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I took my new 445 out of the box, filled the oil tank with Husqvarna chain and bar oil. Mixed the Husqvarna oil for the gas in a one gallon gas container, mixed well and filled the gas tank. The engine cranked eaisly and I let it idle for a few minutes to warm up. I goosed the throttle with the saw near a piece of cardboard and saw a very fine light oil line. It wasn't throwing oil all ove rthe place like my other two saws, but I thought maybe it was just frugal with oil. After about fifteen minutes of use I pulled the trigger and it bogged down. I checked and the chain, sproket, bar were all dry as a bone and froze up tight. I took it back to Lowe's and exchanged it for a new one. I came home, filled it with gas and oil and made two cuts, stopped the saw and checked the chain. DRY as DUST! I read the manual and found that this model does not have an adjustable oil pump, so . . . . what gives? I have a tree in my yard I need to cut up.

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According to my Husky selection catalog for 2009, the 445 saw does have an adjustable oil pump--it should be located on the under side near the chain return area. They are usually just a screw head that is level with case surface--turn it CCW to increase flow. I'm surprised that the flow rate could change that fast--perhaps the oil pumps are failing due to some manufacturing defect. If turning the adjustment doesn't improve things, take it back and select a different model. I'm surprised that Husky would allow such things to occur. Hope this helps!

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Did you use "chain oil" or regular or mixing oil?

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