HUSQVARNA 550 XP®
Me and my neighbor go out on weekends to cut wood for our homes,i had been using a 10 year old 142 that my grandfather gave me and he uses a 445.i went to the local dealer looking for parts for the little engine that did, and got looking at the new saws and found a saw on sale because of its use for a domo.so i took it home.the next day i proceded to out cut the 445 by allot.i cut through fresh red oak like a hot knife through butter,i worked with a tee service for a few years using husqvarna chainsaws of all sizes, but never one that was as nimble and powerful as the 550xp.next saw whatever husqvarna makes to top this one.
December 18, 2013
really happy with my new 550 xp.Some reviews suggested there is or may be a problem with starting or idling. Break in is critical on these models. Make you're purchase from an authorized dealer that can go through the correct break in procedures and you`l have no problem. It does require a warm up period but remember this is a high performance saw, not the same saw you`re grandpa used.
December 14, 2013
I was a little worried about the auto tune carb, but after doing some research and talking to the mechanic at the shop I went with it and couldn't be happier. It is lighter and slimmer than my stihl but performs just as good if not better. Does take a few more pulls to get it started but not bad at all.
October 20, 2013
Impressed from the first pull.
I am so very impressed with this saw. It is like the Porsche 911 turbo of the chain saw world, or a 50 cal machine gun. You point it at what you want to go away and it makes it happen. I traded up from a 435 to the 550 XP and wondered why I bought the 435 in the first place. Thank you Husqvarna for making such a kick butt and take names saw.
September 23, 2013
Amazing piece of engineering!
Just took the 550XP out of the box, read the manual and fired it up. I've never been impressed enough with any other product to write a review before, but that all changed today. This saw is amazing! I've run a lot of pro saws over the years, but nothing like this one. Once the auto-tune did its thing and found the optimal settings, this saw was raw power. I had a 14" maple bunked up and my new 550XP just ripped through it. No bogging down. Just flew through it. If you're on the fence, just buy it. You won't be disappointed.
September 23, 2013
Great handling lightweight powerhouse!
This saw is powerful, has great ergonomics, runs perfectly due to AutoTune and is a pleasure to use. Site guage on fuel tank is handy, RevBoost rounds out a perfect package. On top of all else, it looks great too. Can you tell I like it?
August 19, 2013
Power to weight ratio is awesome. This saw screams!
Vibration is kept in check making this saw a pleasure to run all day.
Could not be more pleased.
August 18, 2013
UPGRADE FROM 353
While my cutting time with this saw is just starting, my initial impressions are very positive. So far I've found the 20" bar to be a back-saver and the speed and power are very impressive. I traded a Husky 353 for this 550 XP and was amazed at the upgrade in technology that comes with this saw. It's actually slightly lighter with more hp and speed than the 353 and is priced within my budget - I'm retired. Although my cutting experience is only for home firewood, so far this saw has exceeded my expectations. I look forward to many enjoyable trips to the woods with this new 550 XP.
August 15, 2013