Husqvarna T525 Chainsaw Reviews and Pole Saws

Husqvarna T525 Top Handle Chainsaw

Is the T525 the Company’s Lightest Tree Care Saw to Date?

That’s actually a leading question, because, yes, the Husqvarna T525 was designed to be the brand’s lightest tree care saw to date at under 6 lbs. It comes to us as one of the new, redesigned chainsaws that Husqvarna has released for the professional market, although this top-handled model is the first of its line.

10-Second Summary

  • 5.95 lbs
  • Cylinder Displacement: 27 cm³
  • Power Output: 1.48 hp
  • Bar Length: 12″
  • Includes a belt eyelet, auto return stop switch, quick release air filter cover, and retained bar nut
  • MSRP: $489.95


What’s The Big Deal?

In the literal sense, the Husqvarna T525 is not a big deal…because it’s a sub-6 lb chainsaw that fits an 8″ – 12″ bar and chain. Dumb observations aside, the talking points surrounding the T525 revolve around its size, weight, ergonomics, and safety features. Husqvarna designed the T525 to be their definitive tree care saw, ideal for pruning and trimming at height.

Husqvarna T525

The size and weight of the new T525 are impressive, but Husqvarna has also employed a user-centric design here. A well-balanced body generates low gyroscopic forces, resulting in less user fatigue. It also features an updated version of Husqvarna’s Autotune feature, which offers a faster calibration time.

Husqvarna T525

The Husqvarna T525 features a belt eyelet for attaching the saw to your climbing harness. It also includes a retained bar nut so that you can make adjustments without having to worry about losing the nut. An auto return stop switch automatically resets the switch to the ON position for an easier startup, while a quick-release air filter cover means that you’ll save some time and frustration when it’s time to clean or change the air filter.

This 27cc chainsaw features the brand’s X-Torq engine, which takes it easy with the emissions while still generating some power. It produces 1.48 hp and 1.28 Nm of torque, resulting in a max power speed of 13,500 RPM. This translates to a chain speed of 59.38 feet per second at max power.


Husqvarna T525 Top Handle Chainsaw Specs

  • Cylinder Displacement: 27 cm³
  • Power Output: 1.48 hp
  • Max Power Speed: 13,500 RPM
  • Fuel Consumption: 408 g/kWh
  • Idling Speed: 2900 RPM
  • Torque Max: 1.28 Nm
  • Recommended Bar Length: 8″-12″
  • Chain Speed at Max Power: 59.38 fts
  • Weight: 5.95 lbs
  • Oil Tank Volume: 0.36 pints
  • Oil Pump Type: Adjustable Flow
  • Vibration Level @ Front Handle: 4.9 m/s²
  • Vibration Level @ Rear Handle: 5.2 m/s²
  • Sound Level: 111 dB(A)
  • MSRP: $489.95


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Eric Riese

Print the facts. Echo has the lightest saw on the market it’s the 2511t. And it’s under $400.