Husqvarna T540i XP 40V Battery Top-handle Chainsaw Outdoor Power Equipment Reviews

Husqvarna T540i XP 36V Battery Top-handle Chainsaw


Husqvarna T540i XP Most Powerful Top-Handle in Battery-Powered Lineup

With the Husqvarna T540i XP Top-handle chainsaw, you get the ideal battery-powered tool for professional tree care. With its improved ergonomics, high chain speed, low weight, this 36V chainsaw provides arborists a convenient and functional saw that cranks out the equivalent of 40cc gas power…and it seems made for climbing.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Husqvarna T540i XP
  • High chain speed for fast and smooth cuts
  • Hand guard design allows for unobstructed view
  • Husqvarna Connect app compatibility
  • Rope attachment point
  • IPX4 weatherproofing
  • Retained bar nuts
  • Inertia activated chain brake
  • Warranty: 1-year commercial, 2-year homeowner
  • Price: $579 (bare tool)

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Top Class Features

The Husqvarna T540i XP top-handle chainsaw features a brushless motor that provides the equivalent to 40cc gas power when fitted with a 36V BLi200X battery. Though the company seems reticent to release hard information about the chain speed, Husqvarna claims that this top-handle chainsaw has the muscle to make fast and smooth cuts with the included X-Cut SP21G semi-chisel chain.

Husqvarna T540i top-handle chainsaw

The 36V Husqvarna Top-Handle Chainsaw features some arborist-specific features as well. The hand guard has a see-through design that gives you an unobstructed view for making precision cuts. A sturdy rope attachment point gives you an easy way to hoist the T540i XP up a tree if needed.

Husqvarna T540i XP top-handle chainsaw

The Husqvarna T540i XP features an inertia-activated chain brake to keep you safe from kick-backs. Retained bar nuts save you from losing any important pieces on the job. The savE system lets you set the saw for maximum power or maximum runtime. This saw also features IPX4 protection to keep moisture out of the electronics.

Husqvarna Connect-enabled

It also features Bluetooth connectivity to connect to the Husqvarna Connect app. This gives you access, via your phone, to tips, manuals, and spare parts recommendations. It also provides runtime and charge status, as well as giving you service reminders and maintenance checks. Connecting to Husqvarna Fleet Services will allow you to track usage and the last known location of the saw.

Husqvarna Connect app

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Pricing

The Husqvarna T540i XP Top-Handle Chainsaw comes with an X-Cut SP21G Chainsaw Semi-chisel Chain and the X-Precision Chainsaw Guide Bar. You can pick it up as a bare tool for anywhere between $579–$599, depending on the bar length. It comes with a 2-year residential warranty or a 1-year commercial warranty.

Husqvarna Battery Top Handle Chainsaw Specs

  • Model: Husqvarna T540i XP
  • Battery: 36V Li-ion
  • Weight (no battery): 5.51 lbs.
  • Size: 12 x 7.9 x 9.3 in.
  • Recommended bar length: 12–16 in.
  • Sound pressure level: 92 dB(A) at operator’s ear
  • Oil capacity: 0.42 pint
  • Pump type: Adjustable flow
  • Vibration: 2.1 m/s² at front handle; 3.4 m/s² at rear handle
  • Warranty: 2-year homeowner, 1-year commercial warranty
  • Price: $579 (bare tool)
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Big Richard

Though the company seems reticent to release hard information about the chain speed”

It’s listed right in the manual….. – Maximum chain speed / (savE), 24 m/s (18 m/s)
So about 78.74 ft/s in normal mode and 59.06 ft/s in savE mode.

Call me old fashioned, but I consider a product manual hard information.