The Husqvarna 435 is part of the Chainsaws test program at Consumer Reports.
In our lab tests, Chainsaws models like the 435 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Cutting speedHow fast a saw cut through a 10-inch-square oak beam.
SafetyConsists of kickback intensity, the potential for burn due to inadvertent contact with the muffler, and storage safety--how well protected the cutting chain is from accidental contact during storage.
Ease of useBased on engine-starting convenience (the average number of pulls to start), primer and choke location and operation, and the ease of adjusting the cutting chain’s tightness, checking and adding fluids, and accessing the air filter and spark plug.