Husqvarna 540i XP Review

Husqvarna 540i XP is equivalent to a 40cc professional gas saw fitted with a BLi300 battery. This powerful and efficient saw is an ideal tool for professionally oriented users who want a lightweight, high-performance rear-handle chainsaw. There’s also a top handle version – T540i XP. The saw is perfect for the removal of small and mid-sized trees and delivers all the benefits of battery power without compromising cutting performance. Plus, the integrated connectivity makes it easy to keep track of usage stats, service history, and last known location in the Husqvarna Fleet Services app.

Pros & Cons

  • Reliable
  • Low noise
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • High build quality
  • No major downsides


The stuff you can pull with this saw is mindboggling, considering it’s a cordless powered one. People are even felling trees with it. Though I’m not sure you want to buy it for that task alone, it does show the saw’s potential. More likely you’ll be cutting firewood with it, which it does perfectly fine.


Flip-up tank cap

The flip-up oil tank cap is easy to open and close, even with gloves.

Intuitive key pad

It couldn’t be any simpler. There are just two buttons. One for power and the second for savE mode.

Retained bar nuts

Prevents losing the bar nuts.

One battery fits all

The battery pack is designed for demanding, long-lasting use for products in Husqvarna’s Battery Series line-up. This allows you to quickly switch the same battery between different product applications and keep working.

Gear up for nonstop operation

Husqvarna battery accessories allow you to carry on and get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.


Low maintenance

Unlike gas chainsaws, this one doesn’t need any fuel refilling. There are also fewer parts to serve and an electronically controlled drive system means less downtime and low operation costs.


The chainsaw is IPX4 rain resistant, which makes it long-lasting and you can use it all year round in all weather conditions.


Inertia activated chain brake

In the case of kickback, the inertia mechanism will stop the chain from running. This significantly reduces the risk of injury.


High chain speed

For fast and smooth cutting.

Automatic shutdown

The saw automatically shuts down after 3 minutes of idling. This prolongs the battery life and lowers the risk of injuries when left unattended. If the chain brake is activated, the shutdown occurs after 30 seconds.

Efficient brushless motor

Husqvarna’s in-house developed, advanced brushless motor is 25% more efficient than a standard brush motor. This means that the motor provides high and consistent torque.


A power-saving mode. Depending on conditions, you can choose between normal or savE mode, for maximum power or maximum runtime.


  • Husqvarna Connect
  • High chain speed
  • Low maintenance
  • Weatherproof (IPX 4)
  • Gear up for nonstop operation
  • SavE
  • Efficient brushless motor
  • Automatic shutdown
  • Intuitive key pad
  • Flip-up tank cap
  • One battery fits all
  • Retained bar nuts
  • Inertia activated chain brake

Husqvarna 540i XP Specs

Battery voltage36 V
Battery typeLi-Ion
Weight6.39 pounds
Size (Length x Weight x Height)18.1 x 7.9 x 9.3
Fuel tank volume1.12 US pint
Recommended bar length (min)12” (30 cm)
Recommended bar length (max)16” (40 cm)
Oil tank volume0.42 US pint
Oil pump typeAdjustable flow
Oil pump capacity (min)9 ml/min
Oil pump capacity (max)19 ml/min
Sound(LWA) 106 dB(A)
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front handle3.6 m/s²
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) rear handle3.7 m/s²
Warranty (homeowner)2 years
Warranty (commercial)1 year

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