Husqvarna Model 240 Chainsaw (38cc) with 16" Bar and Chain
Husqvarna has a great reputation for quality. The only reason I didnt rate this unit higher is that the price was just a bit higher than the ones which beat it out. However, its specifications are comparable to the Homelite in the number two slot. Husqvarna has put a lot of work into this unit, providing lower fuel consumption and an air cleaning system which removes debris and particles from the air, even before they hit the air filter. Like the previously mentioned units, this one has an inertia activated chain brake. It also has a side mounted chain tensioner, making it quick and easy to adjust the chain. At 10.3 pounds, its between the Ryobi and the Homelite for weight. Finally, the choke and stop control are combined, to make starts easier and reduce the risk of engine flooding.