anything you can imagine for the 345.

  • Vibration absorbers
  • Muffler gaskets
  • Each specific screw, nut, and washer
  • Carb kits
  • and a whole lot more

If they don’t have it, here are the 345 spares available on eBay – you probably won’t find the same support and advice there though! Also, you will find a lot for the 345 here on Amazon – at the time of writing there are replacement handguards, clutch covers, clutch parts, carb kits, and much more.

You can upgrade the 345 with a cylinder kit for the following saws: 346XP, 350, 351XP, and 353XP.

Husky 345 Review

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The 345 is a great little saw that is well worth picking up for all those little jobs around the property.

It’s a reliable chainsaw that can be expected to last many years if it’s looked after and treated well!

This fellow from the Husky Facebook group has had a 345e series for 12 years and would love to have another.

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If you search for feedback from users of the Husqvarna 345, you will find that it is overwhelmingly positive. While some would prefer higher-powered chainsaws at a higher price range, for what it is, the 345 is excellent.
Husky 345 Pros:

  • Durable, reliable chainsaw
  • Light
  • Works hard
  • Plenty of parts
  • Great for small jobs

Husky 345 Cons:

  • Max 18-inch bar
  • Not enough power for all tasks

Husqvarna 345 Price

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What can you expect to pay for the Husky 345?

You will find them for anywhere from $20 to $200 – it all depends on the condition of the saw. You need to determine what condition the chainsaw you are looking at buying is at and try to come to an arrangement.

In tip-top condition, you shouldn’t expect to pay much more than $200 for one.

You can buy them on Facebook Marketplace, local online sale pages, and here on eBay. If you want to skip the risk of buying second-hand, check out the selection of Husqvarna chainsaws here on Amazon. They have many alternatives to the 345 that are not crazy expensive. For example, there is the Husqvarna 120 (38cc engine), or the Husqvarna 445 (45cc engine).


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16 thoughts on “Husqvarna 345 Chainsaw Review: Specs, Features, Price, Parts, And Comparison”

  1. Is the husqvarna 345 better than their 240 chainsaw? I have the opportunity to buy both and am trying to compare them. They are both listed for a similar price though the 345 is a little more expensive. Both appear to be in good condition. Any advice on which way to go would be appreciated thanks.

  2. I picked up a 345 off marketplace but it’s shot. Guy said it runs well but I’ll be buggered if I can even get it going. Drove an hour for it as well. Pi$$ed off! Barry

  3. I have had my 345 for the last 10 years and it’s only be in the shop one time to replace the carb. It has a 20 inch bar and chain.. we use it every year for cutting fire wood 11 rick each year here in Missouri..

  4. I have this saw well over 15 years – probably closer to 20. It underwent no maintenance since. The only thing needing replacement was the aged cracked gas line. Even the bar and chain are still original – just about thinking to get both new. It’s being used in the garden, the forest and also the firewood. Powerfull enough, absolutely reliable, vibration free and the handling and behaviour readable and predictable. Just loving it.

  5. I recently got a 345 for free from a friend, it didnt run good so he put it away for years before he gave it to me. After a card kit, air filter and tuning jod it works great, since then it has always fired up right and never given me a single problem

  6. I’ve had my 345 for 17 years. Bought it new in 2005. Now it leaks oil while sitting and doesn’t appear to oil the chain very much when running. Do the oil pumps go bad and are they replaceable.

  7. I have had my 345 for 20+ years. It always starts with 3 pulls with the choke on then the 2nd pull with the choke off. Went to start it today and nothing. Replaced the spark plug still nothing. Checked for spark and could not see any with either spark plug. Anybody have any ideas?

    • For me it alway seems to be the gas. Only twice in last 15 years did my 345 start within 3-4 pulls. Both times I dumped the gas, put new in and within minutes it was up and running.


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