The Husqvarna 435 is yet another popular Husky chainsaw that can be picked up relatively cheaply.
It’s part of their home-owner series of chainsaws so you shouldn’t expect to be felling forests with it. Rather, it would make a good first chainsaw for many people for doing the odd tree or wood-related task around the property.
I’ve used similarly powered chainsaws for cutting up small-width branches and logs for the fire (up to 4 or 5 inches thick) and for getting rid of limbs on trees that have been downed.
Husqvarna 435 Chainsaw
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The Husky 435 is usually sold with a 16-inch bar but can be used with anything from a 13 – 18 inch bar.
It’s not extremely high-powered or top-spec, but it’s perfect for light to heavy clean up, dropping small trees, processing thin logs for firewood, and limbing branches.
While it isn’t the best chainsaw to be used every day, it’s good for occasional use or as a backup chainsaw.
It’s reviewed well and is very good at doing what it is designed to do.
It does tend to perform best with a 16-inch bar on it – it will lose some power with anything longer than that.
It has a 40cc, 2.2 horsepower engine on it so it does really well on the right type of work.
While the Husqvarna 435 is designed for light work around the home, it’s not uncommon to hear of arborists and other tree workers using it as a climbing chainsaw.
However, the Husqvarna T435 (emphasis on the T) would be better suited for this. It’s a top handle chainsaw designed for work up in trees.
Here is where the 435 sits among other Husky saws.
You can see it is in the middle of the homeowner chainsaw pack – it’s more powerful than the Husqvarna 240 and 135, but not as powerful as the 440, 445, or the 450.
Husqvarna rate it as good for light clean up, but doesn’t list it as being all that suitable for processing larger volumes of firewood.
You would want a higher-spec, higher-powered chainsaw like the 460 Rancher for tasks like that.
Husqvarna 435 Specs And Features
Features and specs will vary depending on when and where the chainsaw was manufactured.
For example, the older 435s won’t have a window into the fuel tank, whereas the new 435 chainsaws do.
- 2.2 horsepower
- 40.9 ccs
- Weighs 9.7 pounds
- 9000 RPM max running speed
- 2900 RPM idling speed
- Fixed flow oil pump (non-adjustable)
- .05 chain gauge
- .325″ chain pitch
The 435 is part of the Husky 400 series (learn more about Husqvarna model numbers here) which are characterized by their easy starting features – a great thing for new or irregular chainsaw users.
The starter cord is easy to pull and the engine is quick to start.
- Easy-open flip fuel tank caps
- Easy release air filter and air injection
- Felling marks for use with small trees
- X-Torq engine
- Durable 3 piece crankshaft
- Visible fuel level to quickly know if it needs fuel
- Chain brake
- Air purge for easier starting
Husqvarna 435 X Torq Review
You can see the Husqvarna 435 in action in the video above – it also shows how to start and use it for the first time.
The 435 isn’t one of Husky’s most popular chainsaws.
There are plenty of good reviews (for example, these ones on Amazon), but in the chainsaw groups on FB, you’ll find a lot of people who have had trouble with it.
Here is one example.
This gentleman has found the 435 to be ‘a turd.’
However, he’s not the only person to have expressed misgivings about the 435.
Semi-common problems tend to include:
- Won’t achieve high revs
- Bad coils
- Comes with a bad carb that may need to be replaced
It’s quite possible that the chainsaws that have had problems with the carb were those that were manufactured a while back, and that new 345s wouldn’t have the same problems.
There are definitely more positive reviews than negative, for example, this one.
This guy puts his Husky 345 through a lot, and it has performed well.
Or there’s this next example.
If you run the chainsaw with a 16-inch bar or less, it should be a good performer.
Overall, the positive reviews outweigh the negative, and while it can be assumed and stated that this is probably not Husqvarna’s best homeowner chainsaw, it’s still good.
Husqvarna 435 Pros:
- Easy to pick and use
- Affordable Husky
- Decent specs and features
- Easy to find parts and service
- Good for the small, light stuff
Husqvarna 435 Cons:
- Reports of problems
- Max 16-inch bar
Husqvarna 435 Price
Here are a number of retailers you can shop and compare prices:
- On Amazon here – often the cheapest and easiest option
- At Acme Tools here – includes free shipping
- On Tractor Supply here – the Husqvarna 435 e-series
And if you are looking for parts for a Husqvarna 435, check out these retailers:
- Here on eBay – has a ton of spares and parts
- HL Supply – a huge range of Husky chainsaw parts
You can safely buy most (if not all) Husqvarna homeowner and rancher chainsaws online and have them delivered.
Pro chainsaws, like the 372XP, usually have to be bought from a dealer – unless you’re picking them up second-hand online, of course.
All-in-all, the Husky 435 chainsaw has been found to be a reliable chainsaw by most users.
It’s a simple no-fuss tool that’s good for use around the home, and shouldn’t be pushed to the limits.
Let us know in the comments below what your experiences with the 435 have been like:
- Have you had problems with it or found it to be a good little chainsaw?
- Has it run well without issues, or has it had major replacements?
- Is it an easy chainsaw to work on, modify, and/or fix up?
We’re always looking for more info, so let us know, and thanks for reading!
9 thoughts on “Husqvarna 435 Review: Specs, Features, and Price Comparison”
Terrible time starting, follow instructions try everything. Gas mix is good spark is good takes 15 min to start. If it even does
I agree; it’s just hopeless, temperamental and a pig to start
I’ve had my 435 for more than 2 years and use it a dozen or so days per month, some months even more. After a proper break in time and several heat cycles the carb needed some adjustment, but was very simple to do so and has stayed strong since. I have cut Sweetgum, Red Oak, White Oak, Yellow Pine, Loblolly Pine, Red Cedar, Cyprus, Poplar and Live Oak, and anywhere from 8 inches in diameter to more than 2 feet – this saw has never let me down. Fell, limbed and bucked dozens of trees with it – at least 20 full cords worth. What it lacks in power, it makes up for in reliability and consistency. I’ve only ever run a 16″ bar on it and it seems to be happy with that.
Awesome to hear, thanks for sharing!
I bought a refurbished 425 on line five years ago and have never had a issue with it. I burn 10 to 12 full cords of wood a year and the 435 cuts a majority of that. With a sharp chain, this will cut as well if not better than any gas saw in it’s class. Husqvarna’s are in my opinion the best saws on the market.
It’s terrible; just do not waste your money on this dreadful machine. They are impossible to start. And the manual is full of contradictions. Avoid. Get a Stihl !
I bought one of these saws at tractor supply I run it and cut about two and a half pick up loads of wood with it and it wouldn’t start anymore so I took the saw back and made them give me my money back I think it is junk
I have this saw for 2 years. It’s always easy to start it even after not using it for whole winter it starts fast and with no problems. When im cutting firewood i would like bit more power but i guess then i just need more powerful saw. I’m mostly using 16 inch bar. Only problem is that when it is really hot it tends to cut out but i guess my carburetor may be little clogged and if i will replace it it would solve the problem.
This is the second 435 Husqvarna chainsaw I’ve had in 3 years and in my opinion this saw is nothing but junk. Don’t waste your money on this saw. Buy a STHIL. Husqvarna chainsaws are not made like they use to be.