HUSQVARNA 562 XP®
some good changes, some not so good
i have owned many husqvarna and stihl power saws, i own a logging company and we use all sizes. the performance of this saw is great but husqvarna failed to update the oiling system. after 2 days of use, the threads stripped off the oil drive. i use only husqvarna bar oil. i wish they had fixed this problem. had same problem with 357. otherwise, great little saw.
February 7, 2012
Hot rod with handles
Incredible power for its size and very smooth. Handles like a 55cc saw with the power and grunt of a 70cc pro saw. Pulls hard thru large oak without while keeping eng speed up. Hard to make it bog down. I also have a 357xp which is a very good saw but it doesn't come close to the 562. My old favorite was my 254xp because it was light and powerful for its size. As much as I love that saw I always wished I would have bought a 262xp for the bigger stuff. If you only want to take one saw to the woods the 562 is the one. I give it a 5 for durability based on prior experience with husky saws. Time will tell with this one.
January 31, 2012
I like the new design
This saw is powerful and light weight. We have a tree farm and are actively involved in the timber harvests. I've been using this saw daily for a month now. I was concerned that the auto tune might cause trouble. But it's great. The saw starts and runs perfectly. No stalling out when first starting up the very cold saw. I have a $250 gift certificate from competition. I felt a little foolish not using it. But the other saws are heavier and more expensive for the same engine size. I'm glad I bought this one.
January 30, 2012
I traded in a stihl 460 magnum for my 562XP. So far I am very happy with the trade,reminds me of my 262XP which was my favorite.
January 15, 2012
excellent size, excellent power
I have run a great variety of chainsaws professionally for over 12 years, from Stihl 460 to Dolmar 7900 to this new Husqvarna 562xp. I was very impressed with the power to weight ratio, but also the handling while limbing and felling. I have only used it for under a week in Pine over 28" on the butt and it handles it with ease. In looking it over my only complaint is that it has an inboard rim sprocket. This I can not understand. This just makes it hard to change. Other than that I am very pleased with the product, and anxious to buy another!
December 21, 2011