It is faster than a gas saw for this. The chain did indeed have 57 links. This is not a replacement for a chainsaw. So I bought this one and it did a great job. Starts very quickly usually after 2 pulls.
Husqvarna 450EII1850 Features & Specs
X-TORQ - Delivers lower fuel consumption and reduced exhaust emission levels in accordance with the world´s most stringent environmental regulations
SMART START - The engine and starter have been designed so the machine starts quickly with minimum effort
EAST TO START - Combined start/stop switch, Smart Start and fuel pump make the saw very easy to start
FLIP-UP TANK CAP - The flip-up tank cap is easy to open and close when refueling
SNAP-LOCK CYLINDER COVER - Saves time when changing spark plugs and cleaning
Editor's Impressions Of The Husqvarna 450EII1850
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Husqvarna 450EII1850 Final Thoughts
"I bought a sharpener."
Works great, light weight and easy to handle. This little guy was exactly what I needed. It also cuts some surprisingly large size logs. I have several gas chainsaws 14-30ins. I do have a couple suggestions though.