If you’re looking for a chainsaw, that could handle different tasks around the house/yard, Husqvarna 130 might be just the thing you need. This 16” (40 cm) gas-powered chainsaw is easy to start and handle. Cutting firewood, pruning, or felling small trees won’t be a problem.
It comes with a 38cc (2.3 cubic inch) engine that produces a maximum of 2 horsepower, which is more than enough for any casual user. As expected with Husqvarna, the fit and finish are on-point. It’s only 10.36 lbs (4.69 kg), so you don’t exactly need to be a lumberjack to use it, even for longer periods of time.
As it fits into an entry-level category, it doesn’t have a ton of extra features. If not abused, the plastic clamshell case is plenty durable in most circumstances.
Pros & Cons
- Easy to use
- Some people report problems with the carburetor
- Flimsy plastic handguard
- Low-cost air filter
The 130 offers a good price/performance ratio, and overall it’s a solid chainsaw. If you decide to get one for yourself, be sure to buy bar and chain oil since it’s not included in the package.
Combined choke/stop control
Reduces the risk of engine flooding and allows for easier starting.
Makes starting easier.
Inertia activated chain brake
Reduces the likelihood of injury due to kickback.
Vibration dampening system designed to reduce vibration levels to the operator, which lessens fatigue.
This is standard for all Husqvarna’s gas-powered chainsaws. This patented technology reduces fuel consumption by 20% to comply with environmental regulations.
Also standard, this centrifugal air cleaning system removes larger dust and debris particles before reaching the air filter, thus reducing the filter’s cleaning and improving engine life.
|Cylinder displacement||38 cm³|
|Power output||2.0 hp|
|Maximum power speed||9 000 RPM|
|Fuel tank volume||0.793 US pint|
12.68 fl oz
|Fuel consumption||1.6 lbs/kWh|
|Idling speed||3 000 RPM|
|Spark plug||NGK BPMR7A|
|Torque (max)||1.84 Nm|
|Weight (without cutting equipment)||10.36 lbs|
|Size (Length x Width x Height)||16.4 x 9 x 11.4 in|
41.7 x 22.9 x 29 cm
|Recommended bar length (min)||14 in|
|Recommended bar length (max)||16 in|
|Oil tank volume||0.549 US pint|
8.76 fl oz
|Oil pump type||Automatic|
|Sound and Noise|
|Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA)||116 dB(A)|
|Sound power level, measured||114.34 dB(A)|
|Sound pressure level at operators ear||102 dB(A)|
|Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front handle||12.2 ft/s²|
|Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) rear handle||18 ft/s²|
|Warranty (homeowner)||2 years|
|Warranty (commercial)||90 days|
|16” Bar | ⅜” Pitch | 0.050” Gauge||967 10 84-11|