HUSQVARNA 562 XP®
It does it all....very well!
I visited the Husky and Stihl dealer multiple times and read countless reviews. It came down to ergonomics. The Husky didn't just feel right or better, it looked beautiful too! I work almost exclusive with white birch in the interior of Alaska. It's low vibration, excellent comfort, balance with 24" bar and "flickability" allow me to handle the 562xp for felling, limbing & bucking all day. Moving away from it's ergonomics, the most impressive things about my saw is the performance and reliability. I bought the saw and immediately was in the woodlot at 70f in August. As each week progressed I found myself in my back yard bucking logs in January at -45f! Granted, I pulled the saw out of my heated shop but once it was sucking that -45f air the Autotune didn't hiccup once. It ran flawlessly. It's run flawlessly in all conditions in between. My dealer is great and they showed me VERY SIMPLE tips on starting cold and hot. I've never experienced the hard starting others review about. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PRIME and that's so easy it's ridiculous! Cold start and/or run out of fuel? Thumb on fuel bulb and press 4-5 times til the bulb gets fills up with fuel and your thumb has resistance. "choke" lever up, pull through, it'll probably fire 1 or 2 revolutions. Flip choke off and next pull you're in business. Hot start? Carefully press priming bulb just enough to feel resistance. You're in business. Maybe I'm lucky but that's my MO. I don't have a laundry list of saws in my past to compare it to as for power. All I can say is I've never wished the saw had more guts! I'm a very happy customer to say the least. Lastly, I'll cover some of the other things I love about it. Chain adjustment is a cinch. Air cleaner maintenance is so easy and fast. I like the fuel level sight gauge. There's nothing better than using "work tunes" hearing protection, the smell of fresh cut wood, and the confidence in your equipment to keep going and going all to escape the daily grind.
April 12, 2014
a truly remarkable saw
I have owned and used many different saws over the past forty years,and in my opinion the 562 xp is in a class all by its self. A 60cc saw that handles like a much smaller saw,but yet pulls a 20" bar like a strong 70cc saw. The auto tune feature keeps it running smoothly in changing conditions and the av is top notch . I realy enjoy using this saw, its the one I never head to the woods without.
March 25, 2014
I own a 435, 450 Rancher and a 395xp. I use these in my landscape business. Due to a recent surge in business from a severe ice storm I was in need of a high performance mid range saw. Went and ordered a 562xp and I COULDNT BE HAPPIER!!!!! The power and speed this thing has is UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!! Tried out the saw on a fallen 24 inch diameter white pine and it cut like a knife through butter!!! HUSQVARNA will be the ONLY brand of saw I will EVER BUY!!
March 15, 2014
i would recomend
i bought this saw last summer and love it. have cut around 70 or 80 face cord with it so far and love it. the balance is good. i find it a tad heavy but the power it has it dose alot of the work its self. the only thing i dont like is the restart after i shut it off. it starts but it takes 3 or 4 pulls nothing like my 455 and 445. but its alwase started back up for me
March 9, 2014
Great all around saw
I was nervous about getting this saw because I had heard about people having problems with them, but i have used mine almost every day for the past 10 months and have had no problems. The 372 is a great saw and is only a pound heavier with 10 more ccs, but it is a noticeable difference for me. I do trees and brush so I have to swing the thing around all day, and how heavy it feels matters to me. It seems to rap up faster too. The autotune is great no problems no little screwdriver. It runs a lot better with just an exhaust mod too. Cured the little bit of hesitation on takeoff. I like it better than my buddy's 362 which is a great saw.
March 8, 2014
Great work saw
ive ran a few other saws on the market and I wanted a xp husky this saw ran funny for the first 15-30 minutes after that this saw really came to life it was cutting circles around my brothers ms 361 stihl. and the 562 was better balanced with 24"bar then the stihl was. if it holds up for 10 to 15 years like my old 55 rancher then husky hit a home run on this saw I got a 2013 model and short of the autotune update I had the dealer at big r in great falls do this saw is flawless and I love the power balance and easy start of it. if your looking for a great all around work saw this is the one
March 7, 2014
The saw is lightweight and a powerful pro saw, I use it almost everyday, I would recommend this product to any arborists or landscapers.
March 3, 2014
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