HUSQVARNA 550 XP®
Husqvarna hit a home run with this one !
I own three other Husqvarna saws, a 395XP, a 362XP, and a 350. I bought the 550XP to replace my 350 which is 9 years old. I love the features of the 550XP. The anti vibration feature of this saw let's me cut all day long with minimum fatigue. The high RPM is great for limbing. Autotune provides me with maximum power regardless of temperature. I recently was cutting in -4 degree F and this saw started on the 3rd pull and went through wood like a hot knife through butter. I also like the side mounted chain tensioner, and the excellant sighting lines for felling. Unlike my 350, it comes with a replaceable rim sprocket which is nice. I totally recommend this saw !
February 1, 2014
Saw it truly awesome. I had some issues with it starting the first few times but after running a few tanks of fuel through it, it now starts very easy. I read this can happen and I guess its got something to do with the auto tune. I promise if your patient with it you will not be disappointed. Its light, powerful and cuts very fast . Truly a pleasure to operate. I will never buy outdoor equipment again without the husqvarna name on it.
February 1, 2014
smooth running saw
I recently purchased the 550XP to compliment my 372XP. I used to run a rancher 55 prior to the 550XP. Since it is an Auto Tune saw, it takes a couple tanks of fuel to get it dialed in. I have ran about 7 tanks through it now and it has been a great saw to operate, It's light, starts easy, and runs strong. It's pretty easy to run this saw for extended periods without feeling fatigued.
January 21, 2014
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