HUSQVARNA 562 XP®
So far, so good.
Went to the dealer with the intention of buying a 372XP, but was asked to consider the 562. After being given a chance to run both at the shop (why don't more shops do this?) I decided to go with the 562. The weight difference feels pretty dramatic for the small amount that it actually is. After getting the saw into the woods along side my 455, it is REALLY impressive! The power you get out of the 60cc engine is great. And... it used less fuel with a 28" chain than the 455 did with a 20". Only downside so far is that with the wrap handle, I cannot find a box that fits it. Too nice of a saw to leave it bounce around in the pickup (or on the equipment in my case.)
November 16, 2013
this saw cuts very fast.if your not a serious wood cutter beware.i have always owned the other orange brand.they dont make a saw close to it.ya there is bigger and badder. i have ran them all,but as i get older the weight and vibration on the 572 xp is a lot easier on my body.and yes it pulls a 28 inch bar right thru madrone and doug fir.just make sure to file the chain at 25 not 30.wrap around handle is kinda a pain when trying to lube needle bearings,tools are different sizes than my other huskys.
November 12, 2013
562xp is one awsome saw
I just replaced my 10 year old 357xp with the 562xp. my 357 was an awesome saw with great power ,speed and lightweight. In ten years all I did was replace the oiler once. Now I run 3 tanks of fuel out on the 562xp and I am amazed at how much more power it has over the 357xp. Unreal .. Husqvarna hit the mark perfect with this saw
November 11, 2013
Fantastic saw. I have had landowner and Pro versions of several different saws from Husqvarna, Stihl, Dolmar, McCulloch and Homelite. I bought the 562 to replace an old 039 Stihl which I lost in a vehicle fire (along with a MS660 Stihl, Husqvarna 55 and 346xp). I had tried the MS362 and did not like the weight or feeling for the size of the saw. The 562 is much lighter and handles much better. The Dolmar 6100 had not been introduced at the time or I may have given it some consideration. The a/v system on this saw has to be used to be believed as this is the smoothest saw I've run yet, hands-down. The 550xp and old 346xp would be the closest comparisons I can make. It starts very reliably given that you read and follow the user's manual and will run longer on a tank of fuel than most people would likely care to operate a saw. I don't use the adjustable oilers, other than to open them up completely as I like to have enough oil when cutting hard-woods. The saw feels even lighter than it actually is due to the wonderful ergonomics. It takes a few tanks to loosen up but when it does it really comes alive. One word of caution: let the saw warm up and stabilize before cutting and it will run much better. I cut 20-30 cords a year on average.
November 3, 2013
I absolutely love this saw you will not be disappointed. And just if you're wondering it will out run a sthil saw without any trouble!!!
November 2, 2013
Love the saw but...
I bought two of these saws in the spring of 2012 ...bought the second one because they were so new in my area no one stocked any parts yet .... use one of these every day it's going to break and it's going to get smashed and broke up a little.The first saw has been an awesome saw maybe even the best saw I have ever had ( and I have had a lot of them,over 30 years of this) the second saw was mainly a spare but recently decided to run it as the main saw for this year,but it has quit 2 or 3 times this summer and there is no way that it will run,dealer says that the computer needs to be reprogrammed problem is that no one has the tool to reprogram it ,and huskqvarna wants the dealer to buy the tool,but if they only sell a few of these saws it is hardly worth it as they want over $600.00 for it, if I would have known this I would have bought a stihl instead.
September 20, 2013
Impossible to start, heavy and vibrates like a tank
The dealer had to give me a second saw before I got to hold the first one- the computer fried when he was writing my name to flash. Couldn't get a puff out of it the first time home. Took it back and the dealer said it was flooded. He blew out the engine and it started and ran good that night from the first or second pull. The smooth rounded handles feel dangerously slippery and the vibration seemed excessive- after only an hour I was really feeling it. Today, a few weeks after that, won't start at all. Blew the cylinder out myself and just one puff after too many cranks. Seems to be totally unreliable unless the dealer pokes at the computer. If I can't get a reasonable answer at the service desk tomorrow I will ask for my money back.
September 13, 2013
Phenomenal piece of engineering!
Just purchased a couple of weeks ago and put it to the test...what can I say? It passed with flying colors! I took down two 40-50 foot pine trees, 28 inch rounds. After reading some of the reviews, some folks are a bit hesitant on using a 28 inch bar on this machine. All I can saw is it works flawlessly. I know it's pine but it pulls that bar fairly well. The autobtune feature is brilliantly designed. I do agree, this saw does get hot, but it doesn't seem to bother me. I have yet to find any flaws...price is a bit steep but worth every penny.
P.s. Gotta love its power to weight ratio
August 6, 2013