HUSQVARNA 562 XP®
It's just sick!
I'm used to a big bore saw with a woods mod but with lots of weight also so after reading how so many love this saw on the forums I decided to get one and I'm more than thrilled with its stout power and instant revs! I run full chisel chain and it cuts very fast and without the weight of the bigger saws. I'd compare this saw to a 372 XP. For those that can't start the saw warm, go back and refer to the starting procedures, It'll start right up if done right. Nice job Husqvarna R&D!
September 29, 2014
Great saw great fun
It's that silent moment when you know everything is just right and then, bam!!!! Took down a 40" x 70' pine in about 5 seconds. The right tool for the right job. 24" bar makes a huge difference. Go big or go home. If I had the money I would buy 2 more. Can't find anything wrong with this saw.
September 14, 2014
Awsome Saw ...
I got my new 562 XP to replace my great working 268 XP At the NY Woodsmen Show , which I had new since 1989 . The 562 XP is so easy to start and the power is so awesome . It fits so nice going from my old saw to the new one. I am So glad I got it and at great show price .
August 16, 2014
I got my 562 and went and got a load of wood the first day it idles great! It sawed through Lodgepole pine like butter. Starts pretty good for as high compression as it is.
August 7, 2014
This saw exceeded what I thought it would do
I cut 6 full cords of wood with this saw and could not believe the power and speed it has. It goes through 18" hardwood like its butter and doesn't slow down one bit. Starts with 2 pulls and just sips fuel. Should have bought one before.
June 11, 2014
Very difficult to start warm
I sold my other 60cc saw an MS 362 and bought this saw, have regretted it since. It extremely powerful for a 60cc saw, starts well cold but is extremely hard to start warm. I'm not a professional logger but have been running saws for many years and found this saw to be the most temperamental starter I have ever owned. Once started the vibes are extremely low, it makes great power and is generally great to operate.
I'll keep my 346xp forever, but its back to Stihl on anything larger than 50cc for me.
May 20, 2014
562 XP is NOT a good saw
When this saw works it is the favorite saw of anyone in our company. Unfortunately it has been a lemon. Lots of problems, we've been through 3 coils, carb rebuilds, and a few other problems. It shuts itself off while running it full throttle cutting close to wood. Dealer says it's overheating and the chip is shutting it down so it won't blow. I've been a husqy user for 25 years, Husqy keeps wanting me to fix it but after 2 seasons of fighting I'm fed up and I am going to buy Stihls for my business.
May 13, 2014
finally a gas cap you can get off
took home a 2014 562xp love the new oil and gas caps. ran the saw no hesitation or bog. Put it to the test in 24 inch dry ash, cuts fast had lots of power
April 13, 2014