First we start with a short description and a comparison of the two models:
The Husqvarna 445 is a powerful all-round saw designed for those who value professional features. Your X-Torq® engine enables better fuel economy and lower emissions. The saw is very user-friendly with features such as the automatic start/stop switch and a fuel level indicator window. The saw also features Smart Start® and a fuel pump, making starting easy every time.
The McCulloch CS 450 Elite, on the other hand, is a 45cc petrol chainsaw with a power output of 2kW, designed for demanding jobs. It can handle 13″ to 18″ rails and is equipped with a tool-free chain tensioner. Although slightly heavier than the Husqvarna 445, it offers features such as soft start, oxy power, CCS, vibration dampening, sight lines, combined controls and soft grips.
Below is a detailed comparison table of the two models:
|McCulloch CS 450 Elite
|Exhaust emissions (CO2 EU V)
|min. 33 cm, max. 50 cm
|13-18 inches (approx. 33-45 cm)
|Weight (without cutting equipment)
|Sound pressure level at operator’s ear
|Sound power level
|Vibration Value (Front/Rear Handle)
|X-Torq Engine, Auto Start/Stop Switch, Fuel Level Inspection Window, Smart Start, Fuel Pump
|Soft start, oxy power, CCS, anti-vibration, sight lines, combined controls, soft grips
Both models have their strengths and are suitable for different requirements. Choosing between the two depends on your specific needs and preferences.
Performance and efficiency
The Husqvarna 445 and McCulloch CS 450 Elite have similar performance metrics. Both saws have a displacement of 45.7 cm³. However, the Husqvarna has a slightly higher power output (2.1 kW vs. 2 kW for the McCulloch). Additionally, the McCulloch has a higher maximum chain speed of 23 m/s than the Husqvarna of 17.3 m/s, which can result in a faster cutting speed.
Design and usability
The Husqvarna 445 has user-friendly features such as an automatic start/stop switch and a fuel level indicator window. In addition, the Smart Start® function makes it easier to start the saw. However, the McCulloch CS 450 Elite also offers features such as a tool-free chain tensioner, soft start, vibration dampening, sight lines and soft grips for added comfort and ease of use.
Reliability and maintenance
Both saws are known for their reliability and durability. The Husqvarna 445 has an X-Torq® engine that delivers better fuel economy and lower emissions.
The Husqvarna 445 is more expensive at €679.00 than the McCulloch CS 450 Elite, which costs €496.53.
Which of these chainsaws is the best choice for a private household?
If your main goal is to efficiently complete light to medium chores around the house while saving money, the McCulloch CS 450 Elite might be a better choice.
However, if you are willing to spend more for extra power and features and plan to use your saw more frequently or for more demanding tasks, the Husqvarna 445 might better suit your needs.