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Husqvarna 345 Chainsaw Review

At the mention of the word – chain saw, we usually conjure up traditional images of muscular loggers swaying heavy rotating chains as they cut down trees or saw firewood. However, did you know that chain saws can also be used for property landscaping, to break up debris and even in the artistic trades of topiary or ice sculpting? The secret is in using the right type of chain saw specific to the task at hand.

The Husqvarna 345 chain saw is a useful all-round saw that is especially suitable for homeowners who are buying power equipment for the first time. At 4.7 kg, the chain saw is not strenuous to operate. This makes it safer for first time power tool users as they have more control over the machine and thus, can react promptly should a dangerous situation occur. This feature also gives owners greater manoeuvrability, allowing them to adapt to a variety of tasks.

Featuring a power output of only 2.2 kW, the Husqvarna 345 was obviously not made with heavy-duty work in mind. However, it is more than capable of performing simple chores around the house – trimming bushes, pruning, cutting small trees or cutting firewood (about five cords a year) just to name a few. Besides, low weight on all moving engine parts contributes to faster acceleration which is an added advantage.

Rubber suspension in the carburettor and separation of the handles from the engine reduces vibrations and provides users with smoother operations; whereas Smart Start® makes for easy starting. The Husqvarna 345 also has multiple safety features that will benefit newbies greatly; namely, a double acting chain brake, a right hand guard and a chain catcher. Other user-friendly qualities include a side-mounted chain tensioner, a centrifugal air cleaning system and an ergonomic handle.

Husqvarna 345 Chainsaw Technical Specifications

Model Husqvarna 345
Engine single-cylinder two-stroke
Capacity 45cc
Bore 42mm
Stroke 32.5mm
Ignition CD
Spark Plug NGK BPMR 7A or Champion RCJ 7Y
Electrode Gap 0.5mm
Carburetor Walbro
Fuel Tank 0.5 litre
Fuel mixture 50:1 with Husqvarna two-stroke engine oil
Catalytic Converter No
Chain lubrication Automatic oil pump
Oil tank 0.25 litre
(dry, no bar, no chain)
4.7 kg