Husqvarna 135 Mark II Review

Husqvarna 135 Mark II is a 16” (40 cm) gas-powered chainsaw for casual use. It replaced the previous model Husqvarna 135. With 10.36 lbs (4.69 kg) it’s one of the lightest Husqvarna gas chainsaws. It’s ideal for homeowners and hobbyists, who need an efficient tool for cutting firewood or making DIY projects. The saw is easy to use, even if you’ve never used a chainsaw before. There’s an instruction label on the handle, which provides guidance for new users.

Compared to the previous version, they increased the maximum horsepower by 0.09, gave it a slightly larger fuel tank and increased maximum RPM by 100. They also fixed issues with the previous model, which was hard to start and was stalling when idle.

The fuel tank should last about 20 minutes of continuous use.

Pros & Cons

  • Lightweight
  • Powerful
  • Fixed issues with the previous model
  • Inexpensive for a premium brand
  • Doesn’t come with transport guard for guide bar


The Husqvarna 135 Mark II is a great machine. They’ve fixed the issues of the previous generation. For a reasonable price, you’ll get a saw that’s enough for the majority of homeowners.


1. Chain tensioning from the side

Allows quick and convenient chain tensioning.

2. Combined choke/stop control

Reduces the risk of engine flooding and allows for easier starting.


3. Inertia activated chain brake

Reduces the likelihood of injury due to kickback.

4. LowVib®

Vibration dampening system designed to reduce vibration levels to the operator, which lessens fatigue.


5. 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.

6. Smart Start®

The engine and starter have been designed so the machine starts quickly with minimum effort.

7. Fuel pump

Designed for easy starting.

8. X-Torq®

This is standard for all Husqvarna’s gas-powered chainsaws. This patented technology reduces fuel consumption by 20% to comply with environmental regulations.

Husqvarna 135 Mark II Specs

Husqvarna 135Husqvarna 135 Mark II
Cylinder displacement40.9 cm³
2.5 in³
38 cm³
2.3 in³
Power output2.01 hp
1.5 kW
2.1 hp
1.57 kW
Maximum power speed9 000 RPM9 000 RPM
Fuel tank volume0.78 US pint
12.48 fl oz
0.36 liters
0.793 US pint
12.69 fl oz
0.38 liters
Fuel consumption1.44 lbs/kWh
23 oz/kWh
652 g/kWh
1.6 lbs/kWh
25.6 oz/kWh
725 g/kWh
Idling speed2 900 RPM3 000 RPM
Spark plugChampion RCJ7Y
Husqvarna HQT-1
Electrode gap0.02”0.022”
Torque (max)2 Nm1.84 Nm
Weight (without cutting equipment)9.7 lbs
155.2 oz
4.4 kg
10.36 lbs
155.8 oz
4.7 kg
Recommended bar length (min)14 in
35 cm
14 in
35 cm
Recommended bar length (max)16 in
40 cm
16 in
40 cm
Oil tank volume0.5 US pint
8 fl oz
0.24 liters
0.549 US pint
8.78 fl oz
0.26 liters
Oil pump typeAutomaticAutomatic
Oil pump capacity (min)0.44 fl oz
13 ml/min
Oil pump capacity (max)0.44 fl oz
13 ml/min
Sound and Noise
Sound  power level, guaranteed (LWA)114 dB(A)116 dB(A)
Sound power level, measured113 dB(A)114.34 dB(A)
Sound pressure level at operators ear102 dB(A)102 dB(A)
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front handle12.8 ft/s²
3.9 m/s²
12.2 ft/s²
3.72 m/s²
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) rear handle12.5 ft/s²
3.8 m/s²
18 ft/s²
5.5 m/s²
Warranty (homeowner)2 years2 years
Warranty (commercial)90 days90 days

Product variants

Husqvarna 135Husqvarna 135 Mark II
16” Bar | ⅜” Pitch | .050” Gauge966 76 18-07967 86 18-16

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