Husqvarna 135 Review

Husqvarna 135 is no longer available for purchase. It was replaced by Husqvarna 135 Mark II.

The 135 is a 16” (40 cm) gas-powered chainsaw for casual use. In that range, it’s by far the most feature-packed. With 9.7 lbs (4.39 kg) it’s the lightest Husqvarna gas chainsaw. It’s ideal for homeowners and hobbyists, who need an efficient cutting tool. It’s easy to use, even if you’ve never used a chainsaw before. There’s an instruction label on the saw itself, which provides guidance for new users.

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

Pros & Cons

  • Lightweight
  • A lot of features
  • Inexpensive
  • Sometimes stalls when idle
  • Hard to start


Even though Husqvarna 135 has a lot of features, it also has its downsides. People are reporting trouble with starting it up and stalling when the chainsaw is idle. The successor 135 Mark II seems to have fixed these issues.


Quick-release air filter

Facilitates cleaning and replacement of the air filter.

Ergonomic rear handle

Ergonomic trigger and asymmetrical handle with soft inlay increase comfort.

Felling marks

Distinct mark for better felling precision.

Snap-lock cylinder cover

Saves time when changing spark plugs and cleaning.

Combined choke/stop control

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

Side-mounted chain tensioner

Easier access to the chain tensioning device.



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.

Air purge

Removes air from the carburetor and fuel system for easy starting.


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

Inertia activated chain brake

Reduces the likelihood of injury due to kickback.

Husqvarna 135 Specs

Husqvarna 135
Cylinder displacement40.9 cm³
2.5 in³
Power output2.01 hp
1.49 kW
Maximum power speed9 000 RPM
Fuel tank volume0.78 US pint
12.51 fl oz
0.37 liters
Fuel consumption1.44 lbs
23 fl oz
652 g/kWh
Idling speed2 900 RPM
Spark plugChampion RCJ7Y
Husqvarna HQT-1
Electrode gap0.02”
Torque (max)2 Nm
Weight (without cutting equipment)9.7 lbs
155.2 oz
4.4 kg
Recommended bar length (min)14 in
35 cm
Recommended bar length (max)16 in
40 cm
Oil tank volume0.5 US pint
8.16 fl oz
0.24 liters
Oil pump typeAutomatic
Sound and Noise
Oil pump capacity (min)0.43 fl oz
13 ml/min
Oil pump capacity (max)0.43 fl oz
13 ml/min
Sound  power level, guaranteed (LWA)114 dB(A)
Sound power level, measured113 dB(A)
Sound pressure level at operators ear102 dB(A)
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front handle12.8 ft/s²
3.9 m/s²
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) rear handle14.47 ft/s²
3.8 m/s²
Warranty (homeowner)2 years
Warranty (commercial)90 days

Product variants

Husqvarna 135
16” Bar | ⅜” Pitch | .050” Gauge966 76 18-07

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