great saw, hardware store disappointing
Love the saw. Easy to start, light for its power, too new to determine durability.
The hardware store pre-assembled the saw but refused to give me the chain protector listed in the saw's manual. They said it is only available if you buy the optional saw carrying case.
April 21, 2014
Love the power of this saw.
I bought this saw after my nephew scored the exhaust side of my 353e. This saw (555) has the new computer run carburetor which after reading the reviews and talking to the Husky dealer I decided to buy one. I had cut down a large pig nut hickory in June and let it dry out about three month`s with the leaves on; so I decided to try it out with this new saw and it`s new Oregon Power Match 20 inch bar and chain. Wow is how I felt after sawing through this tree ( 30 inches at butt end). This saw is worthy of it`s name sake the Husky 55. I had one issue with this saw...the saw would leave a small puddle of bar chain oil in the husky case ( the best chainsaw case out there...the new square one). The dealer had to order a whole new oiler for it (still under warranty) and I have not had an reoccurrence yet. I have not had any problems with starting it or running it in any weather and that includes ice storm`s and bitter cold days. I love this saw and hope it runs like it has so far for a long time, also don`t be afraid of the computerized carburetor...I love it and recommend it.
March 12, 2014
Cuts like a hot knife through butter
I wasn't sure if this would be a big enough saw for felling large trees but I am so happy I bought it! I put a 20" bar on it .058 gauge and took it out to the woods and was so happy with the way this saw performed. It was -5 degrees out and it didn't matter I wanted to stay out there all night and cut with this beauty. Excellent saw for the money. I also want to add that the anti vibe is amazing and the noise level is extremely quiet. This saw ain't no joke.
January 22, 2014
GREAT SAW !!!!!!!
Had my 555 since february "13" have not had any problems with it yet it been running high test fuel with husy 2 cycle oil have not seen any recall on the 555 or any other models that husqvarna makes I think some of the other reviews are operators errors so if you want a great saw for the buck buy a husqvarna 555 you can't go wrong
September 29, 2013
id buy a a ax before id buy a 555!
My 555 has been junk since i bought it pullcord covers break a lot 8 in a year and now its blown up and a warranty is no good when husky wont stand behind it. Its so easy for them to say vad gas but funny my other saw had no problem with the gas hopefully they come around and make it right. I like the dealer in town and hope to my bisness in town.
July 30, 2013
RECALL WARNING - BUYER BEWARE!!!
There is a poorly communicated recall on many 555 and 562 models involving a design defect with the carburetor and ignition wiring harness. My brand new 555 stopped running after only 4 hours of use! I have been waiting weeks to have the unit repaired but the wiring harness is on indefinite backorder. Husqvarna refuses to ship me a new unit or issue a refund. I am stuck waiting for an indefinite period of time after purchasing a "professional" saw. I would highly recommend avoiding these models, and perhaps Huqvarna altogher given their poor customer service.
May 14, 2013
Can't be beat!
I was torn between this saw and a ms362. I decided on the 555 because it handled better, was lighter and i had such good luck with my old husqvarna saw. Not long after I got the saw I was out cutting a couple of trees, I sat the saw on the ground and was backing my truck up, forgot about the saw being there and backed up on it, thinking it was a log i pulled off it then realized what i did. I thought for sure the whole case would have been cracked. All it did to the saw was broke the chain brake gaurd off!. I ran up to the dealer, picked up a new part (it was inexpensive), went back and finished the day cutting.
I have been very pleased with the power of the saw and the way it handles. For the price I could not be more satisfied!
April 19, 2013
Has lots of power for the wheight of the saw. Easy to start and easy to use
November 1, 2012