Husqvarna 130 Review

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

  • Powerful
  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • 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.

Fuel Pump

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.

Air Injection

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.

Husqvarna 130 Specs

Husqvarna 130
Cylinder displacement38 cm³
2.3 in³
Power output2.0 hp
1.49 kW
Maximum power speed9 000 RPM
Fuel tank volume0.793 US pint
12.68 fl oz
0.375 liters
Fuel consumption1.6 lbs/kWh
25.57 oz/kWh
725 g/kWh
Idling speed3 000 RPM
Spark plugNGK BPMR7A
Electrode gap0.022”
Torque (max)1.84 Nm
Weight (without cutting equipment)10.36 lbs
164.73 oz
4.67 kg
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
35 cm
Recommended bar length (max)16 in
40 cm
Oil tank volume0.549 US pint
8.76 fl oz
0.259 liters
Oil pump typeAutomatic
Sound and Noise
Sound  power level, guaranteed (LWA)116 dB(A)
Sound power level, measured114.34 dB(A)
Sound pressure level at operators ear102 dB(A)
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front handle12.2 ft/s²
3.72 m/s²
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) rear handle18 ft/s²
5.5 m/s²
Warranty (homeowner)2 years
Warranty (commercial)90 days

Product variants

Husqvarna 130
16” Bar | ⅜” Pitch | 0.050” Gauge967 10 84-11

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