Husqvarna T435 Review

Are you a tree care professional? The Husqvarna T435 is a mid-sized, top-handled chainsaw you can count on season after season. This lightweight-but-powerful chainsaw is ready to tackle tree pruning at parks, vineyards, orchards, and residential properties. The well-balanced body makes it easy to operate, while an X-Torq engine delivers a higher level of fuel efficiency.

Pros & Cons


  • Lightweight
  • Low vibrations
  • Perfect for climbing
  • Good for light-duty use


  • High kickback risk
  • Not good for heavy use


I don’t think anyone but an arborist would want this top-handle saw instead of the regular Husqvarna 435. That’s not to say it’s not good. Quite on the contrary. It has all the power you need to cut thick limbs and even lumber. 

All the features enhance the quality of life you’d get by using a premium brand. Even though it’s Husqvarna’s entry-level top-handle saw, it can handle light to medium professional use.

And finally, the price. Husqvarna T435 is some $20 cheaper than Stihl MS 193 T.


Rope attachment

It’s easy to hoist the saw up into a tree thanks to a sturdy point for fastening a rope.

Chain tensioning from the side

Quicker and more convenient chain tensioning compared to front tensioning.

Flip-up tank cap

Easy to open and close when refueling. Even with thick winter gloves.

Chain brake window

Improved design allows for better visibility of the guide bar tip.


Adjustable oil pump

You can control oil flow depending on application and weather conditions.

Quick-release air filter & air filter cover

Facilitates cleaning and replacement of the air filter. Saves time when cleaning or changing.



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

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.


Smart Start

Engine and starter design to start the machine quickly with minimum effort. And thanks to the air purge, starting a cold engine requires less effort.


Probably the best thing about newer Husqvarna saws. It reduces emissions by up to 75% and fuel consumption by up to 20%. You spend less on gas and breathe less fumes. It also makes the saw CARB compliant.

Husqvarna T435 Features

  • X-Torq
  • LowVib
  • Smart Start
  • Adjustable oil pump
  • Quick-release air filter
  • Quick-release air filter cover
  • Chain tensioning from the side
  • Rope attachment
  • Flip-up tank cap
  • Chain brake window
  • Inertia activated chain brake
  • Easier cold starting

Husqvarna T435 Specs

Cylinder displacement35.2 cm³
Cylinder displacement2.15 cu.inch
Power output2.01 hp
Maximum power speed10 000 RPM
Fuel tank volume0.55 US pint
Fuel consumption408 g/kWh
Idling speed2 900 RPM
Spark plugNGK CMR6H
Electrode gap0.03”
Torque max1.57 Nm
Weight7.5 pounds
Size (Length x Weight x Height)12.01 x 9.65 x 9.1
Recommended bar length (min)12” (30 cm)
Recommended bar length (max)14” (35 cm)
Oil tank volume0.36 US pint
Oil pump typeAutomatic
Oil pump capacity (min)3 ml/min
Oil pump capacity (max)9 ml/min
Sound(LWA) 114 dB(A)
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front handle3.6 m/s²
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) rear handle3.9 m/s²
Warranty (homeowner)2 years
Warranty (commercial)90 days

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