HUSQVARNA 562 XP®
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
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