Husqvarna 445 - Vibration problems
Hello everyone, I am in the process of harvesting firewood. My old Poulan just couldn't get through some of the oak logs I was cutting up so I bought a new Husqvarna 445 with 18" bar. After carefully reviewing all the documentation I mixed up some new fuel, loaded the chain oil resevoir, checked the chain tension and then fired it up. It started on the 4th pull and ran great. I let it run for about 5 minutes to warm up and get the chain oil started. Then I turned it off and re-checked the tension. With that done I was ready for a test. I had a 15" wild cherry log that needed a couple extra cuts. So I hit it with the 445. Where my old Poulan would hit a really nice smooth track on hardwood the Husqvarna is jumping all over the place. At one point I was wondering if the chain had some bad links. At another point I was wondering if it is the LowVib configuration. I can't help but feel I am holding the saw with a set of springs, which I guess I am. In general it feels like it is grabbing at the wood rather than cutting. It may be that I'm just not using it properly but I had no problems with the Poulan. Could someone suggest what I need to do to fix this?