HUSQVARNA 562 XP®
I have used a lot of saws over the years, I own over 20, and this is the best one I have ever used. It isn't as powerful as the larger XP saws, but it is, in my opinion, the best mid-range saw you can buy. I use it as a fire wood saw. It took about 4 tanks of fuel before it really started to break in. I love the looks of it as well. I would recommend this saw to anyone. I will be purchasing the new 550XP in a few months for my wife, and I bet it will be right up there as well, as one of the best.
October 13, 2012
It's hard to describe what the difference between this saw, and comparable saws is, exactly. Unless you actually grab hold of this saw, and feel how aggressive it really is, you would not believe anything you read about it. The 562 is light, strong, tough, and surprising for a 60cc saw. If you are looking for a saw that feels like a 50cc, but performs like a 70, look no further. A colleage of mine was bucking a 30"+ log into firewood rounds with his Husky 55R. I handed him the 562, and after a few cuts, he was left speechless.
Plus the saw looks cool.
September 30, 2012
This 562XP cuts through hard maple and ash like a dream. Plenty of power and very smooth to operate. A well balanced chainsaw that makes it easier on the hands for all-day cutting. I'm glad I did months of research and settled on this 562XP.
September 21, 2012
if you get a good one your golden
I switched to husky around 8 years ago and have recommended there products to many ppl. (It seems when I out cut someone two to one they want to know what i use). This spring my friend started managing his family farm and asked me to recomend a good starter saw and teach him to use it. I went out and bought a 235 for him. I got it home and it wouldn't start. So i followed the instructions that came with the saw for customer service. To summarise my experience: over 4 hours on the phone, 300 miles of driving (often times i would go to the autherised service center durring their bussness hours and no one would be there), and OVER 4 MONTHS TO HAVE MY BRAND NEW SAW RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME. After all this i think husky could have exchanged the saw within the first week, or at least given me a couple free chains or something to compensate for the gas, headache, and 4 months wait time. I am interested in the 562 xp, but I think that I would be better off to look to stihl or efco for my next saw.
September 12, 2012
what a saw
About a month ago I puchased this saw for some real heavy duty limbing and wow is it capable of so much more, I now find myself able to hand fell with this little saw and keep up to the skidder, I can also cut up to 30 inch blowdown no problem. With a 24 inch bar this saw is all you will ever need. Power to weight ratio is fantastic and it is very erganomic. It took me awhile to figure out where it is best to keep the rakers but when I did this saw came to life It wouldnt be my first choice for felling redwoods or takeing on hunting trips but it will handle each and everything else
August 26, 2012
Saw does not start when warm. Husqvarna rep will not exchange with a new one and dealers are not in a position to fix them. Not the dealers fault. Do not buy this saw unless you have a lot of extra time and money to through at it. Second Husky i have had problems with over the last 10 years with zero customer support from Husqvarna, not dealers fault. Rep did not want to discuss the issue and back the product. Had a 357xp that never ran right either.
August 4, 2012
562xp Autotune Amazing!
Last week was my first real serious outing for the 562xp. The Autotune carb adapted very quickly to the 8000 ft elevation we cut at. I've never had a more positive "first impression" with any saw I've owned or even tried, which is saying a lot, since I also own the 346xp,372xp,372xpw,390xp,395xp,Makita DCS 6401
The 562 has amazing pep / performance. This saw just "sips" fuel and feels so slim , light, nimble, and Fast-cutting w/Revboost making limbing a dream. After today the 562xp is hands down my new "Go to Saw".
That is if I can get it away from my 16 Year old son. He fell in love with it too!
At the end of the day I congradulated my son on his inheritance of the 6401.."The 562's Mine", I told him.
You will not regret it if you buy the 562xp.
It will run neck and neck with the legendary 372xp in all wood up to 24" Dia but still has enough power to pull a 28" bar should you need it too . If you couple the powerhead with the 20" Husqvarna Techlite bar it makes for an amazing lightweight combination and perfectly balanced saw.
Cheers and safe/productive cutting guys.
July 10, 2012
Best of the best
I have been a Husky owner for 30 years and have used and owned just about every professional saw they make. I currently own a fleet of 8 saws from a 339xp to a 3120. I recently added the 562 and was absolutely amazed by it's light weight, low vibration and lightning speed. It has very quickly become my most used saw. It takes the place of 2 saws. It is light enough to use on small work and has the power and speed to handle the big stuff.
July 1, 2012