Not sure whether the Husqvarna 435 or the 440 is the chainsaw for your needs? Are your questions like the more durable chainsaw or which chainsaw is more suited for professional tasks confusing you?
You are in the right place. In this detailed guide, I am going to answer all the burning questions about the two chainsaws.
I have been using both chainsaws for over 3 months now, testing them on various factors such as sawing ability, ease of use and handling, noise, vibrations, etc., to ensure you get the best value for your money.
So here’s what I think about both the chainsaws.
Husqvarna 435 vs 440: Features and Specifications
In case you do not have time for the details, no problem. This comparison table has all the details about the Husqvarna 435 and 440 in brief so you can go ahead and make an instant purchase.
|Features||Husqvarna 435||Husqvarna 440|
|Power Source||Gas Powered||Gas Powered|
|Max Speed||9000 RPM||9000 RPM|
|Fuel Consumption||0.9 kg/h||0.9 kg/h|
|Bar Lengths||13” to 16”||13” to 18”|
|Sound Levels (Measured)||112 dB(A)||112 dB(A)|
|Weight||9.70 lbs||9.70 lbs|
|Dimensions||15.2 x 8.1×11.1 inches||18.4 x 12.3 x 11 inches|
|Warranty||90 Days||90 Days|
|Oil Tank Volume||0.25 l||0.25 l|
|Visible Fuel Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Chain Tension Adjustment||Wrench Required||Wrench Required|
Still unable to decide? I have you covered. Below are in-depth details about the chainsaws based on multiple factors.
Let’s dig into it.
Husqvarna 435 vs. 440: Detailed Comparison
Ease of Use
When I am working with a chainsaw, two things are important. One, I want to have a strong grip on it even if my hands get a little due to sweat, and two, to maintain that grip through the toughest of cuts, I want the chainsaw to vibrate less.
Thankfully, both the Husqvarna 435 excel in this department. Both the saws come with a solid handlebar with a rubberized finish that ensures you get the strongest possible grip irrespective of the speed you are running it or the object you are sawing through.
Vibration levels are also a tie since both the chainsaws have a vibration level of 3.8 m/s² on the front handle. While it is slightly more at the rear with 4.2 m/s², it is still within the acceptable range, ensuring you do not end up with tired and aching hands after hours of usage.
Another thing that has a bearing on the handling and grip is the weight and dimensions of the chainsaws. While both weigh at 9.7 lbs, the Husqvarna 435 is slightly more compact with 15.2 x 8.1×11.1 inches compared to the 18.4 x 12.3 x 11 inches of the 400.
So if you do not have ample storage space, you’d find the 435 easier to store.
Another key difference lies in starting the chainsaws. You do not want to be pulling at the cord with all your might and energy 5-10 times only for it not to start, right? (ahh, the horror).
And while both come with a smart start feature, it is a tad faster and easier on the Husqvarna 400. And being the newer of the two models, that does not come as a surprise.
As for the chain tension adjustment, both the chainsaws need a wrench to get the job done. Don’t have a wrench? No problem, as these wrenches come with the chainsaws.
Nobody wants to refuel their chainsaws every few hours, and thus, it is important every chainsaw has a large fuel tank and uses the existing fuel efficiently.
Both the Husqvarna 435 and 440 do not disappoint in this respect. Both the chainsaws come with a good 0.25-liter oil tank and consume fuel at about 0.9 kg/h, which means it should easily last you 5 hours or more on a full oil tank.
One of the reasons why the fuel efficiency of these models is good is the unique X-torque engine. Not just that, this baby also makes these Husqvarna chainsaws eco-friendly.
Eliminating the guesswork as to when you need to refill the oil tank is the visible fuel gauge, and thanks to the flip-up cover, accessing the fuel tanks of either of the chainsaws is a breeze.
Truthfully, neither of the chainsaws is ideal for professional woodworkers, but both are well-suited for your needs if you are a hobbyist or a homeowner.
Both are gas-powered chainsaws that are powered by 40.9cc engines. But while the 440’s engine can churn up a power of 2.41HP, the Husqvarna 435 can only do 2.2HP. It is slightly different, but it does mean the Husqvarna 440 is more versatile and cuts through slightly thicker wood efficiently.
They both have a maximum speed of 9000 RPM and an idling speed of 2900 RPM, which is good enough for small to medium-scaled sawing.
As for the bars, that’s where the Husqvarna 440 has another edge over the 435. That’s because while the 435 has a maximum bar length of 16 inches, for the 440, it is 18-inches. As for the minimum bar length, both allow you 13-inch bars.
In case you have any problems with either of the chainsaws, a 90-day warranty backs both.
Isn’t it an annoying task to clean air filters every few hours in between all the sawing? Thanks to the special air injection system that includes a Centrifugal air cleaning system, you won’t have to clean it often as it increases the filter’s durability.
Not just that, even your engine lasts much longer as the chances of it getting choked from all the clogging is minimal.
And when you need to change filters, it won’t take you more than a minute to remove and clean or replace the filters, thanks to the quick-release filter feature.
To ensure all users’ utmost safety (because there’s simply no compromising on that), both the chainsaws have an inertia-activated chain brake.
Wait, what does that mean?
This means that in case of any sudden movements such as a kickback, the chainsaw automatically comes to a halt in mere seconds without you having to press any button or pull any triggers.
I also love the rubber grips that add to the safety as your hands don’t slip off thanks to the snug grip.
If you are looking for something cheap, the Husqvarna 435 is the chainsaw for you, and being the older model, it has seen a price drop over the years. The 435 costs you less than $300, whereas the 440 will cost you around $450.
But because 440 allows you a more extensive bar length, a more powerful engine, and easier to get repaired by authorized dealers, it is well worth the money.
Yes, please note that the Husqvarna 435 will be harder and costlier to repair (if at all possible) as newer models get launched in 2021 and 2022 since the 435’s parts will get obsolete.
Last but not least, let’s talk about the noise both the chainsaws create. Both chainsaws have a measured sound level of 112 dB. This is pretty good compared to some of the other brands.
Yes, less is better, but at 112dB, you won’t end up screaming and shouting and asking everyone to repeat what they have said as your ears are blocked.
Oh, but don’t forget to get earmuffs. The Oregon 563475 are my favorite for the job as they are both cheap (cost less than $10) yet effective. Plus, they fold, so when you are done with using the chainsaw, putting it away is a breeze, so do check them out.
A Final Verdict
That’s everything you need to know about either of the chainsaws. To sum it up, the Husqvarna 435 is ideal for budget buyers, whereas the 440 is ideal for anyone looking for better power, better bar length compatibility, and so on.
Plus, it is the newer model, which means it will be easier to repair. But as far as other aspects go, they are pretty much the same, and hence either purchase is a good one as long as you use the saw for home DIY projects.
In case you have any questions about either of the saws, you can write them to me in the comments section below. Feel free to reach out to me via the contact page as well.
And if you have used either of the chainsaws, share your experience with them and help others make better buying decisions.
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