HUSQVARNA 562 XP®
Having used a lot of saws from new most of my working life, this is by far the worst chainsaw I have ever purchased. Bought new, have had nothing but problems starting. 15-20 pulls to start if it runs out of fuel. Also lots of pulls to start if turned off and try to restart when hot or warm. Forums on web confirm this with a lot of other users. Its not just me! Now, it wont start at all! Air filter always clean. ALWAYS correct fuel mix. Also have 550XP. Has very similar problems but not quite as bad. Both saws had about 15-20 hours use, but have both been like this from new. They do run well if you can start them and KEEP them running. 550XP stops anytime at random with no warning. hard to start once again. Dealer can't help as just keeps coming back to me with same problems. waste of time and money. Never again. Autotune feature belongs in the rubbish bin as far as I'm concerned. Fed up with these saws.
February 25, 2014
nice looking saw
i have bought 4 of these saws and cannot get more than 6 months use.my current one has been in and out the shop so much that my warranty is up in march with hardly any time on it.dealer says husqvarna doesnt pay for warranty work so it sits in the corner collecting dust.the 6 month warranty goes fast.was hoping this was going to be a good tuff saw because it handles so nice
January 14, 2014
excellent limbing saw, great power,lite weight. starts good when cold but when u refill with gas it floods without chocking it. had it two weeks and it is in shop with engine failure.
January 10, 2014
Good power to weight
This saw does most of my firewood cutting. With a 20" bar I don't mind picking this one up at the end of the day for those few pieces I missed blocking. (I'm no spring chicken anymore).
Fast cutting, good response, so far reliable with one season of cutting. I like it now, if it holds up I'll really like it.
Not quite as much torque as my Dolmar 6400, but lighter and easier to handle.
Only complaint - getting the side cover off sometimes, binds up - tight fit. If I remember to cycle the chain break handle a few times this seems to help.
Starting has been OK - maybe it's my altitude 7,000+, it likes to start on fast idle when warm.
January 8, 2014
Have only ran two tanks or premix thru it but I can safely say that I am more than thrilled with the 562XP. Have been using a 460 Rancher for a few years but just wanted more. Not needing a new saw was a bit hesitant to buy it but after using it for a few hours forgot all about being hesitant. Powerful and well balanced, cuts like it is on a mission. Should have read the manual more completely before using it the first time as the starting process is a bit different....but after using it twice it is now routine. Starts on the first pull on the choke, if I am quick enough shutting the choke off it will stay running. If not, another half hearted pull and it is up and running. When warm, fire on the first pull every time. Really like the "captured" nuts on the bar cover, no more losing them on the side of the road while changing chains.
December 17, 2013
Do not buy this saw!
This was so hard to start when it got hot. It lost all power it would not rev up. What ever you do not buy this saw! I was very unhappy with it. I visited the dealer over 10 times with this saw! He could not do anything but reset the computer and this did nothing. So now I'm out $700 and no saw!
December 10, 2013
Smoothest saw I have ever ran
This is a awesome fire wood saw that runs a 24in bar with ease and the balance is perfect.. The problem is with mine is that when it's warm there is a hesitation off idle and it takes 3 to 5 pulls to start warm.I broke the saw in just as it said to by cut a large log wot for 3-5 min. Took the saw to the dealer to have them look at it they started and said it seems ok to them. The dealer says they don't even have the stuff to plug it in.. Seems to me I know more about auto tune than my dealer. Hope I can get this problem fixed dealer says just keep running it.Great saw except for that just wish I had a good dealer. A 550xp was gonna be my next saw but at this point I dunno.
December 5, 2013
Well after 18 years of faithful service my old 262 gave it up. I replaced it with this new 562XP. I came straight home and cut a cord of wood. So far I love it! Light, quick rev! Plenty of pulling power. I would have gave all 5 on performance but I need to take it back for a tune. It has a slight hesitation from idle to throttle. I am sure the dealer will get it lined out. As far as value, if it last 18 years like the last one-the value will be there too! If you want a great saw, spend the extra cash! You get what you pay for!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Husqvarna for great products! I will be a customer for life!
November 23, 2013